UN chief welcomes Kenya's offer to `positively consider' leading police force to combat Haiti gangs
The United Nations chief has welcomed Kenya’s offer to “positively consider” leading a multinational police force to help combat Haiti’s gangs and improve security in the violence-wracked Caribbean nation.
Neighborhood fights Haiti gangs after vigilante killings
Resident in the hilly suburbs of Haiti's capital are arming themselves with machetes, bottles and rocks and fighting back against encroaching gangs after a crowd beat and burned 13 suspected gang members to death in a gruesome outburst of vigilante violence.
US charges 4 key suspects in killing of Haiti’s president
Four key suspects in the killing of Haiti’s president appear for the first time in U.S. federal court to face accusations that they plotted and participated in his assassination, a day after they were transferred to the United States for prosecution.
Haiti's president alleges coup conspiracy, says 20 arrested
Dabrézil is one of three judges that the opposition favors as a potential transitional president. André Michel, one of Haiti's top opposition leaders, held a press conference hours after the arrests and called for civil disobedience and demanded that Moïse be arrested. The arrests come on the day that opposition leaders claim Moïse should resign, saying that his term ends on Sunday. Moïse has repeatedly stated that his five-year term ends in February 2022. Former President Michel Martelly’s term ended in 2016, but a chaotic election forced the appointment of a provisional president for one year until Moïse was sworn in in 2017.
Haiti braces for unrest as opposition demands new president
Opposition leaders are demanding Moïse’s resignation and legislative elections to restart a Parliament dissolved a year ago. They claim that Moïse’s five-year term is legally ending — that it began when former President Michel Martelly's term expired in February 2016. He also said the constitutional referendum won't give Moïse more power but said changes are needed to the 1987 document. François said he won't take part in the “circus act” of voting in the referendum or elections. “This is a country of corruption.”Moïse has faced numerous calls for resignation since taking office, with protests roiling Haiti since late 2017.
Haitian police, protesters clash; president calls for unity
A protester walks past burning barricades during a protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. The country is currently experiencing a political impasse without a parliament and is now run entirely by decree under Moise. It was the latest unrest during more than a year of protests calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse over corruption charges. In February, police exchanged gunfire with Haitian soldiers outside the national palace where police were protesting working conditions. Earlier this year, a scathing United Nations report accused Haitian police of corruption and failing to protect the population.
Humanitarian crisis increases in Haiti as protests grip nation
Photos of the protests, which have been happening intermittently since February, have shown people burning car tires and clashing with police in Port-au-Prince. The United Nations reported Wednesday its humanitarian efforts have been impacted by the protests, affecting access to medical care and causing fuel shortages and lack of safe water. Despite reports there have been casualties in clashes over the past few weeks, Haitian officials have yet to comment. The "mega protest" Haitians have titled "Mobilizasyon san Limit," or "Unlimited Mobilization," is expected to begin around 10 a.m. Journalist Etant Dupain reported from Port-au-Prince and CNN's Jackie Castillo, Taylor Barnes and Chandler Thornton reported and wrote in Atlanta.