Haiti's Senate reconvenes after 1 year amid instability
Haiti’s Senate has reconvened for the first time in a year with only a handful of legislators present, a move that highlights the country’s dysfunctional government as it prepares for elections following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïsewashingtonpost.com
Haitian prime Minister survives assassination attempt. But was it FAKE?
Ryan Grim and Robby Soave weigh in on the reported assassination attempt against Haiti's prime minister, Ariel Henry About Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before. The show leans into the day's political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders who can predict what is going to happen. It also sets the day's political agenda by breaking exclusive news with a team of scoop-driven reporters and demanding answers during interviews with the country's most important political newsmakers. Follow Rising on social media: Website: Hill.TV Facebook: facebook.com/HillTVLive/ Instagram: @HillTVLive Twitter: @HillTVLivenews.yahoo.com
Missionaries kidnapped by a gang in Haiti sneaked past guards and used the light of the stars and moon to escape over rugged terrain, Ohio agency says
A spokesman for Christian Aid Ministries said the hostages walked for hours across rugged terrain before finding someone who could help them.news.yahoo.com
Church agency: Captive missionaries made daring escape
Captive missionaries in Haiti found freedom last week by making a daring overnight escape, eluding their kidnappers and walking for miles over difficult, moonlit terrain with an infant and other children in tow, according to the agency they work for, officials said Monday. The group of 12 navigated by stars to reach safety after a two-month kidnapping ordeal, officials with the Christian Aid Ministries, the Ohio-based agency that the captive missionaries work for, said Monday at a press conference. The detailed accounting of their journey to safety comes after news Thursday that the missionaries were free.news.yahoo.com
Ex-protester, far-right lawmaker to meet in Chilean runoff
A conservative lawmaker with a history of defending Chile’s military dictatorship and a former student protest leader are headed to a polarizing presidential runoff after failing to garner enough votes to win the country’s election outrightwashingtonpost.com
"No photo!": A visual essay of Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti is not one story. Photographer Roberto Abd, working with reporter Alberto Arce, spent four weeks in Haiti and came away with a kaleidoscopic collection of images -- fragments of slices of life in a tumultuous land. One Saturday evening, after a shootout between policemen and a gang, Abd saw a corpse laying face-down in the street with passersby averting their gazes in a common form of self-defense: See no evil to save yourself.news.yahoo.com
The Trailer’s guide to the November congressional elections
Three new members of Congress will officially or essentially be chosen in special elections happening Nov. 2: The general elections in Ohio’s 11th and 15th congressional districts and the Democratic primary for Florida’s 20th.washingtonpost.com
Eye Opener: American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti
More than a dozen American missionaries have been kidnapped by a gang in Haiti. Also, jury selection begins in the murder trial of the men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.news.yahoo.com
Questions linger over response to surge of Hatiatians showing up in Del Rio
As the federal government was working to process and remove an estimated 15,000 migrants from under the international bridge in Del Rio, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials held an “on background” conference call with reporters covering the effort.
Congressman Andy Levin criticizes Biden administration's response to migrant camp
The Biden administration's special envoy to Haiti resigned following the expulsions of Haitian migrants to their home country. Thousands of migrants have been camping under a bridge on the southern border in Texas for several days, and the White House now says horses will no longer be used at the Del Rio border after video footage showed agents aggressively dispersing Haitians. Congressman Andy Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss that and efforts to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and keep the federal government from shutting down.news.yahoo.com
Mexican forces surround border migrant camp
CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (AP) — A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller Thursday, while across the river in Mexico, Haitian migrants in a growing camp awoke surrounded by security forces as a helicopter thundered overhead.myrgv.com
Mexican forces surround border migrant camp
CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (AP) — A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller at dawn Thursday, while across the river in Mexico, Haitian migrants in a growing camp awoke surrounded by security forces as a helicopter thundered overhead . The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, submitted a letter of resignation protesting the “inhumane” large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants, U.S. officials said Thursday. In Mexico, migrants who had camped in a park beside the river in Ciudad Acuña found state police trucks spaced every 30 feet or so between their tents and the water’s edge.news.yahoo.com
Some Haitian migrants remain determined to stay in US, while others reconsider
KPRC 2 Investigates spoke with several Haitian immigrants who remain at an encampment just across from Del Rio in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna. Many there said they were aware of the US Government’s plans for mass expulsions of Haitian immigrants, but are still determined to stay in the US.
U.S. preparing to nearly double deportations to Haiti
The United States is preparing to nearly double the number of Haitians being deported Haiti starting Wednesday, raising alarm that thousands of cash-strapped migrants will add a new dimension to the humanitarian crisis in a country torn apart by violence, natural disaster and political strife.washingtonpost.com
Groups of Haitian migrants make way to Reynosa
To meet rising demand in human resources, the port of entry and checkpoints in Del Rio were closed. Haitian families, like Naomi’s, were pulled aside by humanitarian aid workers and invited to stay at a migrant shelter in Reynosa. Though there are thousands of other migrants living in the encampment waiting to go into the shelter, migrants from Haiti face great challenges. At around 3 p.m. Sunday, Naomi received a phone call from a relative advising her that Haitians in Del Rio were getting deported. Crossings in Del Rio came to a stop on Sunday, Chief Ortiz announced during the news conference.myrgv.com
WorldView: Rival Taliban leaders clash; prosecutor in Haiti assassination probe fired
BBC News reported two Taliban leaders argued over who did the most to secure the group's victory in Afghanistan and how power has been divided. Meanwhile, a new chief prosecutor in Haiti was sworn in just hours after his predecessor asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in relation to the July assassination of President Jovenel Moise, and nine activists and former lawmakers in Hong Kong were sentenced to up to 10 months in jail each for their roles in a candlelight vigil last year to remember the Tiananmen Square massacre. Also, French health care workers face a deadline to have at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine or face unpaid suspension. CBS News' Haley Ott joined "CBSN AM" from London with those international headlines.news.yahoo.com
In Haiti, close relation between the living and the dead
Haiti’s unusually close relationship between the living and the dead has helped hide, in part, the huge toll of Saturday’s earthquake: people in Haiti want to be close to their deceased relatives, to the point of sometimes burying themselves in their front yards.
What to Know About “FRED”
Tropical Storm Fred formed last night at 10pm CDT and is literally limping along to the West Northwest at 16mph, which will take the storm over the mountains of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. That could change the storm’s path a bit, but the National Hurricane Center still has the forecast cone below with a track into Apalachicola late Sunday/Early Monday:
Haitian president’s hometown holds funeral amid violence
The funeral for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has been briefly interrupted by nearby gunfire and tear gas as well as agitated supporters that caused U.S. and U.N. officials to leave before his widow spoke publicly for the first time since the attack.
Officials: 400 escape, 25 dead after Haiti prison breakout
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2021 file photo, Arnel Joseph is returned to the National Penitentiary after being brought before a judge in handcuffs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)PORT-AU-PRINCE – PORT-AU-Haitian authorities announced Friday that more than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison breakout, making it the country's largest and deadliest one in a decade, with the prison director and a powerful gang leader among those killed. The prison is known for a 2014 breakout in which more than 300 of the 899 inmates being held there at the time escaped. At the time of Thursday's breakout, the prison held 1,542 inmates, nearly twice its capacity. Haiti's largest prison breakout in recent history occurred after the devastating 2010 earthquake in which more than 4,200 inmates fled the notorious National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince.
8 dead, including prison director, after Haiti jail break
Recaptured inmates are led by police outside the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison after an attempted breakout, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. At least seven people were killed on Thursday after several inmates tried to escape from the prison, eyewitnesses told The Associated Press. CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS – CROIX-DES-A prison director was among at least eight people killed on Thursday after several inmates tried to escape from a prison in Haiti’s capital, a police officer and witnesses said. AdAt the time of the 2014 breakout, the prison held 899 inmates, some 130 over its capacity. It wasn’t immediately clear if they were inmates.
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.
Adam Wainwright wins MLB's Roberto Clemente Award
NEW YORK – Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has won the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for community involvement and philanthropy. The effort provided more than 4 million meals to prevent childhood hunger during the coronavirus pandemic and nearly 8 million meals in all. Let’s go there even more now.’”A 39-year-old right-hander, Wainwright is a free agent after spending all 15 of his big league seasons with the Cardinals. The award usually is announced during the World Series but was delayed this year until Monday because of the pandemic. Wainwright thought back to gathering donors at the ballpark back in 2013 when the foundation was just starting.
A decade after deadly cholera epidemic, Haiti awaits help
Cholera was introduced to Haiti’s largest river in October 2010 by sewage from a nearby base of U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal. Six years later, the U.N. acknowledged it played a role in the epidemic and had not done enough to help fight cholera in Haiti, but the organization has not specifically said it introduced the disease. One of the biggest concerns a decade after the epidemic began is the ongoing lack of funds to help those affected. In a recent letter to leaders around the world, the secretary-general asked for more contributions for cholera victims. Among them was 72-year-old Simon Louis, who also survived cholera and is a member of a local group pursuing reparations.
Fierce storm surge feared as Laura bears down on Gulf Coast
A girl wades towards her flooded home the day after the passing of Tropical Storm Laura in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Laura battered the Dominican Republic and Haiti on it's way to the U.S. Gulf Coast, where forecaster fear it could become a major hurricane. Now forecasters are turning their attention the Gulf Coast, where up to 11 feet (3.4 meters) of sea water storm surge could inundate the coastline from High Island in Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana, the hurricane center said. Hurricane Rita then struck southwest Louisiana that Sept. 24 as a Category 3 storm. We might have dodged a bullet with Marco, and obviously some people along the Gulf Coast are not going to be as blessed as us.___Martin reported from Marietta, Georgia.
Storm Marco closes in on Louisiana as Laura buffets Cuba
A girl wades towards her flooded home the day after the passing of Tropical Storm Laura in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Laura battered the Dominican Republic and Haiti on it's way to the U.S. Gulf Coast, where forecaster fear it could become a major hurricane. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
More harm than good: Compassion is noble, but what does Haiti really need, 10 years after quake?
“Deep down, I know there was an element of trying to get a pat on the back,” Albert said. “That’s when they completely blew me away with their response.”What the community leaders essentially told Albert and Zelaya was this: Thanks for your efforts and compassion, but you actually did more harm than good. The experience was such an eye-opener that it led Albert and Zelaya to a greater purpose and mission. “That goes back to the negative aid that is undermining the natural development of the Haitian people,” Albert said. The two discovered that nearly 80% of Haitian teachers haven’t been properly trained, and 60% of kids dropped out of classes during elementary school.