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UN council calls for vote, inclusive governance in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Visiting members of the U.N. Security Council on Sunday called for Haiti to organize credible elections as soon as possible and for the country's leadership to govern responsibly and inclusively in the absence of a functioning legislature.
UN Security Council members arrive in Haiti for 3-day visit
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — U.N. Security Council members arrived Friday in Haiti for a three-day visit aimed in part at urging the government to hold long-delayed municipal and legislative elections.
Preservationists fight to save Haiti's gingerbread homes
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It wasn't until the 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti's capital that many people even realized that dozens of the city's grandest old buildings were still standing — its quirky and ornate "gingerbread houses" with their fancy latticework, turrets and spires.
Haiti minister at U.N. asks world to support new government
Haiti's foreign minister on Monday asked the U.N. Security Council and the rest of the world to continue supporting the impoverished Caribbean nation after President Michel Martelly named a new cabinet to end street protests. "We'd like the Security Council as well as all of our partners in the international community to continue to back the government and people of Haiti as they move toward ...
Haiti picks election council to get back on democratic path
By Amelie Baron PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti on Friday installed a Provisional Electoral Council in a key step toward averting a constitutional crisis after weeks of protests and political uncertainty. The swearing in of the nine-member council representing different sectors of society took place at the Supreme Court shortly before a United Nations Security Council mission was due to arrive ...
Haiti unveils cabinet to fill political vacuum
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti's leaders unveiled the line-up Monday of a unity government supposed to bridge a dangerous political void and put the fragile Caribbean nation back on the road to elected government. Haiti has failed to hold elections in three years and parliament's mandate expired last week, leaving President Michel Martelly de facto sole leader of the country in the face of ...
Haiti's new prime minister faces instability, protests
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti has a new prime minister as it enters a phase of political uncertainty, with its parliament dissolved, opposition activists promising intensified street protests and its president ruling by decree because of a bitter standoff with lawmakers.
Political Turmoil Threatens To Derail Haiti's Delicate Recovery
Haiti's President Martelly has formed a new government that he rules by decree. He's appointed some new ministers and a prime minister but hasn't said when new elections will happen. The U.S. has pledged it's backing of Martelly, but many are worried that the continuing political turmoil is hurting reconstruction efforts.