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Experts seek to save Haiti's archaeological sites
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The canons have been stolen from the 18th-century seaside fort in the city where Haiti declared its independence and the stones imported from France are commonly targeted by thieves.
Experts urge Haiti to act on climate change threat
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Coffee and mango fields that help form the backbone of Haiti's agricultural economy are at risk of withering if the country does not take steps soon to prepare for climate change effects, experts at an environmental conference said Thursday.
In Haiti, An 'American Idol'-Style Contest About Child Slavery
Last week, thousands of Haitians gathered in a stadium for the final round in a national songwriting contest. The topic: restavek, the term for the thousands of children who are modern-day slaves.
Haiti urged to protect coffee, mango crops from climate change effects
Coffee and mango fields that help form the backbone of Haiti's agricultural economy are at risk of withering if the country does not take steps soon to prepare for climate change effects, experts say.
Arrest warrant issued for Haiti ex-president
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti issued an arrest warrant for former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide -- under investigation for corruption, money laundering, and drug trafficking -- after he failed to appear before a judge Wednesday, authorities said. Answering a question on whether there was a warrant, Judge Lamarre Belizaire said "I believe so." Aristide had been ordered to appear before the ...
Haiti tense after summons issued for ex-president
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide clashed with U.N. peacekeepers Thursday as the popular former leader faced possible arrest for not providing court-ordered testimony in a criminal investigation.
Haiti captures 19 fugitives after hundreds flee jail
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti's prime minister said that 19 fugitives had been captured after more than 300 escaped during a jailbreak at a high-security prison near the nation's capital over the weekend. The prisoners fled the jail following a mutiny that erupted on Sunday, a spokesman for Haiti's national police said. Among those back in custody was Clifford Brandt, "an influential businessman ...
Haiti police search for 329 escaped prisoners
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An intense search was underway Monday after 329 prisoners escaped from an overcrowded prison on the outskirts of the Haitian capital in an attack apparently aimed at freeing the son of a prominent businessman held on kidnapping charges.