Jan 24, 2016

International community appeals for dialogue, calm in Haiti

The international community appealed for dialogue and calm in Haiti on Saturday after a presidential and legislative runoff was put on hold indefinitely. The United Nations, international election observers and foreign governments urged the volatile Caribbean country’s feuding political actors to negotiate a solution ...

Jan 11, 2016

Sean Penn: a Hollywood rebel with many causes

Sean Penn, whose interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman made headlines around the world, is known for his acting brilliance and bad-boy reputation but he is also a sleeves-rolled-up humanitarian and lifelong activist. As a member of the 1980s Hollywood “brat pack” and husband ...

Max Beauvoir, Voodoo chief, dies in Haiti at 79

Sep 14, 2015

Max Beauvoir, Voodoo chief, dies in Haiti at 79

Voodoo chief Max Beauvoir has died in his homeland of Haiti, where the mixture of beliefs from West Africa and Catholicism is recognized as an official religion. He was 79. A government statement said Beauvoir died Saturday in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince after an ...

At least 18 electrocuted in Haiti Carnival float accident

Feb 18, 2015

At least 18 electrocuted in Haiti Carnival float accident

At least 18 people on a packed Carnival float in the Haitian capital were killed Tuesday when they were electrocuted by a power line. The accident occurred as thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince for the raucous annual celebration. People at ...

Haiti remembers quake dead amid political crisis

Jan 13, 2015

Haiti remembers quake dead amid political crisis

Haiti marked the fifth anniversary Monday of the massive earthquake that ravaged an already desperately poor nation, even as it sought a way out of its latest debilitating political crisis. Five years after the unprecedented category 7 quake killed at least 300,000 people and ...

Haiti better off 5 years after quake, though still troubled

Jan 11, 2015

Haiti better off 5 years after quake, though still troubled

Before the earth shook and turned their lives upside down, Rosena Dordor was like millions of poor Haitians, living with her family in a cramped home with no running water or sanitation, struggling to get by and fearing the next rent increase would force ...