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 ...

U.S. judge tosses lawsuit vs. U.N. over Haiti cholera outbreak

Jan 10, 2015

U.S. judge tosses lawsuit vs. U.N. over Haiti cholera outbreak

The United Nations is immune from a lawsuit seeking compensation for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak, a U.S. judge said Friday in dismissing a case that government lawyers said could open the international body to an onslaught of litigation. The suit stemmed from ...

U.S. sees spike in Caribbean migrant inflow

Jan 5, 2015

U.S. sees spike in Caribbean migrant inflow

A recent spike in Cubans attempting to reach the United States by sea has generated headlines. But the numbers of Haitians and other Caribbean islanders making similar journeys are up even more. And while federal law grants legal residency to Cubans reaching U.S. soil, ...

Dec 7, 2014

Haitians protest delayed elections

Thousands of anti-government protesters marched Saturday through Haiti’s capital for the second time in two days amid anger over delayed elections and other issues. The crowd began marching peacefully toward the Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince, but protesters later began burning tires, throwing rocks at ...

Oct 7, 2014

UNESCO says wreck found off Haiti isn't Santa Maria

A report from the U.N. cultural agency released Monday concludes that a shipwreck found off northern Haiti could not be the Santa Maria, the lost flagship from Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the Western Hemisphere, as a U.S. explorer had claimed. UNESCO said a ...

Oct 5, 2014

Ousted Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier dies

Jean-Claude Duvalier, who presided over what was widely acknowledged as a corrupt and brutal regime as the self-proclaimed “president for life” of Haiti until a popular uprising sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday at age 63. Duvalier died from a heart attack ...

Columbus' wreck found, explorer claims

May 15, 2014

Columbus' wreck found, explorer claims

An explorer who believes he has found the wreck of Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Maria, off the coast of Haiti said Wednesday that the site has been looted and the remains should be raised without delay. “This is an emergency situation,” underwater explorer ...

Haitian orphan gets 3-D printed prosthesis

May 14, 2014

Haitian orphan gets 3-D printed prosthesis

A 12-year-old orphan boy handicapped from birth became the first recipient of a prosthesis made with a 3-D printer in Haiti last month, thanks to a British software engineer in California and a South African amputee. Born without fingers on either hand, Stevenson Joseph ...