A Year After President’s Murder, Haitians Keep Waiting to Hit Rock Bottom

In the year since President Jovenel Moïse was killed, the country’s despair has deepened. Gangs now vie with the government for control.

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Haiti Opposition Group Calls on U.S. to End Support for Current Government

With tensions rising, many see Monday as a deadline for the government to step down.

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Haitian Prime Minister Had Close Links With Murder Suspect

New evidence suggests the man who took over from Haiti’s murdered president had close links to a prime suspect in the assassination — and that the two stayed in contact even after the crime.

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Haiti Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt, His Office Says

Prime Minister Ariel Henry was the target of an unsuccessful attempt on his life over the weekend by gunmen in the northern city of Gonaïves, his office said Monday night.

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Fuel Tanker Explodes in Haiti, Killing Dozens

Around 40 people died in the blast, according to initial reports. It was the latest tragedy to hit the country, which has been rocked by political violence, natural disasters, poverty and hunger.

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Haiti’s Best Hope for a Functioning Democracy

We hope that a corrupt political system that relies on unfair advantages can be replaced by a functional democracy.

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F.B.I. Is Working in Haiti to Recover Kidnapped Missionaries

The agency is part of the U.S. effort to reach the 17 people taken by a gang on Saturday, in the latest example of the violence that is leaving Haitians desperate.

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Protests Against Lawlessness Erupt in Haiti

The desperation of Haitians in the face of powerful gangs fueled the calls for a broad strike. The kidnapping of missionaries on Saturday added to the tense atmosphere.

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Deported by U.S., Haitians Are in Shock: ‘I Don’t Know This Country’

Haitians who lived abroad for years have been returned to a country in crisis that they barely recognize — often, they say, without a hearing.

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Haiti Faces Floods, Hunger, Violence and a Spiraling Power Struggle

In a country where food is scarce and the land can shake underfoot at any moment, political infighting is just one crisis among many.

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Haiti Prosecutor Forbids Prime Minister to Leave Amid Questions Over President’s Death

The country’s chief prosecutor wants Ariel Henry, the acting prime minister, to answer questions about the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse this summer.

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Haiti’s Leader Is Forbidden to Leave Amid Questions Over President’s Killing

The country’s chief prosecutor wants Ariel Henry, the acting prime minister, to answer questions about the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse this summer.

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Many Survivors of Haiti Earthquake Expect No Help From Officials

“No one trusts this government here,” said a farmer in one village where at least 20 residents were killed by the quake as they attended a funeral at a church that collapsed.

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Haiti Quake Destroyed Many Churches, Shredding a Mainstay of Support

“We are the only thing here,” said a cleric in Les Cayes, one of the cities worst hit by the quake. In some towns, not a church was left standing.

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Assassination Mastermind May Still Be at Large, Haiti’s Caretaker Leader Says

Prime Minister Ariel Henry says he believes that none of the more than 40 people detained in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse have the capacity to organize the complex plot.

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Dueling Claims to Power. Broken Institutions. How Does Haiti Fix This?

Other countries have faced similar challenges, often with poor results, from protracted limbo to, in the worst cases, civil war.

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Haiti’s Power Vacuum Escalates Kingmakers’ Battle for Control

The contest for power is taking place on two levels. One battle pits current politicians against one another; the other is among power brokers vying for control behind the scenes.

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Political Crisis in Haiti as Two Prime Ministers Claim Power

Despite the interim prime minister’s claim that he is in charge after the president’s assassination, a volatile political situation poses yet another challenge to democracies in the Western Hemisphere.

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