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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As U.S. Navigates Crisis in Haiti, a Bloody History Looms Large

American policy decisions are vital to understanding Haiti’s political instability, and why it remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

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Haiti’s Leader Kept a List of Drug Traffickers. His Assassins Came for It.

In the months before his murder, President Jovenel Moïse took a number of steps to fight drug and arms smugglers. Some officials now fear he was killed for it.

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Le président haïtien dressait une liste de narco-trafiquants. Ses tueurs l’ont saisie.

Dans les mois précédant son meurtre, Jovenel Moïse avait entrepris de lutter contre des trafiquants d’armes et de drogues. Certains responsables craignent aujourd’hui que ce fut sa perte.

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Donors Send Quake Aid to Haiti, but for How Long?

Misuse of previous aid money, Haiti’s political convulsions, and competing humanitarian demands may signal less generosity this time.

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He Guarded Haiti’s Slain President. And He’s the Target of a Drug Inquiry.

Officials are examining whether President Jovenel Moïse’s killing was tied to the drug trade. The man in charge of his safety was a suspect in a major trafficking case, they say.

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Patience Runs Thin in Haiti Quake Zone as Fights Erupt for Food

Nearly a week after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake wreaked death and devastation in southern Haiti, survivors were growing increasingly frantic over the slow trickle of relief.

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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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