UN votes to end to Haiti peacekeeping mission in mid-October
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UN votes to end to Haiti peacekeeping mission in mid-October

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday, April 13, to end the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti in mid-October after 13 years, sending a strong signal that the international community believes the impoverished Caribbean nation is stabilizing after successful elections. The peacekeepers helped normalize a country in chaos after political upheaval in … Continue reading

Powerful Hurricane Matthew a threat to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba
Latin America & the Caribbean

Powerful Hurricane Matthew a threat to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Vulnerable Haiti braced for flash floods and violent winds from the extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew as the powerful storm approached the hemisphere’s poorest country Monday, Oct.3. The eye of the Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph), was expected to pass east of Jamaica and then … Continue reading

Haiti delays presidential runoff again in electoral dispute
Latin America & the Caribbean

Haiti delays presidential runoff again in electoral dispute

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A presidential runoff that had already been delayed once and faced deep public skepticism was put on hold indefinitely Friday, as Haiti’s leaders sought to negotiate a resolution to what threatens to become a constitutional crisis. The Provisional Electoral Council decided to postpone Sunday’s vote because there is “too much violence … Continue reading

International community appeals for dialogue, calm in Haiti
Latin America & the Caribbean

International community appeals for dialogue, calm in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — 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 to an electoral impasse that threatens to … Continue reading