Haiti

  • Haiti Apr 26

    US Church Faces Neglect Allegations After Haiti Child Deaths

    The wealth of the Church of Bible Understanding in the United States has long stood in contrast with the shoddiness of its two children’s homes in Haiti, which have faced years of infractions and failed two state inspections

  • coronavirus Apr 23

    Groups Work to Stop Deportations to Haiti Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    There’s outcry from the Haitian community in South Florida and one member of Congress over deporting Haitians back to the island in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, after advocates say Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported almost 130 people Thursday. Recent video taken by NBC news in Haiti showed few residents wearing masks, others covering their faces with cloth items,…

  • coronavirus Mar 30

    How COVID-19 Has Affected the Caribbean and Latin America

    Countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America are ordering residents to remain at home in an effort to contain the coronavirus. Here’s a look at what some governments are doing as of March 28, 2020. Health officials in Brazil say coronavirus cases are now reported in all regions of the country. In a recent tweet, Brazil’s president says the country…

  • Haiti Mar 6

    US Warns Americans Not to Travel to Haiti Due to Violent Crime

    The U.S. Department of State has advised Americans to avoid traveling to Haiti due to a recent uptick in violent crimes in the Caribbean country. Citing crime, civil unrest and kidnapping, the department on Thursday raised the travel advisory level for the Caribbean country to level 4 – “Do Not Travel” – the most restrictive advisory on its scale. The…

  • Associated Press Feb 25

    ‘Her Bark Always Gave Hope': Mexican Rescue Dog Frida Retires

    After participating in 53 rescue operations, saving a dozen lives and finding 41 bodies in disaster zones, Frida, the beloved yellow Labrador retriever from Mexico’s Navy unit, retires. The Mexican navy celebrated the contributions of their canine fellow honoring her in a ceremony on Monday. “Her bark always gave hope, and in moments of pain and uncertainty she brought relief,”...

  • Haiti Feb 24

    Haiti Police Exchange Fire With Troops Near National Palace

    Haitian police officers have exchanged gunfire for hours with soldiers of the newly reconstituted army outside the national palace.

  • Associated Press Feb 20

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    After participating in 53 rescue operations, saving a dozen lives and finding 41 bodies in disaster zones, Frida, the beloved yellow Labrador retriever from Mexico’s Navy unit, retires. The Mexican navy celebrated the contributions of their canine fellow honoring her in a ceremony on Monday. “Her bark always gave hope, and in moments of pain and uncertainty she brought relief,”...

  • Haiti Feb 14

    13 Haitian Children Killed in Orphanage Fire, Health Workers Say

    A fire swept through a Haitian children’s home run by a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit group, killing 13 children, health care workers said Friday. Rose-Marie Louis, a child-care worker at the home, told The Associated Press that she saw 13 children’s bodies being carried out of the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding in the Kenscoff area outside Port-au-Prince, the Haitian…

  • Haiti Feb 14

    With Government Paralyzed, Rising Crime Terrifies Haitians

    Thousands of young Haitians spent 2019 on the streets, demanding President Jovenel Moise resign over his government’s failure to prosecute years of unbridled corruption that siphoned billions in international aid into bank accounts overseas.

  • Haiti Earthquake Jan 11

    10 Years Later, Haiti Earthquake Survivor Triumphs Over Tragedy

    Ten years ago, a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake ravaged Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people and injuring more than 1.5 million others. “There were bodies stacked on top of each other,” recalled Camille Federline, who was just 11 years old on Jan. 12, 2010 when the earthquake struck. Federline, who was badly hurt while running for safety on the island,…

  • Haiti Earthquake Jan 11

    10 Years Later, Haiti Earthquake Survivor Triumphs Over Tragedy

    Federline says she was inspired by the care she received when she was a child, so she is now majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology with an eye toward one day becoming a pediatric oncologist.

  • California Dec 12, 2019

    Guy Fieri Among Celebrity Chefs Teaming Up to Feed Kincade Fire Evacuees, First Responders

    As firefighters in Northern California’s wine country race to contain the devastating Kincade Fire that has ripped through more than 76,000 acres and destroyed 86 homes, a group of well-known Bay Area chefs have come together to feed the thousands of displaced evacuees and first responders.

  • Miami Dec 10, 2019

    Edison Senior High School Student Leads by Example

    From speaking zero English after moving here from Haiti, Anna Blaise became one of the top students at Edison Senior High School in just three years’ time.

  • Broward County Mar 1, 2017

    Car Fire Causes Closure on Turnpike in Broward County

    Crews responded to the scene on the Turnpike northbound at Hollywood Blvd. shortly after 8:45 a.m.

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2019

    Biden Could Get Boost by Back-To-Back 2020 Departures

    Joe Biden isn’t a presidential candidate yet. But with two key rivals already getting out of the way, the former vice president has more space to court voters who could help him claim the Democratic nomination. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he wouldn’t run for president, following an announcement earlier this week from former New York City Mayor Michael...

  • Facebook Mar 8, 2019

    Warren Says Tech Giants Have ‘Too Much Power,' Need Breakup

    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday rolled out a proposal to break up the biggest U.S. technology companies, saying they have too much control over the economy and Americans’ lives. In her pitch to rein in the influence of tech giants, the Massachusetts senator envisions legislation targeting companies with annual worldwide revenue of $25 billion or more, limiting their...

  • President Nov 20, 2019

    Haiti Mourns 5 Killed During Ongoing Protests

    Wails filled a church in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests that began more than two months ago. Among those killed was 15-year-old Jasmine Pierre, whose father told The Associated Press that she was hit inside their home by a stray bullet when police began firing at protesters.

  • Miami Nov 12, 2019

    Reward Offered in Shooting Death of Miami Man in Little Haiti

    A reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for any information that may lead to an arrest in regard to a shooting that took place late Thursday night in Little Haiti and resulted in the death of a Miami man who worked with the Miami Democratic Party.

  • Miami Nov 8, 2019

    Edison Senior High School Student Leads by Example

    From speaking zero English after moving here from Haiti, Anna Blaise became one of the top students at Edison in just three years’ time. NBC 6’s Ari Odzer reports.

  • Mexico Nov 8, 2019

    Canada Case Poses Question: Is US Immigration System Safe?

    In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away, across a ditch that marks the international boundary. “This is an illegal point of entry,...

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