Andre Paultre

In Haiti, festive wakes and Voodoo undertakers help mourners say their last goodbyes

Sep 21 2021

GRAND-BERA, Haiti Anaira Jules, who lived her whole life in a small hamlet in rural Haiti, had never set foot on a plane. But for her last journey, she was sent off in a gleaming white, plane-shaped coffin complete with a wing-tail and illuminated portholes.

'He never stood a chance': the fateful downfall of Haiti's president

Aug 22 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitian President Jovenel Moise began this year by warning that his country was a land of coups, conspiracy and murder. In the days before he was shot dead in a murky international plot last month, he was telling friends that enemies were out to get him.

For Haitians, quake reawakens trauma of disaster a decade ago

Aug 15 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE When Lydie Jean-Baptiste saw her neighbors running from their homes on Saturday and felt the ground begin to shake beneath her feet, the 62-year-old Haitian was flooded by terrifying memories of the earthquake a decade ago that devastated her hometown.

Quake kills hundreds in Haiti, worsening Caribbean nation's plight

Aug 15 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE/HAVANA At least 304 people died and hundreds were injured after a major earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday, authorities said, reducing churches, hotels, schools and homes to rubble in the latest tragedy https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/haitis-history-violence-rebellion-2021-07-23/?taid=6117ef92ced6e000017623b1&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter to hit the impoverished Caribbean nation. | Video

Top security official for slain Haitian president arrested by police

Jul 27 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -A top security official of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise was arrested by police on suspicion of involvement in the assassination plot, his lawyer said on Tuesday, as another aide's apparent account of the event was leaked on social media.

Violent protests mar funeral of slain Haiti president

Jul 23 2021

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (Reuters) -Haiti bid a rowdy farewell to assassinated president Jovenel Moise on Friday as his funeral was roiled by nearby gunfire and protests, prompting a high-level U.S. delegation to leave abruptly and other dignitaries to duck into vehicles for safety. | Video

Haiti interim prime minister Joseph set to step down this week

Jul 19 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -Claude Joseph, who has nominally led Haiti as acting prime minister since the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moise, will hand power to a challenger backed by the international community possibly as soon as Tuesday, a Haitian official said. | Video

Martine Moise, widow of assassinated president, returns to Haiti

Jul 17 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE Martine Moise, the widow of Haiti's assassinated president Jovenel Moise, returned to the Caribbean nation on Saturday for his funeral after she was treated in a Miami hospital for injuries sustained during the July 7 attack at their private residence.

Haitian vote at least one year off, says key opposition leader

Jul 16 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE Fair elections in Haiti cannot be held for at least a year after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise due to the influence of violent gangs and a compromised electoral council, a senior opposition leader said in an interview.

Haitians apprehensive of foreign troops as government seeks U.S. help

Jul 13 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -A troubled past of foreign military intervention has made many Haitians anxious or hostile to calls requesting U.S. or other foreign troops be sent to the Caribbean nation in the aftermath of last week's assassination of the President Jovenel Moise.

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