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Andre Paultre

Haiti moves closer to constitutional referendum, elections

Sep 19 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitian President Jovenel Moise has appointed nine members to a provisional electoral council tasked with preparing a constitutional referendum and organizing local, municipal, legislative and presidential elections in the Caribbean country.

Amid theft and accusations of sabotage, Haiti struggles to turn on the lights

Sep 06 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE Rene Max Auguste says demand for solar panels at his store in the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, has soared over the past two years. The reason? The state power utility's inability to guarantee electricity, he says.

Cash-strapped Caribbean recovers from deadly Storm Laura

Aug 25 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE/HAVANA Caribbean islands already reeling from the economic impact of coronavirus started recovering on Tuesday from the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Laura, which left at least 24 dead and damaged thousands of homes and electricity infrastructure.

Haiti's schools re-open but many parents now can't afford them

Aug 20 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti's school children missed class this year first due to months of violent unrest, then the coronavirus pandemic. Now, as schools are finally reopening, many parents can no longer afford it, raising the prospect hard-won gains in education could be lost.

In Haiti, coronavirus spreads in slums, showing challenge for Latin America

Jun 28 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE/HAVANA Berthony Clermont shares a two-room flat without running water with 10 relatives in the Haitian capital's Cite Soleil slum, so when he fell ill with the novel coronavirus, they all did.

Haiti voodoo leaders prepare temples for coronavirus sufferers

May 24 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti's voodoo leaders have trained priests of the Afro Caribbean religion to concoct a secret remedy for the novel coronavirus and to prepare the sacred initiation chambers of their temples to receive patients.

'Gathering to kill me': Coronavirus patients in Haiti fear attacks, harassment

May 11 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitian pastor Burel Fontilus feared for his life in late March when he contracted the new coronavirus.

Haiti receives more deportees from U.S. despite coronavirus fears

Apr 23 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti received a deportation flight on Thursday from the United States of 129 Haitians, including minors, days after three deportees who arrived on the previous flight tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Exporting coronavirus? Infections among U.S. deportees reach Haiti, Mexico

Apr 20 2020

MEXICO CITY/PORT-AU-PRINCE Mexico and Haiti have detected coronavirus infections among migrants deported recently from the United States, officials said on Tuesday, part of a growing trend of contagion among deportees.

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