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PORT-AU-PRINCE — The investigation into the assassination of the Haitian president Jovenel Moïse has taken a sensational turn after the country’s chief prosecutor asked a judge to charge Haiti’s prime minister in connection with the crime. Ariel Henry, a 71-year-old neurosurgeon, became Haiti’s principal leader in July, two weeks after Moïse was

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriated 11 Dominican migrants and returned 12 Haitians to the Dominican Republic Saturday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in the Mona Passage. The interdiction is the result of ongoing Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency group partner efforts to deter

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LES CAYES — Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Grace forced a temporary halt today to the Haitian government’s response to the deadly weekend earthquake, feeding the growing anger and frustration among thousands who were left homeless. Grace battered southwestern Haiti, which was hit hardest by Saturday’s quake, and officials warned

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — At least 1,000 people were killed and hundreds were injured and missing after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, and Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he was rushing aid to areas where towns were destroyed and hospitals overwhelmed with incoming patients. The epicenter of the quake

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haiti became Latin America and the Caribbean’s first independent state of the colonial era and the first Black-led republic when it threw off French rule in the 19th century. But it has suffered cycles of violence, invasion and repression for most of its subsequent history, including the dynastic

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — 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 there in the aftermath of last week’s assassination of the President Jovenel Moise. Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph has asked for troops from both

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead by gunmen with heavy-caliber weapons in his private residence early this morning, sparking an international outcry amid fears of a descent into chaos in the impoverished Caribbean nation. The assassination, which drew condemnation from Washington and neighboring Latin American countries, coincided with a

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SAN JUAN — The political turmoil and growing violence in Haiti is pushing more Haitians to take to the sea in an effort to reach Puerto Rico, where more refugees were intercepted at sea so far this year than the total over the previous two years, according to federal data.

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MIAMI — In the midst of the pandemic, the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to chronicling the culture and history of Caribbean island nations had a quiet opening in Plantation’s Westfield Broward Mall. That just won’t do for Florida, where much of the West Indies diaspora

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard repatriated 15 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in Mona Passage waters between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Three of the migrants claimed to be Haitians, while twelve others claimed being Dominican Republic nationals. The

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