United Nations paints a worsening situation in Haiti

Over the past three months Haiti has seen some of its worst gang-related violence in decades, affecting the functioning of the judiciary, impeding the government, challenging the United Nations efforts to fight illicit trafficking and keeping children from going to school, UN Secretary- General António Guterres said in his latest report on the deteriorating situation. … Read more

Canada levies new sanctions against Haiti’s economic elite

A man steps into the frame asking the photographer to stop making photos as men carry a coffin during a funeral, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) Ramon Espinosa AP WASHINGTON Canada unveiled a fresh round of sanctions against members of Haiti’s economic elite on Monday, accusing three high-profile individuals of … Read more

US-supported rapid force deployment to Haiti in trouble

FILE – Jimmy Cherizier, also known as Barbecue, the leader of the “G9 and Family” gang, stands next to a garbage pile to call attention to the conditions people live in as he leads a march against kidnapping through La Saline neighborhood in Port- au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 22, 2021. Cherizier is a former officer with … Read more

Armored vehicles arrive for Haiti police to help fight gangs

An Armed Forces of Canada Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft arrived in Haiti Saturday, delivering the first four of more than a dozen new armored vehicles for the Haiti National Police. The vehicles are among 18 Haiti’s government purchased commercially from a Canadian-based firm over the summer but for inexplicable reasons were delayed getting to … Read more

US sends ship to patrol off Haiti in ‘sign of resolve’

WASHINGTON The United States has sent a major Coast Guard vessel to patrol the waters near Port-au-Prince in a “sign of resolve” with the Haitian government as gang violence continues to grip the nation, and will impose new visa restrictions on Haitians involved in gang activity, the Biden administration said Wednesday. But senior administration officials … Read more

US sends ship to patrol off Haiti in ‘sign of resolve’

WASHINGTON The United States has sent a major Coast Guard vessel to patrol the waters near Port-au-Prince in a “sign of resolve” with the Haitian government as gang violence continues to grip the nation, and will impose new visa restrictions on Haitians involved in gang activity, the Biden administration said Wednesday. But senior administration officials … Read more