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February 6, 2023, 8:38 PM

Haiti appoints council amid push to hold general elections

Haiti’s prime minister has formally appointed a transition council charged with ensuring that long-awaited general elections are held in a country with no democratically elected institutions
February 6, 2023, 8:38 PM
February 2, 2023, 12:17 AM

What we've learned from the latest charges in plot to kill Haitian president

In total, seven suspects are now in U.S. custody and facing charges related to the July 2021 assassination of Jovenel Moïse, including the four arraigned Wednesday.
February 2, 2023, 12:17 AM
What we've learned from the latest charges in plot to kill Haitian president
February 1, 2023, 9:23 PM

US charges 4 key suspects in killing of Haiti’s president

Four key suspects in the killing of Haiti’s president appear for the first time in U.S. federal court to face accusations that they plotted and participated in his assassination, a day after they were transferred to the United States for prosecution
February 1, 2023, 9:23 PM
US charges 4 key suspects in killing of Haiti’s president
February 1, 2023, 12:23 AM

4 key suspects in Haiti presidential slaying in US custody

U.S. officials say four key suspects in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse have been transferred to the United States for prosecution as the case stagnates in Haiti amid death threats that have spooked local judges
February 1, 2023, 12:23 AM
4 key suspects in Haiti presidential slaying in US custody
January 26, 2023, 10:24 PM

Haitian police rebels protest is paralyzing Port-au-Prince

Outraged rebel police officers are protesting in the streets of Haiti’s capital, blocking roads and shooting guns into the air
January 26, 2023, 10:24 PM
Haitian police rebels protest gang killings of officers
January 26, 2023, 4:31 AM

UN envoy hopes UN will OK force for Haiti to combat gangs

The U.N. special envoy for Haiti says she heard “caution” from the United States and Canada about possibly leading an international armed force to help Haiti combat gangs but not “a definite `No.'" Helen La Lime expressed hope Wednesday that the U.N. S...
January 26, 2023, 4:31 AM
UN envoy hopes UN will OK force for Haiti to combat gangs
January 23, 2023, 3:53 PM

396 Haitian migrants detained on 50-foot boat near Bahamas

Thousands are fleeing Haiti's spike in gang violence and political instability.
January 23, 2023, 3:53 PM
2 months ago

UN deputy urges countries to consider armed force for Haiti

The U.N. deputy secretary-general is urging every country “with capacity” to urgently consider the Haitian government’s request for an international armed force to help restore security and alleviate a humanitarian crisis in the Caribbean nation
2 months ago
UN deputy urges countries to consider armed force for Haiti
2 months ago

Head of Haiti's police academy killed at training facility

Haitian police say the director of the National Police Academy, Harington Rigaud, was shot and killed at the doors of a police academy in a gang-controlled neighborhood in the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince
2 months ago
Head of Haiti's police academy killed at training facility
2 months ago

UN: Children in Haiti hit by cholera as malnutrition rises

UNICEF officials say a cholera outbreak sweeping through Haiti is claiming a growing number of children amid a surge in malnutrition
2 months ago
UN: Children in Haiti hit by cholera as malnutrition rises
3 months ago

Haiti fears spike in cholera cases as fuel blockade lifts

The situation could worsen now that the country is bustling once again.
3 months ago
Haiti fears spike in cholera cases as fuel blockade lifts
3 months ago

Haiti prime minister ousts top officials amid US sanctions

Prime Minister Ariel Henry has dismissed Haiti’s justice minister, interior minister and its government commissioner in a fresh round of political upheaval
3 months ago
Haiti prime minister ousts top officials amid US sanctions
3 months ago

Gas stations in Haiti reopen for 1st time in 2 months

Whoops of excitement are echoing through Haiti's capital as gas stations open for the first time in two months after a powerful gang lifted a crippling fuel blockade
3 months ago
3 months ago

Key fuel depot in Haiti reopens for 1st time since September

Trucks are lining up at a main fuel terminal in Haiti’s capital to fill up their tanks for the first time since a powerful gang federation seized control of the area nearly two months ago
3 months ago
3 months ago

8th journalist reported killed in Haiti so far this year

The Inter American Press Association says an eighth journalist has been killed in Haiti this year
3 months ago
8th journalist reported killed in Haiti so far this year
3 months ago

Haiti gang leader to lift fuel blockade amid shortages

A powerful gang leader says he is lifting a blockade at a key fuel terminal that has strangled Haiti’s capital for nearly two months
3 months ago
3 months ago

US sanctions Haitian politicians on drug trafficking claims

Two Haitian politicians are facing U.S. sanctions over allegations they abused their positions to traffic drugs in collaboration with gang networks and directed others to engage in violence
3 months ago
US sanctions Haitian politicians on drug trafficking claims
3 months ago

Haiti police to probe death of reporter during gathering

Haiti’s National Police says it's been ordered to launch an investigation into the death of a journalist who witnesses say was struck in the head by a police tear gas canister
3 months ago
Haiti police to probe reporter's death hit during protest
3 months ago

Cholera overwhelms Haiti as cases, deaths spike amid crisis

Thousands of people across Haiti are becoming sick with cholera as medical staff struggle to care for them despite dwindling supplies of fuel and water
3 months ago
Cholera overwhelms Haiti as cases, deaths spike amid crisis
3 months ago

Report: 96K Haitians flee homes amid spike in gang violence

The U.N.'s International Organization for Migration says gang violence has forced some 96,000 people to flee their homes in Haiti’s capital as the country faces a crisis that has prompted the government to request foreign troops
3 months ago
Report: 96K Haitians flee homes amid spike in gang violence
4 months ago

'Every day you're hopeless': Haitians eye foreign help warily as gangs, cholera outbreak take toll

The United Nations Security Council on Monday heard of two resolutions drafted by the United States and Mexico to address Haiti's current situation.
4 months ago
Haiti asks for international help amid worsening crisis
4 months ago

Humanitarian crisis in Haiti reaches all-time high

Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe joins ABC News Live to discuss the proposed U.N. security response to the gang crisis and the other issues Haiti is facing.
4 months ago
Humanitarian crisis in Haiti reaches all-time high
4 months ago

US, Canada send armored vehicles to bolster Haiti's police

The U.S. and Canada have sent armored vehicles and other supplies to Haiti to help police fight a powerful gang amid a pending request from the Haitian government for the immediate deployment of foreign troops
4 months ago
US, Canada send armored vehicles to bolster Haiti's police
4 months ago

New report: A record 4.7 million Haitians face acute hunger

A new report says a record 4.7 million people in Haiti are facing acute hunger, including 19,000 in catastrophic famine conditions for the first time, all in a slum controlled by gangs in the capital of Port-Au-Prince
4 months ago
4 months ago

Haiti gang makes demands in test of power with government

A standoff between a powerful gang federation and Haiti’s government is testing how much power both sides wield and threatens to further derail a paralyzed country where millions of people are struggling to find fuel and water
4 months ago
Haiti gang makes demands in test of power with government
4 months ago

Faith groups curb Haiti work due to chaos, 2021 kidnapping

A year after 17 North American missionaries were kidnapped in Haiti, the agency that sent them hasn’t made a permanent return to the impoverished Caribbean nation
4 months ago
Faith groups curb Haiti work due to chaos, 2021 kidnapping
4 months ago

UN mulls quick foreign troop deployment to ease Haiti crisis

Haiti is in the grip of gangs that have caused a scarcity of basic supplies.
4 months ago
UN mulls quick foreign troop deployment to ease Haiti crisis
4 months ago

Calls for help, humanitarian corridor as gangs siege Haiti

The United Nations is proposing a “humanitarian corridor” in Haiti’s capital to help people get gasoline and aid amid a mounting crisis as gangs keep blockading roads and access to some areas, including to one key fuel terminal in Port-au-Prince
4 months ago
6 months ago

Illegal weapons smuggling from US to Haiti surges: Officials

U.S. authorities in South Florida are stepping up efforts to crackdown on a recent surge in weapons smuggling to Haiti and the Caribbean.
6 months ago
Illegal weapons smuggling from US to Haiti surges: Officials
7 months ago

Gang violence, inflation, food insecurity deepen Haiti crisis

Gang violence, inflation and food insecurity has deepened the crisis in Haiti.
7 months ago
Gang violence, inflation, food insecurity deepen Haiti crisis
1 year ago

Over 100 Haitian migrants land in Florida Keys on single boat

About 150 Haitian migrants landed in Florida by boat after a dangerous trek on a single vessel.
1 year ago
Over 100 Haitian migrants land in Florida on single boat
1 year ago

ABC News Exclusive: Haiti kidnapping survivor breaks his silence

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Christian Aid Ministry member Austin Smucker about his harrowing experience surviving a kidnapping in Haiti.
1 year ago
ABC News Exclusive: Haiti kidnapping survivor breaks his silence
1 year ago

Haiti kidnapping survivor gives 1st TV interview

Austin Smucker, 27, described the moment he and 16 others were taken hostage by Haitian gang 400 Mawozo while on a missionary trip in October 2020.
1 year ago
Haiti kidnapping survivor gives 1st TV interview
1 year ago

Haitian hostages describe daring escape to freedom

Marcus Moore reports on new details about the missionaries who were held captive in Haiti for two months and are now free after reportedly making a daring overnight escape.
1 year ago
Haitian hostages describe daring escape to freedom
1 year ago

12 missionaries freed from hostage in Haiti

The remaining 12 hostages from a U.S.-based missionary group held hostage by a Haitian gang were released, authorities confirmed on Thursday.
1 year ago
12 missionaries freed from hostage in Haiti
1 year ago

Haitian gang releases remaining hostages from US-based missionary group

A Haitian gang on Thursday released its remaining hostages from US-based missionary group.
1 year ago
Haitian gang releases remaining hostages from US-based missionary group
1 year ago

ABC NEWS LIVE: All 12 remaining hostages in Haiti have been released

Plus, at least 21 tornadoes were reported across the U.S. heartland overnight with Minnesota having its first December tornado ever, and influential scholar and poet Bell Hooks dies at 69 years old.
1 year ago
ABC NEWS LIVE: All 12 remaining hostages in Haiti have been released
1 year ago

2 missionaries released after being kidnapped in Haiti

Two of the 17 Christian missionaries who were kidnapped by a Haitian gang in October have been released, according to an Ohio-based ministry.
1 year ago
2 missionaries released after being kidnapped in Haiti
1 year ago

2 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti released, ministry says

Two of the Christian missionaries who were kidnapped in Haiti last month have been released, according to the ministry.
1 year ago
2 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti released, ministry says
1 year ago

2 of 17 Christian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti freed

The missionaries, 16 Americans, 1 Canadian and their Haitian driver were abducted by a notorious Haitian gang in October.
1 year ago
2 of 17 Christian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti freed
1 year ago

Effort to rescue 17 kidnapped Americans in Haiti continues

The FBI made contact with the 400 Mawozo gang, which is accused of kidnapping 17 missionaries and holding them hostage for $1M per person ransom.
1 year ago
Effort to rescue 17 kidnapped Americans in Haiti continues
1 year ago

Former prime minister discusses Haiti’s ongoing hostage crisis

The former prime minister of Haiti spoke about the recent kidnapping of missionaries and how the country became a dangerous place for its citizens and travelers.
1 year ago
Former prime minister discusses Haiti’s ongoing hostage crisis
1 year ago

Efforts intensify to free kidnapped missionaries in Haiti

Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed to do everything possible to secure the release of the hostages who were kidnapped Saturday by a gang while doing missionary work.
1 year ago
Efforts intensify to free kidnapped missionaries in Haiti
1 year ago

Compounding recent turmoil in Haiti, a Christian missionary group is kidnapped

After the assassination of president Jovenel Moise and an earthquake that killed 2,200, Haiti is once again the focus of attention after a group of 17 people, including children, were kidnapped.
1 year ago
Compounding recent turmoil in Haiti, a Christian missionary group is kidnapped
1 year ago

Gang demands millions of dollars in ransom after kidnapping 17 missionaries

The missionaries had been visiting an orphanage when they were abducted by the gang at a checkpoint during an airport run on Saturday.
1 year ago
Gang demands millions of dollars in ransom after kidnapping 17 missionaries
1 year ago

17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries confirmed that 16 Americans and one Canadian, including five children, were on their way back from an orphanage on Saturday when they were abducted by gang members.
1 year ago
17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti
1 year ago

17 American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti: US religious group

Victor Oquendo reports on the American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti on “This Week.”
1 year ago
17 American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti: US religious group
1 year ago

US missionaries kidnapped by gang in Haiti

The Ohio-based group was about to return to the U.S. after building an orphanage in Haiti.
1 year ago
US missionaries kidnapped by gang in Haiti
1 year ago

FBI makes contact with gang accused of kidnapped missionaries in Haiti

A U.S. embassy official confirmed that federal agents have made contact with 400 Mawozo, the gang that is accused of abducting American and Canadian missionaries over the weekend.
1 year ago
FBI makes contact with gang accused of kidnapped missionaries in Haiti
1 year ago

New threat from gang leader believed to have kidnapped 17 missionaries in Haiti

ABC correspondent Marcus Moore is in Port Au Prince, Haiti, discussing the U.S. response to the new video from the gang leader and how the situation has escalated there.
1 year ago
New threat from gang leader believed to have kidnapped 17 missionaries in Haiti