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Kenya says it is ready to lead the deployment of a multinational armed force in Haiti and will include 1,000 of its own police officers in the fight to help the Haitian National Police restore law and order by fighting off the 200 or so gangs whose rampant violence has been terrorizing Haitians in recent years.
For most immigrants, repatriation is to be avoided at all costs. However, a few undocumented Haitians in the Dominican Republic find them to be a blessing in disguise.
Residents of Canapé-Vert, in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, set fire to 14 people they said were armed bandits on their way to bring reinforcements for an active attack on the nearby neighborhoods of Turgeau and Debussy.
The actions of some of the Haitians sanctioned for their involvement in illicit activities and the United Nations Mission in Haiti are among those to blame for Haiti’s current crises, a new book asserts.
The United Nations Human Rights Office is once again calling for a multinational force to intervene in Haiti after its latest report found that gangs there have killed at least 531 people, injured 300, and kidnapped 277 since the year began.
Now that Haiti’s national women’s soccer team has qualified for the Women’s World Cup, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Brenda Elsey, a professor at Hofstra University, to discuss and celebrate this exciting moment in Haitian sports history.
For the first time in its history, the Haitian women’s soccer team has qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup after defeating Chile 2-1 on Tuesday.
Jamaica’s prime minister said his government is willing to send soldiers and police officers to Haiti as part of a proposed multinational security assistance deployment. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres and U.N. special envoy for Haiti Helen La Lime have backed the idea.
The Dominican Republic said it “profusely rejects” criticism of its crackdown on Haitian migrants from a growing number of countries and human rights agencies, and vows to ramp up border enforcement and deportations.
Videos have flooded out of the Dominican Republic in recent days showing security forces corralling Black people outside their homes and loading them into cages on migrant control trucks to be carted off and, presumably, placed in detention centers or deported.
A dozen Haitian migrants who spent five days on a tiny, uninhabited island near Puerto Rico where human smugglers abandoned them were rescued, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.
We Haitians must begin to play our role as concerned citizens and hold our leaders accountable. Once order is restored, children return to school safely and adults resume daily chores, Haitians should decide what they want as a nation.
Some 96,000 people have fled their homes in Haiti’s capital, the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration said Friday, as the country faces a crisis that has prompted the government to request the immediate deployment of foreign troops.
The U.N. Security Council planned to vote Friday on a resolution that would demand an immediate end to violence and criminal activity in Haiti and impose sanctions on a powerful gang leader.
Thousands of people in Haiti’s capital and other major cities organized new protests on Wednesday to demand safer streets, more affordable goods, and the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.
CBP Says It Will Investigate Origin of Unofficial Coin Showing Border Patrol Agent Chasing Haitian Migrant
As reported by McClatchy and the Miami Herald on Tuesday, the existence of an unofficial “challenge coin” with an engraved image of a Border Patrol agent apparently chasing a Haitian migrant on horseback has led to promises of an investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have relocated a migrant camp that sprung up in a park in the border city of Reynosa, moving about 2,000 people from Central America and Haiti to a shelter in the city, across the border from McAllen, Texas.
The rise in the desperate and sometimes deadly voyages on overloaded vessels comes amid deepening political instability, skyrocketing inflation, severe fuel shortages, and a spike in gang-related violence and kidnappings in Haiti.
The government of the Dominican Republic on Sunday began construction of a wall along its border with Haiti. President Luis Abinader said that the wall will “drastically reduce irregular migration,” as well as the illegal trade of arms and narcotics.
Without massive testing and no comprehensive mortality statistics, it is impossible to quantify how many people have been infected and died of COVID-19 in Haiti. But one thing is certain, Haitian health authorities have not had control over the spread of the virus in the country.
On Monday, Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the agency’s Inspector General, on behalf of a group of Black Haitians and their families who fled a dangerous situation in Haiti only to be submitted to inhumane treatment by federal officials at the U.S.-Mexico border.