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Robenson Sanon

Haiti voodoo leaders prepare temples for coronavirus sufferers

24 May 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.

United States deports Haitians despite coronavirus fears

08 Apr 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE The United States, the new epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic, deported 61 Haitian migrants on Tuesday despite fears of further spreading the deadly disease in the poorest country in the Americas.

In parts of Latin America, water shortages undermine battle with coronavirus

03 Apr 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE/HAVANA Every day, Fontus Pierre Raymond wakes up at the crack of dawn to get in line to fill buckets of water at the communal tap in his densely-packed Port-au-Prince shantytown so that his mother and seven younger siblings can wash before work and school.

Haiti hospital chief kidnapped amid coronavirus emergency

28 Mar 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE The director of one of Haiti's top hospitals was kidnapped on Friday, prompting staff to refuse to take in new patients in protest as the impoverished country battles an outbreak of the novel coronavirus amid a spike in gang violence.

Slow and uneven, Haiti rebuilds 10 years after devastating quake

09 Jan 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE Ten years and billions of dollars of aid later, Haiti is still rebuilding itself from one of the deadliest earthquakes in history and the devastation it caused.

Ten years after Haiti quake, a man left disabled struggles to rebuild his life

06 Jan 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti's calamitous earthquake a decade ago levelled much of the capital, killed tens of thousands and left some 1.5 million people homeless.

Haiti legislator fires handgun at protest, photojournalist injured

24 Sep 2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE A legislator from Haiti's ruling party fired a handgun during a protest on Monday, injuring a photojournalist as anger rises over fuel and food shortages in the Caribbean country. | Video

Haiti's president defies violent protests, will not step down

15 Feb 2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti's President Jovenel Moise struck a combative note on Thursday in his first address since violent protests flared in the capital, defying calls for his ouster but urging dialogue to address soaring inflation and alleged misuse of funds.

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