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Haiti Aims to Revive Military Force as U.N. Peacekeepers Prepare to Leave

Their heads held high and chests puffed out, a group of nearly 100 Haitian men in camouflage fatigues do jumping jacks or march around an abandoned U.N. compound on a recent morning. But after a few drills, they seek shelter from the blazing sun in the absence of anything else to do.

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Haiti Police Dispute There was Attempt on Ex-President Aristide’s Life

Haitian police on Tuesday rejected claims by ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s lawyers and associates that the twice-elected, twice-ousted former leader was the target of an assassination attempt.

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Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristede Survives Possible Assassination Attempt

At least two people were injured after shots were fired at a motorcade carrying former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Port-au-Prince Monday in an apparent assassination attempt. Continue reading “Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristede Survives Possible Assassination Attempt”

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Feds Say It Took 12 Years and 10 Attempts to Arrest Ex-Haiti Rebel Leader, Guy Philippe

Just months after a U.S. grand jury indicted ex-Haitian rebel leader Guy Philippe on drug-trafficking charges, federal authorities attempted to trick him into accepting travel documents that would bring him to South Florida — and into the arms of the law. Continue reading “Feds Say It Took 12 Years and 10 Attempts to Arrest Ex-Haiti Rebel Leader, Guy Philippe”

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Despite Calls to Wait Haiti Plans Funeral for Former President

FILE – In this March 10, 2010 file photo, Haitian President Rene Preval pauses while speaking on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Several thousand Haitians filed past the remains of the former president on Friday, March 10, 2017, ahead of a state funeral that a senator sought to delay until further tests are conducted to definitively establish the cause of death of the two-term leader. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

Several thousand Haitians filed past the remains of former President Rene Preval on Friday ahead of a state funeral that a senator sought to delay until further tests are conducted to definitively establish the cause of death of the two-term leader.

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René Préval, President of Haiti During 2010 Quake, Dies at 74

René Préval, the former president of Haiti who led his nation out of turmoil after a coup but stumbled through the trauma of the deadliest natural disaster ever recorded in the Americas, the earthquake of 2010, died on Friday at his home in Port-au-Prince. He was 74.

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Tensions Mount as Haiti Awaits Re-run Election Results

Election tensions spilled onto Haiti’s streets on Monday with shots fired outside the presidential palace as various candidates claimed victory in a re-run vote in the impoverished Caribbean country.

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Support Is Being Sought for Kids Fathered and Left Behind by UN Troops In Haiti

Dieu Nalio Cherry—AP In this June 24, 2016 photo, five-year-old Anderson Joseph walks with his mother to their house in Port Salut, Haiti. Anderson is the result of a liaison between Uruguayan marine Julio Cesar Posse and a local Haitian woman. Posse was member of a U.N. peacekeeping force stationed in Port Salut.
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In this June 24, 2016 photo, five-year-old Anderson Joseph walks with his mother to their house in Port Salut, Haiti. Anderson is the result of a liaison between Uruguayan marine Julio Cesar Posse and a local Haitian woman. Posse was member of a U.N. peacekeeping force stationed in Port Salut.

Several women with children fathered by peacekeepers say they will now pursue claims for support against the absentee fathers and the U.N.

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