‘They messed it up’: Biden’s backing for Haiti’s unpopular leader digs US into deeper policy hole

MIAMI (AP) — Then Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry filled the void left by the murder of the country’s president in 2021, he did this after protests from large parts of the population, but with the full support of the Biden administration. Now, nearly three years later, Henry’s grip on power hangs in the balance, … Read more

Haitian PM arrives in Puerto Rico after long absence as he struggles to get home to quell violence

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s prime minister landed in Puerto Rico Tuesday, answering a key question on all Haitians’ minds since armed gangs plunged the long-suffering Caribbean country into near anarchy: Where in the world is he? The controversial Ariel Henry, who took power after the assassination of the president in 2021 Jovenel Moise, has … Read more

Haiti: Inmates flee after armed gangs storm main prison

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of prisoners fled Haiti’s main prison after armed gangs stormed the facility in an overnight explosion of violence that engulfed much of the capital. At least five people were killed on Sunday. The prison break marked a new low in Haiti’s downward spiral of violence and came as gangs stepped … Read more

Haiti capital Port-au-Prince gripped by chaos as armed gangs kill police, vow to oust prime minister

Port-au-Prince – Four police officers were killed in gun battles in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Thursday as a prominent gang leader said a coordinated attack by armed groups was underway to oust Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Shots were heard across the city as authorities fought off attackers who targeted police stations, including two that … Read more

Ukraine war: Hardened Colombian fighters answer Zelenskyy’s call to join depleted ranks

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Melodic Colombian Spanish fills a hospital treating soldiers wounded fighting Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s ranks are depleted by two years of war. As it battles the Russian war machine, Ukraine is welcoming hardened fighters from one of the world’s longest-running conflicts. Professional soldiers from Colombia bolster the ranks of … Read more