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Haitians prepare to vote in long-overdue elections

Parliamentary polls being held on Sunday, but many people are more concerned about poverty and high unemployment.<p><b>Port-au-Prince, Haiti -</b> At the Scoop FM talk-radio station in Port-au-Prince, it's all politics all the time.<p>In a country so poor that televisions are a luxury and more than half of …

Port-au-Prince

Haitians begin voting in long-delayed elections

Poorest nation in the Americas goes to polls after campaign period marred by violence and lack of interest from voters.<p>After a campaign period pockmarked with violence, Haiti's long delayed elections are finally taking place amid a "climate of terror," according to one human rights group.<p>Voting …

Human Rights

Has the international community failed Haiti?

<b>Since its shattering earthquake five years ago Haiti has received billions of dollars of foreign aid. But for all the international largesse the country remains impoverished and ill-governed and many believe this weekend's delayed elections - like so many other election days in Haiti - will be</b> …

Haiti political crisis persists despite deal

President Martelly and some opposition parties agree on elections this year, but main opposition bloc rejects agreement.<p>Haiti's President Michel Martelly and some of the country's opposition parties have struck a deal to hold new elections by late this year, aimed at defusing a political crisis …

Haiti

USAID funded group supporting Haitian president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The U.S. Agency for International Development gave nearly $100,000 to a Haitian political movement with close ties to President Michel Martelly after the country’s 2010 elections, documents obtained by Al Jazeera show. The money was allocated shortly after Washington helped …

Haiti quake's effects still felt by Canadians on anniversary of disaster

Before the huge earthquake rattled Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, Morgan Wienberg was a gifted high school senior in Whitehorse, Yukon — her class …

Haiti

Haiti's health gains at risk without ongoing assistance from Canada

The hospital in Gonaïves feels like it's sitting in the middle of a desert, even though the community is on Haiti's west coast. It's hard to see …

Ideas from the Trenches - Just Trying to Help

Producers Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic meet recent Western University PhD graduate Marylynn Steckley. She spent six years in Haiti, learning about …

Haiti earthquake relief funds well-spent, Canadian Red Cross says

The Canadian Red Cross is making an effort to assure Canadians that the funds they donated to Haiti earthquake relief were spent on helping those who …

Top US diplomat urges Haitians to vote 'without violence'

<b>The United States Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Haitians to vote in this month's presidential election and help "develop strong democratic institutions".</b><p>During a brief stop in Haiti, Mr Kerry said the poll should be held "without violence and without intimidation".<p>Mr Kerry said the 25 …

Haiti's healing far from finished 5 years after deadly earthquake

Port au Prince resident Laurent Dunel says he’ll never forget being handed his father’s severed arm by a search crew member after the 2010 Haiti …

Port-au-Prince

Haiti shows how wealthy countries 'continue to cause disaster'

An aid project in Haiti brokered by U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is having unfortunate and unintended consequences, according to new …

Hillary Clinton

Haiti anti-Martelly protesters clash with police

Protesters in Haiti have clashed with police in a demonstration calling for the resignation of President Michel Martelly over long-delayed elections.<p>Police in the capital, Port-au-Prince, fired tear gas and sprayed water on hundreds of demonstrators.<p>Haiti is facing a major political crisis, as the …

Demonstration

Haitians Go to Polls Amid Violence

Haitians were electing legislators to Parliament Sunday after a yearslong wait, but the vote was plagued with delays, disorder and occasional fistfights and rock throwing.<p>The legislative elections had been postponed for nearly four years due to a political showdown between Haiti's executive and …

French President Hollande pledges Haiti investment

<b>The French president has pledged investment to Haiti, but steered clear of the reparations some in the former colony are demanding from Paris.</b><p>In the capital Port-au-Prince, Francois Hollande said France would spend $145m (£93m) on development projects.<p>It is the first official visit by a French head …

Haiti election: Violence mars voting in delayed poll

<b>Haitians have been voting in long-delayed parliamentary elections, but the vote has been marred by sporadic violence and lengthy delays.</b><p>Three polling stations in the capital Port-au-Prince had to close after fights broke out.<p>Voters at other stations grew frustrated after they opened late.<p>The …

Haiti sets date for long overdue elections

<b>Haiti has set dates for elections which have been repeatedly delayed, causing months of protest.</b><p>Elections for two-thirds of the senate and the chamber of deputies will be on 9 August, with the presidential and municipal vote following on 25 October, Haiti's electoral council said.<p>President Michel …

Haiti country profile

<b>Haiti became the world's first black-led republic and the first independent Caribbean state when it threw off French colonial control and slavery in the early 19th century.</b><p>But independence came at a crippling cost. It had to pay reparations to France, which demanded compensation for former slave …

Haiti

Middle Sackville family moving to Haiti to do development work

A Middle Sackville family is about to embark on a life-changing journey that will see them move permanently to one of the poorest areas of Haiti.<p>Beth …

West Indies

Haiti aid continues as Canada calls for elections

Canada urged the Haitian government on Thursday to call elections soon, as the Caribbean nation teetered yet again on the brink of collapse.<p>But while …

Red Cross