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World Jul 23Hometown receives body of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse
Moïse’s body arrived shortly after dawn at his family’s seaside property where the funeral is being held.
World Jul 19New Haiti leader with international backing to take charge
A new prime minister supported by key international diplomats will take charge of Haiti, an official said Monday — a move that appeared aimed at averting a leadership struggle following the assassination of President Jovenal Moïse.
World Jul 17Key diplomats appear to snub Haiti’s acting leader
Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph has been leading Haiti with the backing of police and the military despite the fact that Moïse had announced his replacement a day before the president was killed.
World Jul 13Power vacuum created by president’s killing rattles Haiti
Haitians are not only wondering who killed their president but who's running the country. At least three men claim to be the legitimate head of government. Their claims are complicating the investigation into the assassination and fueling a race to…
World Jul 11Some Haitians turn to prayer after president’s assassination
Roman Catholic and Protestant church leaders asked for calm and told people to remain strong as anxiety about the future grew, with authorities providing no answers or theories about who masterminded the killing by a group of gunmen early Wednesday…
World Jul 10‘We need help’: Haiti’s interim leader requests US troops
Mathias Pierre, Haiti's elections minister, defended the government's request military assistance, saying in an interview Saturday with The Associated Press that the local police force is weak and lacks resources.
World Jul 082 Haitian Americans detained in slaying of Haiti president
The U.S. State Department said it was aware of reports that Haitian-Americans were in custody but could not confirm or comment. Seven other suspected assailants were killed, authorities said.
World Jul 08Haiti’s future uncertain after brazen slaying of president
Haiti is reeling from the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse followed by a reported gunbattle in which authorities said police killed four suspects in the murder, detained two others and freed three officers being held hostage.
World Jul 07Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home, per official
Moïse was killed at his private home Wednesday following a highly coordinated attack by a highly trained and heavily armed group, according to interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph.
World Jul 02Elsa strengthens into season’s first hurricane in Caribbean
Elsa has strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season and it's battering the eastern Caribbean, where officials closed schools, businesses and airports under the threat of flash flooding and landslides.