Quake leaves Haiti 'on its knees' as impatience grows over lack of aid

LES CAYES, Haiti (Reuters) -An earthquake that killed more than 2,000 people in Haiti had left the Caribbean nation “on its knees”, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said on Wednesday, as survivors showed increasing frustration about the sluggish arrival of relief to hard-hit areas.An aerial view of an excavator removing rubble from a destroyed building after Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude quake, in

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Heavy rains lash Haiti quake survivors, hitting relief efforts

LES CAYES, Haiti (Reuters) -The search for survivors of a weekend earthquake that killed more than 1,400 people on Haiti resumed on Tuesday after an overnight storm battered thousands left homeless with heavy rain before the weather front moved on.FILE PHOTO: Haitian firefighters search for survivors, under the rubble of a destroyed hotel, after Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude quake, in Les

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Haiti to reopen textile factories despite coronavirus fears

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti will reopen its key textile industry next week, Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe said on Wednesday, suggesting the impoverished nation had escaped the worst of the global coronavirus pandemic by imposing early on a state of emergency. The poorest country in the western hemisphere typically struggles to fight serious disease outbreaks due to its high population density,

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Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protests

Many Haitians remain wary of recent promises by the government to trim expenses and investigate alleged corruption. Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of deadly demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods in recent weeks amid allegations of government corruption. Public transportation resumed in the

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U.N. peacekeeping mission to Haiti ends after 15 years with mixed legacy

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – The United Nations ended its 15-year-long peacekeeping and justice mission to stabilize Haiti on Tuesday with a mixed legacy highlighted by the fact the country is entering its fifth week of violent anti-government protests. In 2004, the United Nations sent thousands of soldiers and police officers to restore order after a rebellion toppled then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and

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Haitian journalist shot in wrist in latest round of protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – A journalist was wounded by gunfire in Haiti on Monday as police fired live ammunition to disperse protesters, his employer, Haitian broadcaster Radio Sans Fin (RSF) said, amid mounting anger over an escalating economic and political crisis. Television images from the scene showed RSF video journalist Edmond Joseph Agenor with bandages wrapped around his wrist after he

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