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Violence erupts in Haiti over national budget

Protesters brought parts of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince to a standstill Tuesday, setting vehicles alight and damaging local businesses in violent demonstrations against the government’s budget plans. “These little thieves in Parliament voted for this budget to help the government exploit the people,” said protester Marco Paul Delva, standing by …

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Haiti faces a ‘major food crisis’, its interim president says

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The international community is falling short in its commitment to Haiti’s recovery, the country’s interim President Jocelerme Privert says. Jocelerme Privert said that,  devastating losses from last month’s Hurricane Matthew were equal to the country’s entire national budget. Mr Privert said Haiti was facing a “major food crisis” and worsening …

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Officials: 100 mostly barefoot inmates escape Haiti lockup

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A guard lies dead inside the Civil Prison after a jail break in the coastal town of Arcahaiea, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Over 100 inmates escaped after they overpowered guards who were escorting them to a bathing area. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) ARCAHAIE, Haiti (AP) — More than 100 …

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Matthew kills over 900 in Haiti

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Cholera has killed at least 13 people in southwest Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, government officials told Reuters on Saturday, as health workers sought to reach the epicenter of one outbreak. Six people died of Cholera in a hospital in the southern town of Randel, which is inland …

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Hurricane Matthew, thrashing the Caribbean, Next Stop, Florida

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The eye of Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, hit Cuba Wednesday morning as the major tropical cyclone advanced toward the Bahamas. The Washington Post reports that the extent of the destruction in Haiti, the western hemisphere’s poorest nation, is still unknown after Matthew struck with 145 mph winds. International …

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