- Haiti's president departs to make way for interim government Updated: Feb-07-16 10:30 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was delayed for a second time last month amid violent protests and deep suspicions about vote rigging.
- AP NewsBreak: Deal reached on provisional Haiti government Updated: Feb-06-16 9:35 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States and local authorities announced Saturday.
- Haiti leader departs as he came: amid uncertainty, disorder Updated: Feb-06-16 7:18 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Michel Martelly came to office promising a stronger Haiti following a messy election that provoked widespread skepticism. He is due to leave power Sunday at the close of his five-year term with few accomplishments and a legacy clouded by a new political crisis.
- Former soldiers clash with protesters in Haiti; 1 dead Updated: Feb-05-16 8:09 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A band of former Haitian soldiers clashed Friday with a far larger gathering of anti-government demonstrators in the troubled country's capital, resulting in the killing of an ex-member of the abolished military amid an ongoing political crisis.
- Song by Haiti's outgoing leader jeers at female journalist Updated: Feb-02-16 9:52 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's outgoing president has released a brash pop song jeering at his critics and aiming sexually suggestive lyrics at his main target, an award-winning female journalist.
- Pro-government marchers in Haiti capital call for elections Updated: Jan-28-16 7:33 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Several thousand people held a peaceful march in Haiti's crowded capital calling for elections to be held soon to resolve a political crisis threatening the stability of the perennially volatile nation.
- OAS to send special mission to Haiti amid political crisis Updated: Jan-27-16 9:17 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The threat of instability in Haiti prompted the Organization of American States on Wednesday to authorize a special mission to help the troubled nation find a way out of a simmering political crisis and set a new date for a runoff election.
- International community appeals for dialogue, calm in Haiti Updated: Jan-23-16 11:18 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The international community appealed for dialogue and calm in Haiti on Saturday after a presidential and legislative runoff was put on hold indefinitely.
- Haiti delays presidential runoff again in electoral dispute Updated: Jan-22-16 9:44 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A presidential runoff that had already been delayed once and faced deep public skepticism was put on hold indefinitely Friday, as Haiti's leaders sought to negotiate a resolution to what threatens to become a constitutional crisis.
- President: Haiti runoff vote will take place as scheduled Updated: Jan-21-16 9:16 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's outgoing leader insisted Thursday that a presidential runoff will be held as scheduled this weekend, regardless of a boycott by the opposition candidate and deep suspicion of electoral fraud.
- For 2nd day in row, protest turns violent in Haiti capital Updated: Jan-19-16 10:16 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - For a second straight day, opposition protesters erected burning roadblocks and shattered windows in a section of Haiti's capital on Tuesday to press for new elections less than a week before a Jan. 24 presidential and legislative runoff.
- Several election offices attacked in Haiti as runoff nears Updated: Jan-18-16 10:23 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Stone-throwing demonstrators on Monday smashed car windows and set at least two vehicles ablaze in Haiti's capital, hours after several electoral offices were attacked in northern towns as the country prepares for a Jan. 24 presidential and legislative runoff.
- Boycotting candidate says Jan. 24 runoff will set Haiti back Updated: Jan-17-16 2:59 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's opposition candidate for president is warning that if a runoff is held next weekend as scheduled it will be a big step back for the country's fragile democracy and lead to increased turmoil in the sharply divided nation.