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August 17, 2021 | Via NBC News

Storm Complicates Earthquake Response as it Soaks Haiti

Haiti, a country already reeling from the devastation of a deadly earthquake, was drenched on Monday by a tropical depression that brought heavy rains and winds. Haiti’s civil protection agency said that rain was complicating the situation of people displaced by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck in the southwest part of the country, toppling buildings and killing more than 1,400 people.

August 16, 2021 | Via BBC

Haiti Quake Deaths Soars as Storm Nears

Rescue workers are rushing to locate survivors of the deadly earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday as a tropical storm is heading towards the Caribbean nation. At least 1,297 people are known to have died in the 7.2-magnitude quake and an unknown number are still missing. Tropical Depression Grace is expected to pass over the worst affected area later on Monday.

July 23, 2021 | Via AP News

Haitian President’s Hometown Holds Funeral Amid Violence

The hometown of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse received his body on Friday for a private funeral amid heavy security following violent protests and fears of political volatility in the Caribbean nation. Moïse was shot several times on July 7 during an attack at his private home that seriously injured his wife, Martine. The funeral comes days after a new prime minister supported by key international diplomats was installed in Haiti.

July 9, 2021 | Via BBC

Foreign Hit Squad Killed Haiti’s President, Police Say

A group of 28 foreign mercenaries, including retired Colombian soldiers, assassinated Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse earlier this week, police say. After a gun battle in the capital Port-au-Prince, 17 were detained, some at the house they were using, others after entering Taiwan’s diplomatic compound. Three suspects were killed by police and eight are still being sought. It is still unclear who organized the attack and with what motive.

July 7, 2021 | Via BBC

Haiti President Killed in Attack at Home

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse has been killed and his wife injured in an attack on their home in the nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince. Unidentified gunmen stormed the property at 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT), interim PM Claude Joseph said. Mr Moïse had led Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the world, since 2017 but had faced widespread protests demanding his resignation.

February 15, 2019 | Via Reuters

Haiti’s President Defies Violent Protests, will not Step Down

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise struck a combative note on Thursday in his first address since violent protests flared in the capital, defying calls for his ouster but urging dialogue to address soaring inflation and alleged misuse of funds. Thousands of demonstrators have been calling for days for Moise to resign and for an independent probe into the whereabouts of funds from the PetroCaribe agreement, an alliance between Caribbean countries and Venezuela. The protests, which have reportedly killed several people and injured many others, have highlighted widespread anxieties about the state of the economy, amid ballooning inflation and people’s struggle to pay for basic necessities.

July 9, 2018 | Via Reuters

Haiti Fuel Price Protests Continue

The Haitian government suspended a fuel price hike on Saturday after deadly violence broke out in protest. Protests continued on Sunday for a third day despite the reversal. The US Embassy in Haiti warned its citizens to stay inside amid continuing protests. The State Department expressed its ‘deepest condolences’ to those affected by the violence.

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