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Faces Without Joy: The Fate of Children — Darien Gap, the March to America

Darien Gap, Panama I write these words beside the Pan Am highway. The highway system stretches from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska. In other words, with my American passport, I can walk to this highway, take a right, to Alaska. But if I take a left, I will quickly reach the end of the road. The end of the road starts the Darien Gap. 60 miles of wild jungle. Mountains. Floods. Mud like peanut butter. Only the best boots can get you through that without sucking right off your feet. Easier is to...
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When it comes to earthquakes, size matters but so does the terrain

By Allison Chinchar | CNN Meteorologist Earthquakes can be like Jell-O. A simple, yet often used analogy is that if you’re sitting in a valley or basin, it acts like a bowl of gelatin and it will shake more than surrounding rock. But not all earthquakes are created equal and the ground you walk on can make all the difference. “The local geology definitely matters — what you’re sitting on,” said Dr. Susan Hough, a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey. “What the topography is, it definitely...
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Catholic church says Haiti faces ‘descent into hell’ after clergy kidnappings

Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince condemns government inaction and says violence by ‘armed gangs’ is now ‘unprecedented’The Catholic church has warned that Haiti is facing a “descent into hell” and condemned government inaction after 10 people, including seven members of the clergy, were abducted by kidnappers demanding $1m ransom.“For some time now, we have been witnessing the descent into hell of Haitian society,” the archdiocese of the capital Port-au-Prince said in a statement, adding that “viol...
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Haitians Barricade Streets to Protest Insecurity After Gang Murders of Police

By Andre PaultrePORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitians used flaming tires, trucks and debris to barricade some of Port-au-Prince's main roads on...
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Prison director and gang leader among 25 killed in Haitian jailbreak

Notorious gangster Arnel Joseph shot dead at police checkpoint after more than 400 inmates escape in country’s biggest breakout for 10 yearsMore than 400 inmates have escaped and 25 people have died in a prison breakout in Haiti, authorities say, making it the country’s largest and deadliest one in a decade. A prison director and a powerful gang leader were among those killed.The breakout at Croix-des-Bouquets prison on the outskirts of the capital Port-au-Prince on Thursday was believed to be a...
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Several thousand people demonstrated in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, saying the government was trying to establish a new...

Thousands of Haitians protest, alleging new dictatorship
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Haitian Protesters, Police Clash After President Moves Against Top Judges

By Andre PaultrePORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian police on Wednesday clashed with rock-hurling protesters in the capital Port-Au-Prince amid...
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Americans can now travel to 47 nations for vacation and tourism — here's the list of every open country and how to get there

The US passport has lost its strength significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans are left with few options on where to travel. ShutterLibrary/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider While many countries are not allowing US travelers during the coronavirus crisis, some nations are open to Americans. The United Kingdom, Caribbean countries, and select international locales are allowing tourists from the US. Many countries require you to show a negative COVID-19 test and air...
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MAF flies patients in Haiti during COVID-19

Haiti (MNN) -- An impoverished country faces COVID-19 with sporadic electricity, but Mission Aviation Fellowship is working to bring help and hope in the name of Jesus. COVID-19 in Haiti During COVID-19, MAF has been using their planes to fly patients to Port-au-Prince. (Photo courtesy of MAF on Facebook) MAF’s work in Haiti has been hindered by COVID-19, says David McCreery, MAF Regional Director of Latin America. “It has really shut down Haiti, and many of the flights that we do in Ha...
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US deports ex-paramilitary leader 'Toto' Constant to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former paramilitary leader Emmanuel Constant was deported from the U.S. on Tuesday and arrested as soon as he landed in Haiti, where he faces murder and torture charges stemming from killings committed during the political upheaval of the 1990s that involved the U.S. government. Constant was among 24 deported migrants who landed in the capital of Port-au-Prince, the fourth such flight since the COVID-19 pandemic began, said Jean Negot Bonheur Delva, director of Hait...
Tags: News, US, Associated Press, Human Rights Watch, Haiti, Port Au Prince, Port au Prince Haiti, Jean Negot Bonheur Delva, Toto Constant, Emmanuel Constant, Reed Brody

129 deportees arrive in Haiti amid coronavirus concerns

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A plane carrying 129 migrants who were deported from the U.S. landed Thursday in Haiti amid concerns that the second such flight this month could strain the impoverished country’s limited resources as it fights the COVID-19 disease. Authorities whisked the group away in buses and took them to a hotel in the capital of Port-au-Prince, where they joined more than 60 other recent deportees already serving a two-week quarantine. Three of the migrants who arrived in ear...
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Coronavirus live updates: deaths jump in Spain and Italy, millions locked down in US

Spain death pass 1,000, Italy deaths pass 4,000; More US states, including New York, tell people to stay home; Dow Jones falls 900 points. Follow the latest.Italy and Spain record highest single-day death tollsNew York announces all non-essential workers must stay homeThe week explained | Sign up for our weekly newsletterSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.27am GMT South Korea has confirmed 147 new cases, brining the total to 8,799, it was reported on Saturday.The country has been praised for...
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In pictures: Haiti capital's streets blocked as protests spread

Barricades are erected in Port-au-Prince amid unrest by police officers over working conditions.
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Violence forces Haiti to cancel Carnival

Haiti's biggest celebration of the year, Carnival, has been canceled after deadly protests and gunfire interrupted the first day of festivities in Port-au-Prince, leaving at least one person dead.
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Protesting Haitian Police Exchange Gunfire With Soldiers Outside National Palace

(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) — Haitian police officers exchanged gunfire for hours Sunday with soldiers of the newly reconstituted army outside the national palace, in a dangerous escalation of protests over police pay and working conditions. At least three police officers were wounded, fellow officers told The Associated Press. The army’s high command said in an online statement that a soldier had been wounded by a bullet in the back. Haiti’s raucous three-day Carnival celebration was to have s...
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Carnival in violence-wracked Haiti: good business or bad taste?

Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti is gearing up for its annual Carnival celebration, but the Mardi Gras festivities are controversial in a country struggling with gang violence, kidnappings and political unrest. "How can anyone think about going to Carnival and dancing without being able to get home safely, with the risk that you could be killed, kidnapped or shot at?" said one official who asked not to be named. The official was standing on the main square in the capital Port-au-Prince where the a...
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Haiti: 15 children die in fire at orphanage run by US Christian group

Two burned to death and 13 died in hospital due to asphyxiationFacility was run by US Christian groupFifteen children have died after a fire swept through an orphanage in Haiti run by a US Christian group, triggering renewed controversy over the proliferation of non-registered orphanages in the poorest nation in the Americas.Two children burned to death when fire broke out at the orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince on Thursday night. Thirteen others ...
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Haiti: 15 children die in fire at unauthorized orphanage

Two burned to death and 13 died in hospital due to asphyxiationFacility was run by US Christian groupFifteen children have died after a fire swept through an orphanage in Haiti run by a US Christian group, triggering renewed controversy over the proliferation of non-registered orphanages in the poorest nation in the Americas.Two children burned to death when fire broke out at the orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince on Thursday night. Thirteen others ...
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Exclusive: Haitian president defends himself against corruption allegations as he begins rule by decree

Haiti’s president has denied accusations of participating in a $2 billion (£1.5bn) corruption scheme, as he admitted on the tenth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that his country remains “in constant crisis”. Jovenel Moise on Sunday visited the memorial at the nation’s largest mass grave, where tens of thousands of bodies were unceremoniously dumped by diggers. Over 300,000 people died in the January 12 quake – the worst to hit Haiti in 200 years – and 1.3 million were left homeless. A...
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Haiti commemorates deadly 2010 quake in anger and bitterness

Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haitians on Sunday paid somber tribute to the thousands who died in the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, as grief mixed with bitterness over failed reconstruction efforts and continuing political instability. President Jovenel Moise, accompanied by members of his government and in the presence of foreign diplomats, placed a floral wreath at a memorial to quake victims at the site, just outside capital Port-au-Prince, where thousands were buried in mass graves. ...
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Haiti: ten years later

Haiti (MNN) – Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the Haitian earthquake, easily one of the most significant natural disasters that the small Caribbean nation survived. On Jan. 12, 2010, a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck 15 miles west of Port-au-Prince, the country's capital.   The disaster affected an estimated three million people and killed hundreds of thousands. Ten years and billions of dollars of aid later, there's little noticeable improvement. What happened to the mone...
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Trekking Around the World: 15 Best Offbeat Treks That You’re Not Considering…But Should

After over a decade of traveling around the world and going trekking on six continents, what are some of our favorite treks and hikes? This Offbeat Trekking Guide includes 15 of our recommended unknown or lesser-known treks — some multi-day, others day treks — that you might not be considering, but should. These treks and hikes are worth a look if you are interested in unusual and immersive experiences, both in nature and local culture. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded ...
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MAF staff face great risk in remote areas for the Gospel

International (MNN) -- Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a name you’ve heard from us before. They partner with ministries to fly into isolated parts of the world with aid and the Gospel. What you may not know is how dangerous MAF’s work can be. David Holsten, MAF’s President and CEO says, “Flying airplanes into short, slippery airstrips where there's rebel activity or there's something like the Ebola sickness that is present in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, it exposes t...
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Haiti is on the brink of calamity

Haiti (MNN) – In the cacophony of headlines shouting for attention, there's noise about U.S. impeachment hearings, detail about U.S. impeachment proceedings, timelines leading up to U.S. impeachment hearings, Gaza ceasefire, and protests in Hong Kong, Iraq, Lebanon, Bolivia, and Chile. Amid the clamor, the desperation of Haiti goes unnoticed, unremarked. It begs the question of why one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the Northern Hemisphere barely makes a blip on the global radar. It c...
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Violent protests, roadblocks and supply shortages in Port-au-Prince and other cities have been continuing since February 2019. Review your departure options. See Safety We have increased our level of advice: Reconsider your need to travel to Haiti due to the high rate of violent crime.
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. From Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators marched to demand fundamental change, the latest spasms in a recent wave of often-violent protests that has set tires, government offices, […]
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Is boom, then slump, behind fiery Latin American protests?

Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia’s is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were marching this week to demand fundamental change, part of a wave of often-violent protests that has set tires, government offices, trains and metro stations ablaze […]
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Protesters bar Haiti’s president from visiting historic site

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s embattled president was forced on Thursday to hold a private ceremony amid heavy security for what is usually a public celebration of one of the country’s founding fathers. Jovenel Moïse and other officials appeared at the National Pantheon Museum in downtown Port-au-Prince as hundreds of armed police officers closed down […]
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