Haiti

Man in possession of molotov cocktails arrested in Delmas

Haitian authorities arrested Emmanuel Dorival on Nov. 18 in Delmas 33, after he was found in possession of molotov cocktails. Dorival was accompanied by two other men who were able to avoid police custody. Continue reading

Low turnout in anticipated Nov. 18 protests

On Monday, members of the opposition took to the streets once again to call for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. However turnout was much lower than anticipated for the protest that was meant to be the “final protest” that put Moise out. Continue reading

Haiti president skips Cap-Haïtien Battle of Vertières memorial

Facing protests for a second year in the row, President Jovenel Moise did not travel to Cap-Haïtien to commemorate the independence battle. Instead, he offered a floral arrangement in honor of the soldiers at the National Pantheon Museum.

“We are fighting in the same way that the heroes of independence won the Battle of Vertières,” he said. “One of the greatest battles humanity has ever known. The soldiers, the barefooted, the slaves revolted and took their independence. After 216 years, I believe that the battle for economic independence must begin.” Continue reading

4 Wounded in Port-au-Prince protests

Four people were wounded by gunfire in Port-au-Prince on Monday during an opposition protest on the anniversary of Haiti’s independence battle. Two protesters, a local radio journalist and a policeman were wounded when several hundred opposition supporters marched on one of the capital’s major axes, AFP reporters observed. Continue reading

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