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Haitian migrants living on Colombia beach

About 30 Haitian migrants are living in tents at Necocli Beach in Colombia. Photo via Ruptly

About 30 Haitian migrants have been stuck at Necocli Beach in Colombia for months. Some were attempting to travel from Brazil to the United States, but could not continue further because the border between Colombia and Panama is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We don’t want to stay here. We’re all going up north,” Eric Cadete, whose wife is supposed to give birth to his first child in three months, told Le Journal de Montréal. Cadete lived in Brazil for many years.

About 700 migrants in total from various countries are living at the beach in tents. If the migrants were to cross the border, then they would have to travel through the Darien jungle, which is 165 miles long. 

Before the border was closed, officials intercepted between 1,500 and 2,000 migrants at the Darien jungle each month. Source

Former mayor Chévry wanted for murder

Port-au-Prince’s ex-Mayor Ralph Youri Chévry’s wanted notice.

The Haitian National Police issued a search notice Monday for Port-au-Prince’s ex-Mayor Ralph Youri Chévry.

Chévry is accused of murder, attempted murder, destruction of public and private properties and partnering with Fantom 509, a gang of masked police officers.

Police officers went to Chévry’s house on Saturday to arrest him, but he wasn’t there. Source

Two reporters shot during protests

Police detain a man during protests demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Feb. 7, 2021. | Photo: EFE

Two reporters were shot during yet another skirmish between police officers and anti-government protesters in Champ de Mars, Port-au-Prince on Monday.

Méus Jeanril, a Télé Pam reporter, was left in critical condition. The other journalist, identified as Alvares Destiné, an Actualités Locales TV reporter, was also injured. Source

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Feb. 09, 2021

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