UPDATED STORY (2/26/21, 6:00 p.m.) — Police shot and killed Arnel Joseph, the most dominant gang leader in Haiti during the late 2010s, one day after he escaped from Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison during an outbreak that left 25 people dead, government officials said.
Health officials from a Doctors Without Borders hospital based in Drouillard, a commune four miles away from Port-au-Prince, plan to transfer their 21 patients to another hospital because gang members regularly engage in skirmishes near the hospital.
Haitian authorities have requested the support of the Dominican Republic to free two Dominicans who were kidnapped, Dominican Minister of Defense Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa said in a press conference Tuesday.
Members of the United Nations Security Council expressed their concerns about Haiti’s ongoing crisis to President Jovenel Moïse during the unilateral body’s virtual meeting on Monday.
Excited by the arrival of 138 electricity poles to their town, residents of St. Raphael, a commune in the Northern Department, emptied the truck themselves instead of waiting for a crew to come do it on Saturday.
Haitians living abroad were granted the right to vote in 2011. However, few Haitian-Americans in the U.S. are aware of the privilege or want to vote, community members said.
The Haitian National Police (PNH) announced on Thursday that it is investigating two police officers who were among the 23 people arrested in the alleged attempted coup d’etat on Feb. 7.