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Haiti Faces More Anti-Government Protests As Carnival Nears
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Haiti Faces More Anti-Government Protests As Carnival Nears

(Reuters) – Anti-government street protesters plan to shut down Haiti’s capital for two days starting Monday as the country plunges deeper into political and economic crisis even as many prepare for the annual Carnival, normally a time of peaceful revelry.

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Haiti Picks Election Council To Get Back On Democratic Path
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Haiti Picks Election Council To Get Back On Democratic Path

By Amelie Baron

(Reuters) – Haiti on Friday installed a Provisional Electoral Council in a key step toward averting a constitutional crisis after weeks of protests and political uncertainty.

The swearing in of the nine-member council representing different sectors of society took place at the Supreme Court shortly before a United Nations Security Council mission was due to arrive in Haiti.

Haiti Progresses Toward Organizing Crucial Elections
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Haiti Progresses Toward Organizing Crucial Elections

By Joseph Guyler C. Delva

Haiti has now moved closer to organizing crucial elections with the imminent installation of new provisional electoral council and with Haitian President Michel Martelly having the authority to issue an executive order to declare elections in the absence of a functional parliament in the impoverished Caribbean country.

Haiti Political Gridlock Overshadows Progress Made Five Years After Quake
Haiti, News Out of Haiti, Politics

Haiti Political Gridlock Overshadows Progress Made Five Years After Quake

By Vania Andre

When the first tremble hit, no one was sure where the force came from. People looked to the sky, the ground and around for some type of understanding about what was going on. With each rumble and roll of the ground, buildings collapsed in waves onto each other, taking people with them along their destructive path. The sky was grey with dust and nearly every road was impassable as pounds of debris blocked the roads.

Despite the sheer terror of those moments, the days and weeks that followed still left something to be dismayed by. The dead and living cluttered the streets, as bodies piled up along sidewalk and dismay hit, when survivors realized that for the moment, they were alone in this, without a government to turn to.

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