Haiti

Haiti, officially the Republic of Haiti and formerly called Hayti, is a country located on the island of Hispaniola, east of Cuba in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island, which it shares with the Dominican Republic.
The latest news on the island nation.
  • Haiti Parliament Ousts Prime Minister in No-Confidence Vote
    NBC10 Boston

    Haiti Parliament Ousts Prime Minister in No-Confidence Vote

    Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant was thrown out of office by a no-confidence vote Monday prompted by government dysfunction and inability to quash inflation, blackouts and frequent opposition protests that have paralyzed Haiti. The Chamber of Deputies voted 93-6, with three abstaining, to replace Ceant as soon as President Jovenel Moise and the heads of parliament's two houses agree on a replacement. Until then, Ceant and his Cabinet will remain in place with limited powers, raising the prospect of even rockier government performance. Moise and Ceant have had frequent disagreements that have hampered Ceant's ability to carry out his constitutional duty to run the state. Ceant has held office since

  • Cubans turn Haiti into unlikely shopping oasis
    AFP Relax News

    Cubans turn Haiti into unlikely shopping oasis

    You wouldn't think the poorest country in the Americas would be anyone's shopping dream. "I buy everything: clothes, electronics, shoes ... In Cuba, it's so expensive and, above all, there is not all this choice," explains Wilfredo Sotolongo, checking the size of beach sandals he was buying. At home in Cienfuegos, southeast of Havana, the 39-year-old was on his third trip to Port-au-Prince.

  • Cubans turn Haiti into unlikely shopping oasis
    AFP

    Cubans turn Haiti into unlikely shopping oasis

    Port-au-Prince (AFP) - You wouldn't think the poorest country in the Americas would be anyone's shopping dream. "I buy everything: clothes, electronics, shoes ... In Cuba, it's so expensive and, above all, there is not all this choice," explains Wilfredo Sotolongo, checking the size of beach sandals he was buying. At home in Cienfuegos, southeast of Havana, the 39-year-old was on his third trip to Port-au-Prince.