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In pictures: Haiti capital’s streets blocked as protests spread

“In pictures: Haiti capital’s streets blocked as protests spread” | The BBC | 25 February 2020 Hatian protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Monday. Protesters blocked streets leading to Moise’s residence with debris, in a show to force the embattled president …

Haiti capital’s streets blocked as protests spread

On Monday, anti-protesters took to the streets of Port-au-Prince to revolt against the treatment and working conditions of police officers in the country. The president, Jovenel Moïse, called the protests an “attempted coup” against the government and the armed forces, who the protesters faced. It consisted of scattered bricks, burning …

Dominican Republic poll halted after electronic glitch

By Jamiyah Bryant During the municipal election in the Dominican Republic, half of the electronic devices used to vote in the elections stopped working. There was a glitch that was causing the virtual ballot papers to not load properly. Electoral officials are investigating the situation, there is no new date …

Haiti Elects Interim President

On Sunday, February 14th, the new Haitian interim president was selected by lawmakers. This interim president, Jocelerme Privert, is to pick up the previous president, Michael Martelly’s work and potentially help the country out with its deep political issues. Privert was sworn in on Sunday afternoon before an audience of …

Haiti has a New Leader

Haiti has elected an interim president, Jocelerme Privert, who was chosen by parliament a week after President Martelly stepped down. He was elected early in the morning on Sunday, February 14th. Mr. Privert is the current head of the National Assembly in Haiti, and he will serve as president for …

Haiti Faces Treat of Power Vacuum

Haiti is in crisis, protesters beat a man to death in Port-au-Prince on Friday, and on Sunday the riot police were out in force to keep the peace. On Sunday, President Martelly stepped down from office without a successor. The reason that no one has been elected yet is because …

Haiti’s President Steps Down

Haitian President Michel Martelly stepped down from five years in office, delivering his farewell address without leaving a successor. There were supposed to be two elections in October and December that both were postponed due to safety concerns due to a large amount of the population rejecting these elections. A …

Michel Martelly Surrenders Presidency, Haiti Left Without A Successor

   Haiti’s President has stepped down from his title this Sunday amid political unrest over how he is to be replaced at the end of his term. Earlier this month, protestors postponed elections as their call for the president’s resignation strengthened with no elected successor. An electoral crisis, the recent cancellation of elections …

Haiti facing Political Crisis, OAS Intervenes

The OAS, Organization of American States, has sent a mission to Haiti to assist the electoral crisis facing the country. President Martelly, who the OAS helped put into office, is supposed to be leaving the office on February 7th, and he currently has no successor. There were violent protests over …

Amnesty criticizes Haiti over evictions from camps

Haiti has violated international human rights obligations by failing to protect people who have been forced to leave the impromptu settlements that sprang up in the Caribbean nation after the 2010 earthquake, a global advocacy group said Tuesday. A report by Amnesty International said it found that thousands of displaced people have …