All About Haiti

CARIBBEAN / 5 MAY 2017

A recent report advocates increasing legal assistance for Haiti's prisoners awaiting trial, an initiative that could lessen some of the human and financial losses incurred by the island nation's broken…

ELITES AND CRIME / 24 APR 2017

A senator-elect from Haiti pleaded guilty in a US federal court to money laundering charges, raising the question of whether or not he will provide information on other Haitian elites…

HAITI / 14 APR 2017

The United Nations voted to end a stabilizing mission in Haiti shortly after the release of a report documenting allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers, raising questions about the…

CARIBBEAN / 21 FEB 2017

A recent report by the Associated Press depicts hellish and lethal conditions suffered by inmates in Haiti's jails, providing further evidence that, like many aspects of the island nation's justice…

ELITES AND CRIME / 26 JAN 2017

An investigation into Haiti's President-elect Jovenel Moïse for money laundering has begun just weeks before his inauguration, a case that could destabilize the country yet again.

HAITI / 18 JAN 2017

A recent UN report indicates that the majority of instances in which citizens take justice into their own hands in Haiti are never investigated, an indication of the lack of…

ELITES AND CRIME / 13 JAN 2017

Former Haitian rebel leader and Senator-elect Guy Philippe pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges presented today in a Miami court, a case that seems to be…

CARIBBEAN / 7 DEC 2016

A Haitian sought by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for drug trafficking and money laundering was elected senator in his home country, an illustration of the perverse disconnect between…

COLOMBIA / 17 AUG 2016

A large influx of migrants from the Caribbean and other regions landing in Colombia has provided the country's criminal groups with a ready-made opportunity to ramp up human smuggling operations. …

HAITI / 17 MAR 2016

A new report published by the United Nations illustrates the challenges of confronting ongoing crime and violence in Haiti, problems that are likely to be compounded by recent political instability.

CARIBBEAN / 5 NOV 2015

Officials in the Dominican Republic assert drug traffickers are now diverting shipments to neighboring Haiti, a suspicious claim that nonetheless highlights larger trends in Caribbean trafficking routes. …

CARIBBEAN / 24 AUG 2015

The United States has deported former cocaine kingpin Beaudouin "Jacques" Ketant back to Haiti, leaving their former star witness to an uncertain fate.

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