All About Haiti

BRAZIL / 28 NOV 2014

The Global Slavery Index has identified Mexico, Haiti, and Brazil as the countries with the highest number of people subjected to modern slavery in the Americas, partly due to the…

HAITI / 12 SEP 2014

A judge in Haiti has placed former President Jean Bertrand-Aristide under house arrest amid an ongoing corruption probe, a case that Aristide's supporters have argued is primarily motivated…

HAITI / 13 AUG 2014

Authorities in Haiti are scrambling to recapture more than 300 prisoners who escaped during an attack on a prison near the capital, pointing to serious weaknesses in the justice system.

BRAZIL / 20 JUN 2014

Authorities in Peru have identified seven human trafficking groups responsible for smuggling undocumented migrants through the country and into Brazil, highlighting how the emergence of new migration patterns leads to…

BRAZIL / 27 MAY 2014

A newspaper investigation has shed light on the role "coyotes" and corrupt Peruvian police play in a trade that sees thousands of migrants from Haiti illegally smuggled into Brazil via…

BRAZIL / 21 MAR 2014

Peru has announced measures to combat human smuggling networks that facilitate illegal migration from Haiti to Brazil, highlighting the country's role in a trade that capitalizes on the…

CARIBBEAN / 11 MAR 2014

Until recently, abductions in Haiti were rampant and almost always happened the same way: ski-mask-clad kidnappers would surround a house, force entry, ransack the place and leave with a vulnerable…

CARIBBEAN / 24 SEP 2013

The leader of an armed gang in Haiti has threatened to take revenge if three "innocent" young people arrested last week are not released, highlighting the grip armed groups…

CARIBBEAN / 20 MAY 2013

Police in the Dominican Republic have broken up a criminal operation that smuggled in children from Haiti then forced them to beg on the streets, highlighting a common crime facilitated…

CARIBBEAN / 14 SEP 2012

A new United States Senate report argues that the Caribbean faces a potential security crisis, and that the US must take action to prevent a future increase in drug trafficking…

CARIBBEAN / 31 AUG 2012

A new report finds that violence and police corruption is on the rise in Haiti’s cities and is resulting in serious economic costs that disproportionately affect poor, urban households.

CARIBBEAN / 21 MAY 2012

Haitian authorities arrested some 59 people, including two US citizens, after a march calling for the reinstatement of the military turned violent, raising doubts over whether an army backed by…

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