The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, officially closes on Sunday. As a new, smaller mission prepares to take over on Monday, many are asking: can Haitians be assured that this is the final chapter?
The Temporary Protected Status designation for nearly 60,000 Haitians living in the U.S. is set to expire Jan. 22, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse is asking for an extension. A decision by the Department of Homeland Security is expected in November.
Juan Gabriel Valdés, who is currently Chile's ambassador to the United States and led the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) from 2004-2006, talks about Latin America's role in Haiti.
Ronyde Christina Ponthieux, a 10-year-old Miami Shores Elementary student and young leader in the Haitian Women of Miami, advocated for an 18-month extension for temporary protected status for Haitians.
Aid continues to arrive in the Caribbean, where the region’s leading disaster agency is scaling back in some places and ramping up elsewhere after Hurricane Irma hit. NBA Star Tim Duncan and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were scheduled to arrive in St. Thomas.
Anti-government protesters Tuesday turned the streets of Haiti's capital into a fiery obstacle course of burning cars and tires, hurling rocks and placing bricks in the middle of the road to protest several new tax hikes.
After Haiti’s parliament approved President Jovenel Moïse’s ambitious $2.2 billion budget hours before Hurricane Irma skirted the country, upset Haitians launched a violent protest on Tuesday demanding he remove some of the tax hikes.
Days after Hurricane Irma roared through the Caribbean, leveling entire islands and claiming at least 20 lives, officials still haven’t heard back from some areas hit by the storm, including Turks and Caicos, or fully assessed the damage in St. Thomas, Burbuda and St.Martin.
Haiti was spared a direct hit from Irma. But the frustration and fears it has ignited for some in its path is as deep for some who were affected by last year’s devastating Hurricane Matthew.
By Jacqueline Charles
Mayors of the most vulnerable regions of Haiti tried to get people into shelters Thursday as Hurricane Irma approached, and wondered how they will cope afterward. But the nation seemed to have escaped the most serious damage.