Haiti’s Lower Chamber of Deputies fired Prime Minister Jean Henry Ceant Monday, deepening uncertainty in the country amid a political and economic crisis that led to violent protests and a State Department travel warning last month.
Naomi Osaka, the No. 1 women’s tennis player in the world who is of Japanese-Haitian heritage, said a recent trip to Haiti had a profound effect on her. She will be among the favorites at the upcoming Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium.
Hotels are empty. Carnival has been canceled. And now JetBlue will reduce flights to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in April while Air Canada is canceling service from Montreal to Port-au-Prince through April 29.
Federal sources say the five Americans arrested in Haiti driving with an arsenal of weapons will not face U.S. criminal charges. The men returned to the United States on Wednesday night, accompanied by U.S. law enforcement.
Student protestors and their supporters gathered on Feb. 20, 2019 in front of a police station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to demand justice for the death of student Jean Laurent Deslances, 20, who was fatally shot by law enforcement officials.
U.S. Marshals picked up Orlando resident Pascal Estime at the Orlando airport before he could use a one-way ticket to Haiti. Estime is the lead suspect in a rape that impregnated a mentally disabled young woman.