DHS said in a regulatory filing that it was removing Haiti from lists of more than 80 countries whose citizens can be granted H-2A and H-2B visas, given to seasonal workers in agriculture and other industries.
South Africa, Botswana and Senegal have summoned US diplomats, the African Union termed Trump’s remark as ‘very racist’
Donald Trump’s language has disturbing similarities to the words and verbal tactics used by fascists, including his cries of ‘fake news’.
Corruption has plagued Haiti for generations and President Jovenel Moise has pledged to fight it.
The international organisation has admitted that its peacekeepers introduced cholera to the island and sexually abused women who lived near UN camps.
The government expects to recruit fewer than 500 soldiers, whose duties will include rebuilding after natural disasters and monitoring borders for smuggled contraband.
A study of 125 countries shows that a total of 31.1 million people were displaced in 2016 alone, which adds up to one person being displaced every second.
Thousands in the Dominican Republic are still in an identity limbo as the government puts in place measures to “naturalise” those left without a nationality, an effect of a ruling passed three years ago.
A chance meeting on a minibus in Costa Rica inspired a young American to start crowdfunding healthcare for people all over the world.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti has been dogged by controversies, including the introduction of cholera to the island and sexual abuse claims.
Donald Trump’s executive orders are already causing chaos at the US-Mexico border, where 30,000 Haitian asylum-seekers are now trapped in legal limbo.
Haitian businessman Moise was declared the official winner of the November elections, after an electoral tribunal ruled out allegations of massive fraud at the polls.
The cholera outbreak, which occurred soon after the earthquake in 2010, killed nearly 10,000 and has to date infected close to 800,000, roughly one in twelve, Haitians.
There was a security scare at a Trump rally in Reno, Nevada, as Trump and Clinton continue to take a tour around the major states to make their closing arguments.
Haiti’s neighbours have remained relatively unscathed from the hurricane, with only four deaths in the Dominican Republic and none in Cuba. So why was Haiti hit so hard?
The 266 inmates of Arcahaie prison do not wear uniforms, making it easier for escapees to mingle outside.
Courageous women in Haiti are ready to lead short-term relief and they’ll be there rebuilding long after international aid efforts have left.
Government officials said they had to start burying the dead in mass graves because the bodies were starting to decompose.
The storm looked certain to rekindle the debate about global warming and the long-term threat posed by rising sea levels to low-lying cities and towns.
“We have nothing left to survive on, all the crops have gone, all fruit trees are down, I don’t have a clue how this is going to be fixed.”
Many are reluctant to leave their homes due to fears their belongings will be stolen and by Monday evening only about 2,000 from the south were in shelters
Cuban President Raul Castro warned that Matthew was stronger than Hurricane Sandy, which devastated Santiago de Cuba in 2012.
Haiti has confirmed 14 cases of the birth defect microcephaly linked to the Zika virus since March.
After a botched previous election crippled by reports of corruption, the country looks forward to filling its power vacuum with a renewed faith in the democratic process.
Earlier this week the US warned that starting the elections from scratch could prolong the period Haiti remained without a democratically elected president.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who died last month in Cairo at the age of 93, was the right secretary-general of the United Nations at the right time. (Boutros was his given name and’ Boutros-Ghali’ was his family name.) The Berlin Wall had come down. The Soviet Union had disintegrated and been […]
An outbreak of cholera in Haiti that began in 2010 is still killing people. Why have attempts to get it under control failed? Rose George reports.