Jamaica open to deploying soldiers, police to Haiti’s rescue

Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced Tuesday that his Caribbean nation would be willing to deploy soldiers and police officers to Haiti as part of a multinational force to assist the crisis-stricken country. [–> Holness made the statement during a sitting of his nation’s parliament. Jamaica’s military is one of the more experienced in the … Read more

In Haiti, gangs take control as democracy withers

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jimmy Cherizier zips through Haiti’s capital on the back of a motorcycle, flanked by young men wielding black and leopard print masks and automatic weapons. As the pack of bikes flies by graffiti reading “Mafia boss” in Creole, street vendors selling vegetables, meats and old clothes on the curb cast their … Read more

Haitian gangs’ gruesome murders of police spark protests as calls mount for US, Canada to intervene

Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Outraged rebel police officers paralyzed Port-au-Prince on Thursday, roaring through the streets on motorcycles in protest of a slew of killings of police officers by Haitian gangs. More than a hundred protesters blocked roads, shot guns into the air, and broke through gates in the capital’s airport and the prime minister’s house, … Read more

Haitian gangs’ gruesome murders of police spark protests as calls mount for US, Canada to intervene

Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Outraged rebel police officers paralyzed Port-au-Prince on Thursday, roaring through the streets on motorcycles in protest of a slew of killings of police officers by Haitian gangs. More than a hundred protesters blocked roads, shot guns into the air, and broke through gates in the capital’s airport and the prime minister’s house, … Read more

United Nations paints a worsening situation in Haiti

Over the past three months Haiti has seen some of its worst gang-related violence in decades, affecting the functioning of the judiciary, impeding the government, challenging the United Nations efforts to fight illicit trafficking and keeping children from going to school, UN Secretary- General António Guterres said in his latest report on the deteriorating situation. … Read more

North American leaders to cooperate on semiconductors | Migration News

The White House has announced a series of pledges made with Mexico and Canada ahead of the “Three Amigos” summit, and cooperation on bolstering the supply of semiconductors, a market currently dominated by Asia, topped the list. The announcement on Tuesday came hours before US President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and … Read more

Biden, Trudeau talk Haiti, trade at Mexico City summit

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday pledged to promote prosperity for people throughout the hemisphere as they opened wide-ranging talks about the fragile security situation in Haiti, North American trade, political unrest in Brazil and more on the sidelines of the North American Leaders Summit. Biden … Read more

Haitians can now get parole to enter the United States

The Haitian flag waves over the Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where even the sidewalk vendors have become sparse because of kidnapping gangs. Jose A. Iglesias jiglesias@elnuevoherald.com The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services released details on Friday about the new parole program for Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans that was announced Thursday by President … Read more

Canada sanctions an ex-Haiti president, two prime ministers

Former Haitian President Michel Martelly and two former prime ministers are joining a list of Haitian politicians sanctioned by the Canadian government due to their alleged ties to armed gangs, and Haiti’s escalating violence. In addition to Martelly, former prime ministers Laurent Lamothe and Jean-Henry Céant have also been added. All are “suspected of protecting … Read more

US extends temporary legal status of 337,000 immigrants through 2024 amid court battle

The Biden administration on Thursday said it would extend the deportation protections and work permits of an estimated 337,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Nepal and Honduras through the summer of 2024, preempting a court decision that could have led to their legal status expiring next year . The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said … Read more