David McFadden - the best personalized free web-based Email en en David McFadden Correction: Immigration Protection-Haiti story WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 22 about US extending a humanitarian program for Haitians , The Associated Press reported erroneously that Omarosa Manigault said the president was "making his promise." This was a typo. The correct quote was "this is him keeping his promise." A corrected version of the story is below: US to extend protections for Haitians... Tue, 23 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT 2017-05-23T15:00:00Z Puerto Rico militant leader emerges from 36 years in custody SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera emerged from house arrest Wednesday and was celebrated by supporters after decades in custody, freed in a case that made him a martyr for some but angered those who lost loved ones in a string of bombings. Wearing black jeans and a shirt decorated with a Puerto Rican flag pin, the 74-... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:07:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:07:00Z Haitians fear wrenching end to US immigration protection MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Farah Larrieux feels like she's about to be forced out after living and working in the U.S. for more than a decade. Immigration privileges granted to her and many other Haitians after the 2010 earthquake could soon be revoked. President Donald Trump's appointees must announce by May 23 whether to continue "temporary protected status" ... Wed, 10 May 2017 18:58:00 GMT 2017-05-10T18:58:00Z Haiti to rebuild National Palace smashed in 2010 earthquake PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A new National Palace will be built over the next several years to resemble the iconic 90-year-old structure smashed during Haiti's cataclysmic 2010 earthquake, authorities announced Wednesday. President Jovenel Moise, who took office in February, launched a palace reconstruction commission that includes Haitian architects and... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-04-19T21:54:00Z Haiti aims to revive military as end of UN mission looms GRESSIER, Haiti (AP) — Their heads held high and chests puffed out, a group of nearly 100 Haitian men in camouflage fatigues do jumping jacks or march around an abandoned U.N. compound on a recent morning. But after a few drills, they seek shelter from the blazing sun in the absence of anything else to do. As U.N. military peacekeepers prepare for a full ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:34:00 GMT 2017-04-19T16:34:00Z US says countries must punish UN troops for sexual abuse UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged all countries that provide troops for U.N. peacekeeping missions to hold soldiers accountable for sexual abuse and exploitation, an appeal that came after she cited an Associated Press investigation into a child sex ring in Haiti involving Sri Lankan peacekeepers. She also warned that "co... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:12:00 GMT 2017-04-13T23:12:00Z UN votes to end to Haiti peacekeeping mission in mid-October UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to end the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti in mid-October after 13 years, sending a strong signal that the international community believes the impoverished Caribbean nation is stabilizing after successful elections. The peacekeepers helped normalize a country in chaos after politica... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:30:00 GMT 2017-04-13T18:30:00Z Grieving Haitians go into lifetime of debt to fund funerals PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Aspasie Tanis lives hand-to-mouth on the edge of eviction in the best of times, scraping out a living selling packets of spaghetti and cookies outside her low-slung concrete shack in Haiti's capital. Now the death of her father by stroke threatens to send her into a lifetime of debt. The distraught single mother is frantically... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:34:00 GMT 2017-04-06T11:34:00Z Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet, dies at 87 CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) — Derek Walcott, a Nobel prize-winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean, died Friday on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87. "Derek Alton Walcott, poet, playwright, and painter died peacefully today, Friday 17th March, 2017, at his home in Cap Estate, Saint Lucia," said a family statement. It said the funeral would be held ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:18:00 GMT 2017-03-17T21:18:00Z Jovenel Moise sworn in as Haiti's new president PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jovenel Moise was sworn in Tuesday as Haiti's president for the next five years after a bruising two-year election cycle, inheriting a chronically struggling economy and a deeply divided society. The 48-year-old entrepreneur took the oath of office in a Parliament chamber packed with Haitian lawmakers and foreign dignitaries f... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 23:03:00 GMT 2017-02-07T23:03:00Z Moise says he's ready for tests facing Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The political newcomer chosen to lead deeply divided Haiti for the next five years says he's eager to improve the lives of desperately poor families in the long-neglected countryside and bring steady economic advances to one of the least developed nations in the world. Jovenel Moise, an upbeat entrepreneur, said reviving the e... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:26:00 GMT 2016-12-01T00:26:00Z Count shows Moise winning Haiti vote; challengers protest PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A political newcomer backed by Haiti's previous elected leader easily won a presidential election redo against 26 rivals, according to preliminary results that were quickly questioned Tuesday by several losing factions. Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council said Jovenel Moise won 55.6 percent of the votes in the Nov. 20 electi... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:34:00 GMT 2016-11-29T23:34:00Z