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New PM Urges Haitians To Heal Deep Divisions

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- Haiti's new prime minister on Tuesday urged this deeply polarized country to bridge divisions, and he vowed to bring steady advances even while acknowledging that the struggling nation has no shortage of accelerating...

Rare Poll Finds Cuban Citizens Favor Better US Relations

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) --  A rare poll of Cuban public opinion has found that most of the island's citizens approve of normal relations with the United States and large majorities want more tourists to visit and the expansion of private...

Uruguay Pulling Troops Out Of UN Mission In Haiti

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) --  Uruguay will soon pull its soldiers out of a United Nations stabilization mission in Haiti that began operations in 2004 and is facing sharp cutbacks, the leader of the South American country announced Monday.

Haitian Lawmakers Confirm Lafontant As Prime Minister

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- Haiti’s lower house of parliament confirmed Jack Guy Lafontant as prime minister Tuesday morning after more than 18 straight hours of deliberations.

New Hospital To Serve 50,000 Impoverished Haitians

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- Fifty thousand Haitians will have access to quality health care for the first time after a modern new hospital opened Monday in the isolated and impoverished Cotes-de-Fer region.

Haiti's Senate Approves Prime Minister-Designate

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- Haiti’s prime minister-designate has cleared the first major hurdle toward reaching office.

Cuba Tries To Reboot Its Creaky State News Apparatus

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- The Cuban government is trying to reboot its Soviet-era news apparatus with a high-definition current affairs channel staffed by young journalists.

At Least 38 Killed After Haiti Bus Plows Into Parade

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- At least 38 people were killed and about a dozen injured in northern Haiti late on Saturday after a bus drove into a parade of pedestrians while fleeing from an accident, civil protection authorities said on Sunday...

Caribbean Nations Huddle In Havana On Migration, Trade

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- Foreign ministers and other officials from 25 Caribbean countries met in Havana on Friday to discuss a joint response in the face of Trump administration threats to migrants and trade.

Bus Runs Into Crowd In Haiti, 34 Killed

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- At least 34 people have been killed after a bus involved in a hit-and-run accident veered into a crowd Sunday in the Haitian city of Gonaives, officials say.

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