The U.N.'s human rights office has sharply criticized a Haitian judge's recommendation against trying former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier for alleged crimes against humanity and other rights abuses.
An American man building an orphanage in Haiti is hospitalized in critical condition at Jackson Memorial after he was shot during a botched robbery attempt at a Port-au-Prince bank.
Haitian President Michel Martelly on Friday backed off a suggestion from an interview a day earlier that he might be open to a pardon for former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier. He said he meant only that he wanted an end to the internal conflict that has long afflicted his country.
A South Florida volunteer was robbed and shot in Haiti while on a volunteer mission, according to a report by <a href ="http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21006533283468/so-fla-volunteer-shot-robbed-in-haiti/" target="_blank">WSVN-Fox 7</a> Friday morning.
Haiti's president suggested Thursday that he might pardon former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, saying reconciliation for his nation is more important than making the man known as "Baby Doc" pay for his bloody rule.
The Brazilian government created a special visa program after thousands of Haitians were stranded in remote Amazon towns. It will also issue work visas to Haitians at its embassy in Port-au-Prince.