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Haiti: Food shortage strains aid groups

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, April 17 (UPI) -- The food crisis in Haiti has ratcheted up pressure on international aid groups already feeding the country's poor, a relief official said.

Haitian demonstrators won't drop protest

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, April 9 (UPI) -- Haitian President Rene Preval told angry demonstrators Wednesday to end their violent protests, Haitian radio reported.

Haiti: Food protests persist

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, April 8 (UPI) -- Protesters attempted Tuesday to storm the presidential palace in Haiti's capital amid outcries against rising food prices, Haitian radio reported.

First lady arrives in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Laura Bush arrived in Haiti Thursday for meetings with President Rene Preval and a visit to an HIV/AIDS clinic.

5,000 Aristide supporters rally in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 1 (UPI) -- An estimated 5,000 people rallied in Port-au-Prince this week in support of ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008.
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Analysis: Brazil, Haiti bond over biofuels

MIAMI, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Brazilian and Haitian investors appear keen to jump-start Haiti's efforts to produce alternative biofuels as a substitute for charcoal, the country’s leading domestic fuel that has been blamed for widespread deforestation over the past several decades.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Haitian protesters want Aristide's return

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, July 16 (UPI) -- Protesters backing former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide have called for the return of the ousted leader and denounced his successor.

Cuban official: Castro ready to return

HAVANA, March 16 (UPI) -- Cuba's Fidel Castro is in good enough shape to return from illness to run for re-election to Parliament next year, said the head of the National Assembly.

Fidel Castro says he's feeling well

HAVANA, March 14 (UPI) -- Cuban leader Fidel Castro claims he is feeling much better, months after undergoing gastrointestinal surgery, Granma newspaper reported Wednesday.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, Feb. 16, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.
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Wyclef Jean named Haitian ambassador

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Haiti has named Haitian hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean a roaming ambassador to the country, the BBC reported Thursday.

Haiti: Protesters call for Aristide return

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, July 16 (UPI) -- Thousands of Haitian protesters gathered in Port-au-Prince to demanded the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Brazilian officer held hostage in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 19 (UPI) -- A Haitian gang took a Brazilian colonel hostage but released him after two hours, O Globo reported Friday.

Canadian diplomat visits Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, May 14 (UPI) -- Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean has begun a four-day trip to Haiti, returning to her birth country for the first time since her 2005 appointment.

Haiti inaugurates new president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 14 (UPI) -- Haiti Sunday inaugurated President Rene Preval, who assumed office after two violence-wracked years under an interim non-elected government.

Low turnout in Haiti's parliamentary vote

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, April 22 (UPI) -- Turnout was low in the delayed second round of parliamentary voting in Haiti, and results are expected next week, the BBC reported.

Haitians vote in parliamentary elections

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, April 21 (UPI) -- Haitians head to the polls Friday for the final round of parliamentary elections.

South Africa will hang on to Aristide

PRETORIA, South Africa, April 3 (UPI) -- South African officials said Monday they would continue to play host to former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, though not indefinitely.

Bush congratulates Preval on presidency

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush congratulated Haitian President-elect Rene Preval, who is scheduled assume office next month.

Haiti postpones Preval inauguration

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 27 (UPI) -- Haiti will postpone its inauguration of President-elect Rene Preval until early May, Haitian officials said Monday.

Brazilian forces to remain in Haiti

BRASILIA, Brazil, March 13 (UPI) -- Brazilian forces will remain in Haiti as long as they are needed by the country's new government, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Monday. "When they (the Haitian government) say, 'We don't want you here anymore' we will leave," said Lul

Haiti's Aristide says he's ready to return

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide says he is ready to return home now that a former colleague of his has been elected the country's new leader. Earlier this month, Rene Preval, also a former president, was elected to Haiti's highest office.
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