FRANCE 24 spoke to Jerry Tardieu, national coordinator of Haiti's "En Avant" (Forwards) political movement and a former opposition MP. Haiti is still reeling from the July assassination of the president, as well as recent kidnappings of missionaries and a deadly earthquake. Tardieu told us that the widespread chaos in the country can be explained by "a collusive relationship" between the authorities and all-powerful armed gangs. Gangs now control "most neighbourhoods of the capital" Port-au-Prince, Tardieu said.
Hundreds of Haitian migrants trek through Colombia's Darien Gap jungle, crossing river streams and going up swampy roads to reach Panama, their next step towards their dream of a better life in the United States. The Darien Gap -- a 1,430,000-acre (575,000-hectare) jungle is one of the world's most dangerous routes, according to UNICEF. It is infested with armed gangs and drug traffickers who often rob or attack the migrants crossing it.
The US plans to put most of the 10,000 Haitian migrants under a bridge on the Mexico border on planes home. US authorities can bypass asylum seekers' rights based on a Trump-era pandemic order.
The Biden administration says it is investigating reports of border agents on horseback charging at migrants near a riverside camp in Texas.
WHO chief Tedros 'shocked' by 'tragic' assassination of Haitian president.
9 Oct 2018
Haitians are living in tents, outside their damaged homes, after an earthquake hit the northern part of the island on Saturday (October 6), killing at least 14 people and sparking a scramble by rescue agencies to help residents of the worst-hit towns in the impoverished Caribbean country.
13 Jan 2018
Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello says Trump's comments about Haitian and African immigrants are "S-H-I-T-T-Y."