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Switzerland court orders return of assets to family of Haiti ex-president Duvalier
The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland announced Wednesday that $4.6 million seized from the bank accounts of former Haitian president Jean-Claude Duvalier must be returned to his family. The decision , made just hours before the January 12 Hai (More)
US citizens arrested after trying to remove children from Haiti
Haitian authorities confirmed Sunday that 10 US citizens have been arrested after attempting to bus 33 children across the border into the neighboring Dominican Republic. Haitian Social Affairs Minister Yves Christallin said that a total of 12 peopl (More)
UN rights chief urges improvement in treatment of Haitians
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday that strengthening human rights is an integral part of the rebuilding process in Haiti. In her remarks, Pillay mentioned the role that the inhumane living conditions may have had in (More)
Obama approves tax benefit for Haiti earthquake relief
US President Barack Obama on Friday signed a bill that will allow Americans to claim contributions made to Haitian earthquake relief efforts as a deduction on their 2009 federal income tax returns. Under the new law, monetary donations made betwe (More)
Haiti earthquake refugees may not migrate to US: DHS secretary
US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Friday that Haitians who arrived illegally after last week's earthquake would be sent back to Haiti. Napolitano told a news conference that Haitians should not view the earthquake as an (More)
US grants humanitarian parole to Haiti orphans
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Monday that the US will allow Haitian orphans into the country to receive needed care in the aftermath of last week's earthquake . The humanitarian parole policy , which grants individu (More)
Haiti confronts rising lawlessness after earthquake
Local police struggled to maintain law and order in Haiti while awaiting the deployment of more US troops on Monday, as looting and vigilantism rose among increasingly desperate and frustrated survivors of the earthquake that struck the country last (More)
US removal of illegal Haitians put on hold after earthquake
Haitian nationals already present in the US on January 12 have been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and will be allowed to continue living and working in the US for the next 18 months regardless of their immigration status, Department of Ho (More)
Haiti inmates escape collapsed central prison in earthquake aftermath
A UN spokesperson acknowledged Wednesday that Haiti's main prison in the capital Port-au-Prince collapsed in Tuesday's earthquake, and many of the inmates have escaped. As US President Barack Obama sent thousands of troops to help with the (More)