Ex-protester, far-right lawmaker to meet in Chilean runoff
A conservative lawmaker with a history of defending Chile’s military dictatorship and a former student protest leader are headed to a polarizing presidential runoff after failing to garner enough votes to win the country’s election outrightwashingtonpost.com
Newly-discovered coronavirus in humans comes from dogs, research shows
What’s more, they report that the virus seems similar to one that infected several children in Malaysia between 2017 and 2018. Researchers found no evidence that those who contracted the canine coronavirus in Haiti or Malaysia had infected other humans, though Lednicky says it can’t be ruled out. “There have been eight coronaviruses found in humans,” Lednicky said, adding that the one discovered in the U.S. medical team members and Malaysian children would constitute the eighth known coronavirus. Other animals that probably contracted SARS-CoV-2 from humans include pet cats, dogs, ferrets, some animals in zoos and mink on mink farms, according to the CDC. A concern, Lednicky says, is that in the case of deer, for instance, the coronavirus could mutate, infect humans and create another health crisis.mlive.com
"No photo!": A visual essay of Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti is not one story. Photographer Roberto Abd, working with reporter Alberto Arce, spent four weeks in Haiti and came away with a kaleidoscopic collection of images -- fragments of slices of life in a tumultuous land. One Saturday evening, after a shootout between policemen and a gang, Abd saw a corpse laying face-down in the street with passersby averting their gazes in a common form of self-defense: See no evil to save yourself.news.yahoo.com
Faith, fellowship holds tiny Michigan town together following Haitian kidnapping of mother, 4 kids
HART, MI – As the nation looks closely to Haiti where 17 U.S.-based missionaries were recently kidnapped, a small West Michigan town prays and waits anxiously for the safe return of six of their own. Residents in the small town are relying on one another and their faith to get them through this international ordeal where a mother and her four children are among the kidnapping victims.mlive.com
‘Strongest together’: Support for West Michigan family kidnapped in Haiti shown by their small hometown
OCEANA COUNTY, MI – A small community in West Michigan is attempting to stick together in response to a local family being kidnapped in Haiti. Five of the kidnapped missionaries – one parent and four children – are Hart residents and members of Hart Dunkard Brethren Church. The local family is not being identified due to safety concerns, but the youngest from the family is under age 10, Marks said. RELATED: West Michigan family, including four kids, among 17 missionaries kidnapped in HaitiMarks said he spoke over the phone on Saturday with the father of the West Michigan family, who attended the Haiti mission trip but was not one of the kidnapped missionaries. The group of kidnapped missionaries includes five children ranging in ages from 8 months to 15 years, and adults ranging from 18 to 48, according to a statement from Christian Aid Ministries.mlive.com
The Trailer’s guide to the November congressional elections
Three new members of Congress will officially or essentially be chosen in special elections happening Nov. 2: The general elections in Ohio’s 11th and 15th congressional districts and the Democratic primary for Florida’s 20th.washingtonpost.com
Family from west Michigan among missionaries held captive in Haiti
A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group demanded $1 million ransom per person, although authorities were not clear whether that amount included the five children being held, a top Haitian official said Tuesday.
Mitch Albom shares perspective on mission work in Haiti after 17 missionaries kidnapped by gang
Seventeen missionaries including children were kidnapped by a gang in Haiti over the weekend. The group is comprised of 16 Americans and a Canadian. They’re with the Ohio-based organization Christian Aid Ministries. The work the missionaries are doing in Haiti is similar to humanitarian efforts by Detroit’s own Mitch Albom.
Eye Opener: American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti
More than a dozen American missionaries have been kidnapped by a gang in Haiti. Also, jury selection begins in the murder trial of the men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.news.yahoo.com
Congressman Andy Levin criticizes Biden administration's response to migrant camp
The Biden administration's special envoy to Haiti resigned following the expulsions of Haitian migrants to their home country. Thousands of migrants have been camping under a bridge on the southern border in Texas for several days, and the White House now says horses will no longer be used at the Del Rio border after video footage showed agents aggressively dispersing Haitians. Congressman Andy Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss that and efforts to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and keep the federal government from shutting down.news.yahoo.com
Mexican forces surround border migrant camp
CIUDAD ACUÑA, Mexico (AP) — A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller at dawn Thursday, while across the river in Mexico, Haitian migrants in a growing camp awoke surrounded by security forces as a helicopter thundered overhead . The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, submitted a letter of resignation protesting the “inhumane” large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants, U.S. officials said Thursday. In Mexico, migrants who had camped in a park beside the river in Ciudad Acuña found state police trucks spaced every 30 feet or so between their tents and the water’s edge.news.yahoo.com
U.S. preparing to nearly double deportations to Haiti
The United States is preparing to nearly double the number of Haitians being deported Haiti starting Wednesday, raising alarm that thousands of cash-strapped migrants will add a new dimension to the humanitarian crisis in a country torn apart by violence, natural disaster and political strife.washingtonpost.com
WorldView: Rival Taliban leaders clash; prosecutor in Haiti assassination probe fired
BBC News reported two Taliban leaders argued over who did the most to secure the group's victory in Afghanistan and how power has been divided. Meanwhile, a new chief prosecutor in Haiti was sworn in just hours after his predecessor asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in relation to the July assassination of President Jovenel Moise, and nine activists and former lawmakers in Hong Kong were sentenced to up to 10 months in jail each for their roles in a candlelight vigil last year to remember the Tiananmen Square massacre. Also, French health care workers face a deadline to have at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine or face unpaid suspension. CBS News' Haley Ott joined "CBSN AM" from London with those international headlines.news.yahoo.com
In Haiti, close relation between the living and the dead
Haiti’s unusually close relationship between the living and the dead has helped hide, in part, the huge toll of Saturday’s earthquake: people in Haiti want to be close to their deceased relatives, to the point of sometimes burying themselves in their front yards.
Officials: 400 escape, 25 dead after Haiti prison breakout
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2021 file photo, Arnel Joseph is returned to the National Penitentiary after being brought before a judge in handcuffs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)PORT-AU-PRINCE – PORT-AU-Haitian authorities announced Friday that more than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison breakout, making it the country's largest and deadliest one in a decade, with the prison director and a powerful gang leader among those killed. The prison is known for a 2014 breakout in which more than 300 of the 899 inmates being held there at the time escaped. At the time of Thursday's breakout, the prison held 1,542 inmates, nearly twice its capacity. Haiti's largest prison breakout in recent history occurred after the devastating 2010 earthquake in which more than 4,200 inmates fled the notorious National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince.
8 dead, including prison director, after Haiti jail break
Recaptured inmates are led by police outside the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison after an attempted breakout, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. At least seven people were killed on Thursday after several inmates tried to escape from the prison, eyewitnesses told The Associated Press. CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS – CROIX-DES-A prison director was among at least eight people killed on Thursday after several inmates tried to escape from a prison in Haiti’s capital, a police officer and witnesses said. AdAt the time of the 2014 breakout, the prison held 899 inmates, some 130 over its capacity. It wasn’t immediately clear if they were inmates.
Haiti braces for unrest as opposition demands new president
Opposition leaders are demanding Moïse’s resignation and legislative elections to restart a Parliament dissolved a year ago. They claim that Moïse’s five-year term is legally ending — that it began when former President Michel Martelly's term expired in February 2016. He also said the constitutional referendum won't give Moïse more power but said changes are needed to the 1987 document. François said he won't take part in the “circus act” of voting in the referendum or elections. “This is a country of corruption.”Moïse has faced numerous calls for resignation since taking office, with protests roiling Haiti since late 2017.
Adam Wainwright wins MLB's Roberto Clemente Award
NEW YORK – Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has won the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for community involvement and philanthropy. The effort provided more than 4 million meals to prevent childhood hunger during the coronavirus pandemic and nearly 8 million meals in all. Let’s go there even more now.’”A 39-year-old right-hander, Wainwright is a free agent after spending all 15 of his big league seasons with the Cardinals. The award usually is announced during the World Series but was delayed this year until Monday because of the pandemic. Wainwright thought back to gathering donors at the ballpark back in 2013 when the foundation was just starting.
A decade after deadly cholera epidemic, Haiti awaits help
Cholera was introduced to Haiti’s largest river in October 2010 by sewage from a nearby base of U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal. Six years later, the U.N. acknowledged it played a role in the epidemic and had not done enough to help fight cholera in Haiti, but the organization has not specifically said it introduced the disease. One of the biggest concerns a decade after the epidemic began is the ongoing lack of funds to help those affected. In a recent letter to leaders around the world, the secretary-general asked for more contributions for cholera victims. Among them was 72-year-old Simon Louis, who also survived cholera and is a member of a local group pursuing reparations.
Fierce storm surge feared as Laura bears down on Gulf Coast
A girl wades towards her flooded home the day after the passing of Tropical Storm Laura in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Laura battered the Dominican Republic and Haiti on it's way to the U.S. Gulf Coast, where forecaster fear it could become a major hurricane. Now forecasters are turning their attention the Gulf Coast, where up to 11 feet (3.4 meters) of sea water storm surge could inundate the coastline from High Island in Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana, the hurricane center said. Hurricane Rita then struck southwest Louisiana that Sept. 24 as a Category 3 storm. We might have dodged a bullet with Marco, and obviously some people along the Gulf Coast are not going to be as blessed as us.___Martin reported from Marietta, Georgia.
Storm Marco closes in on Louisiana as Laura buffets Cuba
A girl wades towards her flooded home the day after the passing of Tropical Storm Laura in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Laura battered the Dominican Republic and Haiti on it's way to the U.S. Gulf Coast, where forecaster fear it could become a major hurricane. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
More harm than good: Compassion is noble, but what does Haiti really need, 10 years after quake?
“Deep down, I know there was an element of trying to get a pat on the back,” Albert said. “That’s when they completely blew me away with their response.”What the community leaders essentially told Albert and Zelaya was this: Thanks for your efforts and compassion, but you actually did more harm than good. The experience was such an eye-opener that it led Albert and Zelaya to a greater purpose and mission. “That goes back to the negative aid that is undermining the natural development of the Haitian people,” Albert said. The two discovered that nearly 80% of Haitian teachers haven’t been properly trained, and 60% of kids dropped out of classes during elementary school.
Thousands of Haitians seek medical help from US Navy ship
A man holds an ill baby as he sits with US military doctors who arrived on the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, as Haitians get free treatment, at the Killick Coast Guard Base, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Haitians are getting free access to U.S. military doctors from the ship on a first-come, first-serve basis for general, pediatric, dental, ophthalmological and orthopedic care. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)PORT-AU-PRINCE Thousands of Haitians with problems including diabetes and bullet injuries are hoping to be treated aboard the USNS Comfort, which docked in Port-au-Prince this week for its last stop of a five-month medical mission. The visit of the U.S. Navy hospital ship comes as violent demonstrations and street barricades have led several hospitals across the country to run out of medical supplies. The two live in the town of Jacmel and had been traveling since 4 a.m.More than 900 personnel were providing care aboard the ship and at a Haitian Coast Guard base.