An associate of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier said Tuesday a judge has decided to open a formal investigation of the former dictator.Mona Bernadeau, a Senate candidate from Duvalier's political party, says Duvalier has been facing questions from the judge in a closed-door legal session since being
Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who yesterday returned to his island nation from exile, was just taken into custody by police in Port-au-Prince, the cable news networks are reporting.The Associated Press writes that:"The former dictator known as 'Baby Doc' was led through th
Jean-Claude Duvalier, once known as Haiti's president-for-life, has made a surprising returned from exile.The former dictator known as "Baby Doc" is in Port-au-Prince for the first time since he was deposed and forced to flee to Paris in 1986.Duvalier landed at the Port-au-Prince airport Sunday nigh
Last February, violinist Romel Joseph was being treated at a Miami hospital for injuries he suffered during the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The school he founded in Port-au-Prince had literally crushed him in the quake.
The AP and the Miami Herald are reporting that President Obama will move to allow student and religious groups to travel to Cuba.The Herald reports:A senior Obama official told The Miami Herald the much-expected move to expand cultural, religious and educational travel to Cuba is p
A year ago in the Haitian city of Port-au-Prince, a magnitude seven earthquake turned the city into a death-trap.Earthquake engineers say many casualties could have been avoided if buildings had been built better. So now engineers are trying to improve construction standards as Haiti rebuilds.
"The number of people killed by flooding and mudslides in south-east Brazil has reached 348," the BBC reports, citing local officials as its sources.Reuters is putting the death toll at 361.The Associated Press writes that "driving rains sent tons of rusty red earth sliding into Brazilian mountain