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UNITED NATIONS – Sandra Honoré, head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH), said the mission will cease operations in Haiti within six months.  Addressing the United Nations Security Council last month, Honoré said progress achieved during the past 13 years in Haiti’s stabilization process is notable and it “is therefore timely to reshape the partnership among the international community, the United Nations and Haiti with a view to ensuring the sustainability of this progress.
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - A project has been launched by President Jovenel Moise to rebuild the presidential palace in Haiti that was destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 2010. Moise, in a statement issued last month, said the new palace will be built on the same location.  “For many, the post-earthquake reconstruction has not begun as long as the National Palace has not been rebuilt,” said Moise in an address from the temporary presidential residence on the grounds of the collapsed palace.
Some 4,000 Haitians are still stuck in Tijuana, Mexico after failing to benefit from a special humanitarian parole to enter the United States last September, according to Haitian actor Jimmy Jean Louis. Jean Louis visited some of the shelters housing Haitians with actor and writer Rainn Wilson and posted the pictures with a call to action on his Twitter account last month.
News Americas, CARACAS, Venezuela, Fri. May 5, 2017: Venezuela’s President Nicholas Maduro continued his attempt to hold on to power Thursday with a constitutional rewrite even as thousands continued protests in the streets and the death toll from the protests since early April rose past 35 and the injury count to 437 people according to Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega. So who are the victims of the fierce clashes to date? Here they are as compiled from several news reports including CNN and Telesur.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 5, 2017: Ten Caribbean nations stand out for the most users of Facebook, according to the latest data from Internet World Stats (IWS). The data shows undoubtedly that more and more nationals from the region are signing on to the social media site. The top 10 nations with the most FB users based on News Americas analysis are:
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