Haiti Fast Facts – CNN

Capital: Port-au-Prince Ethnic Groups: Black 95%, mixed and White 5% Religion: Roman Catholic 54.7%, Protestant 28.5% (Baptist 15.4%, Pentecostal 7.9%, Adventist 3%, Methodist 1.5%, other .7%), Voodoo 2.1%, other 4.6% Unemployment: 40.6% (2010 est.) Timeline 1492 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island and names it Hispaniola. 1697 – Spain recognizes France’s claim to the… Continue reading Haiti Fast Facts – CNN

‘Haiti is reeling:’ Earthquake survivors overwhelm hospitals in disaster-hit nation

The quake, which struck the southwest of the country, left at least 2,189 dead and more than 12,268 injured, the country’s civil protection agency said Wednesday. Search and rescue efforts are being hampered by a lack of resources and by heavy rains, which have caused mudslides that blocked roads in the region. In an address… Continue reading ‘Haiti is reeling:’ Earthquake survivors overwhelm hospitals in disaster-hit nation

Haiti earthquake has affected 1.2 million people, says UNICEF

The quake left at least 1,941 people dead and more than 6,900 injured; that toll is expected to rise in the coming days, but search and rescue efforts are being hampered by a lack of resources and by heavy rains, which have caused mudslides that blocked roads in the region. Tropical Storm Grace, which hit… Continue reading Haiti earthquake has affected 1.2 million people, says UNICEF

Death toll in Haiti rises as tropical storm hits earthquake zone

Tropical Depression Grace moved across the southern coast of Hispaniola, the island comprising Haiti and the Dominican Republic, late Monday, bringing with it sustained winds and heavy rain, according to CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward. Rain is forecast to lighten during the morning hours Tuesday and will last into the afternoon into the far western portions… Continue reading Death toll in Haiti rises as tropical storm hits earthquake zone

Mexico drug cartel threatens prominent news anchor for her coverage of the group

In the video posted on Monday, a masked man claiming to be the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), threatens to track down and “get” Milenio TV anchor Azucena Uresti for her coverage of the cartel. Uresti regularly covers cartel violence and self-styled civilian militias formed to defend communities against organized crime in… Continue reading Mexico drug cartel threatens prominent news anchor for her coverage of the group

Bill Davis, former Premier of Ontario, dies at 92

“Mr. Davis spent more than 25 years serving his province and was the second longest serving Premier of Ontario. He led the province for 14 years during a transformative time in its history,” Trudeau said in a statement. “As Premier, and as a long-serving Minister of Education, he established TVOntario and oversaw the creation of… Continue reading Bill Davis, former Premier of Ontario, dies at 92

Tiger kills woman working at Chilean safari park

The woman, who has not been identified by police, was among staff cleaning and performing maintenance work in the big cats’ enclosure at a safari park in the city of Rancagua, 90 kilometers (60 miles) south of the capital Santiago. Visitors drive through the safari feature, where animals can move freely. When staff are working… Continue reading Tiger kills woman working at Chilean safari park

Bolsonaro is sowing doubt in Brazil’s electoral system. His claims could endanger his own candidacy.

After a series of claims by Bolsonaro that the country’s electronic voting system is insufficient and that it has been “violated” in past years, Brazil’s Superior Electoral Court (TSE), which oversees elections, has opened an administrative inquiry into the president’s statements. It has also requested that Bolsonaro be investigated as part of a larger ongoing… Continue reading Bolsonaro is sowing doubt in Brazil’s electoral system. His claims could endanger his own candidacy.

Mexico sues gun makers over flow of arms from US to Mexico

“This flood is not a natural phenomenon or an inevitable consequence of the gun business or of U.S. gun laws. It is the foreseeable result of the Defendants’ deliberate actions and business practices,” the complaint reads. Major brands Smith & Wesson, Colt and Glock are among the nearly dozen defendants named in the suit. The… Continue reading Mexico sues gun makers over flow of arms from US to Mexico

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro will be investigated over unproven voter fraud claims

Wednesday’s ruling resulted from Bolsonaro missing a deadline on Monday to present any proof of his claims. The Supreme Court will now lead an investigation into the dissemination of “fake news” about the court and its members, as well as looking into a supposed “digital militia” financed by private companies to do so. Bolsonaro has… Continue reading Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro will be investigated over unproven voter fraud claims