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Protesters calling for the resignation of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry run after police fired tear gas to disperse them in the Delmas area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“Haitian people are living in what may be easily compared to hell,” Jean Denis Saint Félix, S.J., says. “No electricity, no running water, no transportation because there is no fuel. Unhealthy conditions everywhere.”
A soldier wearing a ski mask and holding a gun hides behind a broken-down car.
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
A coalition of 20 religious orders has sent an open letter to the U.N. requesting direct intervention against violent gangs in Haiti.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Benjamin E. Heidgerken
Catholicism was the established religion of colonial Haiti, the site of one of the largest populations of enslaved peoples in the Americas.
Haitian migrants line up as they wait for a QR code to register their migratory situation in Tapachula, Mexico, Dec. 29, 2021. The Diocese of Nuevo Laredo has issued and urgent appeal for assistance as hundreds of Haitian migrants arrive in the oft-violent city hoping to apply for asylum in the United States when Title 42 ends in May. (CNS photo/Jose Torres, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“Haitians have been making their way north, trying to find a safer, more prosperous place” to work and live.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kerry Kennedy
Haitian asylum seekers are entitled to our protection, writes Kerry Kennedy after a visit to the border community of Del Rio, Texas. Instead, we have subjected them to abuse and immediate deportation.
Felician Sisters Marilyn Minter and Inga Borko treat a young patient in Jacmel. Photo courtesy of the Felician Sisters of North America
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
To outsiders, the situation can appear completely beyond repair, but that is not the reality Sister Marilyn has come to know in Jacmel. “People need to hear that Haitians are survivors,” she said. “They are people of hope.”