Haiti gang demands $17 million ransom for US and Canadian missionaries

America 10/20/21, 03:06

A Haitian gang is demanding $17 million to release 17 abducted U.S. and Canadian nationals they kidnapped on Saturday, Oct. 16 in Haiti. The gang captured the missionaries using heavy firearms as they traveled by bus to an airport in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. The missionaries are associated with an ...

17 missionaries are among hundreds more kidnapped so far in 2021

Central America 10/18/21, 15:51

A Haitian criminal gang suspected of kidnapping 16 American missionaries and 1 Canadian allegedly did the same to many more earlier in the year. Authorities confirmed seven women, six men and five children are the latest Mawozo 400 abductees so far in 2021. They were abducted after visiting an orphanage they ...

Armed gang member suspected of abducting US missionaries

Central America 10/17/21, 16:47

Seventeen U.S. missionaries were kidnapped at gunpoint on Oct. 16. Authorities are investigating what appears to be a gang-style abduction of missionaries and loved ones in the Haitian capitol of Port-au-Prince. Haitian security officials claim an armed 400 Mawozo gang-member stopped the group during a bus trip to Toussaint Louverture International Airport. ...

DHS halts horse patrols in Del Rio

U.S. 09/24/21, 01:41

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Thursday, Sept. 23 that it had temporarily stopped border patrols in Del Rio from using horses during their duty patrols.  "We have ceased the use of the horse patrol in Del Rio temporarily," a DHS official said in a call with reporters, according ...

Fox News drones allowed to fly over crowded migrant areas after an initial ban

U.S. 09/18/21, 02:15

On Friday, Sept. 17, Fox News said that its drones are now allowed to continue hovering around the Texas-Mexico border after initially being banned. "FoxNews applied this morning and has received clearance to operate from now until the end of September in the restricted airspace," the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced ...

Texas shuts down 6 entry points to stop thousands of migrants at border

U.S. 09/16/21, 23:28

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is closing down six entry points along the southern border over a new massive influx of asylum seekers, Fox News reported on Thursday, Sept. 16. As updated by Fox News reporter Bill Melugin, the number of illegal migrants gathering under the International Bridge in Del Rio, ...

Possible mastermind of Haitian president’s assassination arrested

America 07/12/21, 15:44

As investigations into the brutal assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse continue, Haitian authorities have announced the arrest of Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a doctor living in Florida, USA, as the possible mastermind of the assassination.  Haitian National Police Director General Léon Charles announced, "When the bandits' advance was blocked, the first ...

Without Venezuela’s oil, Haiti struggles to keep lights on

America 05/16/19, 23:06

When her daughter was 4 years old, Jennifer Jean started a small catering business in Bourdon, a lower middle-class district of the Haitian capital.Starting with the occasional wedding or corporate meeting, she grew the business into a venture that earned her as much as $1,000 a month, enough to pay ...

Global migrants’ journey stalls in southern Mexico

World 04/28/19, 12:51

Thousands fleeing conflict or poverty in Nigeria, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Haiti and Cuba have traveled across oceans, through the jungles and mountains of South America, up through Central America, on a route that — so far — ends here: the steamy, crumbling Mexican city of Tapachula, near the Guatemala border. Over 1,500 ...

Venezuela is key topic between Trump and Caribbean leaders

Politics 03/22/19, 00:09

The political and economic crisis in Venezuela tops the agenda of President Donald Trump's meeting Friday with leaders from the Caribbean, a region that has been far from united in joining the U.S. call for the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro. Trump is hosting the leaders of Jamaica, Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican ...

US military vet recounts arrests in Haiti to

America 03/21/19, 12:42

An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a more than $50 million contract at the country's central bank.Chris Osman, a 44-year-old retired ...

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