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Amid Supporters, Haiti Leader Pleads Not Guilty in Drug Case

By Curt Anderson, ap legal affairs writer- Miami With dozens of supporters packing a Miami federal courthouse, a former Haitian coup leader and recent senator-elect pleaded not guilty Friday to decade-old U.S. drug trafficking charges. Guy Philippe entered the plea Friday morning at a brief hearing to a three-count cocaine smuggling and money-laundering conspiracy indictment dating to 2005 that carries…

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Rebel. Drug Fugitive. Hero? Haiti Erupts Over an Arrest

By FRANCES ROBLESJAN. 12, 2017 Guy Philippe, center, greeted villagers in his hometown of Pestel, Haiti, in October. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York TimesMIAMI — Even by the standard of Haitian rebels, Guy Philippe was acting pretty confidently for a man on the D.E.A.’s list of wanted drug traffickers. He publicly sauntered into a government office last week…

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On this day, the ground convulsed in Haiti, killing thousands

At 4:53 p.m. Jan. 12, 2010, Haiti suffered its worst natural disaster. More than 300,000 people died and an equal number were injured; 1.5 million were left homeless. Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com As Haiti remembered the country’s tragic earthquake seven years ago with prayers and songs, Haitians in South Florida also did the same Thursday. The more…

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7 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Millions Still Need Ai

The resilience of the Haitian people has endured through years of natural disasters. On Jan. 12, 2010, a massive earthquake ravaged Haiti, claiming up to 316,000 lives and displacing more than 1.5 million people. Today ― seven years later ― 2.5 million Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid, according to a new report from the United Nations. The…

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