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Haiti Receives Support From The U.S. & Canada To Combat Gangs – Yahoo News

Haiti received support from the United States and Canada Saturday through armored vehicles and supplies as gangs threatened to overthrow the government.
In a statement from the U.S. State Department, the government of Haiti purchased the equipment but did not express what supplies were sent to Port-au-Prince.
“This team (Haitian National Police) will assist in their fight against criminal figures who are inciting violence, obstructing the flow of critically needed humanitarian aid, and preventing the spread of cholera,” according to the State Department, as reported by NationWorldNews.com.
To add insult to injury, Haiti is also going through a severe case of Cholera, with nearly 600 suspected cases, 300 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths. Experts say that conditions could still be worse than reported, as The Pan-American Health Organization indicated.
Support from the U.S. and Canada comes one month after the gang took over a fuel terminal in Haiti and demanded Prime Minister Ariel Henry resign.
Protestors are blocking roads in major cities to combat the rise in gas prices after the Prime Minister claimed he could no longer subsidize gasoline and diesel. Since the gang seized the terminal, gas stations have closed, and hospitals, grocery stores, and banks are operating fewer hours due to the lack of fuel, water, and other resources.
This past Saturday, the gang hit another fuel terminal for a second time and left with 28,000 gallons of fuel with full force against the terminal’s surveillance and emergency personnel. This was the second time in the same week that shooters had taken over the fuel terminal.
The congress of El Salvador has voted to extend President Nayib Bukele’s emergency powers to crack down on gangs for yet another month. The crackdown appears to have widespread popular support despite evidence of abuses. More than 60,000 people have been arrested under the measures, which suspend some constitutional rights and gives police more powers to arrest and hold suspects.
Organizers working to recall New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said they are confident enough voters are dissatisfied with her leadership and will oust her from office.
Videos have surfaced of an incident in Haiti aboard the Navy's hospital ship USNS Comfort that led to 19 people falling into the water and injuries to two sailors Monday evening.
FOX13 is working to learn more details after three students were reportedly found with weapons at a high school in North Mississippi.
New research finds Russian groups targeted former President Donald Trump’s social media platform Truth Social during the 2022 midterm elections. The report, conducted by the Stanford Internet Observatory and Graphika, found that Russian groups have moved on from Facebook and Twitter, where they are largely blocked, to targeting conservative-based social media platforms including Gab, Gettr, Parler, in addition to Truth Social.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Argentina's national carrier scheduled two extra flights from Buenos Aires to Qatar to take soccer fans to the World Cup final. Both Aerolineas Argentinas flights sold out quickly. The first one leaves from Argentina's capital on Friday morning, and tickets for that flight were gone within a half-hour of the national team's 3-0 victory over Croatia in the semifinals on Tuesday.
An Irish UN peacekeeper was killed and three others wounded after their convoy came under fire in southern Lebanon, Irish officials said on Thursday.
Pakistani authorities said at least one person was killed and 20 others, including women and children, were wounded when Afghan Taliban forces fired mortars on Thursday toward civilians near the southwestern Chaman border crossing, reflecting increasing tension between the neighboring nations. The latest violence follows a series of deadly incidents and attacks that have strained relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers in recent months. It was not immediately clear what preceded the fire near Chaman, a key trade route between the two sides.
GettyRussian President Vladimir Putin will likely not be making his annual address to the Federal Assembly of Russia this year as his war plans in Ukraine continue to crumble.“The message should be held once a year, and the countdown starts from the previous message. Therefore, the message can take place as early as next year… I believe that this year it will no longer be,” a source in parliament said, according to TASS.Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov confirmed the news.“As far as the message
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) -Clashes erupted once again between the border forces of Afghanistan and Pakistan near the key Chaman-Spin Boldak border crossing on Thursday, resulting in one death and over a dozen injuries, Pakistani officials said. Previously, cross-border shelling and gunfire killed eight Pakistani civilians and one Afghan soldier on Sunday near the same crossing, which connects Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan with the southern Afghan province of Kandahar. Thursday's fighting started when Pakistani forces repairing a portion of the border fence damaged during Sunday's clashes came under attack from the Afghan side of the frontier, a provincial official Balochistan, Zahid Saleem, told Reuters.
The Justice Department says gang-involved minors account for over 11% of all crimes. In Orlando, we’re feeling that in a big way, with the police department saying gangs are responsible for a number of recent high profile shootings.
Ministers are facing a backlash from Tory MPs over plans to house asylum seekers in Pontins holiday camps and student accommodation.
Deputies responded to a home after a dispute over who was allowed to stay there led to a man threatening a couple with a gun.
China’s Cabinet ordered rural areas Friday to prepare for the return of migrant workers this holiday season in hopes of preventing a major surge in COVID-19 cases in communities with limited medical resources. Returnees must wear masks and avoid contact with elderly people and village committees must monitor their movements, the guidelines said, but didn't mention the possibility of isolation or quarantines. China last week dramatically eased some of the world’s strictest COVID-19 containment measures and now says it has shifted focus from prevention and control to treatment.
“You’re actually rooting for it to stop,” he said.
Or is it just hot air?
In one jarring 'Harry & Meghan' moment, Prince Harry suggested that one of the reasons why King Charles III, Kate Middleton, and Prince William struggled with Meghan was because they felt threatened by her being more popular.
STORY: U.S. President Joe Biden tried to jumpstart his nation’s relationship with African countries on Wednesday, after years where the continent was less of a priority and China made inroads with big investments and trade “The United States is all in on Africa’s future and the work we’ve done over the past two years… Because when Africa succeeds, the United States succeeds. Quite frankly, the whole world succeeds as well.” His remarks during a three-day summit with African leaders aim to set the U.S. up as a major partner, even as China’s trade with the continent dwarf’s Americas four times over… On Wednesday Biden listed U.S. firms announcing deals at the summit, including GE and Cisco. And during a White House dinner, Biden addressed what he called America’s ‘original sin’ – the enslavement of millions – and honored their descendants and the broader African diaspora. “Our people lie at the heart of the deep and profound connection that forever binds Africa and the United States together… We remember the stolen men and women and children were brought to our shores in chains, subjected to unimaginable cruelty." Beijing has held its own high-level meetings with African leaders every three years for over two decades. Whereas this week’s U.S. summit is the first of its kind with African nations since 2014, under President Barack Obama. As part of it, Biden promised $55 billion dollars for African food security, climate change and more. He’s also expected to back the African Union’s admission to the G20 during Thursday's summit events. Biden did not mention China on Wednesday, and U.S. officials have been reluctant to frame the gathering as a battle for influence. Washington has also dialed back criticism of Beijing's lending practices and big infrastructure projects. Ahead of the summit, China’s foreign ministry said that its interests in Africa were based on, quote, “sincerity” and that Beijing is opposed to treating the continent as an “arena for great powers to compete with each other”.
The DC Board of Professional Responsibility made a preliminary finding that Giuliani's 2020 lawsuit in Pennsylvania broke at least one ethics rule.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey admitted to making mistakes while leading the social-media company but criticized publication of the 'Twitter Files.'

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