The kingpin demands a total of $17 million in exchange for the hostages, which include 17 US and Canadian missionaries and their children.
A Haitian gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries is asking for $17 million – or $1 million each – to release them.
The gang demanded $1 million for each of the 17 missionaries who were kidnapped on Saturday during a trip to an orphanage in Haiti, US media reported.
Haitians hold nationwide strike to protest wave of kidnappings, days after abduction of a group of missionaries and amid concerns over gang violence in the crisis-stricken Caribbean nation.
A group of between 15 and 17 people, including children, were kidnapped by an armed gang in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, security sources say.
The Florida Reef in the United States is threatened by a rapidly spreading disease that has a mortality rate of 66 to 100 percent. The disease has already begun its spread outside the US.
The Provisional Electoral Council was selected by slain president Moise and faced strong criticism by the public. Before its dismissal, it had set the first round of voting in elections and a constitutional referendum for November 7.
The Haitians were joined by Cubans, Venezuelans and Nicaraguans under the Del Rio International Bridge connecting Mexico to south Texas.
Chief prosecutor asks a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in a case pertaining to the murder of President Jovenel Moïse.
The country’s Central Bank will set rules for such currencies and determine how to license providers of related services.
Already struggling with political paralysis, economic malaise and gang-fuelled violence, Haiti was pushed deeper into turmoil by the earthquake on August 14, which killed nearly 2,200 people.
Hospitals have been incapacitated and quake survivors cry for help in the Caribbean country amid slow aid efforts after Saturday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake killed more than 2,000 and left 30,000 families homeless.
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