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Haiti Headlines: Parliament Rejects Prez’ Choice for PM, Martelly Celebrates Haiti Health Week by Going to US for a Check-up, and UN Says Don’t Forcibly Repatriate Haitians

June 21, 2011

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Haitian president’s pick for prime minister rejected Martelly’s first, big political defeat.  Given that both Bill and Hillary Clinton are Martelly’s new, best friends, I imagine they will try to find a way to dissolve Parliament. Martelly Launches Health Week in Haiti, Travels to U.S. for Routine Check-up Martelly could have stayed in Haiti and […]

“No Houses that Aristide Built Fell Down in the Earthquake:” Disaster Capitalism and the Housing Vultures

June 21, 2011

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Disaster Capitalism in Haiti Leaves Displaced with Few Choices by Isabel Macdonald Monday June 20, 2011 From the balcony of her second story Port-au-Prince apartment, Mary Ander had a particularly good view of former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s tour last week of Haiti’s soon-to-be-launched “Building Back Better Communities” housing expo, a Haitian Ministry of Tourism […]

Sanctions on Venezuela: A Known History

June 3, 2011

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PROGRESO WEEKLY Sanctions on Venezuela: A known history Wednesday, 01 June 2011 14:45 By Jesús Arboleya Cervera Assistant Secretary of State James Steinberg recently announced Hillary Clinton’s decision to impose sanctions on seven foreign companies, including Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), for “cooperating with Iran’s energy industry,” which, according to what the Secretary stated, violates the […]

ALBA Leads “Collective Rejection” of US Sanctions Against Venezuela

May 28, 2011

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ALBA Leads ‘Collective Rejection’ of U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Juan Reardon. Venezuelanalysis. May 26, 2011 http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/6220 Mérida – On Wednesday the Latin American nations that make up the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA) joined regional voices in their “indignation and rejection” of the U.S. government’s decision to impose unilateral sanctions against […]

Democracy, Haitian Style by Stephen Lendman

May 10, 2011

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Here is yet another assessment of Haiti’s new President, Michel Martelly.  The author, Stephen Lendman, provides excellent political analysis and forecasts how Martelly might perform his two most important tasks — keeping the U. S. happy and keeping the Haitian pe0ple in check. DEMOCRACY, HAITIAN STYLE By Stephen Lendman (about the author)       Page 1 […]

HAITI: Sweet Mickey’s Military

April 21, 2011

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President Aristide’s most popular decision while in office was to abolish the Haitian army.   With no  foreign enemies and a ridiculous drain on Haiti’s precious annual budget, getting rid of the army was a wise fiscal decision. But, the decision’s popularity was because the primary source of state-sponsored repression against the Haitian people would be […]

Interview: Aristide’s Lawyer, Ira Kurzban, Says US Gave “Green Light” for Duvalier’s Arrival in Haiti, But Blocked Aristide’s Return

January 27, 2011

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Former Haitian President Aristide’s Attorney: Washington Gave “Green Light” for Duvalier’s Arrival in Haiti At the same time, U.S. continued to block exiled President Aristide’s return Posted Jan. 26, 2011  Real Audio   MP3 Interview with Ira Kurzban, attorney representing exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, conducted by Scott Harris The return of ex-Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby […]

Haiti Liberte – Kim Ives: A Class Analysis of Baby Doc: Mothballed Playboy Dictator Recalled to Service

January 20, 2011

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  Excellent background and analysis from Kim Ives.  I encourage you to share this article widely.  A Class Analysis of Baby Doc: Mothballed Playboy Dictator Recalled to Service       By Kim Ives  The big question Haitians are asking is: who is behind Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s surprise arrival in Haiti with an expired Haitian […]

Written Statement from Pres. Aristide: He’s Ready to Return to Haiti

January 19, 2011

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  Dr Jean-Bertrand Aristide Former President of Haiti 19 January 2011 I would like to thank the government and the people of South Africa for the historic hospitality, deeply rooted in Ubuntu, extended to my family and I. Since my forced arrival in the Mother Continent six and a half years ago, the people of […]

Baby Doc’s Lawyer Says He is A “Political Man” and Has “Right to Run” for Haitian Presidency

January 19, 2011

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In a bizarre interview with Al Jazeera’s Sebastian Walker, one of Jean-Claude Duvalier’s lawyers says Baby Doc is a political man and has the right to run for President.  The lawyer also said that if Haiti wanted to bring charges against Baby Doc, it should have done so within ten years of his departure.  The […]