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Haiti Mayor Says He Plans to Clear Huge Quake Camp

August 14, 2011

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Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti » Blog Archive » Haiti Mayor Says He Plans to Clear Huge Quake Camp (Miami Herald) Haiti Mayor Says He Plans to Clear Huge Quake Camp (Miami Herald) 12 August 2011 Comments: 0 By. Tren­ton Daniel, Asso­ci­ated Press July 10, 2011– PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Thou­sands of Haitians liv­ing in […]

VIDEO: WikiLeaks Haiti Exposes How the US Blocked Aristide’s Return After 2004 Coup – Dem Now, Plus Article

August 12, 2011

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The following Democracy Now video and Nation magazine article reveal how a shameless US and its equally shameless diplomatic counterparts from France, Canada, the UN and the Vatican collaborated to keep former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide from returning to Haiti after the 2004 coup.  Edmond Mulet, a Guatemalan diplomat who served as head of the UN […]

HAITI: US State Dept. Issues “Book-Length” Travel Warning “Given the Possibility and Unpredictability of Violent Protests?” More Like Cover for Severe Repression of Haitians

August 9, 2011

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Martelly has big problems.  As mentioned here repeatedly, Martelly came to office without a mandate because his only constituency is the US which hand-picked him to run the country.  Further, the Haitian Parliament continues to reject his PM nominees.  The huge number of Haitians still living in temporary housing some 18 months after the earthquake, […]

In Haiti, Inaction Speaks Louder than Words: Hurricane Emily’s Near-Miss Too Close for IDP Camps

August 8, 2011

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In Haiti, Inaction Speaks Louder Than Words: Hurricane Emily’s Near-Miss Too Close for Island’s Displaced Persons Camps (CounterPunch) 8 August 2011 Comments: 0 By. Mark Schuller and Mark Sny­der, CounterPunch August 7, 2011– There is a Hait­ian proverb, se bouch ki manje tout manje, men se pa bouch ki pale tout pawòl, the mouth eats […]

What Happens When You Come to Office Without a Mandate? Martelly is Finding Out – His Second PM Nomination Rejected by Parliament

August 3, 2011

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Martelly was put in office, not by the people of Haiti, but through the electoral sorcery of the Organization of American States under the direction of the US.  Without a real mandate, Martelly is finding how tough it is to form a government and is in a pickle now that the Parliament has formally rejected […]

Protests Over Evictions in Haiti Blocks Traffic

August 2, 2011

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The Associated Press: Protest over evictions in Haiti blocks traffic By TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press – 17 hours ago PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protesters pitched tents and laid down in the middle of one of the busiest streets in the Haitian capital Monday to protest efforts to remove them from a private lot where they […]

Haitians Protest for End of United Nations Presence in Haiti

July 31, 2011

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Haitians Protest for End of United Nations Presence in Haiti Published on Saturday, 30 July 2011 13:15 Written by Gaetant Guevara Destroying flags at protest – more photos link below PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Sit in by civil society organizations against the presence of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) on the 96th anniversary […]

Listen to Eye Witness Accounts of the Silvio Cator Stadium Eviction – Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

July 28, 2011

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Listen to Jocy Brooks and Greger Calhan speak on the Silvio Cator Stadium eviction 28 July 2011 Comments: 0 With the help of the Cen­ter for Con­sti­tu­tional Rights (CCR)‘s Ella Baker Fel­lows pro­gram, BAI legal interns Jocy Brooks and Greger Cal­han, sup­ported our team at the BAI’s Port-au-Prince office this summer. In this pod­cast, Jocy […]

Press Release: Human Rights Groups Denounce Haitian Govt.’s Unlawful Evictions of Homeless Earthquake Survivors

July 22, 2011

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Press Release: Football over Families: Human Rights Groups Denounce Haitian Government’s Unlawful Eviction of Homeless Earthquake Survivors from Stadium (IJDH-BAI) 21 July 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Con­tacts: Mario Joseph, Av., Bureau des Avo­cats Inter­na­tionaux, mario@ijdh.org, 509‑3701-9879 (French) Jeena Shah, Esq., Insti­tute for Jus­tice and Democ­racy in Haiti, jeena@ijdh.org, 509‑3610-2781 (English) Beat­rice Lind­strom, Esq., Insti­tute for […]

Haiti WikiLeaks Spark Political Furor and Elite Drama

July 21, 2011

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10 Haiti Wikileaks Spark Political Furor and Elite Drama by Dan Coughlin The release of secret U.S. Embassy cables has provoked a maelstrom in Haitian politics, threatening the approval of a prime minister-designate, damaging the career of a leading right-wing politician, and throwing Haiti’s tiny and ultra-rich elite into a paroxysm of public mea culpas. […]