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Killing Them Not So Softly: How Canada and UN Helped Pave Haiti’s Road to Cholera Hell

July 7, 2011

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How We Helped Pave Haiti’s Road to Cholera Hell Canada and the UN have committed public health malpractice on a very large scale. By Crawford Kilian, Today, TheTyee.ca Ambulance drivers take critically ill patients, referred by the Red Cross, to a cholera treatment centre. Credit: Amanda George/British Red Cross/Creative Commons. Login/Register Who’s Reporting on Haiti’s Cholera? […]

For PM, Martelly Picks Former Justice Minister Who Persecuted Aristide Supporters under Illegal Gov’t. Selected by US in 2004

July 6, 2011

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Haitians just can’t get a break.  Bernard Gousse, Martelly’s nominee for Prime Minister, was a particularly evil “justice” minister in the illegal government of Gerard Latortue who was anointed by the 2004 “coup team” of US-France-Canada, a move that violated the Haitian constitution.  Gousse oversaw a justice system that targeted Aristide supporters — hundreds incarcerated […]

CDC Confirms UN Peacekeeper Camp Triggered Cholera Epidemic

June 30, 2011

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A previous UN report on the source of the cholera outbreak failed to acknowledge the evidence that it came from a Nepalese UN camp and appeared to blame Haitian victims instead.  See post on this site:  “UN Withdraws Its Cholera Mea Culpa and Blames Haitian Victims.” Study Says UN Force Brought Cholera to Haiti By […]

HAITI: The Next Round by Robert Roth

June 28, 2011

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HAITI: THE NEXT ROUND by Robert Roth On March 18th, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his family returned home from a 7-year forced exile in South Africa – an exile brought about by the violent U.S.-orchestrated coup in 2004. Up until the last minute, the U.S. government tried to stop the return, with President Obama going […]

HAITI HEADLINES: New MINUSTAH Head Well-Suited to Do US Bidding, Case Against Amnesty for Baby Doc, and UN Says Haiti Institutions Should Get the Dough

June 24, 2011

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Secretary-General Appoints Mariano Fernandez of Chile as Special Representative for Haiti and Head of Stabilization Mission There As the new head of MINUSTAH, Fernandez is well-suited to do the US’ bidding.  Check out his previous diplomatic postings. The Case Against Amnesty for “Baby Doc” Duvalier in Haiti:  Fabrication and Forgiveness Set a Dangerous Precedent Don’t […]

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 […]

Rights Groups File Request with IACHR on Evictions of Displaced Haitians

June 17, 2011

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Press Release: Haiti Government Continues Evicting Earthquake Survivors from Displaced Persons’ Camps despite Human Rights Commission Orders (IJDH-BAI, Center for Constitutional Rights, TransAfrica Forum, Riptide Communications) 16 June 2011 Comments: 0 For Imme­di­ate Release: CONTACT: Mario Joseph, Bureau des Avo­cats Inter­na­tionaux, mario@ijdh.org, +011 (509) 3701 9879 (Haiti) Nicole Phillips, Insti­tute for Jus­tice & Democ­racy in […]

WikiLeaks Haiti: Post-Quake “Gold Rush” for Reconstruction Contracts

June 17, 2011

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WikiLeaks Haiti: Post-Quake “Gold Rush” for Reconstruction Contracts Disaster capitalists were flocking to Haiti in a “gold rush” for contracts to rebuild the country after the January 12, 2010, earthquake, according to a secret cable from US Ambassador Kenneth Merten. The February 1, 2010, cable was obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to the Haitian […]

WikiLeaks Haiti: The Earthquake Cables (or Why Did the US Deploy 22,000 Troops to Haiti?)

June 16, 2011

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In the days just after the earthquake of January 2010, those familiar with the duplicitous nature of US foreign policy knew something was dreadfully wrong after the US military takeover of the control tower at Toussaint Louverture airport in Port-au-Prince.  Under pretense of security concerns, the only priority was getting US military boots on the ground (in the end, […]

Haiti: The Emperor Has No Votes – The Imposition of Martelly, The Reconstitution of the Army and The Restoration of Duvalier

June 7, 2011

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First printed in the San Francisco Bay View Haiti: The emperor has no votes Posted By Adrian On June 6, 2011 @ 11:14 pm In Haiti and Latin America | 3 Comments The imposition of Martelly, the reconstitution of the army, and the restoration of Duvalier by Charlie Hinton, Haiti Action Committee [1] A little […]