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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 […]

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. […]

Cholera Triples in Haiti – An Appeal for Help from Partners in Health

July 19, 2011

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I received the following email from Partners in Health a short while ago.  The numbers are shocking.  With hurricane season in full swing, the cholera epidemic is more dire than ever. From Partners in Health (PIH) As you may be aware, a second wave of cholera is battering Haiti. What you may not know is […]

Can’t Be Dr. Paul Farmer AND Clinton’s Deputy UN Special Envoy to Haiti – DemNow Interview

July 14, 2011

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Paul Farmer is a highly-respected physician and a well-known champion of the the people of Haiti, where he has lived most of his adult life.  He is founder of Partners-in-Health, a multi-country network of health care and a literal life-saver for the people of Haiti. Farmer is politically astute and over the years has provided […]

VIDEOS: Lousy Living Conditions for Haiti’s Quake Homeless Persist as Oxfam Asks Gov’t “Where’s Your Housing Plan?”

July 12, 2011

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Before you read about the latest call to the Haitian government to issue a housing plan for the thousands of quake victims still homeless, check out the following videos shot a few months after the quake.  The tragedy is that the overwhelming majority of homeless live in the same rotten conditions now that they did […]