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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 […]

VIDEOS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FIDEL!

August 13, 2011

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Today, August 13, i s the 85th birthday of Fidel Castro. Two videos:  the first is of President Evo Morales of Bolivia talking  about Fidel and the great impact he has had around the world ; the second video is a true treasure   – Fidel in his own words.  Viva Fidel!

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, […]

Forthcoming Book on US Blockade of Cuba by Salim Lamrani

August 9, 2011

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France: Forthcoming Book on U.S. Blockade of Cuba Escrito por Juan M. Garcia lunes, 08 de agosto de 2011 08 de agosto de 2011, 00:15Havana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) A historical and legal analysis of U.S. political, economic and commercial sanctions against Cuba is the idea behind a book soon to be published by French […]

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 […]