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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: UN Office Criticizes Aid Distribution

June 28, 2011

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Article from the Weekly News Update on the Americas Haiti: UN Office Criticizes Aid Distribution The distribution of international aid after the devastating January 2010 earthquake in southern Haiti has been slow and in some ways counterproductive, according to a United Nations (UN) report released in June of this year. “Has Aid Changed? Channeling assistance […]

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 […]

USAID Identifies Its “Prey” in Annual Program to Destabilize Cuba: LGBT, Journalists and Others

June 23, 2011

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Go to the link after the article to get more info on the Cuba destabilization grant program including USAID’s plan to target Cuban teen-agers.  Monday, June 20, 2011 State Department announces $4.1 million in Cuba grants Below is the State Department’s latest request for proposals from organizations interested in carrying out democracy work in Cuba. […]

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 […]

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 […]