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In Poland, Clinton Announces New Fund for “Embattled” NGOs – Destabilizing on Steroids?

July 3, 2010

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Thanks to Walter Lippmann, editor of the CubaNews list, for providing this information. Here are two paragraphs from the very bottom of the speech to which readers’s attention is drawn: “In the United States, as in many other democracies, it is legal and acceptable for private organizations to raise money abroad and receive grants from foreign […]

Clinton Garners $20M from Mexican Telecom Billionaire and Canadian Mining Exec for Haitian Business Loan Program

June 17, 2010

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What does it mean when a telecom billionaire and a mining executive contribute $20M for a business loan program in Haiti?  It means that these guys just bought themselves total access to the telecom and mining industries in Haiti. Commission Pledges $20M to Help Haitian Businesses BY TRENTON DANIEL AND JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@miamiherald.com PETIONVILLE — Former President […]

Cuba and Honduras: What Does the State Department Mean by “Pro-Democracy”?

June 8, 2010

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Two articles: U.S. funds for democracy programs in Cuba get green light BY JUAN O. TAMAYO jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Two members of Congress have freed $15 million for pro-democracy programs in Cuba, but are still blocking $2.6 million for a contractor whose employee is jailed in Havana, according to Washington officials. “I am pleased the State Department […]

Poverty-Wage Assembly Plants as Development Strategy in Haiti

May 21, 2010

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Poverty-Wage Assembly Plants as Development Strategy in Haiti: An Interview with the Center for the Promotion of Women Workers by Beverly Bell This article is co-written by Beverly Bell and Tory Field. The U.S. Congress has passed bi-partisan legislation, the Haiti Economic Lift Program (HELP) Act, that would extend and expand current trade law with […]

Foreign-Led Commission Now Governs Haiti

May 16, 2010

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Beverly Bell Associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies Posted: May 13, 2010 11:57 AM Foreign-Led Commission Now Governs Haiti; Voting Membership Determined by Size of Contribution On April 15, the Haitian Parliament ratified a law extending by 18 months the state of emergency that President René Préval declared after the earthquake of January […]

Haiti Lawmakers OK Clinton-Led Rebuilding Panel

April 16, 2010

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Haiti Lawmakers OK Clinton-Led Rebuilding Panel By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: April 16, 2010  Filed at 4:34 p.m. ET PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s soon-to-expire parliament has approved the creation of a commission co-chaired by former U.S. President Bill Clinton to oversee billions in post-quake reconstruction aid, the Ministry of Communications said Friday. The vote […]

CUBA, ALBA Send Aid Directly to Haiti

April 9, 2010

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  Cuba, ALBA send aid directly to Haiti by: W. T. Whitney Jr. April 6 2010 At a recent 136-nation UN conference, focused on reconstruction in Haiti, pledges from 59 nations and organizations came to $5.3 billion due within two years and $9.9 billion in ten years. The United States promised $1.15 billion, the European […]

WEISBROT: Int’l. Community Can Boost Haiti’s Self-Sufficiency by “Buying Local” Rice

April 7, 2010

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International Community Can Boost Haiti’s Self-Sufficiency by “Buying Local” Rice Purchasing Entire Haitian Rice Crop Would Cost Aid Donors Just Over 2 Percent of Total Committed Funds For Immediate Release: April 7, 2010 Washington, D.C. – The international community could, in the words of former President Bill Clinton, help Haiti “become more self-sufficient” by purchasing […]

US Takeover of Haiti: The Centerpieces of US, UN, and World Bank Plan are Sweatshops and Tourism

April 6, 2010

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U.S. Takeover of Haiti: The centerpieces of the US, UN, and World Bank Plan for Haiti are Sweatshops and Tourisim By Kim Ives Global Research, April 5, 2010 haiti-liberte.com/ When this article appears on the morning of March 31, the much ballyhooed “International Donors Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti” will be getting underway […]

Haitians Protest Bush, Clinton in Port-au-Prince: Demand Aristide’s Return

March 23, 2010

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Haitians Protest Bush, Clinton in Port-au-Prince Click link above for video footage, starts at minute 7:49 and ends at minute 9:19  Below is the transcript: Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton visited Haiti on Monday in their roles as co-chairs of the US relief effort there. Dozens of Haitians took part in a protest […]