Browsing All posts tagged under »Clinton«

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

July 3, 2010


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


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 PETIONVILLE — Former President […]

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

June 8, 2010


Two articles: U.S. funds for democracy programs in Cuba get green light BY JUAN O. TAMAYO 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


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


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


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


  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


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


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 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


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 […]