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Al Jazeera Video: Haiti, the Election, the International Community, Duvalier and Aristide

January 24, 2011

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Luckily, this panel discussion includes Peter Hallward, author of the recent book:  “Damming the Flood:  Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment” which I recommend highly.  It is Hallward who provides the background on what happened to Aristide and why.  Of course, the main focus is Haiti and the ridiculous election.

Haiti Election: It’s A Sham — 11 of the 18 Candidates Allege Widespread Fraud

November 28, 2010

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Haitian candidates allege widespread fraud in national election From Ivan Watson, CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: 11 of the 18 candidates running for president allege widespread fraud at the polls NEW: The candidates say the vote should be annulled Polls opened early Sunday on the fragile island nation Voters are struggling to overcome after-effects of the […]

VIDEO: Al Jazeera Takes on UN, Advocates for Rape Victims and, Unlike Other Media, Lets the Haitians Do the Talking

July 16, 2010

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Al Jazeera English is one of the few international broadcasters to have stayed in Haiti since the January 12 earthquake, broadcasting regularly on the day-to-day efforts to rebuild the country.  AJE’s Sebastian Walker was among the first international reporters to arrive in Haiti after the quake hit, and the channel has had a presence on […]

Pina Interviews Journalist and Aristide’s Spokesperson: Demonstrations Expected on Aristide’s 57th Birthday

July 15, 2010

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Kevin Pina, independent journalist and documentary filmmaker interviews Ansel Herz, an independent journalist on-the-ground in Haiti and Dr. Maryse Narcisse, spokesperson for former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and a leader in the Lavalas party.  Herz speaks extensively about camp conditions, the overall management (of lack thereof) of the camps, mega-NGOs, such as World Vision, that refuse to […]

Haiti, Six Months After the Earthquake

July 12, 2010

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Permanent housing for homeless  Haitians seems to be a distant promise, yet plopping down sweatshops in the middle of of homeless camps appears to be just around the corner. Below are links to interviews which aired today on Democracy Now regarding the aftermathc of the quake. Tomorrow, DN will broadcast from Haiti again where it appears that Amy Goodman  will spend […]

Preval Rejects US Ideas for Election Including Return of Aristide’s Party, Lavalas, Banned in 2009

July 3, 2010

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Regardless of  “the who-hit-Johnny” of last year’s banning of the Lavalas party from the ballot, it is the largest party in the country and Haiti will have to include it in its electoral politics sooner or later.  President Preval and the Provisional Electoral Council can concoct any scheme they wish to ban Lavalas again this year, but the result […]

The Battle for Haiti: Which Side Are You On?

June 24, 2010

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The Battle For Haiti: Which Side Are You On? by Carl Lindskoog On March 31, speak­ing before the Inter­na­tional Donors’ Con­fer­ence for Haiti, Sec­re­tary of State Hillary Clin­ton pro­claimed the United States’ com­mit­ment to “help Haiti and to help the lead­ers of Haiti lead a recov­ery effort wor­thy of their high­est hopes.” At the con­clu­sion […]

HAITI 5 Months After Quake: Terrible Camp Conditions and Demands for Aristide’s Return

June 18, 2010

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June 18 – 20, 2010 “We Are Motivated” Haiti Five Months After the Quake By ROBERT ROTH “We have all suffered. But we are motivated right now to help our people.  That makes us strong. That allows us to go on. ”– Teacher at a mobile school/ Aristide Foundation for Democracy It is now more […]

L’Agence Haitienne de Presse 5/17-18: Nationwide Demos Calling for Govt.’s Departure, Return of Aristide

May 20, 2010

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 Subject: AHP/Radio Solidarite, Unofficial English translation: events surrounding the 207th anniversary of the Haitian flag – President Preval announces new programs while large demonstrations call for the departure of the government and the return of former President Jean Bertrand Aristide.   News from AHP/ Radio Solidarité for  May 17 and 18, 2010  English summary translation  (Unofficial)    Please […]

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 […]