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O, Canada! Re-Arranging the Haitian Political Chessboard for a Martelly Win

April 26, 2011

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Imperialist Agenda in Haiti Exposed by Yves Engler / Dissident Voice, April 19th, 2011 After a deadly earthquake rocked Haiti 15 months ago, most Canadians worried about uncovering those trapped, getting survivors water, and connecting family members. It seems they were concerned about something very different in the halls of power. According to internal documents […]

Okay, Drop the Screwdriver: Imperial Screws Tightened Regarding “Election” and Haiti’s Future

January 24, 2011

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If you are going to be an imperialist, you must act like one.  You must be arrogant, duplicitous, condescending  and, when dealing with certain countries like Haiti, you must treat the people and their government officials like children.  If I was casting for the role of the new UglyAmerican, I would pick the US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice.  […]

OAS Removes its Special Representative in Haiti for Telling It Like It Is About UN Peacekeeping Mission

December 30, 2010

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OAS Removes Special Representative in Haiti from Post ST. DOMINGO – The Organization of American States removed its special representative in Haiti, Ricardo Seitenfus, from his post, a diplomat said on condition of anonymity. The move came after the publication in a Swiss newspaper of remarks attributed to the diplomat in which he questioned the […]

Wikileaks Show Why Washington Won’t Allow Democracy in Haiti

December 17, 2010

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  Wikileaks Show Why Washington Won’t Allow Democracy in Haiti   By Mark Weisbrot This column was published by The Guardian Unlimited (UK) on December 17, 2010. If anyone wants to reprint it, please include a link to the original. The polarization of the debate around Wikileaks is pretty simple, really. Of all the governments […]

Sudden Storm in Haiti Kills at Least 11 People and Shreds Thousands of Tents

September 25, 2010

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  This AP story says that five people were killed.  Al Jazeera is reporting that at least 11 people have died. Storm shreds aging tents in Haiti earthquake camps By JONATHAN M. KATZ (AP) – 2 hours ago PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The sudden, powerful storm that ripped through Haiti’s battered capital destroyed thousands of tents […]

Well, well, well . . . A few months after Al Jazeera Disses UN for Ignoring Rapes in Haiti, UN Chief Introduces a Thoroughly Non-Specific Plan to Address the Problem

September 13, 2010

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Here is the video where an Al Jazeera reporter takes on the the UN a few months back regarding the widening problem of rape in the camps.  Also in the video, the reporter challenges UN head, Edmond Mulet, regarding his delusional assessment of how well the UN is liked by the people of Haiti.  Is […]

Kevin Pina’s Haiti Update, 9/2: NGO Aid Scandals, Residents of Homeless Camp Charged a Tax, and Malnutriton and Rape Remain a Constant

September 3, 2010

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Kevin Pina’s Sept. 2 Update on Haiti with guest, on-the-ground correspondent, Ansel Herz. The audio from Ansel’s line in Haiti is not the greatest, but try to hang in there.

Great Idea, UN, Get a Criminal to Investigate a Crime: UN Defend’s Appt. of Alvaro Uribe to Gaza Flotilla Investigation

August 9, 2010

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UN Defends Uribe’s Appointment to Flotilla Panel United Nations (U.N.) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon defended the appointment of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe as vice chairman of the U.N. inquiry into an Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, following requests from over 150 human rights organizations that it be reconsidered, reports EFE. Organizations from […]

HAITI: New Aljazeera Video – “Too Early for Medals in Haiti”

July 18, 2010

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Too early for medals in Haiti  by Sebastian Walker in Port-au-Prince, Haiti – July 18, 2010 Six months to the day since the earthquake, Edmond Mulet, the UN mission chief in Haiti, and assorted celebrities, politicians and NGO officials were at the presidential palace receiving medals for their role in the country’s recovery effort. On […]

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 […]