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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 […]

Cuba Telling It Like It Is: Discredits USA and its Allies Before UN Human Rights Council

June 19, 2011

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Cuba Discredits USA and its Allies in Geneva Escrito por Ileana Ferrer Fonte jueves, 16 de junio de 2011 16 de junio de 2011, 10:12 Geneva, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Thursday discredited the United States and its Western allies in the UN Human Rights Council because of their persistent, savage criticism of countries […]

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, […]

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 […]

HAITI: Sweet Mickey’s Military

April 21, 2011

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President Aristide’s most popular decision while in office was to abolish the Haitian army.   With no  foreign enemies and a ridiculous drain on Haiti’s precious annual budget, getting rid of the army was a wise fiscal decision. But, the decision’s popularity was because the primary source of state-sponsored repression against the Haitian people would be […]

White House Blocks UN Medical Aid to Cuba

March 27, 2011

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White House blocks UN medical aid to Cuba  BY DOUG NELSON The White House has moved to block UN funds from reaching Cuba for the treatment and prevention of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. The move is an example of how Washington’s 50-year economic war on socialist Cuba not only remains in force, but is continually […]

ARISTIDE RETURNS

March 24, 2011

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Aristide Returns (The Nation) 20 March 2011 Comments: 0 By Dan Cough­lin, the Nation For­mer Pres­i­dent Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s tri­umphant return to Haiti after seven years of forced exile in South Africa sig­nals a new stage in the Caribbean country’s pop­u­lar and demo­c­ra­tic strug­gle just as a resur­gent right wing pre­pares to lay elec­toral claim—for the […]

Interview: Aristide’s Lawyer, Ira Kurzban, Says US Gave “Green Light” for Duvalier’s Arrival in Haiti, But Blocked Aristide’s Return

January 27, 2011

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Former Haitian President Aristide’s Attorney: Washington Gave “Green Light” for Duvalier’s Arrival in Haiti At the same time, U.S. continued to block exiled President Aristide’s return Posted Jan. 26, 2011  Real Audio   MP3 Interview with Ira Kurzban, attorney representing exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, conducted by Scott Harris The return of ex-Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby […]

Cuba, South Africa, Haiti and US Reported to be in Negotiations Regarding Aristide Return to Haiti

January 22, 2011

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I want to go home, says Haiti’s Aristide Jan 22, 2011 10:36 PM | By MOIPONE MALEFANE Top-level negotiations involving Cuba and the US are under way to send exiled Haitian leader Jean Bertrand Aristide back home – and save South African taxpayers at least R3-million a year. ‘The unbearable pain experienced in the winter […]

Haiti Liberte – Kim Ives: A Class Analysis of Baby Doc: Mothballed Playboy Dictator Recalled to Service

January 20, 2011

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  Excellent background and analysis from Kim Ives.  I encourage you to share this article widely.  A Class Analysis of Baby Doc: Mothballed Playboy Dictator Recalled to Service       By Kim Ives  The big question Haitians are asking is: who is behind Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s surprise arrival in Haiti with an expired Haitian […]