Archive for January, 2011

US pressures Préval, starts deporting

January 25, 2011
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US pressures Préval, starts deporting

While media attention remains focused on the return of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier to Haiti, disputes over the Nov. 28 elections continue. A week after a technical group from the Organization of American States (OAS) recommended a runoff between presidential candidates Mirlande Hyppolite Manigat (Coalition of National Progressive Democrats, RDNP) and popular singer Michell...
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Haiti ruling party candidate considers withdrawal

January 25, 2011
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Haiti ruling party candidate considers withdrawal

(AFP) – 2 hours ago PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian President Rene Preval’s ruling party candidate Jude Celestin is considering withdrawing from the presidential race, a senior party official said on Tuesday. Celestin could “withdraw his candidature in the next hours,” Senator Joseph Lambert, a senior official with the INITE (Unity in Creole) party, told Radio...
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US Sanctions Haitian Officials for Election Abuses

January 25, 2011
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US Sanctions Haitian Officials for Election Abuses

David Gollust | State Department: The United States has imposed travel sanctions against Haitian officials held responsible for abuses related to the country’s disputed November presidential election. A run-off vote has been postponed amid international pressure for electoral reforms. Officials here are not naming the Haitians involved. But they say about a dozen Haitian...
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Dominican Republic reports first cholera death

January 23, 2011
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Dominican Republic reports first cholera death

(AFP) – 3 hours ago SANTO DOMINGO — Officials in the Dominican Republic on Sunday reported the first death from a cholera outbreak that had spread from neighboring Haiti, local media said. Health officials were quoted as saying the victim had been in Haiti and lived in the Dominican city of Higuey. A health...
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Haiti – Politic : Surprise visit of René Préval in Dominican Republic

January 23, 2011
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Haiti – Politic : Surprise visit of René Préval in Dominican Republic

Haiti Libre:Haitian President René Préval traveled yesterday Saturday in the Dominican Republic. He arrived at 1h20pm in a UN helicopter at the helipad of the National Palace in Santo Domingo, where he was welcomed by the authorities before being taken in the Oval Office. René Préval was accompanied by Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, and...
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Listen To This SHORT VIDEO From the DUVALIER PRESS CONFERENCE

January 23, 2011
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Listen To This SHORT VIDEO From the DUVALIER PRESS CONFERENCE

Bob Barr and Edwin Marger address the media on the Duvalier case in Haiti. When belligerently interrupted with the question of Mr. Marger’s loyalties to Bill Clinton, and how that would effect Mr. Marger’s confidence in Clinton’s integrity with regards to handling the money in question, the answer is clearly put. “I was in...
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Lawyer: Duvalier wants U.S. entity to disburse frozen funds

January 22, 2011
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Lawyer: Duvalier wants U.S. entity to disburse frozen funds

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — An American attorney representing Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier said Saturday that the former dictator returned to Haiti in hopes of recovering millions frozen in Swiss bank accounts and channeling them through a U.S. intermediary to help rebuild his troubled homeland. In the past, Duvalier has attempted to personally claim the...
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US Discouraging Aristide Return to Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 22, 2011
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US Discouraging Aristide Return to Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The AMERICAS: The United States Thursday expresses opposition to the possible return to Haiti of deposed former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. U.S. officials say in the wake of this week’s arrival in Haiti of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, the return of another controversial figure is the “last thing” Haiti needs. U.S. officials are making clear...
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The Real Power Behind Baby Doc/ Exiled Jean-Claude Duvalier made a spectacular return to Haiti, where he’s facing charges. But no one seems to be talking about who the real culprit may be – his reviled wife Michele. Here’s the stunning story of how a shopping spree caused a revolution.

January 22, 2011
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The Real Power Behind Baby Doc/ Exiled Jean-Claude Duvalier made a spectacular return to Haiti, where he’s facing charges. But no one seems to be talking about who the real culprit may be – his reviled wife Michele. Here’s the stunning story of how a shopping spree caused a revolution.

When Jean-Claude Duvalier, ended his 25-year exile this week he made a surprise return to Haiti with an elegant woman on his arm. But it wasn’t the same woman who was forced to flee alongside him a quarter century ago. Anyone who saw Ed Bradley’s fantastic 1986 piece on the ouster of Jean-Claude Duvalier,...
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Bob Barr, Ed Marger Hold Press Conference with Baby Doc

January 22, 2011
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Bob Barr, Ed Marger Hold Press Conference with Baby Doc

Posted By – Ben Mayer: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — In his first major press conference since his unlikely return to Haiti, former Haitian premiere Jean-Claude Duvalier told mobs of jostling press it was the earthquake that brought “Baby Doc” back. Alongside him were two unlikely attorneys from North Georgia, Bob Barr and Ed Marger. “His...
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Duvalier in Haiti: ‘Baby Doc’ calls for reconciliation

January 22, 2011
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Duvalier in Haiti: ‘Baby Doc’ calls for reconciliation

Former Haitian leader Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has called for national reconciliation in his most extensive speech since he returned to the country on Sunday after 25 years in exile. He said his surprise return had been prompted by last year’s earthquake and his desire to help rebuild the country. Mr Duvalier also wanted...
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Show Me the Money, Haiti

January 20, 2011
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Show Me the Money, Haiti

Bill O’Rielly- Show Me the Money, Haiti It is easy to ask for money. It is much more difficult to see that it is honestly spent. So now we’re back to ground zero, literally. A few weeks after the attack on 9/11, actor George Clooney and a bunch of celebrities fronted a television telethon...
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Haiti’s election a farce too far, even by recent standards

January 20, 2011
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Haiti’s election a farce too far, even by recent standards

By Brian Fitzpatrick California Representative Maxine Waters recently called upon the Government of Haiti “to set aside the flawed November 28th elections and organize new elections that will be free, fair and accessible to all Haitian voters.” On the massive decisions and responsibilities facing Haiti’s next government, the Congresswoman said that “If these decisions...
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Haiti cholera death rate slows, toll nears 4,000-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 20, 2011
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Haiti cholera death rate slows, toll nears 4,000-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The death rate in Haiti’s months-long cholera outbreak has slowed significantly in the last week of reported cases, according to the latest official figures released Wednesday. The Health Ministry said 3,889 people have died since the discovery of the epidemic in mid-October through January 16 — an increase of 51 deaths in...
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In Haiti, as Montas Sues Duvalier While Paid by UN, Stonewall by UN on Whether Lawsuit Vetted Under UN Rules, & by Whom

January 20, 2011
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In Haiti, as Montas Sues Duvalier While Paid by UN, Stonewall by UN on Whether Lawsuit Vetted Under UN Rules, & by Whom

By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, January 20 — The criminal complaint in Haiti against Baby Doc Duvalier was filed by Michele Montas, who is currently being paid by the UN as a Special Adviser. After long refusing to answer whether and how much the UN is paying Ms. Montas, the UN finally confirmed...
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Duvalier: I have no presidential ambitions

January 20, 2011
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Duvalier: I have no presidential ambitions

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier disputed reports by one of his lawyers and a former government functionary Wednesday declaring that he had presidential ambitions. The hastily prepared statement, signed by the former dictator, says “I formally deny all political statements, vague or otherwise that are attributed to me.” The...
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Lawyer: Haiti mum on Aristide passport request-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 19, 2011
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Lawyer: Haiti mum on Aristide passport request-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The Associated Press Wednesday, January 19, 2011; 11:30 AM SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A former lawyer for ex-Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide says the ousted leader has applied for a Haitian passport but has never heard back from his homeland’s government. The head of the Boston-based Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti says...
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Duvalier’s millions in Switzerland likely to be returned to Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 19, 2011
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Duvalier’s millions in Switzerland likely to be returned to Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Moni Basu (CNN) — The sun had not risen yet on that February day in 1986 when Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s eight-vehicle motorcade of luxury cars and jeeps arrived at the Port-au-Prince airport, then named for his father. Surrounded by soldiers and about 100 journalists who came to witness the end of an...
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Election Présidentielle Haïtienne : le Conseil électoral n’entend pas modifier les résultats du premier tour

January 19, 2011
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Election Présidentielle Haïtienne : le Conseil électoral n’entend pas modifier les résultats du premier tour

Le Conseil électoral provisoire haïtien (CEP) a indiqué mardi soir qu’il ne comptait pas changer les résultats du premier tour des élections publiés le 7 décembre dernier. Le CEP a fait cette annonce après avoir reçu un rapport rédigé par une mission d’experts de l’Organisation des Etats américains (OEA) chargée d’évaluer le processus électoral...
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