Archive for December, 2011

Haiti leader paves way for new elections

December 30, 2011
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Haiti leader paves way for new elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Michel Martelly fired members of a nine-person electoral council to make way for legislative and local elections planned for next year, a government official said Friday. Presidential adviser Damian Merlo said the leader removed the council members through a decree that will allow him to begin the process...
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Haiti’s Tragic History

December 30, 2011
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Haiti’s Tragic History

By ADAM HOCHSCHILD Published: December 29, 2011 For the better part of two centuries, outsiders have been offering explanations that range from racist to learned-sounding — the supposed inferiority of blacks, the heritage of slavery, overpopulation — for why Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. None of these work: nearby Barbados...
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HAITI: LE PRESIDENT DE LA REPUBLIQUE NE PEUT PAS PUBLIER DES AMENDEMENTS CONSTITUTIONNELS FRAUDULEUX Par Georges Michel

December 30, 2011
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HAITI: LE PRESIDENT DE LA REPUBLIQUE NE PEUT PAS PUBLIER DES AMENDEMENTS CONSTITUTIONNELS FRAUDULEUX Par Georges Michel

Mise en contexte: Après un suspense terrible, le Président Michel Joseph Martelly avait pris une décision d’homme d’Etat, empreinte de lucidité politique et de sagesse, en retirant les amendements frauduleux à la Constitution de 1987 qui étaient entachés d’un nouveau vice très grave qui entraînait leur impraticabilité et leur inapplicabilité, un second faux en...
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Haiti receives US$20 million grant for Peligre restoration work

December 28, 2011
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Haiti receives US$20 million grant for Peligre restoration work

Hydroworld.com PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti 12/28/11 (PennWell) — Restoration of Haiti’s Peligre hydroelectric plant took a step closer toward becoming reality after the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a US$20 million grant for the project. The project will enable Haiti to restore and preserve Peligre’s original installed capacity of 54 MW by rehabilitating...
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Tragic deaths of Haitian migrants as country’s government treads a worn development path

December 28, 2011
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Tragic deaths of Haitian migrants as country’s government treads a worn development path

Christmas Day brought the tragic news of the loss of a ship along the coast of Cuba carrying 124 migrants from Haiti seeking a better life. Thirty-seven people perished, 87 were rescued by Cuba’s coast guard. What has happened to the promised reconstruction of Haiti, two years following the earthquake of January 12, 2010?...
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Supply and Demand Humanitarian Aid in Haiti

December 27, 2011
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Supply and Demand Humanitarian Aid in Haiti

by JAKE JOHNSTON “Donors and aid organizations prefer to be the boss of their own money. And they want to be in charge of how to spend it, where to spend it, and if to spend it at all,” Linda Polman, author of The Crisis Caravan: What’s Wrong with Humanitarian Aid, recently told an interviewer.  The...
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Haiti president Michel Martelly cancels school fundraising concert, retires singing act

December 27, 2011
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Haiti president Michel Martelly cancels school fundraising concert, retires singing act

Daniel S Levine Martelly used to perform as “Sweet Micky” SWOAN PARKER/Reuters/Fotoglif Haiti president and former pop star Michel Martelly cancelled a concert to raise funds for the country’s schools. Martelly also announced that he would retire his singing act. He used to perform under the alter ego, “Sweet Micky.” According to The Associated...
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UN in Haiti accuses police of abuse

December 27, 2011
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UN in Haiti accuses police of abuse

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian National Police forces have used illegal excessive force against prisoners and it may have been such abuse that led to the deaths of at least nine people in the capital, the United Nations contends in two reports published Tuesday. The reports by the Office of...
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Haiti migrants found dead off Cuba’s coast

December 25, 2011
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Haiti migrants found dead off Cuba’s coast

At least 38 migrants from Haiti have been found dead after their boat sank just off the eastern tip of Cuba, officials in Havana say. Another 87 people from the boat were rescued, Cuban TV reported quoting civil defence officials. It said the boat was spotted only 100m off shore. A search for more...
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Allocution de M. Jean-Claude Duvalier prononcée aux Gonaïves

December 24, 2011
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Allocution de M. Jean-Claude Duvalier prononcée aux Gonaïves

A l’occasion de la cérèmonie de graduation de la promotion Robert Blanc de l’Ecole de Droit et des Sciences Economiques des Gonaïves, le 16 décembre 2011 Watch the video here
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