Archive for April, 2012

Regional summit’s future in doubt without Cuba

April 15, 2012
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Regional summit’s future in doubt without Cuba

Hemispheric leaders ended their two-day meeting without issuing a final declaration and with some members demanding that Cuba be part of any future meetings — or they will stay away. President Barack Obama, left, and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos shake hands during a joint news conference at Casa de Huespedes during the 6th...
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WAS MARTELLY ADVISED BY AMERICAN AMBASSADOR NOT TO APPROACH PRESIDENT OBAMA AT SUMMIT?

April 15, 2012
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WAS MARTELLY ADVISED BY AMERICAN AMBASSADOR NOT TO APPROACH PRESIDENT OBAMA AT SUMMIT?

MARTELLY ALSO ADVISED BY SEVERAL OTHER GOVERNMENTS INCLUDING CHILE  NOT TO APPROACH THEIR HEADS OF STATE???. ..SO HE SENDS LAMOTHE. DOMINICAN SCANDAL HAS MADE HIM UNTOUCHABLE ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE… HE MUST TAKE CREATIVE STEPS TO NEUTRALIZE SITUATION AND SAVE HIS GOVERNMENT AND THE NATION. MARTELLY STILL HAS SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE AND CAN...
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Laurent Lamothe au sommet des Amériques

April 15, 2012
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Laurent Lamothe au sommet des Amériques

Le Premier ministre désigné Laurent Lamothe représente le président de la République au 6e sommet des Amériques qui se déroule à Carthagène en Colombie. Le Président Michel Martelly, a annulé, sur recommandation de ses médecins, a-t-on appris de sources proches du Palais national. Le Premier ministre désigné Laurent Lamothe représente le président de la...
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Misconduct inquiry targets 16 U.S. security team members-Added COMETNARY By Haitian-Truth

April 15, 2012
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Misconduct inquiry targets 16 U.S. security team members-Added COMETNARY By Haitian-Truth

LA Times: Five U.S. military personnel and 11 Secret Service agents preparing for the Summit of the Americas in Colombia are suspected of misconduct involving prostitutes. The incident being investigated occurred at the Hotel Caribe, a historic beachfront hotel where the advance team was staying in Cartagena, Colombia. (Fernando Vergara, Associated Press / April...
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Obama urged at summit to focus on Latin America

April 15, 2012
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Obama urged at summit to focus on Latin America

CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) – Washington should turn back to alliances with neighbors in Latin America rather than focus on faraway conflicts like Afghanistan, Colombia’s president said on Friday before welcoming U.S. President Barack Obama to the Americas Summit. U.S. influence has waned in recent years in a region it traditionally saw as its backyard,...
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Unsolved Miami-Dade murder clouds Haitian drug kingpin’s sentence reduction

April 15, 2012
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Unsolved Miami-Dade murder clouds Haitian drug kingpin’s sentence reduction

Miami Herald: The unsolved 1997 Miami-Dade murder of imprisoned cocaine kingpin Jacques Ketant’s former mother-in-law is dogging his bid to cut his 27-year federal prison term by half. Authorities say Beaudouin “Jacques” Ketant is wanted for helping Colombians transport drugs to the United States. He transports them between Haiti and Miami, Florida. Fullsize previous...
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Quand la Politique Dominicaine traverse nos frontières

April 14, 2012
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Quand la Politique Dominicaine traverse nos frontières

NOTE DE PRESSE “Quand la Politique Dominicaine traverse nos frontières” Dans des articles à sensation, la presse Dominicaine fait état d’un complot que j’aurais fomenté contre le Président Michel Joseph Martelly. Quelle farce ! En effet j’ai participé activement aux cotés de notre ami mutuel Wyclef Jean,  à l’élection du Président Martelly, et je...
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Five U.S. Military Personnel Also Suspected of Inappropriate Conduct In Colombia

April 14, 2012
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Five U.S. Military Personnel Also Suspected of Inappropriate Conduct In Colombia

By Kevin Baron and Michael Catalini Five U.S. Service members are suspected of “inappropriate conduct” related to the Secret Service unit providing security at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. “The conduct is alleged to have occurred in the same hotel where the recalled United States Secret Service agents were staying,” said a...
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Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez skips summit, citing doctors’ orders

April 14, 2012
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Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez skips summit, citing doctors’ orders

USA TODAY-CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is skipping the Summit of the Americas for medical reasons as cancer treatment increasingly forces him out of the international spotlight Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro announced the decision on Saturday from Colombia, where he was attending the summit in Chavez’s place. He told state...
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CANADA AND THE STATES NEED LATIN AMERICA MORE THAN THEY NEED US.

April 14, 2012
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CANADA AND THE STATES NEED LATIN AMERICA MORE THAN THEY NEED US.

CARLO DADE From Friday’s Globe and Mail When Stephen Harper buttons up his guayabera to join fellow heads of state and government for the sixth Summit of the Americas in Colombia this weekend, he and Canada will notice that something is different: For the first time, we may need Latin America more than it...
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Des contrats au complot, un rideau de fumée-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 14, 2012
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Des contrats au complot, un rideau de fumée-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

<strong>Haïti: </strong>Le  scandale binational de corruption dévoilé par la journaliste  d’investigation, Nuria Piera, a pris une nouvelle tournure avec les  accusations de « complot » lancées jeudi par les autorités des deux  pays. Lors d’une conférence de presse inopinée, en présence du ministre  dominicain des Relations extérieures, Carlos Morales Troncoso, du  ministre haïtien de...
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US Secret Service agents sent home from Obama duty over misconduct allegations

April 14, 2012
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US Secret Service agents sent home from Obama duty over misconduct allegations

An undisclosed number of Secret Service agents with President Barack Obama at an international summit in Colombia have been relieved of their assignments and face an investigation over alleged misconduct, a spokesman for the Secret Service said late Friday. (REUTERS/Claudia Daut) The Associated Press, citing an anonymous tip, reported that the allegations involved prostitutes...
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At Latin America summit, Obama to face push for drug legalization

April 13, 2012
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At Latin America summit, Obama to face push for drug legalization

Latin American leaders at the Summit of the Americas, in their attempt to curb regional drug violence, are expected to call for legalizing marijuana and other drugs, a move Obama opposes. LA Times: By Christi Parsons and Brian Bennett, Los Angeles TimesApril 13, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CARTAGENA, Colombia — President Obama will highlight trade...
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Venezuela’s Chavez set for more Cuba cancer treatment -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 13, 2012
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Venezuela’s Chavez set for more Cuba cancer treatment -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has given a speech from the presidential palace in Caracas, the first since his latest round of treatment in Cuba for a malignant tumour. Mr Chavez, who was more than two hours late, told thousands of supporters that he was “doing well”. But he also said he would return to...
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Haiti: Political Leaders Critical of PM Vote in the Senate-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 13, 2012
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Haiti: Political Leaders Critical of PM Vote in the Senate-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:40 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Senators put personal interests ahead of those of the nation, declared Evans Paul, a leader of the United Democratic Convention (KID) and former Mayor of Port-au-Prince. Mr. Paul was reacting to the favorable vote in the upper house to ratify Laurent Lamothe to lead the...
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Port-Au-Prince: A City Of Millions, With No Sewer System

April 13, 2012
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Port-Au-Prince: A City Of Millions, With No Sewer System

11:19 am April 13, 2012 John W. Poole / NPRA makeshift latrine hangs over the water at the edge of Cite de Dieu, a slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Multimedia Port-au-Prince is about the size of Chicago. But it doesn’t have a sewer system. It’s one of the largest cities in the world without one....
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Dominican officials say ex-official in Haiti plot-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 13, 2012
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Dominican officials say ex-official in Haiti plot-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Fox News:SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic –  The justice minister in the Dominican Republic has accused a former military officer of involvement in an alleged plot to destabilize the government of neighboring Haiti. Radhames Jimenez says retired army Col. Pedro Julio Goico has been caught on a recorded telephone conversation instructing a Haitian accomplice to...
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Haiti health workers to give cholera vaccine

April 13, 2012
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Haiti health workers to give cholera vaccine

CBS News:PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The chief advocates for a cholera vaccination program in Haiti will begin distributing the vaccine this weekend after a government ethics committee gave approval following months of delay, a project organizer said Friday. Jonathan Lascher, Haiti program manager for the Boston-based Partners in Health, said more than 200 trained health...
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Haïti et le Mexique en mode renforcement

April 13, 2012
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Haïti et le Mexique en mode renforcement

LeNouvelliste: Le temps est au renforcement des relations entre Mexico et Port-au-Prince. La coopération mexicaine pèse quelque 23 millions de dollars en projets de développement, souligne Martelly, qui, pour la circonstance, a “canto” comme un mariachi pour son homologue Felipe Calderon, le premier président mexicain à visiter Haïti. Haïti: Michel J. Martelly, au pays...
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Un complot dominicano-haïtien pour renverser Martelly

April 13, 2012
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Un complot dominicano-haïtien pour renverser Martelly

Le ministre haïtien de la Justice, Michel Brunache, et le chancelier dominicain, Carlos Morales Tronconso, lors de la conférence de presse donnée ce jeudi à Santo-Domingo Un mandat d’amener suivi d’une interdiction de départ contre Pierre Kanzki, un Haïtien que le parquet de Port-au-Prince accuse de complot contre la sûreté de l’Etat. Selon les...
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