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Will Haitians ever see their votes count in a real Election?

Haiti, a nation that refuses to die

March 18, 2010
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Haiti, a nation that refuses to die

By Savannah Savary Figaro, and Roméo Halloun Translated from French to English by Paul Sanon Ayiti, Pearl of the islands, or Republic of Haiti are various names that are ascribed to this phenomenal corner of the globe. Seen by many as symbol of freedom, and emblem of hope, ironically, Haiti is also known for...
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Haiti’s religious ground rumbles-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 16, 2010
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Haiti’s religious ground rumbles-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Growth of evangelicals, Protestants could have deep political influence on a rebuilding nation. By Kenneth Kidd PETIONVILLE, HAITI–The iron gates that lead from the small chapel to the main church have been chained shut. Paper signs in Creole and French plead for help with rebuilding. The main part of St. Pierre Catholic Church is...
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Remains Found 2 Months After Haiti Quake-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 14, 2010
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Remains Found 2 Months After Haiti Quake-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Aid Groups Say Gov’t Slow to Relocate Those in Squalid Camps; Several Hurt in Building Collapse (CBS/AP) Haitian survivors on Friday marked the two-month anniversary of a devastating earthquake that leveled most of the capital, while workers continued to recover the remains of quake victims from under the rubble of several buildings. Around 700...
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Clinton joins call for quick Haiti elections-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 9, 2010
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Clinton joins call for quick Haiti elections-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Clinton joins call for quick Haiti elections (AFP) – 3 hours ago WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Haitian President Rene Preval Tuesday in calling for new elections in quake-hit Haiti as soon as possible. Legislative polls, originally set for February and March, were postponed after the January 12 earthquake that...
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Governor general to mark women’s day in Haiti

March 7, 2010
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Governor general to mark women’s day in Haiti

MONTREAL — Haitian-born governor general Michaelle Jean will mark International Women’s Day on Monday in Haiti, as the impoverished nation struggles to rebuild two months after a crippling earthquake. “We know that the island is experiencing terrible suffering, not only because of the earthquake, but also because of the poverty, which was already endemic...
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FLASH- FLASH – PREVAL UPDATE March 6, 2010 PREVAL WILL FACE AN ANGRY OBAMA WEDNESDAY

March 6, 2010
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FLASH- FLASH – PREVAL UPDATE  March 6, 2010     PREVAL WILL FACE AN ANGRY OBAMA WEDNESDAY

Congresswoman Maxine Waters headed mission to Haiti this week. The American team included President Clinton’s man, responsible for reconstruction of Haiti. These visitors accompanied by Ambassador Kenneth Merten, met with various political and business leaders to see what truth there might be in stories about President Preval’s out-of-control theft of emergency relief funds and...
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UN envoy says Haiti should hold presidential elections despite earthquake’s ravages-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 5, 2010
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UN envoy says Haiti should hold presidential elections despite earthquake’s ravages-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

06:35 PM Mar 05, 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – The top U.N. official in Haiti says the country must proceed with presidential elections. The acting head of the U.N. mission in Haiti, Edmond Mulet, told The Associated Press the country cannot afford a constitutional “slippage” as it rebuilds from the Jan. 12 earthquake. Two...
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DAILY REPORT SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010

January 29, 2010
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Yesterday:   Major demonstration against the Preval government’s incompetence was held in the town of Leogane, close to the epicenter of our recent quake. Thousands of people marched, calling for the resignation of Rene Preval and his invisible cabinet. The had special words for Prime Minister Bellerive. 20 political parties are planning some sort of...
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Where is Haiti’s government?

January 23, 2010
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Where is Haiti’s government?

By Daniel Schwartz CBC News As Haitians scramble to get their lives back in order, many observers are wondering what has happened to the country’s government, which has had an unusually low profile since the Jan. 12 earthquake. “We have a vacuum of government,” Michèle Pierre-Louis told The New York Times. The 62-year-old Pierre-Louis...
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Iran Sends Aid Cargo to Haiti

January 16, 2010
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Iran Sends Aid Cargo to Haiti

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Saturday dispatched a cargo of emergency aids to the victims of the quake-hit Central American state of Haiti. The goods include tents, washing powder, sugar, canned food, kitchen utensils and other needed articles, an official of Iran’s Red Crescent Society told the Islamic republic news agency. At least 50,000 people...
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Iran condoles Haitians over the tragic earthquake

January 13, 2010
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Iran condoles Haitians over the tragic earthquake

Tehran- Iran issued a statement expressing deep regret over a catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday The Iranian people and government express their commiseration to the Haitian government and people over the loss of their loved ones and properties, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said. The strongest earthquake in more than 200 years rocked...
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UN Rep: Haiti’s Future Depends on Smooth Elections

January 9, 2010
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UN Rep: Haiti’s Future Depends on Smooth Elections

January 7, 2010 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 7:16 p.m. ET PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s democratic and economic development hinge on a pair of legislative and presidential elections planned for this year, the top U.N. representative to the Caribbean nation said Thursday. In a year-opening speech, peacekeeping chief Hedi Annabi said Haiti’s...
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Haiti: UN helps in preparations for legislative elections

January 5, 2010
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Haiti: UN helps in preparations for legislative elections

5 January 2010 –The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) is helping the impoverished Caribbean country prepare for upcoming legislative elections, providing secondary support in logistics, security and raising public awareness while leaving the primary organizing role to the national authorities. “It is the responsibility of the Haitian authorities to organize good elections,”...
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OAS OBSERVER STUNNED BY PREVAL’S CONCEPT OF FREE ELECTION

January 2, 2010
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OAS OBSERVER STUNNED BY PREVAL’S CONCEPT OF FREE ELECTION

Foreign observer reads Preval’s plan for a fair election, utilizing a CEP that includes his ex-mistress. The observer was seen to falter, then slide to the floor. Emergency crews were called to revive him. He was heard to murmur over and over…”I can’t believe this is true!, I can’t believe this is true!…I can’t...
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Haitian President Marks Independence With Pledge of Fair Elections

January 2, 2010
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Haitian President Marks Independence With Pledge of Fair Elections

VOA News 01 January 2010 Haitian President Rene Preval says the Caribbean country’s upcoming legislative elections will be fair. President Preval made the pledge Friday in the city of Gonaives in a speech marking Haiti’s Independence Day. The first round of voting is scheduled for February 28. Haiti’s electoral council has banned the political...
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Don’t honor tainted election

January 2, 2010
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Don’t honor tainted election

BY BRIAN CONCANNON JR. and IRA KURZBAN ira@kkwtlaw.com Late last month, Haiti’s government took the undemocratic and dangerous step of excluding 15 political parties, including Haiti’s most popular party, Fanmi Lavalas, from parliamentary elections scheduled for February and March 2010. The decision threatens not only Haiti’s democracy and stability, but billions in foreign investments...
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OAS shies away from Haitian elections

December 23, 2009
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OAS shies away from Haitian elections

Thursday, 17 December 2009 The Organisation of American States (OAS) has said that it will not be involved in the organisation or implementation of next year’s elections in Haiti, as has been the case in the past. An OAS statement said the hemispheric body will simply observe the development of the elections. It said...
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US lawmaker criticizes Haiti election exclusions

December 23, 2009
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By EVENS SANON and JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press 2009-12-24 06:56 AM U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters is criticizing a decision by Haiti’s electoral council to exclude more than a dozen political parties from next year’s legislative elections. In a letter sent Wednesday to President Rene Preval, she called on the president to ensure the...
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Indicted paramilitary leader holds meeting in Haiti

December 21, 2009
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Indicted paramilitary leader holds meeting in Haiti

by Kevin Pina Port au Prince, Haiti – HIP — Haitian activists in Port au Prince are accusing the Obama administration of turning a blind-eye to the political activities of alleged criminal bosses in Haiti while backing a ruling to exclude the widely popular Fanmi Lavalas party. The party of ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide,...
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