Haiti government orders former soldiers to clear old bases

March 22, 2012
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Haiti government orders former soldiers to clear old bases

By Associated Press, Published: March 20 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian authorities are ordering some army veterans and would-be soldiers to clear out of several old barracks they have taken over in recent weeks in hopes the disbanded army will be revived, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The government office ordered individuals carrying illegal weapons and...
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Seeking a Sustainable Path for Coffee, and Coffee Farmers, in Haiti

March 22, 2012
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Seeking a Sustainable Path for Coffee, and Coffee Farmers, in Haiti

By ANDREW C. REVKIN La Colombe TorrefactionTodd Carmichael, a founder of La Colombe Torrefaction, in Haiti. Todd Carmichael, a founder of the coffee roaster La Colombe Torrefaction, is an interesting mix of entrepreneur, adventurer (Antarctic speed trekker), showman (a reality TV show on coffee hunting is coming) and philanthropist. His latest venture combining all...
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Les Tramways de PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti

March 22, 2012
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Les Tramways de PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti

par Allen Morrison La République d’Haïti occupe la partie occidentale d’Hispaniola, l’île caraïbe que visita Christophe Colomb en 1492 et qui était sous le contrôle de la France après 1664. Les esclaves noirs déclarèrent l’indépendance en 1804 et établirent une république en 1820 – la deuxième de l’Amérique. La capitale vécut deux époques de...
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US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades

March 22, 2012
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US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades

By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Drought, floods and a lack of fresh water may cause significant global instability and conflict in the coming decades, as developing countries scramble to meet demand from exploding populations while dealing with the effects of climate change, U.S. intelligence agencies said in a report released Thursday....
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Assassinat mardi soir du peintre Burton Chenet dans sa résidence en Haiti

March 22, 2012
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Assassinat mardi soir du peintre Burton Chenet dans sa résidence en Haiti

Le célèbre artiste peintre haïtien Burton Chenet a été assassiné et son épouse blessée par des inconnus armés qui se sont introduits à leur domicile à Turgeau (est de Port-au-Prince) dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi, a indiqué à Radio Kiskeya l’ami peintre du défunt Robert Paret. Atteinte d’au moins une balle, la...
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Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?

March 21, 2012
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Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?

by Isabeau Doucet / The Bureau of Investigative Journalism After the Caribbean fault lines ripped apart Port-au-Prince, one of the poorest and most densely populated capital cities in the world, over two years ago, Haiti became the recipient of the most generous outpouring of solidarity in the form of disaster relief donations in the history of...
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Former Haitian Government Official Convicted in Miami for Role in Scheme to Launder Bribes Paid by Telecommunications Companies

March 21, 2012
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Former Haitian Government Official Convicted in Miami for Role in Scheme to Launder Bribes Paid by Telecommunications Companies

Laundered Funds Were Proceeds of Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act WASHINGTON – Jean Rene Duperval, a former director of international relations for Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M. (Haiti Teleco), a Haitian state-owned telecommunications company, has been convicted by a federal jury on all counts for his role in a scheme to launder bribes paid...
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Haiti TELCO Patrick Joseph Plea Agreement-COURT DOCUMENTS

March 21, 2012
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Haiti TELCO Patrick Joseph Plea Agreement-COURT DOCUMENTS

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Johnny Jean to Testify in Uruguay Against U.N. Peacekeepers

March 20, 2012
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Johnny Jean to Testify in Uruguay Against U.N. Peacekeepers

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 14:50 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/AHP) – The young Port Salutin, Johnny Jean will leave the country to South America to testify in a Uruguayan court against peacekeepers accused of violating him. “This is a step in the right direction,” said Chief Information Officer of the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in...
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Mexico hit by strong earthquake near Acapulco

March 20, 2012
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Mexico hit by strong earthquake near Acapulco

A large earthquake has struck near Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake had a magnitude of 7.6 and put the epicentre at 15 miles (25km) east of Ometepec, in Guerrero state. Witnesses in the capital, Mexico City, sending office workers rushing out onto the streets. There...
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Nobel group honors Sean Penn for work helping Haiti quake victims

March 20, 2012
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Nobel group honors Sean Penn for work helping Haiti quake victims

Washington Post: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Actor Sean Penn is being honored by a group of Nobel laureates for his relief work in Haiti following the country’s devastating January 2010 earthquake. Penn is to receive the 2012 Peace Summit Award at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The event will be held in...
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Why Is the Story About Malia Obama Vacationing in Mexico Disappearing from the Web?

March 20, 2012
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Why Is the Story About Malia Obama Vacationing in Mexico Disappearing from the Web?

TheBlaze.com UPDATE: The Administration has just responded to the disappearing stories. Read it here. Have you heard that Malia Obama, the president’s daughter, is reportedly spending her spring break in Oaxaca, Mexico? Allegedly, she’s jetting off with some of her classmates and 25 Secret Service agents to a country that the State Department has...
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150 ans : Barbancourt vieillit et se bonifie

March 19, 2012
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150 ans : Barbancourt vieillit et se bonifie

La Nouvelliste: Grand protecteur de la culture, mécène, patrimoine immatériel mais que chacun peut acheter par bouteille ou par caisse, le Rhum Barbancourt célèbre dimanche son 150e anniversaire. Chaque Haïtien est fier, sans distinction de classe ou de religion, des nectars produits par la plus ancienne entreprise haïtienne en activité. On l’achète sans le...
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Double Nationality:

March 19, 2012
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Double Nationality:

By Kim Ives: “With the permission that the President has just given me, I can inform you that President Martelly is not American, he is Haitian.” Thus spoke U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten at Haiti’s National Palace during a Mar. 8 press conference which was supposed to lay to rest persistent charges that...
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Haiti – Education : The new University Roi Henri Christophe expects its operating budget…

March 18, 2012
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Haiti – Education : The new University Roi Henri Christophe expects its operating budget…

A little more than 2 months after the symbolic inauguration of the new modern university Roi Henri Christophe, by the Governments of Haitians and Dominicans the Haitian government has not yet started disbursing the operating budget of this University, gift of the Dominican Republic, reported earlier this week, Jean Vernet Henry, Rector of State...
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Ambassador to Haiti: Who Is Pamela White?

March 18, 2012
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Ambassador to Haiti: Who Is Pamela White?

Sunday, March 18, 2012 The Caribbean nation of Haiti, which is still suffering from the effects of the January 2010 earthquake that killed more than 300,000 people, will soon have a new ambassador with extensive experience in economic development. Pamela A. White, who previously served in Haiti as executive director for U.S. Agency for...
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Haiti: 7 Shot Dead in Port-au-Prince Thursday Night

March 18, 2012
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Haiti: 7 Shot Dead in Port-au-Prince Thursday Night

Saturday, 17 March 2012 12:54 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Seven people were murdered on Thursday night in the capital district of Tabarre and in a slum in the Bicentenaire, according to the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH). 6 of these bodies were found at the Hospital of the State University...
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Voter registration card information of Stephanie Villedrouin

March 17, 2012
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Voter registration card information of Stephanie Villedrouin

Voter registration card information of Stephanie Villedrouin March 17, 2012 This was an expected revelation, however, it just magnifies the sad situation in which Haiti cannot benefit from the help of the Diaspora. Stephanie has been a dynamic, creative Minister of Tourism, to a degree we have not witnessed, in the past. And those...
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Venezuela’s Chavez flies home after cancer treatment

March 17, 2012
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Venezuela’s Chavez flies home after cancer treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned home after having surgery for cancer in Cuba. Mr Chavez, 57, had been in Cuba for three weeks for treatment for a recurrence of the cancer he first had treated last year. He has said he is recovering well but will need radiotherapy. His renewed illness has caused...
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Haiti: Human Rights Organization Alarmed at Rise of Insecurity-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 17, 2012
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Haiti: Human Rights Organization Alarmed at Rise of Insecurity-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

RNDDH Director Pierre Esperance PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) is deeply concerned by the rise of insecurity and organized violence in Haiti, particularly in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, at a time when the Haitian authorities talk about establishing a rule of law in the...
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