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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World’s largest cruise ship

January 2, 2010
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World’s largest cruise ship

By Nelson A. King Published: Saturday, January 2, 2010 5:58 PM EST The world’s largest cruise ship has made Haiti, its first port of call. Officials said Royal Caribbean’s 16-deck, 225,000-ton Oasis of the Seas steamed back to Miami last Friday from the company’s private port in Labadee, northern Haiti, on its maiden voyage....
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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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Saudi, Norway gov’ts give tens of millions to Clinton

January 1, 2010
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Saudi, Norway gov’ts give tens of millions to Clinton

Jan 1, 12:02 PM (ET) By SHARON THEIMER WASHINGTON (AP) – Foreign countries including Saudi Arabia and Norway gave millions of dollars to former President Bill Clinton’s charity as Hillary Rodham Clinton served her first year as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state. A donor list released on New Year’s Day by the William...
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Haïti: La machine électorale toujours en marche

December 31, 2009
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Haïti: La machine électorale toujours en marche

National 30 Décembre 2009 Haïti: La machine électorale toujours en marche 4,3 millions d’électeurs inscrits sur la liste électorale auront à remplir leur devoir civique le 28 février 2010 lors des prochaines joutes. A cet effet, 10.000 bureaux de vote seront installés, a déclaré ce mercredi le porte-parole du Conseil électoral provisoire, Richardson Dumel,...
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Incendie Marché Hyppolite / L’état des marchés publics fait craindre d’autres tragédies

December 31, 2009
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Incendie Marché Hyppolite / L’état des marchés publics fait craindre d’autres tragédies

Une semaine après l’incendie d’une section du marché Hyppolite, les marchands victimes sont aux abois. Pour la plupart, ils ont tout perdu. Désormais, livrés à eux-mêmes, ils attendent la concrétisation des promesses des autorités en place.

L’incendie qui a ravagé, le lundi 21 décembre dernier, une partie du marché Hyppolite est encore dans tous les...
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Child slavery in Haiti no surprise

December 31, 2009
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Child slavery in Haiti no surprise

December 31, 2009 Re:Poor Haitian kids forced into slavery, Dec. 23 The reality of child slavery in Haiti cannot be separated from the economic and political priorities favoured by local elites, global institutions like the IMF and the World Bank and powerful countries such as the United States, Canada and France. There is a...
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Haïti: Viettel: possible acquéreur de la Téléco

December 30, 2009
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Haïti: Viettel: possible acquéreur de la Téléco

L’offre technique de la compagnie Viettel Corporation du Vietnam a été la seule retenue par le Comité d’Évaluation des Offres constitué par le CMEP dans le processus de modernisation de la Téléco aux dépens de DIGICEL et Voilà,disqualifiées. Côté financier, il y a un hic, les descendants de Ho Chi Minh ont proposé 59...
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Le troisième mariage de René Préval marque 200 ans d’omniprésence des « Latchamimis » au pouvoir.

December 26, 2009
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Le troisième mariage de René Préval marque 200 ans d’omniprésence des « Latchamimis » au pouvoir.

Par Leslie PERPIGNANT Introduction Le mariage du Président René Préval et d’Elisabeth Débrosse Delatour, le 6 décembre dernier, est un acte politique. Ce mariage a été l’objet de beaucoup de commentaires dans la presse haïtienne, mais il est triste de constater le caractère superficiel de la plupart de ces commentaires dont très peu sont...
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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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Jean-Claude Duvalier sends Haiti Christmas wishes

December 23, 2009
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Jean-Claude Duvalier sends Haiti Christmas wishes


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Report says 225,000 Haiti children work as slaves

December 23, 2009
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Report says 225,000 Haiti children work as slaves

The Associated Press Dec. 23, 2009, 8:59AM PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Poverty has forced at least 225,000 children in Haiti’s cities into slavery as unpaid household servants, far more than previously thought, a report said Tuesday. Proud affiliate of the Organization of American States The Pan American Development Foundation’s report also said some of those...
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Ban names veteran British journalist as new spokesperson -  Why was Montas dumped by UN?

December 22, 2009
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Ban names veteran British journalist as new spokesperson -  Why was Montas dumped by UN?

17 November 2009 – In a surprise move, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Martin Nesirky, a veteran journalist from the United Kingdom, as his new spokesperson.Mr. Nesirky is currently with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, where he has served for more than three years as Spokesperson...
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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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JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE ADDRESS Dec 19 2009 in Creole

December 19, 2009
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JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE ADDRESS  Dec 19 2009 in Creole

Son Ekselans, Dr Jean-Bertrand Aristide, swete n yon Bòn Ane 2010! Sè m, Frè m, Pandan kè nou ap bat sou kadans Mèm Amou an, Minouche avè m kontan anbrase w fratènèlman E swete w yon BÒN ANE! BÒN ANE 2010! Gwo bo afeksyon ak tandrès pou ti moun yo! Anpil lanmou pou jèn...
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Haiti Says: ‘Open for Business’

December 18, 2009
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Haiti Says: ‘Open for Business’

By David Adams | PODER Magazine Friday 18 December 2009/06:41:44 PM Haiti is on the rebound after decades of political strife. The country’s new prime minister, Jean-Max Bellerive promises continuity after his predecessor’s unceremonious ouster. And there’s a new confidence creeping into Haiti’s private sector. After years of political upheaval the hemisphere’s poorest country,...
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Aristide Supporters Protest Election Ban In Haiti

December 18, 2009
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Aristide Supporters Protest Election Ban In Haiti

By REUTERS: Filed at 7:51 p.m. E. T.  PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched through Port-au-Prince on Wednesday calling for his return from exile and protesting his party’s exclusion from upcoming elections.
 Several hundred protesters joined in the protest march, which marked Aristide’s rise to power as Haiti’s first democratically...
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