Plan Lanmó: The Clintons, Foreign Aid and NGOs in Haiti

September 28, 2015
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Plan Lanmó: The Clintons, Foreign Aid and NGOs in Haiti

U.S. selected President Martelly & Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012 When Bill and Hillary Clinton married in 1975, a friend gave them a trip to Haiti for their honeymoon. The Washington Post reported , “Since that honeymoon vacation, the Caribbean island nation has held a life-long allure for the couple, a place...
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Haiti elections officials: Two senators elected in Aug. 9 balloting

September 28, 2015
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Haiti elections officials: Two senators elected in Aug. 9 balloting

By Jacqueline Charles Two candidates for Haiti’s Senate who challenged their preliminary standing in last month’s fraud and violence-plagued legislative elections have won their challenges. Former Sen. Youri Latortue and newcomer Jean Renel Senatus, an ex-government prosecutor known by his crime-fighting nickname “Zokiki,” were deemed winners Sunday after the National Bureau of Electoral Litigation...
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Obama Sends Merten Back to Haiti as New Election Crisis Looms

September 28, 2015
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Obama Sends Merten Back to Haiti as New Election Crisis Looms

U. S. Presidents will sometimes scheme to preserve a legacy, but the media is strangely silent on the Obama administration’s latest move in Haiti. With little fanfare from our shores, Kenneth Merten was appointed as the Haiti Special Coordinator in August 2015. Merten served as the United States Ambassador to Haiti from 2009 to...
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Why Things Continue to Go Wrong in Haiti, and How U.S. Policy Is Responsible

September 28, 2015
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Why Things Continue to Go Wrong in Haiti, and How U.S. Policy Is Responsible

Washington has been meddling in a country it doesn’t believe should be allowed to chart its own path. By Antony Loewenstein / AlterNet September 24, 2015 The industrial park in Caracol, northern Haiti, never receives tourists. It’s a collection of factories producing clothes for some of America’s leading retailers including Walmart and Target. The...
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PATRIOT’S LETTER FROM REGINALD BOULOS TO VINCENT DEGER, AMBASSADOR EUROPEAN UNION

September 27, 2015
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PATRIOT’S LETTER FROM REGINALD BOULOS TO VINCENT DEGER, AMBASSADOR EUROPEAN UNION


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OAS urges all actors to work together

September 27, 2015
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OAS urges all actors to work together

The Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) in Haiti, the former Foreign Minister and Minister of Defense of Brazil Celso Amorim, who this week visited the country on a preliminary mission that concludes Saturday, urged all actors in the electoral process to work together ahead of the...
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CAMPAIGN RUN-OFFS FOR SENATE AND CHAMBRE START SEPTEMBER 27 AND RESULTS OF AUGUST 9 FIRST ROUND NOT ANNOUNCED.

September 26, 2015
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CAMPAIGN RUN-OFFS FOR SENATE AND CHAMBRE START SEPTEMBER 27 AND RESULTS OF AUGUST 9 FIRST ROUND NOT ANNOUNCED.

September 26, 2015 The ongoing CEP fiasco/crime continues. CEP effectively unconstitutional/illegal since Opont and CEP member Augustin do not have discharges for time they were responsible for government funds. What happens if August 9 results not published until after October 25? Only in Haiti!
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JUDE CELESTIN KICKS OFF CAMPAIGN WITH BIG RALLY IN HINCHE – ATTACKS MARTELLY GOVERNMENT

September 26, 2015
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JUDE CELESTIN KICKS OFF CAMPAIGN WITH BIG RALLY IN HINCHE – ATTACKS MARTELLY GOVERNMENT

September 25, 2015 Although the official campaign will not be launched until September 27, Jude Celestin spoke to a large crowd in Hinche. Some placed the number between 5000 – 6000. As you can see from the photographs, this was a well-planned and coordinated event, indicative of how Celestin, Preval, VERITE will run their...
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To Haiti, with love: Used dresses help make wedding dreams come true

September 24, 2015
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To Haiti, with love: Used dresses help make wedding dreams come true

READY FOR SHIPPING Gary Yokoyama,The Hamilton Spectator It’s a labour of love for Nicola Topsom to help the women of Haiti add a little glamour to their lives. She has helped set up charity wedding shops in Haiti that depend on donated gowns and formal wear from Canadians. Hamilton Spectator By Carmela Fragomeni Nicola...
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Embattled Electoral Councilor promotes new book – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

September 24, 2015
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Embattled Electoral Councilor promotes new book – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – As thousands protest for the resignation of the electoral council because of a broken and unaccountable process, Provisional Electoral Council member Marie-Carmelle Paul Austin is finding the time to release and promote her new book. On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Councilor Paul-Austin used the opportunity of an hour-long interview on...
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Les prix de certains produits vont augmenter de 40% selon un représentant de l’UE

September 24, 2015
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Les prix de certains produits vont augmenter de 40% selon un représentant de l’UE

Les mesures prises par le ministère de l’économie et des finances font un effet choc sur les officiels dominicains qui s’inquiètent de la santé de leur économie. Les mesures couteront 500 millions de dollars à l’économie dominicaine, ce qui représente 6% des exports total de la République Dominicaine. Jusqu’à présent la société civile haïtienne...
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Political parties boycott meeting with Electoral Council

September 23, 2015
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Political parties boycott meeting with Electoral Council

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – Some fifty of the more than 120 political parties and groups registered with the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) of Pierre Louis Opont attended the working meeting Friday where the embattled institution hoped to announce measures that would restore confidence in the electoral process. Of the organizations that did attend the September...
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New Ambassador of the European Union in Haiti

September 23, 2015
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New Ambassador of the European Union in Haiti

Tuesday, at the National Palace the President Michel Martelly, received the credentials of the new ambassador of the European Union in Haiti, Vincent Degert, who takes over from Javier Niño Pérez Ambassador, which ended his mission http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-14475-haiti-diplomacy-ambassador-javier-nino-perez-decorated-with-the-national-order.html The new Ambassador reiterated the commitment of the European Union to accompany and support the Republic of...
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Electoral Zapping

September 23, 2015
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Electoral Zapping

Results of the first round of legislative… The final results of the legislative elections on 9 August for 4 departments (North, Northeast, Northwest and Southwest – Grande Anse) could be released this Tuesday, September 22, according to the Electoral Advisor Lourdes Edith Delouis. However, the rest of the results should wait for the weekend...
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Haiti World Bank report: Time for a social contract

September 22, 2015
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Haiti World Bank report: Time for a social contract

1 of 2 Students pose for a photo in their classroom before the start of the flag ceremony to mark the first day of the new school year at Lycee National in the Petion-Ville suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. Dieu Nalio Chery AP By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com As Haiti’s presidential campaigning...
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EU official warns that Haiti’s ban on some Dominican goods will drive up prices for Haitians-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

September 22, 2015
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EU official warns that Haiti’s ban on some Dominican goods will drive up prices for Haitians-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – A European Union official warned Tuesday that an impending Haitian ban on some Dominican Republic products will drive up prices in the impoverished country. Alberto Navarro, head of the EU delegation in the Dominican Republic, said that wheat, corn, bread and other affected goods could become up to 40...
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La PNH et l’Etat haïtien abandonnent Les Irois

September 22, 2015
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La PNH et l’Etat haïtien abandonnent Les Irois

La petite ville à l’extrémité du pays, Les Irois, est complètement abandonnée à elle-même depuis plus d’un mois. Les autorités et toutes les instances de l’Etat ont abandonné la ville suite aux violences survenues après les élections du 9 aout dernier.  Certains manifestants mécontents des résultats de leur candidat ont semé la terreur dans...
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WBG Report Calls for New Social Contract to Promote Opportunities for All

September 22, 2015
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WBG Report Calls for New Social Contract to Promote Opportunities for All

Despite substantial economic opportunities in agribusiness, light manufacturing and tourism, economic growth has been too slow and has not favored the poorest. Decline in donor assistance and a lower level of concessional financing, calls for mobilizing more fiscal revenues, improving public financial management, and setting priorities for spending. PORT-AU-PRINCE, September 22, 2015 – A...
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Comfort Departs Haiti Completing Final Mission Stop of Continuing Promise 2015

September 22, 2015
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Comfort Departs Haiti Completing Final Mission Stop of Continuing Promise 2015

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Haiti on Sept. 19th, marking the completion of Comfort’s eleventh and final mission stop in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15). During the closing ceremony held at the Amiral Killick Coast Guard Base, Capt. Sam Hancock, CP-15 mission...
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Fin de l’analyse des recours au BCEN

September 22, 2015
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Fin de l’analyse des recours au BCEN

Le Candidat à la Présidence, Simon Dieuseul Desras, appelle le CEP et le Gouvernement à démissionner Publié le lundi 21 septembre 2015 L’ex-Sénateur et candidat à la Présidence de Palmis, Simon Dieuseul Desras, s’en prend au CEP et au gouvernement en raison de leur incapacité à proclamer les résultats des législatives. Il les appelle...
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