Haiti Must Invalidate Decree to Cede La Gonave

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Tweet Editorial comment Has Haiti’s 38-square-mile offshore island, Ile de La Gonâve been sold outright to foreign interests or transformed into a tax haven where Haiti maintains ownership only of the territory? Neither of these. Not if we fight. On January 7, 2016 Michel Martelly … Continue reading

Yet More Brazilian Military Train to Take Command in Haiti | Militares treinam para exercer comando no Haiti

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CCOPAB, Brazilian Ministry of Defense, Air Forces | Translated from the Portuguese by Haiti Chery. Forty-two soldiers from the Brazilian Navy, Army and Air Force concluded on Friday, January 30, 2015 an Internship in the Preparation of Commanders and Staff (EPCOEM) for the 22nd Brazilian contingent for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). (English | Portuguese)

Francois Duvalier Interview in English, 1968

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By Alan Whicker and Frank Pocklington, BBC, ITV, Yorkshire Television | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Selected scenes of 1968 Haiti, plus a remarkably extensive and candid interview, in English, between a quite fearless British reporting team and Francois Duvalier.

Haiti’s Human Rights Organizations Say No to Dictatorship | Les Organisations Haïtiennes de Défense des Droits Humains disent non à la gouvernance par décret

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By Staff, AHP | Translated from the French by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery | Editorial comment by Dady Chery. Thirteen human rights organizations have signed a memorandum to reject neo-dictatorship in Haiti after Michel Martelly declared that, if there could not be local elections in Haiti by January 12, 2015, he would rule by decree. (English | French)

Aaron Swartz’ s Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto

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By Aaron Swartz | Haiti Chery. “The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations….”

Haiti’s Revolution Redux? | Quatorze partis et plateformes politiques rejoignent la mobilisation antigouvernementale

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By staff, Radio Kiskeya | Editorial comment and translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Fourteen opposition political parties and platforms announced Friday, September 28, that they will participate in all mobilizations to support popular demands criticizing the policy of exclusion by the Michel Martelly regime. (English | French)

A Poem By D. H. Lawrence: Snake

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By D. H. Lawrence | Introduction by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | David Herbert Richards Lawrence (born September 11, 1885) is best known for his novels and the persecution he endured for them, but he also wrote some 800 equally subversive poems. His 1923 collection “Birds, Beasts and Flowers” is a contemplation of the natural world and man’s relation to it. “Snake” is a favorite.

New Ebola Outbreaks in Humans Follow Antidote Development in Monkeys

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By George Dvorsky, io9 | By Francis Kagolo and Ismael Kasooha, New Vision. In mid-June 2012, scientists reported that Ebola-infected monkeys could be cured by the administration of a chemical cocktail within 24 hours of the initial exposure. About one month later, there was an Ebola outbreak in Uganda and after this, an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These news beg a number of questions on ethics.

Colonialism In a Poncho: Ecuador and Brazil Help Install New Haiti Military

During a visit to Haiti on February 1, 2012, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef congratulated MINUSTAH troops on their work and offered to build a hydroelectric dam in Haiti's most fertile region: the Artibonite valley.

By Joseph Guyler Delva, Reuters via Buenos Aires Herald | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Brazil and Ecuador plan to help install a new army in Haiti that is meant to replace the UN “peacekeeping” force MINUSTAH.

Tension in Port Margot | Port-Margot sous tension depuis une semaine

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By Staff, AlterPresse | Staff, Organization for the Development of Port-Margot (ODEP) | Translation and editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Residents of the northern beach town of Port-Margot, Haiti, are angry with the government for neglecting their major arteries to the east and west, and for appropriating their most important tourist attraction, Chouchou Bay, for a neighboring city. The town in 35 km (22 miles) from Cap Haitien and is coveted as a place to live by mining personnel moving into northern Haiti. (English | French)

Government Postpones School Year One Month | Le pouvoir repousse la rentrée scolaire au 1er octobre

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By Staff (spp), Radio Kiskeya | By Stephen Ralph Henry, AlterPresse. Translation and editorial note by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said Friday August 3, during a working session in the Parliament, that the new school year originally set to start on September 3 would be postponed until October 1 because of economic difficulties facing the population. Parents and teachers’ organizations criticize the postponement and say they were not consulted. (English | French)

Fantastic Underwater Sculptures By Jason deCaires Taylor

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By Jason deCaires Taylor | CoHabitaire | YouTube | Introduction by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater sculptures are created in areas where the coral reefs have been destroyed. They are meant to develop into artificial reefs that offer human viewers and reef animals alike an ever-changing experience.

Typhoon Gener, Climate Change Wreak Havoc in Philippines

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Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | Staff, AFP via Yahoo!7 News | Elena L. Aben and Ellalyn B. De Vera, Manila Bulletin | Manuel Mogato, Rosemarie Francisco and Ed Lane, Reuters | By Staff, Sun Star | Rio Rose Ribaya, Reuters via Yahoo! | By Kim Arveen Patria, Yahoo! Large farming towns north of the capital Manila, as well as heavily populated coastal areas remain under waist-deep floods. Fierce winds and heavy rains from slow-moving Typhoon Gener (international codename Saola) have battered the country, killing at least 39 people and displacing about 200,000. UPDATE Aug 7: The typhoon left the Philippines on Friday Aug 3 but was immediately followed by tropical storm Haikui, which raised the number of casualties to more than 50 and of the displaced to more than 270,000 people. UPDATE Aug 16: New tropical storm Helen (international name Kai-Tak) kills 7 and causes yet more flooding and destruction.

Instant Gratification U.S.A.

Infographics created by Online Graduate Programs | Courtesy of Tony Shin | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. What kind of culture is compatible with instant gratification? Certainly not one that nurtures spirituality, because a spiritual life requires being still sometimes. Or one that promotes creativity, because prolonged focus and practice are needed for mastery over one’s talents.