Haiti’s G-8 Denounces ‘Martelly-Parliament Deal’

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Tweet UPDATES UPDATE #2, February 11, 2016. With regard to the registration process for Haiti’s interim presidency, ex-Senator and LAPEH (political party) Director, Anacacis Jean Hector, expressed today his outrage that the parliament not only wants “$10,000, but bribes will also be needed … Continue reading

Haiti’s G-8 Calls for Interim Consensus Government

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Demonstrators marched to protest against the presidential elections. Haiti's electoral authority has postponed Sunday's planned presidential run-off amid mounting opposition street protests and voting fraud allegations. The second round of presidential elections was scheduled for January 24 between ruling party candidate Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin but was suspended by CEP. / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Tweet UPDATES UPDATE #1, February 5, 2016. In a February 4 press release, Haiti’s Group of Eight presidential candidates (G-8) reiterated its requirement for a provisional government to represent vital sectors of the national life, headed by two executives: an interim president from … Continue reading

Haiti: Lawyer, former MP to Testify in US Against Clinton, Lamothe et al.

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Tweet Haiti: Lawyer Newton Louis St Juste called on by US justice as a witness By EMB and GP AlterPresse Translated from the French by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery. Port-au-Prince, December 4, 2015 — Lawyer Newton Louis St Juste … Continue reading

Pre-Election Massacre in Cite Soleil, Haiti

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Tweet More than 15 Dead in New Violence in Cité Soleil Haiti Chery via Radio Kiskeya (JMD, SPP, ETB) Translated from the French by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery More than 15 people from several Cité Soleil (north of the … Continue reading

Adyjeangardy Gets International History Prize for ‘History of Haiti’s Arawak Indians’

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By Amos Cincir, Omega World News | Haiti Chery. Translated by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery. Historian and career journalist Ady Jean-Gardy, who signs his name Adyjeangardy, was awarded the French Academy Institute of Arts and Letters International History Prize during the weekend of May 2-3, 2015 for his work, “Histoires des Indiens Arawaks d’Haiti” (History of Haiti’s Arawak Indians). (English | French)

Yet More Brazilian Military Train to Take Command in HaitiMilitares 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)

United Nations Challenged About Bill Clinton’s Immunity in Haiti

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Press Release, Haiti Chery. Lawyers Newton Louis St Juste and André Michel have legally challenged the Secretary General of the United Nations to clarify whether Bill Clinton’s 18 months as Co-Chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (CIRH or IHRC) from 2009 to 2011, while he was UN Special Envoy for Haiti entitles him to UN privileges and immunities against prosecutions being considered in courts of Haiti and other countries.

Haiti’s Human Rights Organizations Say No to DictatorshipLes 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)

Brazil Tests Military Technology in Haiti, Trains Rising UN Troop Numbers

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By Olivia Freitas and Fabio Zanini, Haiti Chery | Brazil Soberano e Libre. Translated by Dady Chery. The Brazilian army and its industrial partners are using Haiti as a testing ground for their latest armored vehicle, called the Guarani, which is meant for domestic repression and sale to other countries like Israel for use in Gaza. Brazil is also training rising numbers of “peacekeepers” for deployment to Haiti, although the mission in Haiti is supposedly being reduced. High-level Brazilian military cite Haiti’s low risk level (i.e. the fact that they are not being shot at) as the reason for Haiti’s use as a testing ground and for training.

Jean Matulnes Lamy: Haiti’s ‘Peasants Built Ile a Vache!’ – Part II

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Introduction and translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | Second part of the interview of Jean Matulnes Lamy and Louis Jean Gadi, both members of the Organization of Ile a Vache Farmers (Konbit Peyizan Ilavach, or KOPI), with Sonny Esteus of Radio VKI. Mr. Lamy is currently imprisoned in Port-au-Prince’s infamous National Petinentiary, where he was taken without charge or trial on February 25, 2014. The protests continue.

Jean Matulnes Lamy: Haiti’s ‘Peasants Built Ile a Vache!’ – Part I

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Introduction and translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | This interview of Mr. Jean Matulnes Lami, together with Mr. Louis Jean Gadi, both members of the Organization of Ile A Vache Farmers (KOPI), was with Mr. Sonny Esteus of Radio VKI. It was originally broadcast on January 17, 2014 and rebroadcast on March 10, 2014. Lamy and Gadi discuss the history of land ownership and beautification at Ile a Vache and the issues that currently trouble the islanders, including their exclusion from the development decisions.

Haiti-Dominican Republic Conflict: IACHR Commission Says DR Court Ruling Is DiscriminatoryHaïti-RD: La sentence TC168.13 du Tribunal Constitutionnel a des effets discriminatoires, soutient la CIDH

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By AlterPresse | Haiti Chery. Translated by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery. Dominican Constitutional Court Ruling TC168.13 is discriminatory and violates the rights of Dominicans of Haitian descent, according to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR, CIDH). (English | French)

Open Letter From Haitian Anesthesiologist Dr. Andre MornoLettre ouverte du Docteur André Morno, Anesthésiologiste

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By André Morno, Le Nouvelliste | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. “President Martelly’s Chief of Staff Mr. Thierry Mayard Paul came to tell me that the presidential security unit was concerned about my house’s location with respect to the President’s. To my surprise, he told me that I had to sell the house at a price pre-determined without my consent.” Dr. Morno. (English | French).

Let Them Eat SandUn sucre mêlé au sable vendu sur le marché dominicain

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By Staff, AHP | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The Dominican National Institute for the Protection of Consumer Rights (Proconsumidor) has sounded the alarm against consuming “Canaria” sugar imported from Brazil into the Dominican Republic (DR) by Casa SRL Chepe: a product marketed for two months in the DR and Haiti. (English | French)