Dominican Republic: Haitians Strike Back on Independence Day
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. On the 211th Anniversary of Haitian Independence, January 1, 2015, some Dominican navy people must have decided to have their fun by arresting a group of Haitian fishermen in their own waters. Big mistake. The response was swift and categorical.

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 Legislators Make Their Stand: Evans Paul Is Not Prime Minister
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Evans Paul was not named Haiti’s Prime Minister on December 25, 2014 but merely nominated as such. To become Prime Minister, he must undergo vetting by both houses of the Parliament, and it is unlikely that he will pass the test. (English | French)

Reconstitution of Haiti’s Tontons Macoutes and Their Fusion With MINUSTAH
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Paramilitary troops that are loyal to Martelly have been trained in Rafael Correa’s Ecuador. These troops are meant to be the kernel of a new Tontons Macoutes. Officially, they go by the inoffensive title of “military engineering corps.” The regime says they are based in Haiti’s Artibonite region, although they are disguised as trainees in the Police Nationale d’Haiti (PNH). (English | French)

Haiti’s Human Rights Organizations Say No to Dictatorship

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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.

Et Tu, Brute? Haiti’s Betrayal By Latin America
Dady Chery

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post | zqxjkv0.blogspot.com. Translated from the English by Murilo Otávio Rodrigues Paes Leme. Current-day occupiers of Haiti from the regions that had been freed by Bolivar like to recall the “glorious relationship of Bolivar and Petion,” as if this could hypnotize Haitians and ever be a distraction as these occupiers continue a tradition of betrayal. (English | Portuguese)

Ile a Vache Population: ‘Martelly-Lamothe Are Selling Haiti!’
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The La Hatte section of Ile a Vache, Haiti, is paralyzed by popular protests and roadblocks. The population calls for support. The protests were occasioned by the government’s failure to respond to the residents’ demands and several recent actions, including the destruction of parts of the island for road construction by a Dominican company, house-to-house searches by militarized police, a visit by the Tourism Minister that showed no evidence of good faith, and the continued detention of community representative Jean Matulnes Lamy.

Mainstream Media Discover Fight for Haiti’s Ile a Vache
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. One year after a Haitian government decree to appropriate the lands of the farmers on the offshore island of Ile a Vache, and more than two months since the islanders began to take their protests to the streets, Le Nouvelliste, AP, and Reuters bring us their versions of the story: a valuable lesson in methods of disinformation.

Haiti’s Peasants Fight Land Grab of Offshore Islands for Ecotourism
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Sources: Haiti Chery | Radyo VKM | AlterPresse | Caribbean Journal. Reported and translated by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery. Haitian farmers, on the unspoiled offshore 20-square-mile island Ile a Vache, object to the appropriation of their lands by the government to dredge a port, build an airport, golf course, roads, manicured villages and sustainable farms for ecotourism. (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: Wrecking Ball Capitalism in Real Time
Dady Chery

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. How does one drag a people with a sense of enough into the capitalist enterprise? In Haiti, this process is exposed in all its hideousness as it happens in real time.

Dying By Degrees From Climate Change
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. The End Age for humanity is not a date known to man, but a point of no return from climate change. Are we there now, as the Hopi and Mayans have predicted? Is there time left to us and, if so, how long?

USAID: Dictator’s Little Helper
Dady Chery

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. USAID’s goals were originally to diminish the threat of communism and open new markets for the US; these have expanded to include: developing “countries’ policies and institutions” and even “rebuilding government.”