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

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(English) 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? Traição do Haiti pela América Latina
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(English) Por Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post | zqxjkv0.blogspot.com. Traduzido do inglês por Murilo Otávio Rodrigues Paes Leme. Os ocupadores atuais do Haiti oriundos das regiões que haviam sido libertadas por Bolívar gostam de lembrar a “gloriosa relação de Bolívar e Petion,” como se isso pudesse hipnotizar os haitianos e desviar-lhes a atenção do fato de referidos ocupadores darem continuidade a tradição de traição.

(English) Ebola Outbreak: Zombie Apocalypse or Boon for Vaccines?
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(English) By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. As early as 1995, researchers at the University of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, discovered that extremely sick Ebola-infected patients, including ones who had been comatose, could be saved by transfusions of blood from individuals who had recovered from the same Ebola infection.

(English) Haiti’s Peasants Fight Land Grab of Offshore Islands for Ecotourism
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(English) 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, roads, manicured villages and sustainable farms for ecotourism. (English | French)

(English) Verifiable-Vote Elections
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(English) By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The only one who may be absolutely trusted to defend a voter’s right is the voter. Demand nothing. A demand assumes good faith from those in power. The reason why the world’s elites call for elections here, there, everywhere, today without trepidation is because, to them, democracy has been licked. It will remain so until votes are verifiable.

(English) Poor Little Rich Haiti to Be Fleeced of Copper-Silver-Gold Via Caracol Deep-Water Port
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(English) By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Plans are under way for Canadian and US corporations to mine Haiti’s northeast area near Caracol, which has been discovered to contain a wealth of silver and gold, in addition to copper. As in the Dominican Republic’s Pueblo Viejo project, construction of the mines will involve dynamiting of mountains, and the ore will be extracted by an opencast (or open-pit) mining process that contaminates large volumes of water with cyanide. UPDATES: Attempts to issue mining permits to the US’ VCS Mining LLC and Canada’s SOMINE SA, without any environmental impact assessment (EIA) were thwarted by Haiti’s Senate in January 2013. Plans to dredge a deep-sea port in the pristine Bay of Fort Liberte were scrapped in April 2014.

(English) Toussaint L’Ouverture, the Genius Who Embodied the Enlightenment
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Portrait of Toussaint L'Ouverture by Alexandre Francois Girardin: recently discovered and possibly the only historically accurate painting of the Haitian leader.

(English) By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. As the spirit of the Enlightenment inflamed everyone, the rebellious Haitian slaves led by Toussaint L’Ouverture would prove to be those most faithful to the Enlightenment ideals.

(English) Copa Mundial 2014: Hermoso juego muestra fea desigualdad

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(English) Por Gilbert Mercier, News Junkie Post | Haiti Chery. Durante décadas, “joga bonito” era una manera inocente de la vida. Ahora bien, es un gran negocio en el que la corrupción, la codicia, la mentalidad de mercenario, y el comportamiento criminal, incluso francamente proliferan.

(English) Bataille pour l’Île-à-Vache: Interview avec Jérôme Genest de KOPI
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(English) Interview de Dady Chéry avec Jérôme Genest, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Le Konbit Peyizan Ilavach (KOPI) est à l’avant-garde d’une lutte entre la branche exécutive d’Haiti et les habitants de l’Île-à-Vache, une île agricole de 52 kilometres carrés et 20,000 habitants au sud du pays. Nous avons récemment fait le point avec Jérôme Genest, membre du KOPI pour une discussion sur l’histoire de l’Île, une mise à jour de sa situation courrante, et les idées de KOPI sur la façon de préserver sa beauté et sa culture, et obtenir la libération de Jean Matulnes Lamy, le vice president de KOPI qui serait emprisonné depuis le 25 Fevrier 2014.

(English) Antarctica’s Accelerating Melt: Massive Sea Level Rise in Decades
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(English) By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. “With regard to climate change, again and again, exponential processes have been treated as if they would develop linearly, despite scientists knowing quite well that they would not…. The sea-level rise of 10 to 16 feet will come in decades, rather than 200 years. It will submerge essentially every port city in the world….”

(English) Quel genre de tourisme serait durable pour l’Ile à Vache, d’Haiti? Interview avec Melinda Wilson
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(English) Interview de Dady Chery avec Melinda Wilson, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Nous avons examiné de plus près le tourisme à l’île a Vache avec l’auteur and conferenciere primée Québéquoise, Melinda Wilson. Mme Wilson est une experte sur les aspects biologiques et ornementales de l’horticulture et une voyageuse soucieuse de l’environnement qui connaît tres bien l’Ile à Vache.

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

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(English) 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.

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

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(English) 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.

(English) Ile a Vache Population: ‘Martelly-Lamothe Are Selling Haiti!’
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(English) 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.

(English) The Fight for Haiti’s Ile a Vache: Interview With Abaka Bay’s Robert Dietrich
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(English) By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post | Hugues Girard video in Kreyol, YouTube. Interview with Mr. Robert Dietrich, a founding owner of Abaka Bay Resort, on Ile a Vache. Mr. Dietrich is at the center of a fight for this offshore island between Haiti’s government and the residents, who demand the repeal of a decree to annull all property rights and declare the entire island to be a “zone of tourism development and public utility.”

(English) Mainstream Media Discover Fight for Haiti’s Ile a Vache
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(English) 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.

(English) Waiting for Godot on Haiti’s Earthquake Anniversary
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(English) By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Months after Haiti’s January 12, 2010 earthquake, people were questioning the failure to deliver promised aid funds. Today they research the disappearance of these funds. The result is the same. No help will come. No help has come.