Canada’s Foreign Aid Minister Swap in Haiti

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By Staff, Defend Haiti | Meagan Fitzpatrick and Staff, CBC News Online | Sheila Dabu Nonato, National Post. Canada Foreign Aid Minister Bev Oda — the woman responsible for the relocation of hundreds of thousands from the tent camps on Champs de Mars, Port-au-Prince, Haiti — has resigned. She was replaced by Julian Fantino, a former policeman risen to the ranks of police chief, Member of Parliament, and Defense Minister. Mr. Fantino has been followed in every political post by allegations of corruption.

A Little Dictatorship to Make the Band March in Time | Une petite dictature pour améliorer la fanfare militaire

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By Frantz Duval and Robenson Geffrard, Le Nouvelliste | Translation and editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Satisfied with his achievements during his first year, but frustrated about procedures that have kept his palace band without instruments, Michel Martelly announced that his team has started to think about an emergency law. (English | French)

U.N. Tightens Belt: No More Cruise Ship Hotels | La ONU se ajusta el cinturón : No mas barcos de crucero

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By Thalif Deen, IPS. Compared to the 5.4-billion dollar budget for the U.N. in 2010-11, the 2012-13 budget will be cut by 260 million dollars. Although this is a cut of less than 5%, the news are still significant because, since its inception over 50 years ago, the U.N. has expanded every year, except for one instance 14 years ago. (English | Spanish)

Thousands Deliver Grievances to Haitian ParliamentHaïti-Séisme-2 ans : Des milliers de manifestants s’adressent au Parlement

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By Staff (gp apr jsr kft), AlterPresse | Translated by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery. Thousands marched through Port-au-Prince on the eve of the 2nd anniversary of the earthquake to present to the Haitian Parliament a document detailing demands regarding land reform, decentralization, social housing, and transparency in the management of public affairs, among other things. (English | French)

Drinking Water Discontinued from Haiti Camps for the DisplacedArrêt définitif de la distribution d’eau gratuite dans 17 camps d’ici fin novembre 2011

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By Staff, AlterPresse | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. DINEPA, Haiti’s office for the National Administration of Sanitation and Drinking Water announced that it will no longer distribute drinking water to 17 of the Port-au-Prince camps for the internally displaced. (English | French)By Staff, AlterPresse (French) | Translated by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery (English). DINEPA, Haiti’s office for the National Administration of Sanitation and Drinking Water announced that it will no longer distribute drinking water to 17 of the Port-au-Prince camps for the internally displaced.By Staff, AlterPresse (French) | Translated by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery (English). DINEPA, Haiti’s office for the National Administration of Sanitation and Drinking Water announced that it will no longer distribute drinking water to 17 of the Port-au-Prince camps for the internally displaced.

Haitian Senate Calls for Withdrawal of U.N. Troops by October 2012Le Sénat haïtien demande le retrait de la MINUSTAH en Octobre 2012

Staff, HPN | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Two articles describe a recent Resolution by the Haitian parliamentarians to withdraw the UN troops from the country. The Haitian Senate unanimously approved a resolution calling for MINUSTAH’s departure by October 2012, but this resolution was non binding on the executive. (English | French)Staff, HPN (French) | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery (English). Two articles describe a recent Resolution by the Haitian parliamentarians to withdraw the UN troops from the country. The Haitian Senate unanimously approved a resolution calling for MINUSTAH’s departure by October 2012, but this resolution was non binding on the executive.Staff, HPN (French) | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery (English). Two articles describe a recent Resolution by the Haitian parliamentarians to withdraw the UN troops from the country. The Haitian Senate unanimously approved a resolution calling for MINUSTAH’s departure by October 2012, but this resolution was non binding on the executive.

‘Peacekeeping’: A Cancer on the World

By Patrick Worsnip, Reuters via SwissInfo | Relief Web | Editorial Comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. If this “peacekeeping” cancer isn’t removed, it will grow all over the world. UPDATES: Feb 8, 2012, Information on countries occupied and growth of force. June 13, 2012: Recommended new budget.By Patrick Worsnip, Reuters via SwissInfo | Editorial Comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. If this “peacekeeping” cancer isn’t removed, it will grow all over the world.By Patrick Worsnip, Reuters via SwissInfo | Editorial Comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. If this “peacekeeping” cancer isn’t removed, it will grow all over the world.

Why It Took Eleven Months Instead of Three Weeks to Show that Haiti’s Cholera Is Nepalese | Onze mois au lieu de trois semaines pour montrer que le choléra en Haïti provient du Népal
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. It took nearly a year to provide conclusive scientific proof that Haiti’s cholera came from Nepal because, despite an epidemiological link of the disease to a UN “peacekeepers” base full of Nepalese troops, scientists had not bothered to compare the cholera from Haiti to cholera from Nepal. (English | French)By Dady Chery, Axis of Logic. The only reason it took nearly a year to provide conclusive scientific proof that Haiti’s cholera came from Nepal is because scientists had until now not bothered to compare the cholera from Haiti to cholera from Nepal.By Dady Chery, Axis of Logic. The only reason it took nearly a year to provide conclusive scientific proof that Haiti’s cholera came from Nepal is because scientists had until now not bothered to compare the cholera from Haiti to cholera from Nepal.

U.S. Agency Sabotages Haiti Earthquake Aid

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. After so many injuries to Haiti over so many years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) now insults the living and the dead with a report that questions how many people died in the quake, and how many remain in camps for the displaced.

Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s Amazing Speech as he Returns Home, Defying U.S. DemandsPremier discours d’Aristide

By President Jean-Bertrand Aristide | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. “The exclusion of the majority is tantamount to cutting the branch on which we sit. The problem of exclusion, its solution is the inclusion of all Hatians without favoritism, because ‘Tout moun se moun!’ With Interview by Democracy Now! (English | French)By President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (French) | Translated by Dady Chery, Axis of Logic. “The exclusion of the majority is tantamount to cutting the branch on which we sit. The problem of exclusion, its solution is the inclusion of all Hatians without favoritism, because ‘Tout moun se moun!’ (With Interview by Democracy Now!)By President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (French) | Translated by Dady Chery, Axis of Logic. “The exclusion of the majority is tantamount to cutting the branch on which we sit. The problem of exclusion, its solution is the inclusion of all Hatians without favoritism, because ‘Tout moun se moun!’ (With Interview by Democracy Now!)

$900,000 For A 3-Bedroom … In Haiti?

By Jonathan M. Katz, AP via USA Today | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. In today’s Haiti, the quality of life deteriorates as the U.N. and NGOs grow. If one could extrapolate to one NGO per Haitian, the Haitian would be dead.By Jonathan M. Katz, AP via USA Today | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. In today’s Haiti, the quality of life deteriorates as the U.N. and NGOs grow. If one could extrapolate to one NGO per Haitian, the Haitian would be dead.By Jonathan M. Katz, AP via USA Today | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. In today’s Haiti, the quality of life deteriorates as the U.N. and NGOs grow. If one could extrapolate to one NGO per Haitian, the Haitian would be dead.

Haiti: U.N. Troops Attack Anti-U.N. Protest

By Staff, Weekly News Update Oct 2010. MINUSTAH security forces reacted violently to an anti-U.N. protest on October 15, with a plainclothes guard striking a protester and a Jordanian soldier firing a warning shot. AP journalists said a Haitian police agent hit protesters with his rifle and a U.N. vehicle “pushed through the crowd, knocking over protesters and journalists.”