Cuba: Détente ou Trama Imperial da Doutrina Monroe?

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By Dady Chery Haiti Chery Traduzido por Murilo Leme Embora a Revolução Cubana tenha 57 anos de idade e seja usualmente responsabilizada pelo isolamento de Cuba, já se passaram 88 anos desde a última visita à ilha de chefe de estado … Continue reading

Cuba: Détente or Monroe Doctrine Imperial Plot?

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By Dady Chery Haiti Chery Although the Cuban Revolution is 57 years old and is usually blamed for Cuba’s isolation, it has been 88 years since the last visit to the island by a US head of state. United States … Continue reading

Et Tu, Brute? Haiti’s Betrayal By Latin America | Et Tu, Brute? Traição do Haiti pela América Latina
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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)

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)

Clear Caribbean Thinking Required on Extra-Territorial US Laws

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By David Jessop, Caribbean Council via Stabroek News. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, is one of a growing number of US laws that are extra-territorial in effect and have been introduced on the grounds of security, to counter terrorism and organized crime, or to address tax evasion. In addition to extending US jurisdiction into the Caribbean, FATCA carries with it the possibility of being used to extend the reach of US law into areas that the legislation was not primarily designed to address.

U.N. Uses Private Military and Security Contractors

By Kim-Jenna Jurriaans, IPS | UPDATE from Haiti Chery. The United Nations is increasingly hiring Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) for its missions across the world, raising concerns over the use of firms known for participation in human rights abuses, as well as an overall lack of accountability structures governing these contractors within the U.N. system. UPDATE 1: DynCorp boasts of having trained 400 “Haitian police” and is awarded a $48.6 million contract to insert 100 contractors and 10 advisors into the “UN police force” in Haiti.

Tragic Week in ParaguaySemana trágica en Paraguay

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By Javiera Manuela Rulli and Reto Sonderegger, Parar El Mundo | Translated by Lilian Joensen for Grupo de Reflexión Rural | Friends of the Earth | Haiti Chery. An explanation of the chain of events that have shaken Paraguay, from the Curuguaty deaths on June 15 to the June 22 overthrow of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo. (English | Spanish)

ALBA Expels USAID From Member CountriesResolución del Consejo Político de la ALBA para el inmediato retiro de las USAID de los países miembros de la Alianza

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ALBA PRESS RELEASE, Granma | Translation by Rachael Boothroyd for Venezuelanalysis. Resolution from the Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) for the immediate withdrawal of USAID from member countries of the alliance. (English | Spanish)

ALBA Rejects Move to Impeach Paraguayan President Fernando LugoALBA rechaza maniobra para destituir al Presidente Lugo en Paraguay

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By Staff, Cuba Debate | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) expressed this Thursday June 21, in an official communique, its rejection of the political maneuvering by the Paraguayan right to seek dismissal of the country’s President, Fernando Lugo. (English | Spanish)

Help Haiti’s Farmers, End Rice Subsidies

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By Jacob Kushner, Global Post | U.S. Farm Bill 2012, Develop Trade Law | Environmental Working Group | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. U.S. Farm Bill 2012 could reverse a decades-long policy of agricultural subsidies that has undercut Haiti’s local rice production. Call for an end to all U.S. rice subsidies.

Latin-American Soldiers, ‘Peacekeepers’ to Train in Urban Warfare at New US Base in Chile

By Joaquín Rivery Tur, Granma | Editorial note by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. A new U.S. base was hurriedly built in Fort Aguayo, Chile in 60 days and recently inaugurated. The facility is meant to train United Nations ‘peacekeepers’ and Latin-American soldiers and police in urban warfare. Chilean civil society has denounced what it considers to be the real objective of the supposed military college: a center for training future repressors and torturers.

Withdraw UNASUR’s UN Troops from Haiti!

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By Staff (sgl/emw/mgt/jrr) Prensa Latina | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. At a meeting of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Member countries discussed a timetable for South America’s gradual military withdrawal from MINUSTAH. But the withdrawal plan so far looks more like one for a gradual replacement of Latin American troops with Asian and African troops.

Corruption by ‘Peacekeeping’: The Lure of Foreign Exchange

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By Staff, AFP via AsiaOne | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Bangladeshi UN “peacekeepers” have sent home nearly $1.24 billion during the past three years. In 2010 Bangladesh sent its first female MINUSTAH contingent — a group of 110 — to Haiti to support the military occupation that followed a US-France-Canada coup against democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

The Rush to Haiti’s North | La ruée vers le Nord

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By Roberson Alphonse, Le Nouvelliste | Translation and editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. According to Dieuseul Anglade, director of the Office of Mines and Energy in Haiti (Bureau des Mines et de l’Energie, BME), the outlook is encouraging, and during the negotiations for exploitation, the Haitian state will keep close watch to ensure that the citizens of Haiti benefit from the country’s mineral wealth. Meanwhile, the region’s mayors have been dismissed, depriving the citizens of a voice in their local government, and land prices have skyrocketed. (English | French)