Haitian Migrants at US-Mexico Border: An Exclusive Report

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By Christiane Ndedi Essombe Haiti Chery California border, December 2016 The US-Mexico border witnessed at its doors in 2016 thousands of Haitians who sought to enter the US. At the San Ysidro port of entry alone, south of San Diego, over … Continue reading

Colonialism in a Poncho: Subordination of Panama to Multinational Force |Otra vez el Comando Sur de EEUU Avanza la militarización subordinada de Panamá

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Marco A. Gandásegui Jr, America Latina en Movimiento | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. In an annual exercise called Panamax, from Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 17 Panama was virtually occupied by troops from the U.S., France, Canada, the Netherlands, and 14 Latin American “allies,” although the Panamanian Constitution says Panama has no army and its sovereignty is inalienable and nontransferable. (English|Spanish)

Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson Interview | Contact German Justice

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Interview of Captain Paul Watson with Jerry Cope, OpEd News | Paul Watson was arrested by German authorities on May 14 on charges stemming from a confrontation 10 years ago with shark fin poachers in Costa Rica. At the time the charges were dismissed. Watson has put in a motion to dismiss the case. No decision has been forthcoming from Germany, which does not have an extradition treaty with Costa Rica.

Sweatshops: Stepping Stone or Dead End?Tremplin ou cul-de-sac?

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By Staff, Haiti Grassroots Watch. Part 5 of 7. Are low-wage, low-skilled assembly industries in Haiti really a “stepping stone” to more complex industrial development? In the Mexican maquiladora boom areas, the water table is dropping by 1 to 1.5 meters every year due to intensive use of water; the blue dye run-off from jeans pollutes rivers and irrigation ditches; 67% of homes have dirt floors, and 52% of streets are unpaved. (English | French)

Full Text of the Open Letter from Oscar Arias Sanchez to Michel MartellyTexto completo de la Carta abierta de Oscar Arias Sánchez a Michel Martelly

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By Oscar Arias Sanchez, Acento | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. In this open letter from December 9, 2011, Oscar Arias Sanchez, the Nobel laureate and former President of Costa Rica (1986-1990, 2006-2010), urges Martelly to focus on social programs rather than reestablish the armed forces that were disbanded on January 6, 1995 by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. (English | Spanish)

China on ‘Harmonious Mission’ in the Caribbean to Show It’s a Responsible Power

MercoPress via Haiti Chery. China’s People’s Liberation Army “Peace Ark” ship carries more than 100 medical volunteers who are providing free surgery, CAT scans, eye care and other procedures to Jamaica’s needy.MercoPress via Haiti Chery. China’s People’s Liberation Army “Peace Ark” ship carries more than 100 medical volunteers who are providing free surgery, CAT scans, eye care and other procedures to Jamaica’s needy.MercoPress via Haiti Chery. China’s People’s Liberation Army “Peace Ark” ship carries more than 100 medical volunteers who are providing free surgery, CAT scans, eye care and other procedures to Jamaica’s needy.MercoPress via Haiti Chery. China’s People’s Liberation Army “Peace Ark” ship carries more than 100 medical volunteers who are providing free surgery, CAT scans, eye care and other procedures to Jamaica’s needy.

Rainwater Harvesting Ideal Source of Freshwater for Haiti

With no piped water, residents of Genus, St. Elizabeth depend on rainwater for domestic and agricultural purposes. Here, a woman harvests water from a tank into which rainwater is channeled from the roofs of two nearby buildings (photo: Ian Allen).

By Jose Pavero and others, In: Source Book of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augmentation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Rainwater harvesting is not used in Haiti, but over half a million people in the Caribbean get at least some of their water by this method. Rain-catchment systems are easy to build and operate and cost little to run.By Jose Pavero and others, In: Source Book of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augmentation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Rainwater harvesting is not used in Haiti, but over half a million people in the Caribbean get at least some of their water by this method. Rain-catchment systems are easy to build and operate and cost little to run.By Jose Pavero and others, In: Source Book of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augmentation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Rainwater harvesting is not used in Haiti, but over half a million people in the Caribbean get at least some of their water by this method. Rain-catchment systems are easy to build and operate and cost little to run.

Venezuela Sends 50 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Central America

By Staff, Venezuela Analysis. Central America has been suffering heavy human and economic losses due to several weeks of torrential rains that are expected to continue. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua are heading a worldwide campaign to request help with the disaster.By Staff, Venezuela Analysis. Central America has been suffering heavy human and economic losses due to several weeks of torrential rains that are expected to continue. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua are heading a worldwide campaign to request help with the disaster.By Staff, Venezuela Analysis. Central America has been suffering heavy human and economic losses due to several weeks of torrential rains that are expected to continue. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua are heading a worldwide campaign to request help with the disaster.

Interview With Ambassador of Venezuela to Haiti, Mr. Pedro Gonzalez Canino

Haiti Progres | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The flag of Venezuela you see here was designed in Jacmel, Haiti. It is Miranda who carried the flag to Venezuela. And ten years later, in 1816, Simon Bolivar would return to Venezuela from Haiti leading two expeditions. Bolivar said: “By Petion’s decree, I was able to put together a group of his valiant patriots…. This group of Haitians that faced down ten thousand European tyrants numbered three hundred men.”Haiti Progres (French) | Translated by Dady Chery, Axis of Logic (English). The flag of Venezuela you see here was designed in Jacmel, Haiti. It is Miranda who carried the flag to Venezuela. And ten years later, in 1816, Simon Bolivar would return to Venezuela from Haiti leading two expeditions. Bolivar said: “By Petion’s decree, I was able to put together a group of his valiant patriots…. This group of Haitians that faced down ten thousand European tyrants numbered three hundred men.”Haiti Progres (French) | Translated by Dady Chery, Axis of Logic (English). The flag of Venezuela you see here was designed in Jacmel, Haiti. It is Miranda who carried the flag to Venezuela. And ten years later, in 1816, Simon Bolivar would return to Venezuela from Haiti leading two expeditions. Bolivar said: “By Petion’s decree, I was able to put together a group of his valiant patriots…. This group of Haitians that faced down ten thousand European tyrants numbered three hundred men.”

Endangered Monkey Survives in Tiny Private ParadiseMono tocón subsiste en pequeño paraíso privado

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By Milagros Salazar, IPS. The Andean titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe) has found refuge in a tiny slice of forest in San Martín, Peru, preserved by one woman. (English | Spanish)By Milagros Salazar, IPS. The Andean titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe) found refuge in a tiny slice of forest in San Martín, Peru, preserved by one woman.By Milagros Salazar, IPS. The Andean titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe) found refuge in a tiny slice of forest in San Martín, Peru, preserved by one woman.