10 Reasons Why UN Occupation of Haiti Must End
Dady Chery

A demonstrator runs to avoid tear gas fired by police and UN soldiers during a protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Following days of rioting in northern Haiti over suspicions that U.N. soldiers introduced a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 1,000 people, protesters in Haiti's capital clashed with police Thursday lashing out at U.N. peacekeepers and the government, blocking roads and attacking foreigners' vehicles. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

By Dady Chery Haiti Chery The worst crime of the United Nations Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), which the UN Security Council extended on April 13, 2017 and will rename United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) after Oct. 15, … Continue reading

Outsourcing Customs Tax Collection in Haiti and Elsewhere

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. A contract was granted under irregular circumstances by Haiti’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Marie Camelle Jean-Marie, that grants control of all customs tariffs of the Republic of Haiti to the Swiss multinational company Societe Generale de Surveillance SA (SGS), for 10 years.

Western Biologists Study Tuna Collapse as Their Countries’ Fleets Pillage World CoastsPesca de atún requiere sacrificios a corto plazo

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Julio Godoy interviews marine biologist Maria Jose Juan Jorda, IPS, Tierramérica | Enrique Gili, IPS. Berlin, Germany — The world’s tuna populations, and particularly bluefin tuna, are being overfished to extinction. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) admits that the system for monitoring catches is prone to fraud and misinformation. Vessels fly flags of convenience, change their names, swap crews and continue to operate despite numerous violations for overfishing. (English | Spanish (1st article only))

How Somalia’s Fishermen Became ‘Pirates’

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By Ishaan Tharoor, Time Magazine | Chebucto | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Since 1991, Somalia’s 3,330 km (2,000 miles) of coastline — the longest in continental Africa — has been pillaged by foreign vessels. An estimated $300 million worth of seafood is stolen from the Somalia’s coastline each year by the real pirates, which include France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Spain, Taiwan, and the U.S. Belize and Honduras allow their flags to be used by ships that are evading European Union regulations on fishing for tuna and shark.

Don’t Force Statehood on Somalia

A fisherman carries a sword fish on his head from the Indian Ocean in the port city of Kismayu (Credit: Reuters).

By Richard Dowden, African Arguments | Haiti Chery. “The model for Somalia is Switzerland…. Somalia’s nomadic tradition makes it a self-sufficient, individualistic society bound by complicated codes of loyalty and rivalry…. Strong centralised states are the legacy of colonial rulers and unsurprisingly the inheritor governments have kept it that way.” – Richard Dowden.

Foreign Aid, Foreign Wastes

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By Claire Provost, The Guardian | Editorial note by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. A policy of “tied aid” has until now required that USAID foreign aid funds be spent on goods and services exclusively from U.S. companies. This policy has been changed to allow USAID to buy many goods and services from developing countries, but not food aid, motor vehicles, or U.S.-patented pharmaceuticals. Given the USAID tradition of creating a need for its aid, it is easy to guess what its next moves will be.

Landgrabbing in Ethiopia: Legal Lease or Stolen Soil?

By Philipp Hedemann, IPS | Street News Service. Since 2008 there has been an unprecedented rush to secure farmland in Africa, South America and Asia. The main commodities include sugar cane, maize, rice, wheat, soy, sorghum, sesame, oil seeds, and child labour.By Philipp Hedemann, IPS | Street News Service. Since 2008 there has been an unprecedented rush to secure farmland in Africa, South America and Asia. The main commodities include sugar cane, maize, rice, wheat, soy, sorghum, sesame, oil seeds, and child labour.By Philipp Hedemann, IPS | Street News Service. Since 2008 there has been an unprecedented rush to secure farmland in Africa, South America and Asia. The main commodities include sugar cane, maize, rice, wheat, soy, sorghum, sesame, oil seeds, and child labour.

Egypt, Ethiopia Mull Nile Dams Dispute

UPI via Terra Daily Editorial Comment. Finally there is a move afoot to reconsider the water agreements between Nile countries. The previous agreements for sharing the Nile waters had been unfair and involved the U.K. bullying upstream countries for the … Continue reading

Deep Sea Fishing is ‘Unsustainable’; Efforts Should Concentrate on ‘Productive Local Waters’

By FIS/MP, MercoPress. A team of marine scientists is urging an end to most commercial fishing in the deep sea and instead recommending fishing in more productive and local waters. The only question is: whose productive local waters?

Press Release: Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa

Press Release, Oakland Institute. ” The same financial firms that drove us into a global recession by inflating the real estate bubble through risky financial maneuvers are now doing the same with the world’s food supply.”Press Release, Oakland Institute. ” The same financial firms that drove us into a global recession by inflating the real estate bubble through risky financial maneuvers are now doing the same with the world’s food supply.”Press Release, Oakland Institute. ” The same financial firms that drove us into a global recession by inflating the real estate bubble through risky financial maneuvers are now doing the same with the world’s food supply.”

Understanding the War in Libya

Editorial, Granma. In the war against Libya, Washington is simultaneously pursuing several objectives: taking control of oil, protecting the safety of Israel, preventing the liberation of the Arab world, hindering African unity, and setting up NATO as Africa’s watchdog.

Aircraft Carrier Left Us to Die, Say Migrants (updated)

By Jack Shenker, The Guardian. Dozens of African migrants, crying for help, were ignored and left to die in the Mediterranean by a number of European military units, including a NATO ship, according to two of the nine survivors.By Jack Shenker, The Guardian. Dozens of African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean after a number of European military units apparently ignored their cries for help, the Guardian has learned. Two of the nine survivors claim this included a NATO ship.By Jack Shenker, The Guardian. Dozens of African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean after a number of European military units apparently ignored their cries for help, the Guardian has learned. Two of the nine survivors claim this included a NATO ship.