Water for Profit: Neocolonialism as Cannibalism
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By Dady Chery Haiti Chery The notion of a colonist as cannibal in Haiti is widespread. This idea, called manje moun (eating people), could hardly qualify as superstition, given the experience of colonialism. It is daunting to find a better … Continue reading

Water for Profit: Haiti’s Thirsty Season
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Private industry and the public sector have joined together to establish the first-ever Global Handwashing Day event, raising awareness to the risk of disease this simple act can prevent.

By Dady Chery Haiti Chery There is no shortage of water in Haiti. Yet, everywhere on the island, Haitians travel for miles to get water, pay dearly for it if they can find it, and sometimes die on their journey … Continue reading

Haiti’s Depopulation: A Globalist Project
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By Dady Chery Haiti Chery A full two-thirds of the earthquake casualties in Haiti on January 12, 2010 were directly due to policies that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) put … Continue reading

Earthquake Coup and Cholera Elections
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Dady Chery Talks to Anita Stewart About Haiti – Part 2 The following interview is part 2 of a three-part series on Challenging the Rhetoric on August 26-28, which was originally broadcast on Wise Women Media on August 5, 2015. … Continue reading

The Clinton Plan for Haiti
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By Dady Chery Haiti Chery When news of Haiti died down in the mainstream media two months after the earthquake, things had not cooled down: quite the contrary, they had just started to simmer. A highly controversial State of Emergency … Continue reading

Humanitarian Imperialism: Aid as a Trojan Horse
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By Dady Chery Haiti Chery We lived sustainably, with color and panache Long before the word sustainable became fashionable, before Scott and Helen Nearing experimented with non-establishment living in the 1930s and concluded that their project had failed because it … Continue reading

Haiti’s Open Vein at Caracol Industrial Park
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By Dady Chery Haiti Chery Haitians, who previously sold their kin as outright slaves and sugar-cane cutters, continue to sell them into sweatshops and other horrific work environments at home and abroad. Consider the case of Caracol Industrial Park, in … Continue reading

GDP Measures the Wealth of Bankers
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Libya’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 108 percent in 2012. By contrast, the growths of Japan and other developed countries, as measured by their GDP, have stagnated at values below three percent and sometimes negative. If you are shaking your head, thinking there must be a mistake in the World Bank’s computations, think again.

Haiti: Wrecking Ball Capitalism in Real Time
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. How does one drag a people with a sense of enough into the capitalist enterprise? In Haiti, this process is exposed in all its hideousness as it happens in real time.

Haiti’s Opposition Parties Draft a ManifestoLe Manifeste du Cap Haitien de 2012
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The Convention of Political Parties, headed by former senator Turneb Delpe, held a national conference of 30 political parties and civilian organizations in Cap Haitien on Monday and Tuesday October 15-16 to formulate solutions to Haiti’s current crises and counter the Martelly-Lamothe regime as a united front. Together the political parties and civilian organizations drafted The manifesto of Cap-Haitien. UPDATE: Full text of manifesto included in French and English.

Disaster Capitalism Brazilian Style in Haiti

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By Yvon Janvier, Le Matin | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Brazilian company Construtora OAS Ltd unilaterally stopped ongoing work on 69 km (43 miles) of National Road No. 7 in southern Haiti and abruptly cut short its contract with Haitian and international donors: specifically Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB).

International Land Grabbers to Carve Up Haiti’s Rural Areas | Les accapareurs internationales de terre divisent les zones rurales d’Haïti

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Report, Interamerican Development Bank via Relief Web | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti chery. “Land tenure informality is widely considered to hinder agricultural productivity, limiting rural incomes.” – IDB. Meaning: Land tenure informality is an obstacle to grabbing Haitian lands for use by big agricultural, mining, and power companies. Cambodia recently underwent a process of mapping of land ownership similar to the one being proposed for Haiti. The land grabs and killings have begun in Cambodia. (English | French)

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)

Agricultural Sector Could Boost DevelopmentLe secteur agricole ‘pourrait constituer le poumon du développement national’

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By Nocles Debreus, Le Matin | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Haiti’s agricultural sector creates 50% of the country’s employment overall and 80% in rural areas. Agronomist Phito Blémur and many others believe that policies toward development and poverty reduction must take into account the vital role this sector played immediately after Independence when it accounted for 95% of the GDP (instead of the current 26%). Revival of this sector will require a departure from neoliberalism and the establishment of serious fiscal and monetary policies.