We Must Kill the Bandits: Kevin Pina Documentary on MINUSTAH, Reviewed By Dady Chery
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Kevin Pina, video | Dady Chery, review, Haiti Chery. This documentary video is the definitive account of Haiti’s most recent anti-imperialist revolt. The video covers the actions of Fanmi Lavalas supporters, the Multinational Interim Force (MIF) with the U.S., Canada and France, and the so-called United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) during the year after Aristide’s removal. (English text, Video in English | Portuguese).

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.

Drones, Cholera in Broadened UN ‘Peacekeeping’ MandateLe ‘mandat étendu’ de la MINUSTAH

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PRESS RELEASE, UN via RadioTV Caraibes | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The heads of the UN peacekeeping missions forces in the Congo (MONUSCO), Haiti (MINUSTAH) and South Sudan (MISNUSS) said today to keep in mind that these operations have broad mandates: from classical peacekeeping to conflict mitigation, and even the fight against cholera. (English | French)

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.

Piarroux: Haiti Epidemic Could Be Gone in Months, Vaccination Target St Marc Has No CholeraInterview du Dr Renaud Piarroux sur le choléra d’Haiti avec Priorité Santé

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery (English) | Renaud Piarroux and Claire Hedon, Priorite Sante (French). Contrary to the daily predictions of mayhem from the mainstream press about Haiti’s cholera epidemic, Dr. Renaud Piarroux, who has access to up-to-date medical information and laboratory results about the epidemic, says it is waning and now exists only as a series of clusters in the North of the country. Based on his extensive experience in controlling epidemics of tropical diseases, he adds that cholera could be completely eradicated from Haiti in a few months, but not by the oral vaccination campaign promoted by Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population. (English | French)

1,280 UN Personnel Brought to Haiti After Their Exposure to Nepal Cholera
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The epidemiological information about Haiti’s cholera outbreak is brought together with up-to-date molecular biology evidence, in an article by Dr. Renaud Piarroux and his colleagues, to make an ironclad scientific case about a United Nations (UN) MINUSTAH Nepalese base being the source of Haiti’s cholera contamination. The epidemic is attributed directly to the inadequate medical surveillance of 1,280 UN personnel who were taken to Nepal to train during an epidemic and the unsanitary practices at the base to which they came, upriver from the towns of St. Marc and Mirebalais, Haiti.

Haitian Senate Resolution: UN Soldiers Accused of Rape Should Be Tried In PlaceLe Sénat vote une résolution réclamant que des soldats de l’ONU accusés de crimes soient jugés en Haïti

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By staff, AHP | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The Haitian Senate has strongly condemned the latest rape of a boy on Jan 20th by Pakistani UN soldiers and noted that in such cases it is the law of the place where the crime is committed that should prevail. Given the more serious crime of 7,000 cholera deaths, of which the UN is accused, a broader resolution calling for a general lifting of immunity from all MINUSTAH personnel would be appropriate and welcome. UPDATE on March 13th: UN announces it has tried the most recent rapists in a court martial and “repatriated them to their home” to serve out a 1-year prison sentence.

U.N. Tightens Belt: No More Cruise Ship HotelsLa 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)

Biopiracy Leaves Native Groups Out in the ColdCazadores de la medicina perdida

By Humberto Márquez, IPS. Traditional Yanomami Indian medicine discovered that some fungi at the top of Venezuelan mountains can be used to treat many serious illnesses. These fungi will soon be a new source of the anti-cancer drug Taxol that makes US $1.6 billion a year for the pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb. The proceeds will not be shared with the Yanomami. The skin slime of some frogs is another important source of drugs for big pharma from traditional medicine. (English | Spanish)

Favela Rocinha Occupation by Haiti-Trained Troops, Photo Essay

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery (text) | Marcelo Sayao, EPA (photos). The attack on Brazil’s Rocinha slum illustrates a peacetime merger of military with police to make war on their country’s poor. If your country has contributed troops to UN (de)stabilization missions, sit up and take notice.By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery (text) | Marcelo Sayao, EPA (photos). The attack on Brazil’s Rocinha slum illustrates a peacetime merger of military with police to make war on their country’s poor. If your country has contributed troops to UN (de)stabilization missions, sit up and take notice.By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery (text) | Marcelo Sayao, EPA (photos). The attack on Brazil’s Rocinha slum illustrates a peacetime merger of military with police to make war on their country’s poor. If your country has contributed troops to UN (de)stabilization missions, sit up and take notice.

MINUSTAH’s Gang RapesNouveau cas de viol collectif de la MINUSTAHLas violaciones colectivas de la MINUSTAHEstupros Coletivos da MINUSTAH

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By Michaëlle Desrosiers and Franck Seguy, A l’Encontre | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | Translated by Diaro Octubre. MINUSTAH almost exclusively attacks those who are most despised, humbled, and impoverished. (English | French | Spanish | Portuguese)By Michaëlle Desrosiers and Franck Seguy, A l’Encontre (French) | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery (English). MINUSTAH almost exclusively attacks those who are most despised, humbled, and impoverished.By Michaëlle Desrosiers and Franck Seguy, A l’Encontre (French) | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery (English). MINUSTAH almost exclusively attacks those who are most despised, humbled, and impoverished.

Dady Chery’s Top 10 Reasons Why MINUSTAH Should GoLes 10 premières raisons pour lesquelles la MINUSTAH devrait partirLas 10 primeras razones para qué la MINUSTAH deba irseLista dos dez principais motivos pelos quais a MINUSTAH deveria ir-se
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery (English, French) | Spanish translation by Fernando Moyano | Portuguese translation by Murilo Otávio Rodrigues Paes Leme. MINUSTAH’s worst crime so far is the killing of over 8000 Haitians with cholera. It is a degraded, degrading, and unwanted occupation force that must go. (English | French | Spanish | Protuguese)By Dady Chery (also in French and Spanish) MINUSTAH’s worst crime so far is the killing of over 6000 Haitians with cholera. It is a degraded, degrading, and unwanted occupation force that must go.By Dady Chery (also in French and Spanish) MINUSTAH’s worst crime so far is the killing of over 6000 Haitians with cholera. It is a degraded, degrading, and unwanted occupation force that must go.

Wikileaked U.S. Cables Paint Portrait of Brutal, Ineffectual and Polluting U.N. Force in Haiti

By Dan Coughlin, Haiti Liberté. United Nations forces occupying Haiti were poorly trained, spied on student groups, impaired elections, and recklessly shot, killed and wounded hundreds of civilians, according to secret U.S. diplomatic cables.By Dan Coughlin, Haiti Liberté. United Nations forces occupying Haiti were poorly trained, spied on student groups, impaired elections, and recklessly shot, killed and wounded hundreds of civilians, according to secret U.S. diplomatic cables.By Dan Coughlin, Haiti Liberté. United Nations forces occupying Haiti were poorly trained, spied on student groups, impaired elections, and recklessly shot, killed and wounded hundreds of civilians, according to secret U.S. diplomatic cables.