Colonialism In a Poncho: Ecuador and Brazil Help Install New Haiti Military

During a visit to Haiti on February 1, 2012, Brazilian President Dilma Roussef congratulated MINUSTAH troops on their work and offered to build a hydroelectric dam in Haiti's most fertile region: the Artibonite valley.

By Joseph Guyler Delva, Reuters via Buenos Aires Herald | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Brazil and Ecuador plan to help install a new army in Haiti that is meant to replace the UN “peacekeeping” force MINUSTAH.

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


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)