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 Martelly | Texto 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)