10 Reasons Why UN Occupation of Haiti Must End
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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

Et Tu, Brute? Haiti’s Betrayal By Latin America | Et Tu, Brute? Traição do Haiti pela América Latina
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post | zqxjkv0.blogspot.com. Translated from the English by Murilo Otávio Rodrigues Paes Leme. Current-day occupiers of Haiti from the regions that had been freed by Bolivar like to recall the “glorious relationship of Bolivar and Petion,” as if this could hypnotize Haitians and ever be a distraction as these occupiers continue a tradition of betrayal. (English | Portuguese)

Homage to My Mothers: Restavek, Vodou, and Haiti’s Stolen Children
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  By Dady Chery Haiti Chery “There are no orphans in Haiti!” After a long silence at the other end of the line, my friend Jordan murmurs: “Come again?” He must be thinking I lost my senses. I realize how … Continue reading

Petraeus Resignation: Sex, Lies and Politics
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  By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier Haiti Chery General David Petraeus had to resign today from his position as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He admitted to an affair, but some, such as the New York Times, are … Continue reading

MINUSTAH’s Cholera Kleptocracy Prepares to Stay in Haiti | Cleptocracia do Cólera da MINUSTAH Prepara-se Para Ficar no Haiti
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. The great majority of Haitians categorically reject the UN force, and Haiti’s Senate passed a resolution in September 2011 that called for withdrawal of the troops by October 2012. Nevertheless, the groundwork is once again carefully laid for renewal of the UN mandate. With a yearly budget of more than half a billion dollars at stake, the disregard for democracy is total. (English | Portuguese)

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)

UN Soldiers Accused of Rape By Haitian Youth in Uruguayan Court

By staff, AHP | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | AlJazeera, YouTube. Nineteen year-old Johnny Jean from Port-Salut was heard on Thursday May 10, 2012 by Uruguayan Judge Guido Alejandro. Jean identified in court the soldiers he accuses of having raped him in a Port Salut base of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). (English | French)

Japanese Activists Succeed in Expelling Half of U.S. Troops from Okinawa

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David McNeill, Irish Times. Protests against the U.S. base in Okinawa by workers, students and environmentalists have brought Tokyo and Washington to agree to withdraw about half the US troops from the island of Okinawa, amid a major realignment of U.S. military forces in the Pacific.

Paramilitary Gangs Join UN Force in Preying on Haitian Population
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. It is hardly worthwhile to entertain some notion that the U.N. force MINUSTAH and the new paramilitary gangs are somehow at odds with each other. Both are supported by the U.S. and France, and both prey on the Haitian population and National Police. MINUSTAH’s abuses are given as the reason why a “Haitian army” is needed to defend the national sovereignty, and the threat of abuse by paramilitaries serves to justify MINUSTAH’s continued stay. UPDATE: June 11, the supposed Haitian army is quietly inaugurated as the “Agency for National Security.”

6,060 Years for Guatemalan Ex-Soldier Who Massacred Indigenous and Fled to California

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By Staff (sc/jg/jsr/mgt/jf), Prensa Latina | By Rachel Rickard Straus, Daily Mail | Al Jazeera video, YouTube. Pedro Pimentel, a former instructor of an elite Guatemalan military force called kaibiles, extradited from the US last July, has been sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for his role in killing 201 indigenous people in the Dos Erres massacre of December 6 to 8, 1982. UPDATE March 19th: video.

Haitian Senate Resolution: UN Soldiers Accused of Rape Should Be Tried In Place | Le 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 Hotels | La 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)

Former Guatemalan Dictator Rios Montt to Stand Trial for Genocide

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By Danilo Valladares, IPS. A Guatemalan court has ordered former dictator Efrain Rios Montt to stand trial for genocide and crimes against humanity. If convincted, he faces 30 years in prison. This should cover Montt, who is 85 years old. Hopefully this is only the start, and the members of the army who perpetrated the crimes will also be brought to justice. (English | Spanish)

Rwanda Genocide Organizers Get Life Imprisonment

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By Edwin Musoni, The New Times. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has sentenced both Matthieu Ngirumpatse and Edouard Karemera, who were President and Vice-President of Mouvement Révolutionnaire Nationale pour le Développement (MRND) respectively, to life imprisonment for their roles in the 1994 Hutu Genocide against the Tutsi minority. Though this sentence is welcome, the court stands accused of double standards and inconsistencies.