Reconstitution of Haiti’s Tontons Macoutes and Their Fusion with MINUSTAH | Le retour des macoutes en Haïti pour une MINUSTAH permanente
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Paramilitary troops that are loyal to Martelly have been trained in Rafael Correa’s Ecuador. These troops are meant to be the kernel of a new Tontons Macoutes. Officially, they go by the inoffensive title of “military engineering corps.” The regime says they are based in Haiti’s Artibonite region, although they are disguised as trainees in the Police Nationale d’Haiti (PNH). (English | French)

Outsourcing Customs Tax Collection in Haiti and Elsewhere

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. A contract was granted under irregular circumstances by Haiti’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Marie Camelle Jean-Marie, that grants control of all customs tariffs of the Republic of Haiti to the Swiss multinational company Societe Generale de Surveillance SA (SGS), for 10 years.

International Community Pushes for Permanent Electoral Council, New Haitian Elections

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Representatives of Haiti and the international community participated in a one-hour meeting in the National Palace on Thursday, March 1 on the urgent need to establish a Permanent Electoral Council and schedule new elections, as prescribed by the Haitian Constitution. In another meeting between the representatives of Haiti and Venezuela on March 2-3, Venezuela announced $369 million of projects including a gift of financial and technical support for a National Identification system.

Don’t Force Statehood on Somalia

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By Richard Dowden, African Arguments | Haiti Chery. “The model for Somalia is Switzerland…. Somalia’s nomadic tradition makes it a self-sufficient, individualistic society bound by complicated codes of loyalty and rivalry…. Strong centralised states are the legacy of colonial rulers and unsurprisingly the inheritor governments have kept it that way.” – Richard Dowden.

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)

If One Could Extrapolate to One NGO Per Haitian…Si l’on pourrait arriver à une ONG par Haïtien…

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Half of Haiti’s medical NGOs have left and more plan to shut down their cholera-treatment programs by the year’s end. And guess what? Haiti will get healthier. (English | French)By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Half of Haiti’s medical NGOs have left and more plan to shut down their cholera-treatment programs by the year’s end. And guess what? Haiti will get healthier.By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Half of Haiti’s medical NGOs have left and more plan to shut down their cholera-treatment programs by the year’s end. And guess what? Haiti will get healthier.

Particles Found to Break Speed of Light

By Robert Evans, Reuters. An international team of scientists said on Thursday they had recorded sub-atomic particles traveling faster than light — a finding that could overturn one of Einstein’s long-accepted fundamental laws of the universe.By Robert Evans, Reuters. An international team of scientists said on Thursday they had recorded sub-atomic particles traveling faster than light — a finding that could overturn one of Einstein’s long-accepted fundamental laws of the universe.By Robert Evans, Reuters. An international team of scientists said on Thursday they had recorded sub-atomic particles traveling faster than light — a finding that could overturn one of Einstein’s long-accepted fundamental laws of the universe.

In the Heart of Europe, Undocumented Immigrants Organize

By Dan La Botz, Labor Notes. Undocumented Latino immigrants in Switzerland are battling many of the same issues as in the U.S., and they’re organizing to demand creative solutions to common problems.By Dan La Botz, Labor Notes. Undocumented Latino immigrants in Switzerland are battling many of the same issues as in the U.S., and they’re organizing to demand creative solutions to common problems.By Dan La Botz, Labor Notes. Undocumented Latino immigrants in Switzerland are battling many of the same issues as in the U.S., and they’re organizing to demand creative solutions to common problems.

As Inauguration Nears, Martelly Prepares Duvalier Amnesty and Political Offensive

By Kim Ives, Haiti Analysis | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. A Swiss law nicknamed “Lex Duvalier”, that took effect on February 1, 2011 and used Duvalier as its test case, requires Switzerland to return the moneys ill-gotten by dictators under certain circumstances. If Duvalier keeps running freely around Haiti and ultimately gets pardoned, he also gets a cool U.S. $6.2 million, courtesy of Hillary Clinton and her stooge Michel Martelly.By Kim Ives, Haiti Analysis | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. A Swiss law nicknamed “Lex Duvalier”, that took effect on February 1, 2011 and used Duvalier as its test case, requires Switzerland to return the moneys ill-gotten by dictators under certain circumstances. If Duvalier keeps running freely around Haiti and ultimately gets pardoned, he also gets a cool U.S. $6.2 million, courtesy of Hillary Clinton and her stooge Michel Martelly.By Kim Ives, Haiti Analysis | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. A Swiss law nicknamed “Lex Duvalier”, that took effect on February 1, 2011 and used Duvalier as its test case, requires Switzerland to return the moneys ill-gotten by dictators under certain circumstances. If Duvalier keeps running freely around Haiti and ultimately gets pardoned, he also gets a cool U.S. $6.2 million, courtesy of Hillary Clinton and her stooge Michel Martelly.