Open Letter From Haitian Anesthesiologist Dr. Andre MornoLettre ouverte du Docteur André Morno, Anesthésiologiste

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By André Morno, Le Nouvelliste | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. “President Martelly’s Chief of Staff Mr. Thierry Mayard Paul came to tell me that the presidential security unit was concerned about my house’s location with respect to the President’s. To my surprise, he told me that I had to sell the house at a price pre-determined without my consent.” Dr. Morno. (English | French).

Haitian MPs Who Support Mayors’ Dismissal Will Get Community Development FundsLa Fenamh met l’exécutif en garde contre tout renvoi des cartels municipaux

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By Gerard Maxineau, Le Nouvelliste | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The National Federation of Haitian Mayors (FENAMH) has fingered the executive and some lawmakers as having recently drafted a plan to dissolve 140 municipal councils and replace them with municipal boards at the service of the parliamentarians, but this plan was drafted abroad in the prefab constitution that came along with Haiti’s prefab president and its prefab parliament exactly one year ago. It is a plan especially designed to grab lands in northern Haiti.

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.”

Haiti’s Elected Mayors Dismissed, Illegally Replaced by Presidential Appointees | Prefeitos Eleitos do Haiti Demitidos, Substituídos Ilegalmente por Nomeados pelo Presidente

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Thirteen Haitian mayors were dismissed and replaced on February 18, 2012 by presidential decree. In a press conference, one mayor said that a new individual recently arrived claiming to be his municipality’s new mayor, and two days later he got a letter telling him to assist this person in taking inventory of the region’s heritage. Another mayor wrote in open letter on February 3 that his life is under threat. Secretary of the Interior Georges Racine is thought to be behind the wave of illegal dismissals. (English | Portuguese)

Massive Rally Marks Anniversary of Aristide Landslide in Free and Fair ElectionsRassemblement de Fanmi Lavalas à l’occasion du 21ème anniversaire des élections libres et démocratiques en Haïti

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By Staff, AHP | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Thousands of Fanmi Lavalas supporters rallied on Friday December 16th to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the elections that brought Father Jean Bertrand Aristide to the presidency of Haiti with more votes in 1990 than both presidential candidates combined received in the 2011 2nd-round elections. (English | French)

No to Garry Conille as Prime Minister of Haiti!Non à Garry Conille!

By Yves Pierre-Louis, Haiti Liberté | Translated by Dady Chery, Canada Haiti Action Network. Garry Conille is a U.N. employee and Bill Clinton’s aide. Conille has not lived in Haiti for the last seven years though he is not a diplomat. Consequently he does not qualify for the post of Prime Minister. (English | French)By Yves Pierre-Louis, Haiti Liberté (French) | Translated by Dady Chery, Canada Haiti Action Network (English). Garry Conille is a U.N. employee and Bill Clinton’s aide. Conille has not lived in Haiti for the last seven years though he is not a diplomat. Consequently he does not qualify for the post of Prime Minister.By Yves Pierre-Louis, Haiti Liberté (French) | Translated by Dady Chery, Canada Haiti Action Network (English). Garry Conille is a U.N. employee and Bill Clinton’s aide. Conille has not lived in Haiti for the last seven years though he is not a diplomat. Consequently he does not qualify for the post of Prime Minister.