Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

15 February 2019 — Mint Press

For more than a decade Venezuela has aided the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through a preferential system known as Petrocaribe, and the people of those nations are not taking their governments’ support for the US coup in Venezuela lightly.

By  Ariel Fornari

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Mass Protests in Haiti, Like France’s Yellow Vests, Threaten Modern Oligarchic Structure By Whitney Webb

12 February 2019 — Mint Press

As Haitians throughout the country seethe with rage over Jovenel Moise’s blatant corruption, gross mismanagement and numerous scandals, the neo-Duvalier era in Haiti that has largely been orchestrated by the U.S. is now in danger of finally falling apart.

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Protests in Haiti over Hunger and Repressive Rule By Stephen Lendman

13 February 2019 — Global Research

US controlled Haiti endured over 500 years of severe repression, slavery, despotism, colonization, reparations, , unrepayable debt, overwhelming human suffering, and destructive natural disasters.

Elections when held are farcical, democracy pure fantasy, Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s tenure the exception to the longstanding rule.

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Mass protests shut down Haiti By John Marion

14 February 2019 — WSWS

Protests have shut down large portions of Haiti since last Thursday, the 33rd anniversary of Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s flight from the country as his regime collapsed.

The current protests are demanding a similar fate for President Jovenel Moïse, who in 2015 won an election in which only 20 percent of eligible voters turned out. Last July an attempt by Moïse’s government to cut fuel subsidies led to large protests and the resignation of his prime minister.

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What the Clintons did to Haiti By Nathan J. Robinson

24 November 2016 — Pambazuka News

Large amounts of the money raised globally by Bill Clinton after the earthquake, and pledged by the U.S. under Hillary Clinton, simply disappeared without a trace, its whereabouts unknown. A whopping $465 million of the relief money went through the Pentagon, which spent it on deployment of 20,000 U.S. troops, many of whom never set foot on Haitian soil. What the Clintons did to Haiti was callous, selfish and indefensible.

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Haitian lawyers condemn impunity for Sri Lankan soldiers raping children in Haiti

30 May 2015 — HLLN

— We shall not forget: Sri Lankan soldiers were found to have been systematically raping Haiti women and girls, some as young as 7 years old  We shall not forget that rape is a war crime in military conflicts and that the UN gives itself a chapter seven combat mission in Haiti.  If the UN had stop the impunity of the Sri Lankan soldiers in 2007 as demanded  by Ezili’s HLLN in Haiti, maybe the orgy of UN Sri Lankan rape in 2009 against small Tamil girls’ life and innocence would have been prevented.#BlackLivesMatter  Sri Lankan soldiers are still in Haiti. Our babies are still being put into brothels to service UN foreign troops of up to 52 nations. We who believe in decency cannot join in the carnival of Haiti men who say NOTHING to protect Haiti women and small children but are lining up to supervise the UN system in Haiti as puppet “president” or parliament for the occupiers. See,  Haitian lawyers condemn impunity for Sri Lankan soldiers Continue reading

Remembering Emmanuel Drèd Wilmè, Lovinsky Pierre Antoine, Haiti freedom fighters

4 July 2014 — HLLN

This (July 4, 2012) re-post is dedicated to Emmanuel Drèd Wilmè, the most hunted Black man in Haiti stood up against the US occupation behind UN mercenary guns in 2004 for 17-months until he was assassinated by UN multinational guns on July 6, 2005.  HLLN honors the life of the Haiti hero for the 21st century, Emmanuel Drèd Wilmè (See info below). HLLN also remembers with honor and maximum respect, Lovinsky Pierre Antoine, Haiti human rights icon, disappeared in UN occupied Haiti, August 12, 2008.
Ayisyen kote nou ye?   http://www.ezilidanto.com/zili/2012/07/4100/
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Haiti: Thousands Demonstrate Calling for End of UN Occupation and Resignation of President and Prime Minister By Thomas Péralte

3 April 2014 — Haïti Liberté

Fanmi Lavalas Calls for the Resignation of Lamothe, but Not of Martelly

manifestation_29_mars_2014_326747180On Sat., Mar. 29, 2014, the anniversary of the 1987 Haitian Constitution, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and Haiti’s second largest city, Cap-Haïtien, to demand the unconditional departure of President Michel Joseph Martelly, despite a strange reticence from the Lavalas Family party’s Executive Committee.

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Outsourcing Haiti: How Disaster Relief Became a Disaster of its Own By Jake Johnston

16 January 2014 — Boston Review

Across the country from Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, miles of decrepit pot-holed streets give way to a smooth roadway leading up to the gates of the Caracol Industrial Park, but no further. The fishing hamlet of Caracol, from which the park gets its name, lies around the bend down a bumpy dirt road. Four years after the earthquake that destroyed the country on January 12, 2010, the Caracol Industrial Park is the flagship reconstruction project of the international community in Haiti. Signs adorn nearby roads, mostly in English, declaring the region “Open for Business.” In a dusty field, hundreds of empty, brightly colored houses are under construction in neat rows. If all goes as hoped for by the enthusiastic backers of the industrial park, this area could be home to as many as 300,000 additional residents over the next decade.

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