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Haiti News-links 14-20 December, 2005

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2007 10:53


Peru to send 205 rotational troops to UN mission in Haiti
Xinhua – China
19 (Xinhua) — Peru will send 205 soldiers to rotate its contingent of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), officials said on…

Haiti Updates: Rene Civil Free!
Pacific Free Press – Victoria,BC,Canada
Most of these updates have actions that you can still take to make a difference for human rights in Haiti. So if you have not made your contribution to …

ACN trip to Haiti reveals urgent need for help
Aid to the Church in Need (press release) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia MASSIVE support is desperately needed for Haiti – amid reports that there is no end in sight to the people’s devastating poverty and sheer helplessness. …

Infant survival in Haiti after maternal death from peripartum …
Previous reports have documented the high incidence and maternal outcomes of PPCM in Haiti. This brief report highlights the new finding that infants born healthy to mothers who die of PPCM frequently also die within their first year of …


Immigrant children more likely to have lead poisoning, study shows
International Herald Tribune – France
… previous six months — especially children from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Pakistan — were 11 times more likely to have lead poisoning. …

Haiti economy much stronger in 07
General discusion about Haiti.

Operation Noel brings hope to Haiti in midst of despair
Florida Baptist Witness – Jacksonville,FL,USA
In the aftermath of the storm that hit Haiti Oct. 29, Florida Baptists spearheaded three massive distributions of rice into all corners of the Caribbean …

HAITI: Read, Learn and Pass Along
By hcvanalysis
As I peruse the the media and blogs on the Internet for news about Haiti, one thing is constant. No one mentions the US-backed coup of 2004 in which the democratically-elected president was kidnapped. In its aftermath, at least 8000 …

Haiti: Haiti Now! Film Festival
By Janine Mendes-Franco
kiskeácity links to a review of the Haiti Now! Seminar, held earlier
this year: “There have been some misunderstandings between anglophone West Indians and Haitians over Caricom and its role in Haiti so this kind of cultural effort for …

UN acted quickly to abuse in Haiti, but more must be done – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
Thankfully, the United Nations authorities supervising peacekeepers in Haiti acted swiftly and resolutely. Still, the damage from a sex exploitation scandal …

In Haiti, abuses taint mission to protect – Miami,FL,USA
So recent allegations of sexual misconduct among peacekeepers in Haiti taint the mission there as well as the United Nations overall. …

Commentary: Haiti’s cultural explosion
Caribbean Net News – Georgetown,Cayman Islands
By Jean H Charles Haiti was at the end of the November and at the beginning of December, the theater of an unprecedented cultural explosion. …—6-6—.html

Haiti Now! Film Festival at UWI
By Alice B.(Alice B.)
An interesting review of the Haiti Now! Seminar which happened earlier this year at the University of the West Indies’ St-Augustine campus in Trinidad. This is not the freshest news but there have been some misunderstandings between …

República Dominicana y Haiti: Tormenta Tropical Olga (al 13 dic …
Size: 122k Date: 18 Dec 2007 Format: pdf Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – ReliefWeb.


Alleged fraud involving UN troops in DRCongo, Haiti probed
“The case of staff members accused of wrongdoing in connection with procurement exercises in MINUSTAH (the 9200-strong UN mission in Haiti) and MONUC (the …

ACT Appeal Haiti: Tropical Storm Noel – LAHT72
ReliefWeb (press release) – Geneva,Switzerland
Tropical storm Noel hit the island of Hispaniola and caused heavy damages in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The passage of Noel lasted 7 full days, …

US urges probe into UN peacekeeping fraud report
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
… UN procurement officials had been charged with misconduct for allegedly soliciting bribes and rigging bids for peacekeeping forces in Congo and Haiti. …

Dominican Republic and Haiti: Tropical Storm Olga – Rapid Response …
Size: 960k Date: 18 Dec 2007 Format: pdf Source: Dartmouth Flood Observatory.

Wyclef Jean visits youth prison in Haiti
Wyclef Jean asked a crowd of child inmates in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, what they want for Christmas, standing on a plastic chair to see every young face in an overcrowded juvenile prison.

Wyclef, Akon Put A Spotlight On Haiti’s Suffering And Beauty At …
Haiti’s most famous diplomat was very busy over the weekend in his native country. Wyclef Jean co-headlined the first Yele Festival …

Medical group leaving once-notorious Haitian slum, citing improved …
International Herald Tribune – France
AP PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: An international medical aid group is ending its operations in Haiti’s once-impassable Cite Soleil slum because security there has …

Dominican officials say Tropical Storm Olga killed 33, as 9 more … (Pressemitteilung) – Wien,Austria
The December storm, two weeks after the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, also killed two people in northern Haiti and one in Puerto Rico.…

Wyclef, Akon Put A Spotlight On Haiti’s Suffering And Beauty At …
Haiti’s most famous diplomat was very busy over the weekend in his native country. Wyclef Jean co-headlined the first Yele Festival with Akon; the event was the brainchild of the two recording artists and manager Jimmy “Henchman” …


Foreign Minister visits Dominican Republic and Haiti
Radio Taiwan International – Taipei,Taiwan
While in Haiti, Huang met with Haitian President Rene Preval and exchanged views about business cooperation and agricultural development.

Media Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA
WASHINGTON-Four hostage-takers have been sentenced to long prison terms for taking hostage a nine-year-old American girl in Haiti in 2005, …

No agriculture means no life for border communities
Dominican Today – Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic
Nova and his family are just one example of how people on both sides of this central portion of the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti have …

Haiti: Restavek
By Janine Mendes-Franco
Denise Green at Haiti Innovation blogs about the island’s Restavek situation.

Did He Jump or Was He Pushed?: Aristide and the 2004 Coup in Haiti
By blackandred
[W]hat happened in the climactic hours just before [former President Jean-Bertrand] Aristide left Haiti. With his back to the wall, did he choose to save his skin and accept a US offer for safe passage to a friendly third country? …

UN faces new sex scandal in Haiti
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
IN THE latest sex scandal to tarnish the United Nations, at least 114 Sri Lankan troops have been expelled from the stabilisation mission in Haiti for …

“Chinois” peacekeepers leave indelible impression in Haiti
Xinhua – China
16 (Xinhua) — What do you do when your armored car has a blowout on Haiti’s “road of death?” That was the scenario faced by Chinese peacekeepers on their …

Chinese Riot Squad returns from Haiti
CCTV – Beijing,China
Members of China’s third riot police squad to Haiti under the United Nations peace-keeping mission take part in training in Langfang City, north China’s …

Wyclef and Akon Visited HAiti
The Dominion – Sackville,New Brunswick,Canada
Wyclef and Akon visited Bel’Air one of the poorest districts in Port-Au-Prince during their visit in Haiti. The people were happy to reserve them, …


UN confronts another sex scandal
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
In Haiti, more than 100 peacekeeping troops from Sri Lanka are deported on suspicion of illicit liaisons. By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Staff …

Haiti: Leading Human Rights Activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine …
By Mark S.
Since his kidnapping the US and Canadian Embassies in Port-au-Prince have been totally silent. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Remain Silent. Pierre-Antoine’s wife, Michele, says she has received no help from the Haitian …


Bay Area Indymedia – San Francisco,CA,USA
by Ben Terrall & Bill Carpenter On December 11, 2007, the Bay Area-based Haiti Action Committee held a demonstration in downtown San Francisco in solidarity …


Miami Herald Op-Ed: To help Haiti recover, cancel its debt
By jubileeusa
In October, 79-year old minister David Duncombe broke a 46-day starvation fast at a prayer breakfast in Washington attended by members of Congress, African parliamentarians and religious leaders from Haiti and the United States. …

Africa: The Routes and Possibilities of a South-South Subversive … – Washington,USA
In Haiti today, 184 is the number of people and institutions who signed a petition against President Aristide, denouncing him in a manner reminiscent of the …

Olga Survivors Complain of Late Warning
The Associated Press –
The death toll stood at 25 across the Caribbean, including two other deaths in the Dominican Republic, two in northern Haiti and one in Puerto Rico.…

Haiti: Leading Human Rights Activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine …
The Narco News Bulletin – New York,NY,USA
He is co-founder of the Trant Septanm (”September 30") Foundation, an organization originally formed to help the victims of the 1991 coup in Haiti. …


Debt Cancellation for Haiti: No Reason for Further Delays
Debt Cancellation for Haiti: No Reason for Further Delays Mark Weisbrot and Luis Sandoval December 2007 Center for Economic and Policy Research 1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20009 202-293-5380 …

By Mark Weisbrot and Luis Sandoval | Center for Economic and …
By jubileeusa
This paper, “Debt Cancellation for Haiti: No Reason for Further Delays”, presents an overview of Haiti’s outstanding foreign debt, and how much of this debt is scheduled to be canceled under Haiti’s participation in the International …

China’s sixth peacekeeping squad leaves for Haiti
Xinhua – China
13 (Xinhua) — China’s sixth peacekeeping squad for the United Nations mission in Haiti left Beijing on Thursday. The 95 members will join a 30-member …

US to fund Haiti’s money laundering prosecutions
The US ambassador to Haiti and the island’s minister of justice have signed an agreement on technical assistance to investigate and prosecute money laundering offences.

Delayed Debt Cancellation Will Hurt Haiti – Report – Jackson Heights,NY,USA
13, 2007: Delays in debt cancellation for Haiti could have tragic consequences on the already poverty-stricken nation, a new report obtained by HBN claims. …

Court weighs feeding tube for Haitian man scheduled for deportation
International Herald Tribune – France
The lawyers believe that returning him to Haiti amounts to torture, given the lack of medical resources there. Pierre, now in his 40s, was convicted of …

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