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18-31 March 2005

31/3/05

HAITI Yesterday And Today
ZNet – Woods Hole,MA,USA
by Laura Flynn. Laura Flynn is the co-author of a new pamphlet on Haiti
called ‘We Will Not Forget’. The report details the accomplishments …
www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=55&ItemID=7552

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF HAITI PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
I-Newswire.com (press release) – USA
The new Permanent Representative of Haiti to the United Nations, Léo Mérorès,
presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan today. …
i-newswire.com/pr12637.html

www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/caribbean/sfl-
hdig31mar31,0,2142240.story?coll=sfla-news-caribbean

Caribbean news briefs
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
… PORT-AU-PRINCE · The interim prime minister criticized an arms embargo on Haiti, saying it was hurting an ill-equipped police force struggling to control a …

PRO-ARISTIDE protesters burn effigy of Haiti’s interim leader
Macleans – Toronto,ON,Canada
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Protesters demanding the return of ousted
president Jean-Bertrand Aristide burned an effigy of Haiti’s interim leader
Tuesday and …
www.macleans.ca/topstories/news/shownews.jsp?content=w032977A

QUESTIONS on Haiti’s future
Trinidad & Tobago Express – Trinidad and Tobago
AMID all the official clap-trap about “preparing” Haiti for new elections
later this year, the sad reality is that life for the mass of Haitians
continues to …
www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_opinion?id=69616869

HAITI : Apparel industry fails to withstand competition
Fibre2fashion.com – India
… of the US market. Now, certain companies from Haiti have turned to
offering “full-package” between them. The months-old Astralis …
www.fibre2fashion.com/news/NewsDetails.asp?News_id=13994

29/3/05

www.fibre2fashion.com/news/NewsDetails.asp?News_id=13994
Haiti : Apparel industry fails to withstand competition
Fibre2fashion.com – India
… of the US market. Now, certain companies from Haiti have turned to offering “full-package” between them. The months-old Astralis …

www.caribbeannetnews.com/2005/03/29/killed.shtml
Three killed in Haiti attack
Caribbean Net News – Georgetown,Cayman Islands
PORT-AU-PRINCE, March 28 (AFP) – Gunmen shot dead two police and a civilian driving in an official car in the Haitian capital on Monday, police said. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/politics/11253014.htm
Despite US aid, abuses continue in Latin America, report says
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
… respect for human rights, a State Department report said Monday, reserving some of the strongest language for abuses in Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti, the Dominican …

GUNMEN Ambush Police in Haiti’s Capital
Guardian – UK
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Gunmen with assault rifles ambushed a group
of police in Haiti’s capital on Monday, spraying their car with bullets
in a bold …
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4898160,00.html

GUNMEN Kill 3 in Haiti
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News. Authorities in Haiti say gunmen shot and killed two police
officers and a civilian Monday in an apparent ambush in Port-au-Prince.

www.voanews.com/english/2005-03-28-voa58.cfm

GUANGDONG peacekeepers leave for Haiti
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, Mar. 29 — The Guangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau held
a ceremony Sunday to farewell 17 staff who are to perform peacekeeping
tasks in Haiti. …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/29/content_2756917.htm

GUNMEN ambush police in Haiti’s capital, killing two officers …
Haiti Info – Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti_Gunmen with assault rifles ambushed a group of police
in Haiti’s capital on Monday, spraying their car with bullets in a bold
daylight …
www.haiti-info.com/article.php3?id_article=3499

HAITI struggles to save its apparel industry
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
Haiti’s once vibrant apparel industry is shrinking amid changes in the
garment business, instability in the island nation and rising competition
from low-cost …
www.sun-sentinel.com/business/local/sfl-ybint
lmarch28mar28,0,6973633.story?coll=sfla-business-front

29/3/05

www.haiti-info.com/article.php3?id_article=3498
Grenade explodes outside electoral offices in Haiti
Haiti Info – Haiti
… According to Fequiere, it is the duty of the government, the police and Minustah [UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti] to take the necessary measures to create …

NOTICE of March in Port Au Prince, Haiti
Haiti Action Committee – Haiti
… Gerard Jean-Juste said that Lavalas activists and all the lovers of
the Haitian constitution are called to stand up for the Constitution of
Haiti and join in …
www.haitiaction.net/News/FrJJ/3_29_5.html

26/3/05

www.haitiaction.net/News/HP/3_25_5.html
As Ex-soldiers Regroup: First UN Troops Killed in Haiti
Haiti Action Committee – Haiti
… over a week after their symbolic surrender in Cap Haïtien to de facto and occupation authorities, former soldiers of the Armed Forces of Haiti (FAdH) clashed …

www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20050325T170000-0500_77477_OBS_
POLICE_OPEN_FIRE_DURING_PRO_ARISTIDE_PROTEST__KILLING_ONE.asp

Police open fire during pro-Aristide protest, killing one
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Police on Thursday opened fire during a street march in Haiti’s capital to demand the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand …

www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-haiti-
peacekeeper-death,0,4418926.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

UN Peacekeeper Patrolling Haiti
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A UN peacekeeper patrolling a rural Haitian town died after falling through a dock and striking his head on the rocks in the sea below …

25/3/05

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4890560,00.html
Police, Protesters Clash in Haiti
Guardian – UK
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Police opened fire Thursday during a street march in Haiti’s capital to demand the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand …

24/3/05

seven.com.au/news/topstories/172605
Police kill one during Haiti protest
Seven.com.au – Australia
Police have opened fire during a street march in Haiti’s capital to demand the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, killing at least one …

www.ipsnews.net/africa/interna.asp?idnews=28006
Rumsfeld, Chávez and Haiti – A Difficult Balancing Act
Inter Press Service (subscription) – World
RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 24 (IPS) – Haiti and Venezuela have emerged as the most sensitive foreign policy concerns for Brazil, as it seeks the sometimes conflicting …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=89649
Analysis: Haiti elections in peril
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News] By LES KJOS MIAMI, March 23 : After two centuries the violence in Haiti seems never-ending, and now it could force a delay in this year’s elections …

news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=89605
Brazil: Haiti mission a bust says NGO
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News] RIO DE JANEIRO, March 23 : The UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti led by Brazil is failing to provide security or stability to the island nation, a …

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=89647
Brazil: Rumsfeld lauds Haiti effort
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
… RIO DE JANEIRO, March 23 : US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld praised Brazil Wednesday for its leadership role in the UN Haiti peacekeeping mission.During …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7B56AC1945-F9
43-41F0-B312-8C897761C7D7%7D&language=EN

Delayed US Contributions to the UN Worsen Crisis in Haiti
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Port Au Prince, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The route to solving the crisis in Haiti remains blocked because of US failure to fulfill its promises to the UN …

23/3/05

www.wpherald.com/Latin_America/storyview.php?StoryID=20050323-044705-4908r
Analysis: Haiti elections in peril
World Peace Herald – Washington,DC,USA
By Les Kjos. MIAMI — After two centuries the violence in Haiti seems never-ending, and now it could force a delay in this year’s elections. …

www.haiti-info.com/article.php3?id_article=3484
Rumsfeld questions feasibility of September election in Haiti
Haiti Info – Haiti
BRASILIA, Brazil · Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld raised doubts Tuesday about the prospects for elections this fall in Haiti, citing the Bush administration …

www.haiti-info.com/article.php3?id_article=3483
Gunmen attack house of Haiti’s justice minister, kill policeman
Haiti Info – Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti_Gunmen opened fire on the house of Haiti’s justice minister, killing a police officer in a brazen attack that underscored the country …

www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/219053/111159261443.htm
Haiti: Brazilian Troops in MINUSTAH must intervene to stop …
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
Haiti: Brazilian Troops in MINUSTAH must intervene to stop violence Within Haiti, despite the presence of a well-equipped, well organized peacekeeping operation …

www.reuters.co.za/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp;:424112c4:82b89
1c1f6a45438?type=topNews&localeKey=en_ZA&storyID=7979907

Rights group says UN Haiti force has failed so far
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) – The Brazilian-led UN peacekeeping force in Haiti has failed to protect people and bring stability to the country because of …

www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=World
_News&subsection=Philippines+%26+South+Asia&month
=March2005&file=World_News20050323917.xml

Dateline Colombo: UN peacekeeper killed in Haiti
Peninsula On-line – Qatar
A Sri Lankan soldier serving with UN Peacekeepers in Haiti has been killed and three other Sri Lankan troops injured in a gun battle between UN troops and …

www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/KHII-6AR3CY?OpenDocument
Press briefing on Haiti
ReliefWeb (press release) – Geneva,Switzerland
Last Sunday’s events in Haiti were not a sign of any upsurge of violence but the result of a decision of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11203917.htm
Rumsfeld discusses UN peacekeeping, upcoming elections in Haiti
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – (KRT) – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday praised the performance of Latin American peacekeepers in Haiti but warned that …

www.voanews.com/english/2005-03-23-voa2.cfm
UN Envoy Pledges Firm Action Against Armed Factions in Haiti
Voice of America – USA
The top United Nations envoy to Haiti is promising a sustained crackdown on rebel former soldiers and armed street gangs who control parts of the Caribbean …

news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=46728
Rumsfeld raises doubt on Haiti elections
Ninemsn – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
AP – US Defence Secretary Donald H Rumsfeld has raised doubts about the prospects for elections this autumn in violence-plagued Haiti, citing the Bush …

22/3/05

cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2005/03/22/969246-ap.html
Armed ex-soldiers who killed peacekeeper believed hiding in Haiti …
Canoe.ca – Canada
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – UN troops and Haitian police will hunt down a band of armed ex-soldiers who killed a peacekeeper and are believed to be hiding in …

www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=13732&Cr=haiti&Cr1=
UN mission liberating Haiti’s police stations from armed gangs …
UN News Centre
22 March 2005 — The United Nations peacekeeping operation and local police in Haiti liberated police stations occupied by the disbanded military and their …

news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=89124
UN outraged over attacks in Haiti
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: UNITED NATIONS, March 21 : UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed sorrow and outrage over the deaths of two peacekeepers in Haiti who were …

www.harolddoan.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1731
Haiti: Brazilian Troops in MINUSTAH must intervene to stop …
Harold Doan and Associates – Rocklin,CA,USA
Within Haiti, despite the presence of a well-equipped, well organized peacekeeping operation, armed groups are committing violence against civilians with …

www.haitiaction.net/News/HAC/3_22_5.html
Free Haiti’s Political Prisoners! Restore Democracy Now!
Haiti Action Committee – Haiti
Join Haiti Action Committee for a vigil on Monday, March 28th at 4:30PM in San Francisco’s UN Plaza near the Civic Center to protest the continued …

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_
story.asp?category=1102&slug=UN%20Haiti

UN official: Haiti gangs should disarm
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
… On Sunday, two UN soldiers were killed in Haiti, one of them as peacekeepers raided a police station occupied by former soldiers. …

www.plenglish.com/article.asp?ID=%7BA9599EB1
-3113-42C0-94E5-DCE9E5795FE5%7D&language=EN

UN Condemns Killing of Two UN Peacekeepers in Haiti
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
… have condemned two violent incidents which claimed the lives of two UN peacekeepers and injured three other troops of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti. …

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/138778/1/.html
Rumsfeld highlights Argentine contribution in Haiti
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld hailed what he called the critical contribution Argentine forces have made to the peacekeeping effort in troubled Haiti. …

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5305749.html
UN peacekeepers toughen stance against Haiti’s militias
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
TERRE-ROUGE, HAITI — UN peacekeepers, criticized for inaction during their 10 months in Haiti, have taken on soldiers from the disbanded army in clashes that …

www.caribbeannetnews.com/2005/03/22/progress.shtml
UN forces claim progress in Haiti after two shot dead
Caribbean Net News – Georgetown,Cayman Islands
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP): UN officials on Monday claimed progress against rebellious Haitian former soldiers one day after two UN troops were shot dead …

RUMSFELD in Argentina to discuss Haiti, missiles
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BUENOS AIRES : US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived to hold talks
with his Argentine counterpart on the situation in troubled Haiti and
Washington’s …
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/138624/1/.html

UN Mission in Haiti Takes Violent Turn
ABC News – USA
UN Brazilian peacekeepers checks civilians as they surround a stronghold
of ex-soldiers on the road inTerre Rouge, Haiti, Monday, March 21, 2005.

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=601688

HAITI: Two UN soliders killed
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 21 : Two United Nations peacekeepers
were killed in Haiti while on separate security missions, Haitian radio

www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&id=88788

UN condemns Haiti troop attacks
Daily Telegraph – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
THE United Nations Security Council today condemned the weekend attacks
in Haiti that killed two UN peacekeepers, one Nepalese national, the other
from Sri …
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=2849329

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/11195060.htm
Rumsfeld backs UN mission in Haiti
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
BUENOS AIRES – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday defended the UN peacekeeping operation in Haiti in response to criticism that the international …

21/3/05

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050321/w032126.html
UN troops surround ex-soldier lair in Haiti a day after 2 …
CBC News – Canada
TERRE-ROUGE, Haiti (AP) – UN troops surrounded a stronghold Monday of armed ex-soldiers who helped oust Haiti’s president last year, a day after battling other …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/haiti/11189407.htm
UN PEACEKEEPERS IN HAITI
Miami Herald – FL,USA
. Background: UN peacekeepers arrived in Haiti in June 2004, replacing a three-month deployment of US Marines. Among other things …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200503/s1328379.htm
Two UN soldiers killed in Haiti
ABC Online – Australia
Two soldiers serving with United Nations forces in Haiti, one from Sri Lanka and one from Nepal, have been killed during security operations, officials said. …

HAITI gun battles kill UN troops
BBC News – E,UK
Gun battles between UN troops in Haiti and rebels have left four dead,
including two peacekeepers, in the deadliest day so far for the UN force.

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4367069.stm

$1 billion in projects approved for Haiti
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – USA
CAYENNE, FRENCH GUIANA — World donors approved $1 billion in aid projects
for Haiti on Friday, promising to repair its roads and rebuild its battered
power …
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-050320
0485mar20,1,3494047.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

UN peacekeepers killed in Haiti
Australian Financial Review – Australia
United Nations troops and ex-soldiers from Haiti’s disbanded army fought
two gunbattles in the country’s west and centre on Sunday, killing at
least four people …
afr.com/articles/2005/03/21/1111253928137.html

SRI Lankan UN soldier killed in Haiti
Caribbean Net News – Georgetown,Cayman Islands
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP): A soldier from Sri Lanka serving with UN peacekeeping
forces in Haiti was killed Sunday, during an operation to regain control
of …
www.caribbeannetnews.com/2005/03/21/soldier.shtml

HELPING Haiti’s Poor
WQAD – Moline,IL,USA
The group is called the “Friends of the People of Haiti.” Their mission
is to help some of the world’s poorest people. “One fellow had a cyst
on his eye. …
www.wqad.com/Global/story.asp?S=3102348&nav=1sW7XhoX

20/3/05

www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM
.20050320.whait0320/BNStory/International/

UN troops, ex-soldiers clash in Haiti
Globe and Mail – Canada
Port-au-Prince — UN troops fought the bloodiest clash of their 10-month mission in Haiti on Sunday when a raid to remove armed ex-soldiers from a police …

www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-
haiti-gunbattle,0,7720006.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

Gunbattle in Haiti Leaves Three Dead
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — UN troops fought the bloodiest clash of their 10-month-old mission in Haiti on Sunday after a raid to remove armed ex-soldiers from a …

HAITI shops strike to protest violence
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti’s usually bustling capital came to a halt
Saturday as many shops and businesses closed for a one-day general strike
to protest …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?
category=1102&slug=Haiti%20General%20Strike

19/3/05

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/11176649.htm
Plan devised to help Haiti
Miami Herald – FL,USA
World donors met in a one-day summit in French Guiana on Friday to try to boost Haiti’s flagging relief effort before fall elections. By PETER PRENGAMAN. …

news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=87884
Nations raise cash for Haiti:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: CAYENNE, Guyana, March 18 : The United States, Canada and a handful of Latin American nations participated Friday in a Haiti donors’ conference …

www.indystar.com/articles/7/230376-2897-010.html
Donors OK $1 billion in projects to aid Haiti
Indianapolis Star – USA
Cayenne, French Guiana — World donors approved $1 billion in aid projects for Haiti on Friday, promising to repair its roads and rebuild its battered power …

www.haiti-info.com/article.php3?id_article=3461
IMF calls for faster reforms in Haiti
Haiti Info – Haiti
WASHINGTON, Mar 17, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on Haiti to accelerate its structural reforms and further …

18/3/05

www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/MMQD-6ALSEP?OpenDocument
US will participate in March 18 Donors’ Conference for Haiti …
ReliefWeb (press release) – Geneva,Switzerland
… The United States, Canada, and a number of Latin American nations are participating in a March 18 international donors’ conference for Haiti, to be held in the …

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050318/w031830.html
World diplomats meet to divvy up Haiti aid bill ahead of fall …
CBC News – Canada
CAYENNE, French Guiana (AP) – Haiti’s interim leader called on donors Friday to help rebuild his country’s battered power grid and train thousands more police …

www.nysun.com/article/10783
Haiti Back On Radar
New York Sun (subscription) – New York,NY,USA
In a world of competing demands, there’s a flurry of actions to refocus attention on Haiti only seven months away from elections intended to bring some …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/haiti/11166071.htm
UN Security Council schedules visit to Haiti
Miami Herald – FL,USA
To promote security, stability and human rights in Haiti, the entire 15-member UN Security Council will visit the country April 13-16. By STEWART STOGEL. …

DONORS to Meet to Address Haiti Aid Delay
San Francisco Chronicle – USA
… Priorities at the one-day meeting in Cayenne, French Guiana, include
bolstering Haiti’s beleaguered police force to counter a surge in violence
and the …
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/03/17/international/i104948S55.DTL

CANADA provides further support to Haiti
Harold Doan and Associates – Rocklin,CA,USA
… behalf of International Cooperation Minister Aileen Carroll, that Canada
will provide over $8 million towards stabilization and reconstruction
efforts in Haiti …
www.harolddoan.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1637

FORMER officials describe systemic weaknesses in Haiti as …
WCAX – Burlington,VT,USA
WASHINGTON Former US officials say Haiti’s transitional government “is
weaker than anyone had expected” — and needs US help. Haiti’s …
www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=3090163

DONORS to Meet to Address Haiti Aid Delay
ABC News – USA
Pedestrians pass by piles of garbage at the market in Petionville in Port-au-Prince,
Haiti, Thursday, March 17, 2005. Officials …
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=590229

FORMER envoys describe systemic weaknesses in Haiti as elections …
Haiti Info – Haiti
WASHINGTON_Two former US ambassadors to Haiti said Wednesday the country
faces grave economic and security weaknesses as it prepares for national
elections …
www.haiti-info.com/article.php3?id_article=3451

  
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