Haiti

Haiti-Earthquake : For when would we have strong measures to deal with seismic vulnerability?

Posted on Sunday 15 January 2017

Port-au-Prince, 14 january 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Progress has been made. There are many more skills. Technical structures have been set up but not strengthened. There is awareness of seismic threats. But adequate preparations, in terms of relevant responses to new earthquakes, are lacking. Awareness exists, but institutional mobilization is slow to become a reality in people’s lives.
Social housing should be a national emergency. Communities should have technical means to regulate construction. It is also important to update the construction guide, implemented in 2012 by the Ministry of (...)

UN human rights expert: “UN lawyers undermine a just solution for the victims of cholera in Haiti”

Posted on Thursday 27 October 2016

Posted on the Internet by United Nations Human Rights Office of the Hight Commissioner on 25 October 2016
Republished by AlterPresse
United Nations human rights expert Philip Alston claimed today that flawed and unfounded legal advice provided by the UN lawyers is preventing the Organization from accepting responsibility for the cholera outbreak that UN peacekeepers caused in Haiti in 2010.
“The UN’s explicit and unqualified denial of anything other than a moral responsibility is a disgrace,” Alston said today. “If the United Nations bluntly refuses to hold itself accountable for human (...)

Clinton E-Mails Point to US Intervention in 2010 Haiti Elections

Posted on Wednesday 14 September 2016

Reposted by AlterPresse from Center for Economic and Policy Research (Cepr)
“The situation cannot afford Washington to sit on sidelines. They elected him and they need [sic] pressure him. He can’t go unchecked,” Laura Graham, then the Chief Operating Officer of the Clinton Foundation, wrote to Bill Clinton in early 2012. Graham was referring to the increasingly erratic, and potentially dangerous, behavior of Haitian president Michel Martelly. When she said “Theyelected him,” she was referring to the US government, which intervened through the OAS to change the election results of the first (...)

Haiti-RD : Statelessness is imposed on Dominicans of Haitian descent

Posted on vendredi 9 septembre 2016

By Gotson Pierre
Reposted by AlterPresse from Latinamerica Press
Identified mainly by their physical features, Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic, which shares with Haiti (Ayití in Haitian Creole) the Hispaniola Island, suffer the constant threat of being deported despite having been born in that country, having the Dominican nationality, or having worked for many years in the country and contributed to its economic growth.
There are now more than 130,000 people whose temporary residence permits expired in June 2015, therefore, they live with a sword of Damocles dangling over (...)

United States urge the Dominican Republic to avoid mass deportations

Posted on Monday 17 August 2015

Press Statement
By Mark C. Toner, Deputy Department Spokesperson
Released on August 14, 2015, in Washington, DC
Republished by AlterPresse
The United States is aware of the decision by the Dominican Republic to begin deporting persons who are deemed illegally present in the country. We recognize the prerogative of the Dominican Republic to remove individuals from its territory who are present without authorization. At the same time, we urge the Dominican Republic to avoid mass deportations and to conduct any deportations in a transparent manner that fully respects the human rights of (...)

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