Haiti : Risk, conflict and sustainable change

Posted on Friday 26 October 2007

By Lee Chance
Submitted to AlterPresse on October 24, 2007
Haiti has almost vanished from the news; Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur and the current presidential race in the United States can partly explain the lowering of the interest for this country, but Haiti still needs attention. There is currently an optimistic tendency towards Haiti because the government, with the support of the UN Mission, has cracked down on the gangs and drugs dealers in recent months, but it will be a mistake to consider that Haiti has completely emerged from this turmoil. In fact, the country is still (...)

A roadmap for a coordinated and integrated approach for the Caribbean islands

Posted on vendredi 24 août 2007

By Jean H Charles
Submitted to AlterPresse on August 21, 2007
I have visited Trinidad and Tobago some twenty years ago during Carnival season ; I was rather impressed with the sensitivity of the people towards each other, even at the peak of the folly of the debauchery, I saw one person fell down and the whole crowd was around to protect the injured party. To me it was unusual, because I have attended the Carnival in Rio, in Salvador de Bahia and in Port au Prince Haiti, that injured party would have been robbed of his possession in Rio, crushed by the crowd in Bahia and (...)

Haiti-USA-Music : The resurrection of the creole hip-hop movement

Posted on mercredi 8 août 2007

The resurrection of the creole hip-hop movement
By KD Murrain
Submitted to AlterPresse on August 4, 2007
For the past 25 years Creole Hip-Hop has been in existence with the first rap song in Haitian Creole hitting the Haitian community by Master DJi, dubbed the “Pioneer of the Creole Hip-Hop Movement” and marking what would inevitably be an arduous road into integrating American Hip-Hop with that of Creole. One of the most prophetic lines in history that stays with us today came from poet Robert Frost’s, The Road Not Taken – “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less (...)

Haiti and CARICOM’s 20/20 Vision

Posted on Thursday 19 July 2007

By Ericq Pierre
Submitted to AlterPresse on 18 July 2007
It is rather unfortunate that the recent Conference on the Caribbean held 19-21 June 2007 in Washington D.C. seems not to have elicited much interest in Haiti. Some of the press commentary even described it as a useless endeavor, or even a total failure. The reason may be that the conference was wrongly perceived as a United States/CARICOM summit, although it appears to have been held in Washington D.C. merely for logistical reasons.
The press’s disenchantment may also stem from the fact that the U.S. government’s representative at (...)

Haiti : Brazilian social organizations demand the immediate departure of UN Troops

Posted on mercredi 4 juillet 2007

Tuesday 3rd July 2007
Translated from French by Menno Ernst
P-au-P, July 3rd, 2007 [AlterPresse] --- Latin-American social organizations continue to claim the immediate departure of foreign soldiers deployed within the framework of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah).
At the end of a one week visit to Haiti, the members of a strong Brazilian delegation, called "Coordination Luttes au Brézil", expressed their concerns regarding the presence of the U.N. troops in this country where the living conditions are disastrous.
"Several campaigns have already been (...)

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