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If you visit Haiti

Posted on Thursday 18 January 2018

By Michael Deibert*
Submitted to AlterPresse on January 16, 2018
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must ride up to the majestic Citadelle Laferrière, completed on the orders of Henri Christophe outside of Cap-Haïtien in 1820, to see a place, as much as any other, where slavery was defeated in the Western Hemisphere.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, you must wander through the streets of Cap-Haïtien itself, gaze upon the beautiful colonial architecture, sample the rhum at one of its fine hotels and enjoy a meal along the Boulevard du Carenage.
If you visit Haiti, and you should, (...)

A Review of Michael Deibert’s Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History

Posted on Wednesday 3 January 2018

By Reginald Dumas*
Submitted to AlterPresse
In his latest book, Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History, Michael Deibert once again demonstrates his vast knowledge of, and deep affection for, Haiti, with which he has had a twenty-year connection.
His absorbing, often mesmerizing, story traces the history of, and events in, Haiti from the independence war of Toussaint, Dessalines, Christophe, Boukman and others to the death in March 2017 of René Préval. His canvas is vast and multi-colored: health (including the cholera introduced by UN troops); relations with the Dominican Republic; the (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

Haiti-Duvalier : “It’s a shame that the Haitian justice system could not bring Baby Doc to trial before he died”

Posted on Monday 6 October 2014

Press release from Human Rights Watch
Transmitted to AlterPresse on Octobre 4, 2014
The inability of Haiti’s courts to bring to trial former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier deprived his countless Haitian victims of the justice they sought, Human Rights Watch said today. Duvalier’s death was reported on October 4, 2014.
“It’s a shame that the Haitian justice system could not bring Baby Doc Duvalier to trial before he died,” said Reed Brody, special counsel at Human Rights Watch, who worked with Duvalier’s victims. “Duvalier’s death robs Haiti of what could have been the most important (...)

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