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The II World Social Forum on Migrations asks a more authentic solidarity for the Haitian people

Posted on Monday 26 June 2006

Resolution on Haiti from the II World Social Forum on Migrations, in Madrid Region (Spain), in the municipality of Rivas Vaciamadrid, from June 22nd to 24th, 2006,
Received by AlterPresse on June 26, 2006
The delegates and members of the II World Social Forum on Migration have analyzed with deep concern the Haitian situation. After having been France’s richest colony, Haiti proclaimed its independence in 1804 as the world’s First Black Republic, declared the land of freedom for black slaves. A nation founded on solidarity, it contributed to various liberation movements in Latin (...)

British and Irish NGOs call on CARICOM to help Haiti

Posted on Friday 16 June 2006

By Haiti Support Group
Submitted to AlterPresse on June 16, 2006
A grouping of British and Irish development non-governmental organizations working in Haiti and in solidarity with the Haitian people has issued a call to CARICOM, regional heads of states, and Caribbean civil society to support progressive and constructive change in Haiti.
The Haiti Advocacy Platform Ireland/UK (HAPI-UK) welcomes the fact that the election of a President and Parliament opens the way for Haiti’s re-engagement with other Caribbean states, and suggests that the CARICOM Secretariat and CARICOM member states (...)

Haiti - Corruption : Head of Corruption Investigation Unit Arrested and Detained under Suspicious Circumstances

Posted on Thursday 25 May 2006

Submitted to AlterPresse on May, 24 th 2006
The National Human Rights Defense Network (RNDDH) strongly questions the real motives behind the suspicious 22 May 2006 arrest and detention of Mr. Jean Yves Noà«l, Director-General of the Central Financial Enquiry Unit (UCREF), as ordered by Investigating Judge Jean Perez Paul. According to Mr. Noà«l, he was summoned to the office of Justice Perez Paul at 4:10 pm on 22 May 2006. Upon arrival and without any questioning, Mr. Noà«l was immediately issued detention papers (allegedly dated 2 May 2006) and subsequently taken to the National (...)

Haiti documentary gets mixed reviews at London screening

Posted on Friday 19 May 2006

By Charles Arthur (Haiti Support Group )
Submitted to AlterPresse on May 19, 2006
There was a mixed reaction from the audience at a special screening of a new documentary film about Haiti at Brixton’s Ritzy Cinema last week. "Failing Haiti", a 60-minute documentary released in November 2005, seeks to examine why international efforts continue to fail to make a difference in the lives of Haitians. Directed and produced by US American film-maker, Rod Paul, and written and narrated by the St. Petersburg Times’ Latin American correspondent, David Adams, the film centres on interviews (...)

Time to Support Haiti

Posted on Tuesday 25 April 2006

By Michael Deibert
Op-Ed submitted to AlterPresse - 23rd April 2006
On 14th May, if everything goes according to plan, Haiti will inaugurate René Garcia Prèval as its new president. Shortly thereafter, the country will install new senators and deputies for its upper and lower houses of parliament. Mr. Prèval, who served as Haiti’s president from 1996 until 2001, will take over the leadership of a country courtesy of a ballot supervised by the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and replace an unelected interim government that has overseen convulsing violence and (...)

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