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Haiti : Voters and candidates

Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2005

By Ericq Pierre
This year the number of candidates for election, all told, will be higher than ever. Many Haitians prefer to start their own political organization rather than join existing ones. However, in order to avoid having too many candidates, the electoral decree seeks to encourage parties to link up and consolidate. Yet up to now only a small number of political factions have formed such coalitions. To parody the armed forces, some would rather be commanders of a small army than sergeants in a big one.
Worse, despite the large number of parties, there are still likely to be a (...)

Haitians murdered in the Dominican Republic

Posted on Thursday 1 September 2005

By Haiti Support Group
Submitted to AlterPresse on 1 september 2005
The British solidarity organisation, the Haiti Support Group (HSG), is extremely concerned about the violent attacks on Haitians and Haitian-Dominican in the Dominican Republic. Amidst a recent rise in xenophobic hostility against Haitians, scores of people have been attacked, and according to recent reports, more than 13 people have been killed in just the last few weeks
Included among these murders are the following: The 16th August attack on four young Haitian men in the outskirts of Santo Domingo. Three of (...)

Hispaniola and Us

Posted on Wednesday 31 August 2005

By Ericq Pierre
Submitted to AlterPresse on 30 August 2005 “The island of Hispaniola is home to two failed States.†That was the judgment pronounced recently by a U.S. NGO, drawing the wrath and indignation of the president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández. In Haiti, on the other hand, so accustomed to these types of comments, it seems not to have drawn any reaction in particular.
I do not know the Dominican Republic well. I’ve made four or five short trips over the last fifteen years, always on business and never for more than five days. But I know from statistics that it is (...)

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