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Paul Farmer on Haiti and Global Health Issues

Posted on Monday 7 August 2006

By Jean André Constant
Submitted to AlterPresse on August 2, 2006 On June 16th, 2006 from 5 to 7 PM, the scholar and humanist Paul Farmer well-known for his commitment to Haiti and his prolific publications regarding health issues and US foreign policies (among others), was the guest of Yale University for the 11th International Festival Arts and Ideas in New Haven. Mr. Farmer’s presentation at Woolsey Hall was formatted as an academic dialogue and took place with one of Yale University’s Professors. Therefore, they reminded their vast audience of the old Greco-Latin tradition of (...)

Haiti Interim Cooperation Framework: what needs to change on 25 July 2006

Posted on Friday 21 July 2006

Lack of contribution in economic recovery (particularly in agriculture) and in civil society participation from 2004 to 2006 is a fundamental point noted by the Europe-Haiti Coordination (Coordination Europe-Haiti - CoE-H), that presented an analysis of progress and shortcomings in Haiti Interim Cooperation Framework
By the Coordination Europe-Haiti - CoE-H
Received by AlterPresse on July 20, 2006
Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
Stefano Manservi, General Director, DG Development, European Commission
John Caloghirou, Head of (...)

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 (...)

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