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Haiti : "Preval prevailed because he offers the best hope to pull Haiti out of the abyss"

Posted on Thursday 23 February 2006

By JR Larrieux
In reaction to the Marie-Frantz Joachim article’s : “Vive l’utopie d’une Haiti nouvelleâ€
Submitted to AlterPresse on February 19, 2006
To the Editorial board of AlterPresse and Marie Frantz Joachim
I appreciate very much that the debate about Rene Preval and the other two candidates to have achieved a minimum of success in the elections, continues in the Haitian Media. I would like to suggest that the author has only reluctantly accepted Preval’s victory. She failed to demonstrate even the appearance of objectivity and fairness in her writing. Preval is demonized because (...)

Haiti Support Group hopes that fears of election-day violence will prove to be unfounded

Posted on Monday 6 February 2006

Haiti Support Group press release
Transmitted to AlterPresse on 6 February 2006
In common with many others concerned with the elections to be held in Haiti on Tuesday, 7th February 2006, the British solidarity organisation, the Haiti Support Group hopes that fears of election-day violence will prove to be unfounded.
We note the words of Helen Spraos, Christian Aid’s country representative, who said: "All it will take is for a few people to start shooting into the air in certain places, and people will not risk coming out to vote."
Yolette Etienne, Oxfam’s Country Programme Manager for (...)

Haiti - Election : The bill

Posted on Saturday 4 February 2006

Parts of a UNDP document
Submitted to AlterPresse on February 2, 2006
The international community, through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has contributed US$59,026,754 in support of the electoral process in Haiti. The funds come respectively from the Haitian government (US$2,900,000), Canada (US$16,160,183), the European Union (US$20,481,389), the United States of America (US$17,194,424), Brazil (US$1,000,000) and Japan (US$890,757). UNDP has also directly contributed (US$400,000).
UNDP, which receives and administers financial contributions from those supporting (...)

Haiti : Election campaigning continues in Ouanaminthe under the shadow of violence

Posted on Friday 3 February 2006

Originally: Fiesta electoral en Wanament pero con violencia - www.espacinsular.org Translated from Spanish by Charles Arthur for the Haiti Support Group - www.haitisupport.gn.apc.org
Published by AlterPresse on February 3, 2006
Ouanaminthe, 3 February 2006 - The town of Ouanaminthe is experiencing something of a party atmosphere as presidential candidates visit as part of their election campaigns, but, all the while, there is a threat of violence.
Yesterday, groups of armed supporters of Charles Henri Baker, the candidate backed by Chavannes Jean-Baptiste’s KONBA party, clashed with (...)

Haiti’s Public Schools

Posted on Monday 30 January 2006

By Ericq Pierre
Submitted to AlterPresse on January 27, 2006
Of the hundreds of public schools in Haiti, a dozen or so bear names of the region’s countries, mainly in Port-au-Prince. There are schools named after Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United States of America, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
In 2003 I approached some of my fellow members of the IDB’s Board of Executive Directors to explore whether their governments could contribute to these schools. They all welcomed the initiative. I was (...)

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