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Haiti-Dominican Republic : Lake Azuei, a bridge for child traffickers

Posted on jeudi 4 octobre 2012

By Milo Milfort
P-au-P, 4 Oct. 2012 [AlterPresse] --- Lake Azuei, also called Brackish Pond, is not only Haiti´s main natural lake covering over 110 km2 of land, but is also visually spectacular. Aquatic plants dot the area mixed with alligators, eels and fresh tilapia fish. But it is also a place of high activity for child traffickers.
The lake represents a strategic area uncontrolled and unprotected between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, a bi-national threat to the stability of relations between the two countries.
"The lake is used by Haitian-Dominican trafficking networks to get (...)

Mis-management of US funding for Haiti

Posted on Friday 17 August 2012

P-au-P., 17 Aug. 2012 [AlterPresse] --- A lack of transparency by the United States authorities in the allocation of funds to humanitarian organisations in Haiti has exposed serious flaws in the management of US taxpayer’s money, according to an article published on 24 July this year by the The Miami Herald.
Trenton Daniel and Martha Mendoza, the AP reporters who wrote the article, compiled the piece as part of an investigative report into US aid to Haiti under a Freedom of Information Act request, pulling data from the US development Agency, USAID and the US State Department.
Their (...)

Baby Doc’s Warm Welcome Turns Frigid

Posted on Tuesday 18 January 2011

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 18, 2011 (IPS/AlterPresse) - Human rights groups are urging Haitian authorities to seize the opportunity of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier’s surprise return to the country Sunday to prosecute him for the atrocities committed during his 15-year reign.
Duvalier, who has been living in exile in France, was taken for questioning to the attorney-general’s office Tuesday to answer accusations of corruption, and later released.
"His fate is now in the hands of the investigating judge. We have brought charges against him," Port-au-Prince’s chief prosecutor, Aristidas (...)

Haiti: How can the media contribute to peace?

Posted on Tuesday 14 October 2008

P-au-P., 14 Oct. 08 [AlterPresse] --- In Haiti, today, it is no longer a question of informing or communicating in a context of civil or military dictatorship, of armed confrontation or open conflict. Instead, a situation of peace reigns, made fragile by dithering on the political calendar, institutional weaknesses, insecurity, impunity and mass poverty.
Since 2006 Haiti has entered into a period of peace, or at least of minor turbulence, following the last presidential elections which enabled René Préval to come back to power. During those two years, despite the persistence of huge (...)

Haiti : Brazilian social organizations demand the immediate departure of UN Troops

Posted on mercredi 4 juillet 2007

Tuesday 3rd July 2007
Translated from French by Menno Ernst
P-au-P, July 3rd, 2007 [AlterPresse] --- Latin-American social organizations continue to claim the immediate departure of foreign soldiers deployed within the framework of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah).
At the end of a one week visit to Haiti, the members of a strong Brazilian delegation, called "Coordination Luttes au Brézil", expressed their concerns regarding the presence of the U.N. troops in this country where the living conditions are disastrous.
"Several campaigns have already been (...)

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