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Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee Address Political Violence in Haiti in 2020 Appropriations Bill

June 10, 2019 Congresswoman Maxine Waters worked alongside Congresswoman Barbara Lee to address recent political violence in Haiti within the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2020. xxx Read the original press release HERE Creole Translation HERE REP. WATERS WORKS WITH COLLEAGUES TO STOP POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN HAITI; INCLUDES PROVISIONS IN FY 2020 STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS REPORT WASHINGTON – After returning from a trip to Haiti during which she saw evidence of politically motivated violence carried out by gangs allegedly affiliated with the Haitian government, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, worked with Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) to ensure that language addressing the political crisis in Haiti was included in the report accompanying the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2020. Congresswoman Lee, in her capacity as a member of the […]

BAI Call for Independent Investigation in La Saline Massacre

PRESS RELEASE: December 6, 2018 The Bureau of International Lawyers  (BAI) demands a committee of truth and justice to form an independent investigation of the massacre against the impoverished inhabitants of the peoples’ district of La Saline, within the indifference of the “government of the Notary Jean Henry Ceant.” The BAI, in its primary mission to defend the rights of the most deprived citizens – inalienable rights, guaranteed and inherent to human beings, in particular those victims of State terrorism, of cholera imported by MINUSTAH (UN Mission deployed after the 2010 earthquake), of women and girls, victims of rape and sexual assaults – emphatically denounces the irresponsible behaviour of the government of notary Jean Henry Ceant.  The investigation is in regard to the massacres perpetrated against the inhabitants of poor neighborhoods since this government’s  presence in the Prime Minister’s office, particularly the […]

Deklarasyon La Saline: Dwa pou moun viv pa konn kanpe!

PDF Version: Deklarasyon La Saline Mete nan kontèks Sou Desanm 27, 2018, yon jou refleksyon sou evènman dènye san ki te fèt nan La Saline nan Novanm 2018 te pote soti nan Quisqueya Inivèsite, Notre Dame Inivèsite an Ayiti ak rezo a Nasyonal pou defans la nan Dwa. Moun (RNDDH). Aktivite sa a te ale nan plizyè douzèn moun ki soti nan diferan sektè nan lavi nasyonal – defansè dwa moun, avoka, doktè, agwonòm, pastè, prèt, pwofesè inivèsite, elèv, jounalis, ekonomis, aktivis feminis, lidè konpayi, sikològ, sosyològ, elatriye. – te yon opòtinite pou yon lòt fwa ankò, prezante dosye imen an ak materyèl, fè yon analiz legal nan evènman, gade nan sitiyasyon sekirite a nan La Saline, ensistans enpak li sou lavi yo nan fanmi yo ak timoun yo epi reflechi sou yon estrateji pou aksyon kolektif pou pote lavi […]

Haiti’s Presidential Election Results Protested

Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Committee, CEP, declared Jovenal Moïse the winner of Haiti’s presidential election, with 600,000 votes. 2nd was Jude Célestin, and third was Moïse Jean-Charles. After hurricane Matthew and lacking funding for elections, voter turnout was especially low. Due to “irregularities,” 10% of the tallying sheets were thrown out, and without explanation three of CEP’s nine members did not sign off on the results. Below is an excerpt of The Guardian‘s report. Haiti: violent protests erupt over presidential election The Guardian/Reuters November 29th, 2016 Moïse, a banana exporter who ran for former president Michel Martelly’s Bald Heads party, won with 55.67% of votes cast in the 20 November election, the electoral council said on Monday. The result avoids a second round run-off next year. … Jude Célestin, a mechanical engineer who had led a government construction firm, came in second. He received […]

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