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Manifestations contre le déplacement de la date du second tour de la présidentielle

Des milliers ont manifesté lundi à Port-au-Prince contre l’organisations du second tour de la présidentielle le 29 janvier et pour le respect de la date constitutionnelle: le 7 février. Ils on manifesté pour protéger et promouvoir l’inauguration du nouveau président ou de la nouvelle présidente, comme prévue par la loi-mère. Une partie de l’article ci-dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le text complet. Des Milliers de Membres des Bases Lavalas Ont Manifesté Lundi À Port-Au-Prince Contre L’Organisation du Second Tour de la Présidentielle le 29 Janvier 2017 et pour le Respect de la Date Constitutionnelle du 7 Février 2017 Agence Haïtienne de Press Octobre 25, 2016 Port-au-Prince, le 24 octobre 2016 – (AHP) – Des milliers de membres des bases Lavalas ont manifesté lundi à Port-au-prince  contre l’organisation du second tour de la présidentielle le 29 janvier 2017 et pour le respect de la date constitutionnelle du 7 février 2017. Les manifestants […]

Time for Haiti’s Government to Demand Cholera Justice

BAI’s Mario Joseph, along with about 100 cholera victims, protested in front of Haiti’s presidential palace this week. They asked the Haitian government to speak in favor of justice for Haiti’s cholera victims, especially now that the United Nations has finally admitted its involvement in the epidemic. Many believe the Haitian government has been afraid to speak out in the past because of its reliance on Haiti’s UN force, MINUSTAH. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti cholera victims protest against UN Jamaica Observer September 13, 2016 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Around 100 Haitian cholera victims protested Monday in front of the presidential palace demanding that the Government obtain damages from the United Nations, whose peacekeepers are blamed for the epidemic. “We are here so that (interim president) Jocelerme Privert finally takes the victims’ […]

Murder of 3 Deaf Women Sparks Protests in Haiti

Three deaf women were tortured and brutally murdered while walking home late at night, sparking a huge protest by disability rights groups and their supporters in Haiti’s capital on April 1. Though the wife of one man implicated in this crime tried to make excuses for him, advocates say that violence against disabled women is all too common. According to IJDH’s Nicole Phillips, deaf women are attacked in particular because they can’t scream. Haiti protest demands justice for 3 slain deaf women David McFadden, Yahoo! News April 1, 2016 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of protesters marched in Haiti’s capital on Friday to demand justice following the brutal killings of three deaf women who were tortured, stoned and left in a gully by attackers. Mickelson Jean, leader of a Haitian association for the deaf, was one of roughly 300 people who […]

State Department vs. “Will of the Haitian People” in Haiti’s Elections

By Nancy Young IJDH Volunteer February 19, 2016 There were two press conferences the day before the protest on Feb. 18 against foreign interference in Haiti’s elections and democracy. One was held in person at the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux in Port-au-Prince, the other by teleconference by the US State Department. At the BAI press conference, Mario Joseph told about 30 Haitian journalists how the foreign occupation of Haiti and the obstruction of a truly inclusive democracy had brought poverty and hunger to the country. David Oxygene of MOLEGHAF, a Haitian pro-democracy group, condemned the “neoliberal transition” and said that because of the foreign occupation of the country, Haiti has a history of slavery and sharecropping, of cholera and coups d’etat. Both Joseph and Oxygene said the foreign interference in their country’s democracy must end and so there would be […]

Boston Haitian Community Stands Against DR Deportation Crisis

In 2013, a Dominican Republic (DR) Constitutional Court issued a ruling that stripped citizenship from people who were formerly considered Dominican, all the way back to 1929. The majority of people affected by this ruling are Dominicans of Haitian descent. On July 9, 2015 the Boston Haitian community held a protest to denounce this ruling and threatened deportations by DR’s government but were greeted by a group of Dominicans at the DR Consulate. This article covers the protest and ensuing standoff, including IJDH legal intern Wesley Lainé’s observations at the DR-Haiti border. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text and video. WATCH: Bostonians React to Hispaniola Migration Crisis Adam Reilly, WGBH News July 9, 2015 There was an intense standoff in downtown Boston yesterday between members of the city’s sizable Haitian American and Dominican American communities. […]

Hundreds in Miami Protest Mass Deportations from DR

The Florida Immigrant Coalition, Inc. (FLIC) and several other human rights organizations and activists organized a demonstration against potential mass deportations from the Dominican Republic (DR). In recent weeks, there has been an outcry from the human rights community against DR’s decision to begin deporting those who didn’t meet an arbitrary registration deadline. So far, the international community has been silent. For Immediate Release: Friday, June 26th, 2015 Media Contacts: Elizabeth Taveras,  (305) 721-9661, Natalia Jaramillo,  (305) 571-7254, Hundreds marched in Miami to stop the mass deportations of Dominican-Haitians in the Dominican Republic Groups and community members demand that the Dominican Government stop the mass deportations of Dominican-Haitians NOTE: Photos attached to link below. Miami, FL – Hundreds of Miamians and organizations came together from the Dominican Consulate to the Haiti Consulate in Brickell and demanded that the Dominican government stop the mass deportations […]

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