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Switzerland Wants to Return Duvalier Funds ASAP

Click here to read the original article. Haiti – Politics : Switzerland wants to return Duvalier funds but… Haiti Libre November 26th, 2016 According to Roberto Balzaretti, the Director of the Directorate of International Law of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, his country wants to return as soon as possible to Haiti, the confiscated money of the former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier totaling +/- 7 millions of dollars. Director Balzaretti reminded reporters that the final decision in Switzerland on this case, which lasted several years, dates from 2013, when the Federal Court confirmed that it was legal to seize the money of the now deceased Duvalier. Explaining that “The Swiss Confederation wants to return the money to Haiti and has been in contact with the Haitian authorities and the successive presidents… there is a general memorandum with Haiti […]

Rerun elections postponed in response to Hurricane Matthew

After Hurricane Matthew’s landfall has left five dead, ten injured, and hundreds of thousands of people displaced in Haiti, the Provincial Electoral Council (CEP) has postponed the rerun elections. The CEP has yet to announce a date for new elections. The government estimates that at least 350,000 people are in need of immediate assistance. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Rerun elections in Haiti postponed due to Hurricane Matthew Jacqueline Charles and Daniel Chang, The Miami Herald October 5, 2016   PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian elections officials postponed Sunday’s rerun presidential and legislative elections for the second time this year, saying they had yet to assess the extent of damage from Hurricane Matthew, which left at least five people dead and hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their homes. The country’s Provisional Electoral Council did not provide […]

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