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From Cradle to Grave, the US Protected Jean-Claude Duvalier
In February of 2013, I stood in a sweaty, overcrowded Port-au-Prince courtroom and watched as Jean-Claude Duvalier answered questions about hundreds of his political opponents being arrested, imprisoned, and killed during his tenure as Haiti’s “President for Life.” Many of Duvalier’s rivals were...
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Bringing Down 'Baby Doc' in Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier is dead. I never met him. I saw him just once, at the airport in Port-au-Prince, in the early morning hours of a day that then seemed fateful: February 7, 1986. He was driving up to a U.S. cargo plane, and then heading into exile in France. His whole family was in the car with...
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Will Haiti Cholera Victims See UN in Court?
Oral argument granted in case seeking compensation for the deadly outbreak brought by UN troops
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Is the Martelly Government Putting Former President Aristide in Danger?
Fanmi Lavalas leaders report that the police that have guarded former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s residence since he returned to Haiti in 2011 were removed around 1:00 a.m. this morning. It is unclear who ordered the removal of the state security agents, but Agence Haitienne de Presse is...
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UN Chief Slammed for Taking Photo-Op, Not Responsibility for Cholera Epidemic
It's "an insult to all Haitians," said Mario Joseph, Managing Attorney of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux
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Haiti Cholera Victims to UN Head: You've Been Served
Lawyers say UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon personally handed papers for class action lawsuit
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Haiti “Open for Business,” Like it or Not
Recently Haiti President Michel Martelly celebrated his third year in office. He gained wide support from the U.S. on his election platform which persists as his administration’s slogan: “Haiti is open for business.” Three days after his inauguration, Martelly landed at Île à Vache’s Abaka Bay...
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In One City, Columbus Day Now 'Indigenous Peoples Day'
Minneapolis City Council passes resolution recognizing counter-holiday
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Cuba's Fidel Castro and famed Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, who died this week. Views
The Lost Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez
I met Gabriel García Márquez and Fidel Castro at the Convention Palace in Havana during a medical meeting I attended in Cuba in the early eighties. I also had the honor of being extensively quoted in one of his articles, “Con las Malvinas o sin ellas,” (With or Without the Malvinas). My article (...
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Protesters block a highway in Caracas, Venezuela, February 2014. (Photo: Andrés E. Azpúrua/ Creative Commons/ Flickr) Views
Human Rights Watch Should Stick to the Facts on Venezuela
Despite the fact that the New York Times had to run a correction on February 26 for claiming that Globovisión in Venezuela was “[t]he only television station that regularly broadcast voices critical of the government,” Daniel Wilkinson of Human Rights Watch (HRW) repeats the same error in the New...
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