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Nouvelles d'Haiti du 31 mars au 6 avril 2013 avec Pégie de HCN. Vidéo d'un ministre aux abois au parlement

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Nouvelles d'Haiti du 31 mars au 6 avril 2013 avec Pégie de HCN. Vidéo d'un ministre aux abois au parlement

The Haitian Earthquake -Three years later

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Editorial The Haitian Earthquake -Three years later Par Louis J. Auguste, MD January 12, 2013 marked the third anniversary of the disastrous earthquake that in 35 seconds destroyed Haiti’s capital city, snuffed the life out of 300,000 individuals. It created at the same time 1.5 million homeless persons and crippled an economy already in tatters. This catastrophe of proportion hardly ever seen led to an outpouring of good will and the more fortunate countries of the world opened their burses and pledged over 1.6 billion dollars to “rebuild Haiti and put it at last on the path to development.” Three years later, every time I mentioned my medical missions to Haiti, I hear the same question over and over from Haitians and Americans alike:”Are they making any progress down there?” The tone of the question always suggests that they already know the answer to their question or at least they assume they know the answer. Of course, it has to be “NO.” After all, the media continuously …

History: WIKILEAKS EXHUMED CABLES REVEAL:HOW THE U.S. RESUMED MILITARY AID TO DUVALIER

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WIKILEAKS EXHUMED CABLES REVEAL: HOW THE U.S. RESUMED MILITARY AID TO DUVALIER by Kim Ives - - - - - A chorus of outrage is building against former Haitian president Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier as he sits in the dock of a Haitian court, charged with crimes against humanity during his 15-year rule. However, the U.S. government remains strangely and completely silent. A 40-year-old trove of diplomatic cables, newly unearthed by WikiLeaks, helps explain why. - - - - - Around midnight in the early morning hours of Jul. 23, 1973, a fire broke out in the packed armory of Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier’s National Palace. Almost immediately, “President-for-Life” Duvalier and his Army Chief of Staff, General Claude Raymond, telephoned the U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Thomas J. Corcoran, to tell him about the fire and ask for U.S. assistance in putting it out. The destruction of Haiti’s large weapons cache became, in the following days, the perfect excuse to resume t…
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"Fatal Assistance", un film/documentaire de Raoul Peck

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“Fatal Assistance” ou "Assistance Mortelle" en français Un film/Documentaire de Raoul Peck Commentaires Le 12 janvier 2010, un tremblement de terre sans précédent frappe les côtes d'Haïti et sa capitale surpeuplée, Port-au-Prince. 230 000 personnes sont tuées et 1,5 million d'autres sont laissées sans-abri. À travers une longue observation de 24 mois sur le terrain, le réalisateur Haïtien Raoul Peck, met en cause la calamiteuse gestion par la communauté internationale d'une situation post-catastrophe complexe. Des centaines d'ONG's du monde entier, bientôt suivies par des experts internationaux, arrivent pour les efforts de secours immédiats et pour soutenir le pays dans ses nombreux besoins (hébergement, déblaiement des débris, hygiène, soins médicaux...). La communauté internationale promet son aide inconditionnelle pour reconstruire le pays : 5 milliards de dollars sur les 18 premiers mois, et un total de 11 milliards de dollars sur 5 ans. Des pro…

7 avril: anniversaire de la mort de [Toussaint Louverture, un leader noir sans complexe] (vidéo)

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