Humanitarian Occupation of Haiti: 100 Years and Counting By Mark Schuller - July 30, 2015
This Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the U.S. Occupation of Haiti. On July 28, 1915, U.S. Marines landed on the shores of Haiti, occupying the country for 19 years. Several college campuses, professional associations, social movements, and political parties are marking the occasion with a series of reflections and demonstrations. Several have argued that the U.S. has never stopped occupying Haiti, even as military boots left in 1934.
The Haitian-Dominican Migration Crisis
On September 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic handed down the decision TC0168/13 in the matter of Juliana Deguis Pierre, 28, a Dominican citizen with four children born in the Dominican Republic, ruling against her and all persons similarly situated. The ruling stated that those persons born after 1929 in the Dominican Republic of parents that did not have proper documents while entering and continuing to live in the Dominican Republic without legalization are henceforth stripped of their Dominican citizenship. The ruling will be enforced by all the branches of the Dominican government.
Will a Similar Tragedy Unfold in the Philippines?
Haiti, Cholera and the UN November 15, 2013
A very informative and revealing story about the lawsuit against the United Nations over cholera in Haiti was broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's national evening news program, The World At Six, on November 13. The report began, "The United Nations is among those leading the effort to get aid to the Philippines. But even as it helps out with this natural disaster, it is haunted by the ghosts of another."
U.N. sued for 'bringing cholera to Haiti,' causing outbreak that killed thousands By Ivan Watson and Joe Vaccarello, CNN October 10, 2013
In October 2010, a cholera epidemic exploded in Haiti, striking as the island country was still reeling from a deadly earthquake earlier that year which killed tens of thousands of people. The cholera bacteria, which is not indigenous to Haiti, spread rapidly, ultimately killing an estimated 8,300 people. The epidemic sparked riots in several cities and towns against the force of some 8,000 U.N. peacekeepers deployed there.
Haiti issues new passport to ex-leader Aristide February 08, 2011
The Haitian government has issued a new passport to former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, enabling him to end his exile in South Africa and return to Haiti, a government official said.
Haiti opens door for return of ex-president Aristide By Joseph Guyler Delva - January 31, 2011
Haiti's government is ready to issue a diplomatic passport to ousted former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, opening the way for his return home from exile in South Africa, a senior official said on Monday.
'When we say democracy, we have to mean what we say' Interview by Nicolas Rossier - November 15, 2010
"We are all equal – rich and poor – and we need a society where the people enjoy their rights. But once you speak this way, it becomes a good reason for you to be pushed out of the country or to be kidnapped as I was." — President Aristide
Blindsided in Haiti by Claude Adams
This February, I came face to face with one of Izmery's killers. He was wearing a crisp Army uniform, aviator glasses, a cell phone clipped to his shirt pocket, and a pistol in a holster at his hip. His name was Louis-Jodel Chamblain. His eyes were bloodshot and he looked a bit drawn - the stress, obviously, of leading an insurrection. He called himself the commandant of Haiti's New Army. Full Article : journalism.ubc.ca