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Posted at 12:48 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2000
- At least eight are believed dead as freighter hit the seabed off Florida --- A 163-foot cargo vessel with at least eight crew members on board hit the seabed Monday a few hours after leaving Florida for Haiti, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Since all crew members were believed dead the Coast Guard suspended its air and sea search.
Updated at 2:10 p.m., Saturday, December 23, 2000
- Hundreds say a final goodbye to 13-year-old Haitian boy in Miami --- Like many other Haitian families, which emigrate from Haiti to the U.S., Rose Murat, 41, whose diabetic husband expired in April, had big dreams for her son Stanley Murat. Mrs. Murat's dreams for her son Stanley included going first to College and then to medical school or law school. But on Dec.11, those dreams abruptly came to an end after her 5-year-old nephew, Junior, found Stanley hanging from a rope on their second-floor balcony apartment in the Miami's section of Little Haiti. Stanley, was 10 when he arrived in the U.S. from Haiti. He was constantly in trouble at school for disrupting his eight-grade class by standing on his desk and running out of the classroom.. Many Miami Haitians, who are tormented about the way young Stanley terminated his life, said he was a depressed boy. Others attributed his prematured death to cultural gap and voodoo. Sadly, as other teens of Stanley's age are preparing to celebrate Christmas and then welcome the new year, his mother Rose, a housekeeper, hundreds of Miami Haitians and Americans today said a final goodbye to him as he was being interred.
Posted at 1:49 a.m., Saturday, December 23, 2000
- Clinton still hopes to put an end to Haiti's political crisis before leaving office --- A military adage holds that a man under fire will show the best or the worst side of his character. Leftist and chief bandit Jean-Bertrand Aristide who has been under fire since 10 of his Lavalas Family party's Senators were fraudulently elected in a May election showed the worst side of his character when he was again elected president in a sham election on November 26th. And, probably he will soon show more of it when he permanently adds to his list a few more political opponents' names after they are gunned down in broad daylight by his paid bandits. All international aid for Haiti has been suspended since the largely fraudulent May vote. The International community has since repeatedly demanded for a recount so the exact number of Aristide's Lavalas Family party senate candidates who did not face a run-off into elections can be determined. The opposition itself continues to call all of the elections "fraudulent" and vows to evict the new Senators - all members of Aristide's party - from the parliament building. Not long ago, it made its intentions known to install an alternative government on February 7th when leftist Aristide is supposed to again officially become Haiti's first citizen. What's else figures on the opposition's long list of demands? Current leftist and ineffective Haitian president Rene Preval, an Arisitide' godson, must resign immediately. But U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton, sensing that he can help put an end to Haiti's political crisis before leaving office on January 20th, dispatched Anthony Lake, a former official of his government to Haiti Wednesday. Donald Steinberg, a current U.S. official who also traveled to the troubled Caribbean nation together with Lake met with Haiti's leftist President, Rene Preval, minutes after they arrived there. They also conferred with leftist Aristide, representatives of Haiti's private sector and opposition leaders. All, were in an effort to put end to Haiti's political crisis. And, an official of the European Union for the Americas who also hopes for an end to Haiti's political crisis, met Wednesday with leftist Preval during his brief visit in Haiti. "The European Union hopes to come to aid more to the poor people of Haiti," said Mr. Renaud Vignal." Added Mr.Vignal, "Our financial assistance, which Haiti largely needs, will remain suspended if the problems raised by the Organization of American States about the May 21th elections are not addressed."
Posted at 2:59 a.m., Friday, December 22, 2000
- Aristide's opponent murdered in Haiti --- Wood Tenor, a former opponent of leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Congressman, was shot to death Wednesday at his private residence in Port-au-Prince. Tenor, who went back to his profession of civil engineer after leftist Haitian President Rene Preval illegally dissolved Parliament slightly more than two years ago only to start governing by decree, was an unfortunate candidate for the House of Deputies in the largely May 21st. fraudulent elections.
Posted at 1:35 a.m., Thursday, December 21, 2000
- Leftist Aristide Lavalas Family party's Senators boycotted anti-narcotics session in parliament --- Contested Haitian Senators Danny Toussaint, Florel Celestin, Joseph Medard and many of their colleagues, including leftist chief bandit Jean-Bertrand Aristide, are symbols of the narcotics industry in Haiti. They represent the dream of a bigger narcotics industry in the dirt poor Caribbean nation, nurtured by an increase in the quantity of narcotics that is consumed in the U.S, of which 14% transits via Haiti. The contested Senators again led their dream known Tuesday when they failed to show up for a vote on issues related to anti-narcotics laws in the largely illegal parliament causing the lack of a quorum to force the very few of the imposter Senators who were in attendance to call it quit.
Posted at 12:59 a.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2000
- Former hospital worker Marlene Honore may not be a guest at your Christmas or New Year's eve party --- If you have not already sent the invitations out for this year Christmas or New Year eve party you might save yourselves some money when you do so in the next very few days because Marlene Honore, 25, may not be one of your guests. A former Dana-Farber Cancer Institute receptionist, Honore was taken out of the circulation Monday in the same Boston's courtroom where she was charged with 42 counts of identification fraud, which were not limited to the theft of personal data from patients at the institute. Bail for Honore, who also faces witness intimidation charges, was set at $2,500.
Posted at 1:38 p.m., Monday, December 18, 2000
- Haiti's Catholic Church preoccupied by Haiti's painful situation --- In a long awaited message Sunday Haiti's Catholic bishops expressed their concerns about the country's continuing culture of violence, which has caused anguish and consternation among the Haitian population, they said. The bishops urged all Haitians to work together to change the current social fabric, which they said was unacceptable in the Caribbean nation of 7.8 million citizens. Interviewed by Haitian journalists about the message, which was welcomed by all democratic forces in the country, while the Lavalas Family party of leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide, better known as the party of terror the world over, said nothing at all, the president of Haiti's Episcopal Conference or Conference Episcopal (CEH), as it is known in French, Monsignor Hubert Constant, who urged all Haitians to be sincere and honest with themselves as they work for peace said "things can no longer remain the way they are. The mentality in this country must change, and this must be done without violence. Haitians can longer afford to be divided, and it is time for them to turn to dialogue, if they are to solve the nation's problems." The bishops' condemnation of violence came less than twenty four hours after two people were gunned down in broad daylight near the City of Leogane, 20 miles south of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, and less than 48 hours after a sports journalist, Gerard Denoze, 34, was shot to death by two boys as he exited a taxi Friday afternoon in the Port-au-Prince bidonville or slum of Carrefour.
Posted at 12:01 a.m., Sunday, December 17, 2000
- Haitian opposition to install a parallel government --- Not surprising, when you are fraudulently elected president you can expert the reaction of a serious opposition to be more than just crying fraud. The Haitian opposition, known as the Democratic Convergence Alliance, said Friday it will install a parallel national provisional government before leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was fraudulently elected president on Nov. 26, assumes the office of the presidency in Haiti on February 7. The said government, said the opposition, will organize general elections in which a legitimate president will be chosen, too. Was leftist Aristide not a third world little village chief bandit he would invite the opposition to take lecture of his political and economic program. But Aristide, who controls all but one seat in the 27-member Senate, more than 80 percent of the seats in the Chamber of Deputies, nearly all City Halls, and town councils nationwide, said Friday via his spokesperson, Yvon Neptune, "the opposition should respect the democratic process." What democratic process? Most Haitians had a hard time comprehending what exactly Neptune meant by such contention because all they have known over the past ten years or so is the dictatorship of the proletariat. Concurrently with the above, first leftist Aristide who burned alive and assassinated in broad day light an incalculable number of political opponents, now leftist Rene Preval who has done the same and is said to be in office but not on power, and soon Aristide again meaning more political opponents will be burned alive and assassinated in broad daylight. The February 7 swearing-in ceremony, when Aristide will again officially assume the executive office of the presidency, will simply be a formality since Preval is just the filling in an Aristide's sandwich.
- Three alleged witchcraft practitioners burned alive in Haiti --- If you are a witchcraft practitioner stay away from Haiti. If not you will suffer the same fate as the three alleged witchcraft practitioners who were burned alive this week in the town of Saint-Louis du Sud in Haiti by a handful citizens of that town.
- Deportation bill killed; Texas senator thwarts move to soften 1996 law
|By John Dorothy|
|Standard-Times staff writer|
New Bedford - A proposal law local leaders and immigrants thought would stem the flow of controversial deportations here has been killed by Republican senators. Texas Republican Sen. Phil Gramm demanded yesterday that a bipartisan bill passed in September by the House of Representatives be stricken from a year-end appropriations bill. The proposed law would have repealed some of the most severe portions of a 1996 federal act that made deportations quicker, and allowed longtime legal immigrants to be permanently expelled from the country for relatively minor crimes committed years, or even decades, ago. For U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., who has three times tried and failed to "fix 96," the death of the latest bill he shepherded through the House was a blow. "This viscous assault on immigrants has already gone on too long, and can never be undone," said Rep. Frank. "I will do what I can in the next Congress, but I am deeply regretful that the Republican leadership refused to work with us now." The move effectively eliminates any chance of deportation reform until at least next year, when the new U.S. Congress is seated. And advocates like Mr. Frank and others worry that the election of Texan Republican George W. Bush as president will diminish chances for a new push next year, or in the years to come. "The truth is we don't know yet about Bush," said Jim Manley, aid to Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. Bush ran on a platform of being a uniter, not a divider. The immigration issue is a chance for him to prove if he means that or not." Helena Marquez, of the Immigrants Assistance Center, was saddened by the news. A support group of families of residents deported under the 1996 law is holding a vigil tonight outside the Dartmouth House of Corrections, where many local residents begin their journey back to their native countries. "I'm just very upset," she said. "All the steps forward we thought we were taking ... we've just been pushed back" The last-minute turnaround in Washington yesterday came as something of a surprise for many who thought the fight to ease the immigration and deportation laws had already been won. Ms. Marques said news of the bill's early success had prompted phone calls from overseas expressing relief. "We were getting phone calls from agencies in Portugal, the government in Portugal, saying they were so glad a change had been made," she said. Families of residents already deported also had been encouraged by some of the bill's language. Early versions of the new law would have made it possible for people deported under the retroactive portions of the 1996 act to apply for return to the United States. That change is no longer being considered. "The families are going to be devastated," said Ms. Marques. Over the past two years, many of the same lawmakers who passed the stringent 1996 Immigration Reform Act have come to see it as overly harsh and responsible for breaking up families. Republican Reps. Bill McCollom of Florida and Lamar Smith of Texas were both considered formidable opponents of reform of the 1996 act, which became part of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. Both supported the act's passage in 1996, but both later reversed their stands on much of the act and co-sponsored the so-called Frank-McCollom bill that gave hope to many immigrants families. Locally, hundreds of legal immigrants have been deported since 1996, mainly to the Portuguese mid-Atlantic islands of the Azores. The plight of the families left behind and the problems it has caused in the Azores elicited support for reform from some unlikely quarters. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson - a Republican known for his tough jail policies - traveled to Washington, D.C. three times recently to lobby Republican lawmakers to support the repeal of the 1996 act. Yesterday, the sheriff said he spent much of the week working the phones to Washington and soliciting letters of support for the changes from Bishop Sean P. O'Malley and the state's former governor, William Weld, a Republican. "It's very frustrating," he said of the bill's death. "I can only guess that (Sen. Gramm) doesn't understand some of the hardships that this law has caused." Sen. Gramm's office yesterday issued a statement that cited his support of several other immigrant bills - one would expand H-1B visas for foreign nationals who bring needed skills and expertise to America - and defended his stand on the 1996 law. "I will not champion the passage of legislation which invites people to break the law to get here, or let them break the law and stay here," wrote Sen. Gramm. Congressman Frank and Sen. Kennedy's office said they will file new versions of the bill as soon possible after the new Congress meets. * Note: Again, this is not a WeHaitians' article, but that of the Standard-Times. Still, if you download it or receive a copy of it from someone who first obtained it from our Web site and then use it for your radio and/or television news magazine program please mention www.wehaitians.com as your source - sure will we appreciate it. This article appeared on the front page of the Standard-Times on December 16, 2000. We republished it in its entity since we continue to receive hundreds of e-mails on issues related to the 1996 immigration law.
Posted at 8:39 p.m., Thursday, December 14, 2000
- Pope John Paul and Haiti's World Bank representative call for unity among Haitians --- Like a broken family whose one member would fraudulently share the inheritance with another one he shares the same Marxist philosophy with rather than all of the other heirs who believe in capitalism, too, leftist Haitian President Rene Preval organized on Nov. 26th a presidential masquerade with the sole purpose of consolidating the dictatorship of the proletariat instituted by leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Leftist Aristide himself, who many said behaved like a third world village chief bandit, fortified a campaign of terror in an effort to prevent members of the Haitian opposition from participating in the presidential electoral process. As anticipated, he was said to win the office of presidency with 92% of the votes cast. Why not 100%? But prior to the presidential electoral farce,10 of his senators were fraudulently elected in an election held in May. Once again, this week, opposition leaders vowed to evict his party members, who they called "contested senators and imposters," from the parliament building, and call for new general elections, which will include the executive office of the presidency. Pope John Paul, realizing how divided Haitians have become since Aristide pocketed results for all of the elections, called upon them all Wednesday in a Christmas message to show signs of compromise and work for a sincere dialogue among themselves, as Christ would have done, until the end of the world. He recalled Haitians of his 1983 visit in Haiti when he urged them all to take a look, with courage, at their suffering. The Pope concluded his message wishing Haitians the best, as they are about to enter a new year, and urged them to build a better society. You can only do so, he warned, if there is true peace and justice. And, the message of Michel Azefort, Haiti's World Bank representative, to Haitians Wednesday, before returning to World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. permanently, reflected that of the Pope.
Posted at 3:48 p.m., Wednesday, December 13, 2000
- The Haitian children's plight ... they are dying in great numbers --- "Haitian children" are hardly the last words that spring to leftist Haitian President Rene Preval's mind when thinking about Haiti, if ever, as the UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) 2000 Report on the plight of children in Haiti suggests. So one can say the same thing about leftist, chief bandit, Preval's political godfather and so-called president-elect, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, too. Among the 187 countries listed in the report, Haiti ranks 33th, with an infant mortality rate of 129 children per thousand who expire before reaching their fifth birthday. In the neighboring Dominican Republic, however, 49 children per thousand die before reaching the age of 5. If in Cuba and the United Stated, only 8 children per thousand die before they reach their fifth birthday in Canada, however, it is even less. Only 6 Canadian children expire before they turn 5. The UNICEF 2000 Report attributed the high rate of infant mortality to Haiti's horrible social conditions, which are not limited to a total absence of basic health care services and a pronounced lack of nutrition. A recently published UN Report ranked Haiti as the third hungriest country in the world after Somalia and Afghanistan. UNICEF Haiti's representative, Rodney Phillips made some recommendations, but first cited a few major social problems in Haiti, to, hopefully, help improve the lives of children the world over. "More than 65% of Haitian children don't have access to psychomotrice activities," he said. He urged all governments and those responsible for development from around the world to invest in children. "In so doing, he added "sure will you reduce the rate of poverty, and prevent alienation, hate and despair from dominating the lives of citizens." Lastly, "The first three years of the life of a child is vital to a society if its members are to be in good health, be happy and productive," said Representative Phillips.
Posted at 5:48 a.m., Monday, December 11, 2000
- Leftist Aristide and cohorts in trouble; Gilman, Helms and Goss say no dictatorship, no drug trafficking, in Haiti
US HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE PRESS RELEASE DATE: December 8, 2000 FOR RELEASE: Immediate GILMAN, HELMS AND GOSS ISSUE STATEMENT ON HAITIAN ELECTION Washington (Dec. 8) -- U.S. Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman (20th-NY), Chairman of the House International Relations Committee, issued the following statement today along with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms (R-NC) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Porter Goss (R-FL): November 26 marked a tragic day in Haiti's long and troubled quest for pluralism and representative democracy. Haitian President Rene Preval and his one-party electoral commission organized a sham election with the sole purpose of delivering absolute control over Haiti's government to Mr. Jean-Bertrand Aristide. News accounts put Haitian voter participation on November 26th at less than 10%. It was probably worse. Indeed, Aristide's rival candidates abandoned their campaigns when they concluded that the election was a farce. On this basis, Mr. Aristide cannot claim a popular mandate to give his anti-democratic actions the facade of legitimacy. There has clearly been an interruption in the democratic process in Haiti that demands the attention of the Organization of American States. The United States must also make it clear that Jean-Bertrand Aristide is not fit to joint the democratically elected leaders at the Summit of Americas in April 2001. Under Mr. Aristide's leadership and influence, Haiti has become even more impoverished. Haiti's incompetent and corrupt government turns a blind eye to the desperate plight of its people. Colombian narcotics traffickers have established a firm beachhead and, with their Haitian confederates, have largely succeeded in consolidating a narco-state in Haiti. Mr. Aristide's rare conciliatory rhetoric toward the opposition and the international community have never been met by commensurate actions. While he tells reporters that "the opposition is indispensable," leaders of the opposition have, in fact, gone into hiding from gangs of thugs acting in Mr. Aristide's name. Senior administration officials now concede that their policy toward Haiti has failed. A comprehensive, bottom-up review of U.S. policy toward Haiti is long overdue. Such an inter-agency review should evaluate U.S. efforts to combat drugs and money laundering and illegal migration - with particular emphasis on the implications of the Clinton Administration's failure to secure the renewal of a repatriation agreement with the Haitian government. The United States must now deal with Haiti for what it has become. Basic humanitarian assistance provided directly to the Haitian people and assistance to democratic elements in Haiti are the only forms of aid that should continue. All direct support for the Haitian Government must end, as provided under current U.S. law. We must protect Haitians who might be tempted to risk their lives on the high seas by vigorously enforcing our immigration laws.
Narco-traffickers, criminals and other anti-democratic elements who surround Jean-Bertrand Aristide should feel the full weight of U.S. law enforcement. Their U.S. visas must be denied or stripped from them, their green card status reviewed to ensure compliance with the requirements of that status, and their ill-gotten assets frozen.
Posted at 2:20 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2000
- Sharpton, Louima, Cochran and heavy-weight hip-hop stars at Harvard --- The Criminal Justice Institute of Harvard Law School, which focuses on "Race, Police and Community relations" had something to be proud of Friday night. More than 500 people, including 30 police officers or so who traveled as far away as New York, convened at Harvard's Austin Hall for a conference on racial profiling sponsored by the Institute. About 100 of the participants could only watch the high profile conference on television monitors downstairs because the large conference hall, situated on the second floor, could not accommodate them all. Panels included: the impact of police brutality on victims, families and the communities, perils of racism for officers of color, litigation solutions and police leadership. Notable speakers included: Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant who was assaulted with a plunger by four New York City police officers in August 1997 and the Rev. Al Sharpton, a New York City-based prominent national civil rights leader. So did several heavy-weight hip-hop stars center their discussions on issues affecting the hip-hop community, including hip-hop profiling. The Friday night event was part of a three-day conference, which began Thursday night. Prominent attorney Johnnie Cochran is scheduled to speak today, Saturday. As the the three-day conference ends tonight, notable speakers will also include: Philadelphia Police Chief John Timoney, San Diego Police Police Chief David Bejarano, Author Michael Novick, Author Jill Nelson, Ron Hampton, National Black Police Officer's Association and Sam Feneque, Assistant Director Youth Force. For more information call (617) 496-8143 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Haitian opposition ready to negotiate with Aristide --- After a Nov. 26 Haitian presidential election, largely fraudulent, president-elect and leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide said this week that he was opened to dialogue with the opposition. The opposition, which immediately responded to Aristide's call for dialogue, said via its spokesperson former senator Paul Denis: "we are ready to negotiate with Aristide on the condition that he agrees he is no longer a president-elect, and his Family Lavalas party members who were also fraudulently elected in the May 21st. election resign from their posts of senator and deputy. So too other members of his party who claimed to win most city halls and other offices do the same." Added Dr. Hubert de Ronceray, an opposition leader, "we are ready to meet with Aristide as a private citizen but not as president-elect."
Updated at 8:51 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2000
- Clinton tells Aristide he can no longer be a dictator --- Six years after U.S. president William Jefferson Clinton sent more than 20,000 troops to Haiti to restore leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the office of the presidency he lost in a 1991 military coup d'etat he seemed extremely regretful that he never listened to advocates of democracy who repeatedly told him that Aristide was a tyrant in an Italian three-piece suit, and will soon be a major embarrassment for him. Don't return him to Haiti, they urged the president. In fact, it did not take long for Aristide to prove them right. Weeks he was returned to Haiti, many of his political opponents were assassinated in broad daylight. Most of them died of a violent death after they were set on fire. Other human rights abuses included: disappeared people, torture or ill-treatment, rape, extortion, and arrest or detention without trial. Months later, there were also a series of Stalinist-like largely fraudulent elections. Arguably, it has been five years since Aristide was forced to relinquish power, only to turn it over through a fixed election to his godson, Rene Preval. But for many observers of Haitian politics, it was simply a formality. He has been believed to be the one telling Preval how exactly to conduct the affairs of the state of Haiti. And, he has been widely believed to be responsible for intimidation and violence before and after a series of so-called elections held not long ago, too. But the biggest embarrassment for U.S. president Clinton was the May 21st extremely fraudulent parliamentary election. 19 of the senators-elect, though 10 of them faced a run-off into election, were sworn-in weeks later. And, they all belonged to Aristide's Lavalas Family party. But today, faced with a little red tyrant who is increasingly becoming more dangerous and continues to be severely criticized by the international press and foreign observers alike, U.S president Clinton sent a Dec.1 letter to Aristide telling him that he can longer be a dictator. "The United States together with the international community has made it known to Haitian authorities that their failure to address well-documented election irregularities puts into question their commitment to democracy," read the letter. As the letter progressed, it clearly read like an order to dictator Aristide to behave instead, like the verb "must" suggested. "Haiti must take steps to address the flawed vote count for eight to 10 senate seats, restabilize credibility for its electoral council and restore the confidence of the Haitian people and the international community," added U.S. president Clinton. Perhaps, in response to U.S. president Clinton's letter, Aristide said Monday that he has been expressing interest in forming a commission to evaluate the problems resulting from the May 21st. parliamentary election. All this tells the judiciary is useless, the judiciary is incapable of intervening between two opposing parties, which has not been the case in the U.S., especially the state of Florida, where the court has been serving as the arbiter between Dem. Albert Gore and Rep. George W. Bush since the Nov. 7 presidential election. Aristide is the Republic of Haiti. As the problem persists and opposition leaders continue to severely criticize Aristide we will soon learn about a so-called "insult law," which makes it a crime to criticize the president, his family, other officials or public institutions, such as the largely discredited Haitian Provisional National Electoral Council. Sure prison or necklace will be more than an idle threat for those who violate it. We hope not. Aristide, including his cohorts, will in the near future face the bar of justice for an incalculable number of crimes committed, instead.
Posted at 1:18 a.m., Thursday, December 7, 2000
- Leftist Haitian government again refuses aid for failing to dance to the international community donors' tune --- Like several other third world countries, Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, depends on international aid to pay for the items of its small budget of $383 million. But despite the nation's reliance on international aid for 70% of its small budget it seemed more inclined to consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat instituted by firebrand and leftist Jean-Betrand Aristide. On May 21, the leftist government of Rene Preval held elections. 19 of the senators-elect -10 of them faced a run-off into elections - were all members of leftist Aristide's Lavalas Family party. And, Aristide's party was said to win about 80% of the seats in the House of Deputies, more than 75% of the country's city halls and lower offices, too. Then came the November 26th so-called presidential election, which was largely boycotted by the opposition, and the international community declined to send observers and money to help pay for the cost of the election. Though less than 5% of the estimated 4.5 million citizens who were of voting age went to the polls, and this after a week of mysterious bombing, but official figures from the largely discredited Haitian Provisional National Electoral Council indicated that turnout was superior to 65% instead. Such figure prompted the Caribbean organization of Caricom to say this week "certainly, the Electoral Council has exaggerated." The view of Caricom reflected those of Haitian and foreign journalists and many others who were in Haiti for the presidential masquerade. "In the capital city of Port-au-Prince, the lines of women collecting water from dirty fountains were longer than the ones to vote," reported many foreign journalists. Even foreign journalists who years ago their writings suggested that they were sympathetic to leftist Aristide had something unpleasant to say about the presidential farce, too. "In many neighborhoods, only young boys were seen on the streets playing soccer and voters were very hard to find at election stations". As anticipated, leftist Aristide was said to win 92% of the votes cast, which conferred him the title of president-elect. But as we say below, being elected president, especially when you are well known, means you expect to receive hundreds of letters from heads of state and prime ministers from the world over congratulating you. No letters of this nature have yet to be received, suggesting that Aristide is viewed as a "leftist grand pariah" by the international community. What could first be interpreted as a major slap in the face by the international community, however, was the installation of the new Haitian parliament by leftist Preval weeks later. And this, despite repeated demands by the international community that the pro-government electoral council employs an acceptable tabulation method to determine victors for the May senate vote, as the country's electoral law suggests. As a result the international community suspended all foreign assistance to Haiti. But today, as the country faces the worst economic crisis, resulting mainly from the May 21 parliamentary election, another "grand leftist pariah," Preval, took the risk Tuesday when his "little leftist pariah," Minister of Planning and External Cooperation Anthony Dessources, pleaded with the international community to restore the flow of foreign aid to Haiti. "We don't believe a Haitian government without foreign financial assistance will be capable of paying for the cost of public goods and services," Dessources said afterward on Haiti's private Radio Metropole. But to the chagrin of Dessources, once again the message that he was charged to transmit to his "leftist grand pariah," Preval, was: "We will continue to withhold financial assistance until Haiti addresses the irregularities from the May parliamentary."
- Leftist Aristide reportedly expresses interest in making political concessions to the Haitian opposition --- "I understand that some of the opposition's concerns, and they are legitimate. I am willing to have some of my party members vacate their senate seats so the opposition would have a presence in parliament, but first put a commission together to evaluate the problems with regards to the May 21st elections," Marc L. Bazin, a former de facto prime Minister, a reportedly penniless man, said leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide told him Monday when they met for nearly two hours at Aristide's sumptuous residence, in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Tabarre. But opposition members were quick to ask if Bazin, who has been jobless for years, were the spokesperson for Aristisde who has been shopping hardly for legitimacy since he was fraudulently elected president of Haiti for a second time last week. The opposition again said "NO" to an Aristide's presidency, and vowed to continue with its struggle to have results for all of the elections held in Haiti over the past six months or so be declared "void." "In so doing," said the opposition, "new and fair elections can be held." Wednesday, opposition spokesperson Sauveur Pierre Etienne had some very unpleasant words for leftist Aristide and his puppet, current Haitian president Rene Preval, including Mr. jobless Bazin. "Bazin and Aristide are both pathological liars. Aristide lies for Bazin, vice versa. They both sleep on the same filthy bed. They both like anything that is extremely dirty." Added Etienne, "All I have to say is that we are ready to meet with Preval to negotiate his departure from the presidency." Why is there a need now for a commission, asked opposition leader Reynold Georges. "All of the bums," a reference to Haiti' s fraudulently elected parliament members, "must be evicted from the parliament building, said Georges Wednesday, a position that reflected that another opposition leader, Dr. Hubert de Ronceray. And, imposter senator and spokesperson for Aristide, Yvon Neptune, who said Wednesday that U.S. president William Jefferson Clinton had sent a letter, dated December 1, to Aristide praising him for his efforts to promote democracy in Haiti could not produce a copy of the said letter when asked to do so by journalists. As a result journalists were forced to contact the U.S. embassy in Port-au-Prince which told them to again do so tomorrow.
- We do not recognize an Aristide's presidency, says the International Republican Institute --- When you hold a fraudulent presidential election you cannot expect foreign governments and institutions to welcome the results - more importantly congratulating the victor. "We do not approve results for the Nov. 26 presidential election, especially the so-called victor, Jean-Bertrand Aristide," said International Republican Institute Executive Director for the Caribbean Stanley Lucas Wednesday on many Port-au-Prince radio stations. But Aristide, via his popular organizations were quick to respond. "Haiti is for Haitians, not for whites or foreigners," though all of his attorneys are whites and wife American. Added Aristide, Lucas is responsible for a multitude of crimes in Haiti," but as usual no proof was given.
Posted at 2:58 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2000
- Leftist Aristide is a pariah, suggests the international community's perception of him --- Being elected president, especially when you are well known, means you expect to receive hundreds of letters from heads of state and prime ministers from around the world congratulating you. Leftist and firebrand, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who fraudulently became president of Haiti for a second time last week has completely been ignored by Prime ministers and presidents from around the world, suggesting that he is a pariah.
- Canada, no more on a friendly term with Haiti --- Leftist and firebrand Jean-Betrand Aristide may now be Haiti's fraudulent president-elect. But many problems are awaiting him. Canada's Jean Chretien government, one of the governments from around the world that contribute about 70% of the money Haiti needs to pay for the items of its small budget said Monday in a press release"We are extremely disappointed with the way the votes for the May 21 parliamentary elections were counted." Added Canada, "the installation of the new Haitian parliament, which most members faced a run-off into election, will sure determine our new foreign policy for Haiti."
Posted at 5:14 p.m., Monday, December 4, 2000
- Leftist Aristide is a dictator, says his former Ambassador --- It took Jean-Casimir, a former Jean-Betrand Aristide's Ambassador, in Washington, D.C., nearly ten years to realize that he was not helping promote democracy in Haiti at all by supporting him. Leftist and firebrand Aristide, who was said to win the last week presidential election in Haiti, was described by the former Ambassador when he was being interviewed yesterday by Haiti's Radio Metropole as: a dictator. "What we have in Haiti today is worse than a dictatorship," added Casimir. And, the opposition which continues to view the last week presidential election as a masquerade, a farce and grand fraud, will soon come up with a plan so free and fair elections, including presidential, can be held in the near future.
Posted at 12:18 a.m., Saturday, December 2, 2000
- Haitian drug baron police commissioner says I don't belong in jail --- If you go to the port city of Miragoane, in Haiti, and someone tries to rob you, for example, don't bother call the police for help. The police commissioner, Emile Darius, of that port city escaped from jail this week after he was arrested for drug trafficking, leaving behind 170 kilograms of cocaine. Knowing that they too were going to be arrested, an incalculable number of the commissioner's accomplices, all police officers, went into hiding. Now, residents don't bother call the police for help, though they hardly did so before, since the station only has a handful of officers.
- Colleagues handcuff Haitian Miami drug dealer police officer --- Webert Celestin, 33, a Miami (U.S.A) Haitian police officer and his friend Evan lee Colin, 32, were arrested for drug trafficking on November 17 in the Miami section of little Haiti after a six-week investigation by that city police department, announced Miami Police Monday. Celestin, who was always driving the police department cruiser and wore his police uniform, even when he was not working, would go to Little Haiti at night to shake well known drug dealers. Mistaken an under cover police officer for a drug dealer, he robbed him of $22,000. He then shared the money with his friend Colin, a mortgage broker, giving him $7,000. Celestin was charged with grand theft and conspiracy to commit armed robbery and drug trafficking (two counts). Celestin, who was supposed to receive $60,000 and 3 kilograms of cocaine when he was arrested, and Colin 15 minutes later, would have escaped if they were in a Haitian jail, as did Darius, the Miragoane police commissioner. Sorry Celistin and Colin, this is the U.S. Even sharing your drug proceeds with Jean-Bertrand Aristide to buy proctection would not help.
Updated at 6:48 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2000
- It is official, leftist Aristide is now president-elect --- As we say in the following article, only in dictatorships is unanimity attained in elections. Leftist and former Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is now the new Haitian president-elect. He won 92 percent of the vote in the Sunday presidential election, said Wednesday the National Haitian Provisional Electoral Council.
- Heavily-armed Aristide's bandits attacks a Roman catholic church, in Haiti --- During what may be called a demonstration of the intimidation, as the Haitian opposition put it, in the town of Cavaillon, south of Haiti, heavily-armed Aristide's bandits led by the town mayor and an assemblyman, both members of Aristide's Lavalas Family party, according to the Rev.Yves Edmonde, raided Saturday evening a Roman catholic church while a meeting of a tourism association was in progress. The bandits overturned the pews, punched and kicked participants as they attempted to flee for their lives, and threatened to burn the church down if any more meetings were held prior to the Sunday presidential masquerade. Down with the Pope! Down with the Pope! they bandits shouted, as they were leaving the church, said a witness. "I am convinced the bandits were not capable of reading the constitution because if they could they would not have ordered me not to hold church services prior to the Sunday presidential election, beating me, those who were meeting with me, and then force we all to the floor of the church", said Rev. Edmonde in a letter of protest to leftist and useless Haitian president, Rene Preval and his bishop, Alix Verrier, in the nearby city of Les Cayes. And, on Sunday there was political violence in the town of Hainault, southeast of Port-au-Prince.14 wounded, one house burned to the ground after supporters of Opposition Alliance Convergence and Korega, the political organization of a radical Roman Catholic priest, Joachin Samedi, clashed. There was also political violence in the town of Petite Riviere de Nipe. Residents burned used tires, vandalized two cars after two contested senators of the Aristide's Lavalas Family party attempted to have a senate candidate withdraw from the senatorial race promising him a job so another candidate, a nurse, and both members of Aristide's party, could become senator-elect. The senators were forced to take refuge at a location not known by the angry protesters, and were able to leave town eight hours after police arrived.
Posted at 2:28 a.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2000
- U.S., the Haitian opposition, U.N., the European Union - all say "NO" to an Aristide's dictatorship, an Aristide's illegitimate presidency --- "It is not my agenda to become a dictator," old and new firebrand Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, told a press conference for foreign journalists Monday, one day after the Sunday presidential masquerade, which was boycotted by the Haitian opposition, as a voter's turnout of less than 5 per cent suggested. That press conference took place in Aristide's spacious air conditioned office after meting first with Haitian journalists in a sweaty, overcrowded tiny room. The words of leftist and tyrants Aristide were the very exact same ones, in February 1995, less than five months after he was returned to Haiti by the U.S. that he used to say was satanic, and capitalism devil. In a matter of days, however, many of his opponents, including Atty. Mireille Durocher Bertin, was assassinated in broad daylight on a Port-au-Prince street. And, Haiti has since been transformed into a killing field of his opponents. Even female opponents lucky enough not to be assassinated had electric shocks administered to their vaginas. It was hard for the Haitian opposition to believe that a tyrant could become a democrat over night when Aristide's bandits last week once again threatened to burn alive opposition leaders and supporters. No press releases, either from him or his Lavalas Family party, were issued distancing himself or his party the from the bandits' despicable behavior and ask for their arrest. In fact, those same bandits were later seen eating rice and beans at his party headquarters, in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Tabarre. Once again, the opposition loudly said "NO" to an Aristide's presidency minutes after the press conference, filled with not much of substance, was over. "There was not an election Sunday in this country, but a masquerade, and sure was it an affront to democracy," said Sauveur Pierre Etienne, a spokesperson for the 17-party opposition alliance Convergence. "What we have in mind is to sit down with other opposition parties and civil organizations and work out a national democratic alternative," added Etienne. Reynold Georges, another opposition leader and Atty. who will not hesitate to urge the judge to sentence Aristide, a man who has committed an exorbitant number of crimes against the Haitian people and Haiti, to 500 years in prison when he finally faces the bar of justice, said Tuesday "One thing that Aristide needs to know is that he will not finish his fraudulent five-year term. Aristide does not know how to tell the truth. In fact, all he does all of the time is lying, and this is every time he opens his mouth. His words mean nothing at all. We have nothing to discuss with the dictator, and we are going to get rid of that monster the same way the people of Peru forced Fujimori out," a reference to Alberto Fujimori, the Peruvian president who was forced to resign last week while he was in his ancestral home of Japan after holding a fraudulent presidential vote, alike that of leftist Aristide, was largely boycotted by the opposition. Only in dictatorships, such as Haiti, is unanimity attained in elections. With six of the nine districts reporting, Aristide had 91 percent of the vote, the National Haitian Provisional Electoral Council said Tuesday. Leslie Francois Manigat is a former president of Haiti. A former prominent professor of political science, too. "Only new and fair and free presidential election will help Haiti achieve democracy, not the Sunday fraudulent election," he told a Port-au-Prince radio station Tuesday. "He thinks he is a king and everybody else is nothing. He is finished. Less than 5 percent of Haitians who were of voting age participated in the sham presidential election Sunday. The people have rejected him. They have finally realized that he is a grossly incompetent guy. He has nothing at all in his brain. He cannot improve their quality of life." said Tuesday opposition leader, Herve Denis, as he was joined by a colleague, Rosny Deroches. The European Economic Community and the U.S. have suspended all financial assistance to the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval. Preval is said to drink vodka for breakfast. Aid is expected to remain suspended even after leftist Aristide assumes the presidency, as the international community continues to refuse to recognize his fraudulent government, they said. Richard Boucher, a U.S. State Department spokesperson, said Tuesday: "We have made quite clear that irregularities with the elections," a reference to the largely fraudulent May elections "in Haiti need to be addressed, need to be addressed in a very serious manner. And that remains our position. That was our position before this current election, and that remains our position now." Another setback for leftist Aristide, as he was a meeting Tuesday with officials of a U.S. public relations firm who pretended to be foreign journalists as they were entering his mansion. The United Nations said no Tuesday to an illegitimate government of leftist Aristide, too. Secretary-General Kofi Annan recommended the United Nations close down its mission in Haiti aimed at training police, monitoring human rights and elections and coordinating international aid, which the government relies on for more than 70 per cent of its budget. These are encouraging signs. The days of leftist Aristide are numbered, though he has yet to officially assume the office of the presidency of Haiti he stole Sunday from the Haitian people who would rather have an honest man or woman, a competent man or woman as their next president.
Posted at 12:10 a.m., Monday, November 27, 2000
- Very few Haitians voted in Sunday's presidential masquerade ... a victory for democracy --- Over the past few weeks, posters of leftist presidential candidate, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, 47, could be found all over Haiti. It is the third hungriest country in the world after Somalia and Afghanistan, and 62 percent of the population is underfed, said a U.N. report. In addition to the above, tyrant Aristide went on the radio and television Friday. The chief bandit distributed thousands of narco-dollars to poor citizens last week. For weeks, his bandits warned opposition leaders not to take to the streets, otherwise they will be burned alive. Still, opposition leaders continued to urge citizens to stay home on election day. "Participating in the Sunday presidential election, which is nothing more than a coronation, is voting for Aristide," in other words "more misery," they said in a message broadcast over radio stations in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. All in prelude to Sunday's presidential masquerade. Still, less than 5 per cent of the four million citizens who were of voting age could be found at voting stations nationwide. Most of those who voted Sunday did so as police officers and election officials watched, meaning they were forced to vote for tyrant Aristide. Otherwise, they would be burned alive by Aristide's bandits. In the capital city of Port-au-Prince, so few people voted that election officials were forced to close many voting stations, though most of them opened more than two hours late, six hours before the scheduled closing time. In the Northwest district, for example, less than 5,000 of 200,000 eligible voters had cast their votes. The extremely voters' low turnout, of course, proved the contrary for leftist Aristide, a man who always says that he is immensely popular and an internationally acclaimed sole savior of the poor Haitians while he himself no longer wears tattered polyester clothes but Italian suits. "It is as if they were never opened at all," said a man and father of four who was too hungry to vote. "Aristide lives in a big house and has plenty of food to eat, and look at me, I am so hungry and I can barely walk. He is a liar. He is a thief." Added the man who only gave his name as Pierre, "I voted for him before, nothing happened, except more poverty in this country, people die every day, I am not go again vote for him, and not at all." Marie Demestien herself, 37, did not go to the voting station in her trash-filled neighborhood to cast her vote. She left her mud house very early in the morning and went straight to church instead. Kneeling in front of a statute of Saint Joseph, she said in a prayer: "Oh Saint Joseph, please spare Haiti of the worse. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Aristide is a bandit. He is a criminal. He kills people. I do not want him as my next president. I voted for him eleven years ago hoping that life would change for the better for me. I and my three kids have not eaten for three days, and I do not know when exactly that I will be able to feed them. Help us we poor Haitians." The church was so crowed with people like Ms. Demestien while voters were rare at most voting stations that the parish priest was forced to lock the doors after they all left because he did not want others to come in causing Aristide's bandits to think that he was turning them against the former slum priest and then set the building on fire. Despite voters' turnout was extremely low, Aristide is expected to soon say that millions of Haitians voted for him, and he is now the president-elect. It will not be a surprise at all. But one thing is for sure millions of Haitians were not convinced that there was a presidential election in Haiti Sunday, rather a charade, as the extremely low voters' turnout suggested.
Posted at 2:28 p.m., Sunday, November 26, 2000
- So far, very few people have voted in today's Haiti presidential farce --- Less than thirty minutes ago after polls opened in Haiti this morning at 6:00 a.m. many Haitian citizens still were not convinced that a presidential vote was in progress in the Caribbean nation today, rather an activity of insignificant importance. Turnout appeared to be low, and this, in fact, was all over the country, as opposition leaders continued to urge citizens to stay home. "Participating in today's presidential masquerade is voting for more misery, more incompetence and a significant increase in drug trafficking," said opposition leaders. Most of the very few citizens who cast their ballots did so for leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide, really the only candidate, as police officers and election workers watched. There was no privacy at all. In most neighborhoods of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, the lines of women collecting water from dirt fountains were longer than the ones to vote. And, there was violence after the polls opened early this morning, too. A pipe bomb exploded in the Port-au-Prince horrible slum suburb of Carrefour. One man was slightly injured. And, another bomb was found in Careffour before the one that injured the man exploded, and no one was injured.
Posted at 11:07 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2000
- Leftist Haitian government to arrest opposition leaders --- Seven pipe bombs exploded Wednesday, killing a 14-year-old both and wounded at least fourteen other citizens in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti. On Thursday, two more bombs exploded in the Port-au-Prince horrible slum suburb of Carrefour killing a 7-year-old school girl and more than three people were injured. All in prelude to the Sunday presidential election, when Aristide is expected to officially, but fraudulently become Haiti's president-elect. Not a surprise at all that the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval has made all opposition members responsible for the violence that has shaken Haiti, this week. "We will soon arrest all opposition members," said vaguely de facto Prime Minister, Jacques Edouar Alexis, yesterday. Jean Daddy Simeon, a police spokesperson, who should be neutral, sounded more like a partisan politician when he, too, said opposition leaders were responsible for this week pre-election violence. As did Alexis, he had no proof backing his statement. Meanwhile, life in Haiti is not promising at all. The U.S. Congress suspended government-to-government assistance to Haiti after the May fraudulent vote when Aristide's Lavalas Family party stole nineteen senate seats and many others. So did the European nations. The U.S. State Department blames Aristide for Haiti's democratic failure, while attributing some of the blame to the opposition parties. This is not from an opposition leader. "All friends of Haiti are disappointed with the tragic lack of progress - economically and in every way," says Michael Barnes, a former Rep. from Maryland, who as an Aristide's attorney fought hard for his return from exile, in 1994.
- 19 people, allegedly responsible for this week Haiti's bombings, arrested by the leftist government of Preval --- Joseph Stalin, like Fidel Castro, plants his own bombs, and then blames the opposition for the explosives, which on many occasions kill citizens after they explode. Such as been the case in Haiti this week after nine pipe bombs exploded killing two citizens and wounded more than sixteen others. 19 people, all about 25 years old, which the leftist government said are responsible the series of bombings in Haiti this week were arrested Friday. Perhaps, the next trumpeted charges one will hear about, those arrested say they were hired by opposition leaders to plant bombs around the capital city of Port-au-Prince.
Posted at 2:01 a.m., Thursday, November 23, 2000
- U.S. State Department, U.N. chastises leftist Haitian government for Wednesday violence in Haiti as presidential election day approaches --- It is all, so far, going according to plan. Former Haitian President and leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide's bandits, who early Wednesday once again threatened to shoot to death or burn alive opposition members allegedly planted on the same very exact day seven bombs around the capital city of Port-au-Prince, as the leftist tyrant is about to be again fraudulently elected president, Sunday. Clairvil Robinson, 14, was killed and many other citizens, including a woman who lost both of her legs, were badly wounded. An unidentified money exchanger at the Port-au-Prince International Airport, too, lost both of his legs after grenades were fired at the airport, causing hundreds of other citizens to flee for their lives. As a result, the U.S. State Department, via its spokesperson Richard Boucher, said Wednesday "We deplore the violence that has killed one Haitian citizen and caused others to be wounded in Haiti today. It is sure an indication that the government of Rene Preval is incapable of guaranteeing the security of citizens, and we call on that government to immediately address this particular issue, that is protecting the lives of citizens, so others will not have to suffer the same fate." So did the U.N. condemnation of the politically motivated violence in Haiti Wednesday somehow reflected that of the U.S. And, the Haitian opposition, via former Senator Paul Denis, said Wednesday leftist Aristide was the one responsible for the latest wave of violence. "We again urge all Haitians to stay home on Nov. 26. Do not go to vote, all you will be doing is oficialize the dictatorship of the proletariat, meaning more suffering, more poverty, and killing. Aristide, through his bandits, will again kill as many of you as possible and then blame it on the opposition."
Updated at 2:17 p.m., Wednesday, November 22, 2000
- Bombs, a total of seven, kill a teenager; U.N. vehicle raddled with bullets, as election day approaches in Haiti --- At first, Haitians thought they were being attacked by a foreign country Wednesday when explosions in downtown Port-au-Prince and the suburbs of Petionville and Delmas killed a teenager, Clairvil Robinson, 14, and wounded 14 other citizens, including a woman who lost both of her legs, in the Caribbean nation of Haiti, as leftist tyrant, Jean-Betrand Aristide, is about to be again fraudulently elected president, Sunday. But as a U.N. vehicle was being riddled with bullets Thursday in the provincial city of Gonaives, they finally realized that they were being attacked instead by Aristide's bandits, who again Wednesday morning said they will burn alive and shot dead anyone who attempts to prevent Aristide from being fraudulently elected president, as opposition to an Aristide's presidency grew. As we went to press we learned that citizens were being forced to stay indoors, as Aristide's bandits continued to shoot at anyone they found on the street and burn used tires. The latest wave of politically motivated violence only added to a series of attacks, including the Nov. 2 violent attack on the Papaye Peasants' Movement during which the brother of opposition leader, Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, was fatally shot, in the town of Hinche by Aristde's bandits.
Posted at 2:15 a.m., Wednesday, November 22, 2000
- Haiti's police chief reportedly flees the country as Aristide's bandits continue to massacre citizens --- He is supposed to be in Haiti this Sunday to guarantee the security of voters, if any, during the Sunday presidential election, preferably presidential charade. But Pierre Denize, Haiti's police chief, who leftist and tyrant Jean-Bertrand Aristide's bandits nearly physically attacked not long ago during a funeral at the Port-au-Prince Cathedral, reportedly fled Haiti with members of his family for his life for the U.S. this week.
- Haitian opposition vows to have Aristide go on trial for murder --- "Aristide is a criminal. Aristide continues to urge his bandits to burn alive political opponents. We are not afraid of him. However, what he completely forgets is that urging his bandits to burn alive opponents was what prompted the Haitian military to depose him, in 1991," said Haitian opposition spokesperson Sauveur Pierre Etienne Tuesday. "We will not rest until Aristide, successor Preval and their cohorts go on trial for murder and other crimes committed," added Etienne. And Evans Paul, another opposition leader, said "as Aristide is about to declare himself president he should know that his is going to suffer the same fate as Alberto Fujimori" - a reference to the Peruvian President who was fraudulently elected president for a third time not long ago but only to submit his resignation from his ancestral home country of Japan to Peru's national assembly president Monday as he was about to be removed from office for moral incapacity, as the constitution provided for.
- The French government says Haiti is an extremely dangerous place --- The French government issued a communiqué this week urging all of its citizens to stay away from Haiti, as Nov. 26, the day when chief Bandit and leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide will again fraudulently become president of troubled Haiti, approaches. Those already in Haiti have been advised to stay indoors and not answer their doors. "If you are attacked by bandits," said the French government communiqué, "do not call the police, it is a useless force." Added the French communiqué, "if bandits happen to penetrate your places of residence, do not resist, let them take whatever they want." The French government, however, is not the only one to issue a communiqué warning its citizens about a possible increase in the rate of violence over the next few days, in Haiti. The U.S. embassy has submitted a list of streets to Americans leaving in Haiti, which they are urged not to travel. And Canada has done the same, while urging its citizens to be extremely prudent.
Posted at 6:01 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2000
- Aristide's bandits threat to burn opposition members alive --- Former Haitian President and leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide's bandits are firmly in command of Haiti's third largest city of Les Cayes. A good indicator of this is their warning Monday to opposition members to stay indoors. "Otherwise," said Aristide's bandits, "any opposition member who ventures out of his home prior to the Nov. 26 presidential election, when Aristide is expected to be again fraudulently elected president, will be burned alive."
Posted at 5:39 p.m., Monday, November 20, 2000
- Haitian opposition to soon sue Aristide --- Talk to Haitian and foreign advocates of democracy, and they all will quickly complain that former Haitian President and leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a chief bandit. His paid bandits burn political opponents alive, and they on a daily basis threat opponents' lives. Overall, he is an obstacle to democracy. The fact that Aristide's successor, Rene Preval and his Prime Minister, Jacques Edouar Alexis, have yet to jail the popular organizations' members or Aristide's bandits, preventing them from violating the rights of citizens are, too, the reasons why the Haitian opposition will soon sue Aristide and the leftist government of Preval. "First we will soon sue Aristide in Haitian court, and then in international court," said opposition spokesperson Sauveur Pierre Etienne yesterday. "We are already in contact with U.S. attorneys and the International Court of Justice so we may commence legal proceedings against the Lavalas regime" - a reference to Aristide's Lavalas Family party and current Haitian President, Preval - added Etienne. "Because officials of the leftist Haitian government continue to violate the rights of the opposition we will explore all legal avenues to make them behave," too said Etienne. Etienne called upon the International Community to pay close attention to repeated threats made by popular organizations' members - all working for Aristide - against members of the opposition, and the so-called Sunday presidential election, which will only further complicate the political crisis, in Haiti. And what does Serge Gilles, another opposition member, think of the violence against members of the opposition? "The Lavalas regime is behind all of the threats made against members of the opposition. Its aims are to completely destroy the opposition by any mean necessary." Added Gilles, "It is clear that the Lavalas government is behind all of the threats, and it is the responsibility of the government to identify the criminals and put them all out of the circulation." Gilles called upon all civilized Haitians to identify their enemies.
- Haitians say "NO" to Aristide --- They expected more than hundred thousand people to disembark on downtown Port-au-Prince Saturday to voice their support for former Haitian President and leftist, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who this Sunday will again become president of Haiti through a largely fraudulent election boycotted by all opposition parties. But to the surprise of the popular organizations' members who organized the failed event, no one else showed up, meaning that Haitians are opposed to a second Aristide's presidency. "We are going to vote for Aristide on Nov. 26," shouted the very few popular organizations' members - less than fifteen men and women who can barely read and write - who were in downtown Port-au-Prince for the circumstance. So enraged they became after other citizens failed to join them to voice support for leftist and chief bandit, Aristide, they said "we will burn alive any opposition member who attempts to prevent Aristide from becoming president for a second time."
- The International Community will not will recognize Aristide as Haiti's next president --- Most Haitians do not believe that a Jean-Bertrand Aristide's presidency will be recognized by the International Community, suggests the results of a poll taken last week in prelude to the Nov. 26 presidential charade. Responding to the question "If Aristide is elected president on Nov. 26 will his presidency be recognized by the International Community?" 51% of the participants said his presidency will not be recognized by the International Community, while 19% said it will. And 28% offered no opinion.
- Haitians will experience more poverty under an Aristide's presidency, says a Haitian opposition leader --- "Haiti will be totally isolated by the International Community under a Jean-Bertrand Aristide's presidency, causing them to experience more poverty, a significant increase in drug trafficking and other crimes," said Evans Paul, an opposition leader and former Port-au-Prince mayor, Sunday when he was being interviewed by the popular radio show called "Rancontre."
Posted at 2:05 a.m., Sunday, November 19, 2000
- U.S. State Department advises Americans not to travel to Haiti as presidential masquerade approaches --- Sure former Haitian President and leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide has a future as Haiti's highest source of banditism. On Nov. 26 he will fraudulently regain the office of the presidency he was forced to officially abandon, in 1994. Concerned about the violence that may accompany the largely fraudulent vote, the U.S. State Department advised Americans Saturday not to travel to Haiti. Those already in Haiti have been advised to be as prudent as possible.
Posted at 11:35 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2000
- Once again, a show trial in Haiti --- Leftist Haitian President Rene Preval and his predecessor, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, once again had a go at their political enemies. After a trial that ran from Monday to Wednesday their kangaroo judiciary sentenced in abstentia Thursday more than 30 former high ranking army officers, including army supreme chief Raul Cedras, to life in prison with hard labor for their alleged roles in a 1994 Rabeteau massacre, an horrible beach-side slum situated in the provincial city of Gonaives. The Haitian kangaroo court, which drug dealer sentencing judge seems to have not yet earned millions of dollars from the growing cocaine trade as has leftist Aristide, awarded the victims approximately $43 million in civil damages against the defendants - sure a substantial sum of money for the dirt poor Haitians. Alike Cedras, the trumpeted charges against Phillippe Biamby, a former army Lieutenant-General and Cedras close associate, ranged from criminal conspiracy to torture and murder. So were the charges against other defendants, such as former Haiti's police chief Michel Francois and paramilitary leader Emmanuel "ToTo" Constant, the same. In so arbitrary a way that the trial judge, Napala Saintil, used his leftist Aristide-Preval-granted authority the defendants' attorneys were not allowed to defend them. "There is no proof Constant gave orders for the Raboteau massacre. His liability is based on his setting up an illegal organization that was meant to do things like the massacre. Technically, complicity to murder is the same as murder," said Massachusetts (U.S.) attorney, Brian Concannon, a government lawyer. Cedras and Biamby received political asylum in Panama, in 1994, after a deal was brokered, which included blanket amnesty for any crime committed during their tenures as top army commanders, by the international community, especially by the U.S. Francois himself has since lived in Honduras, and Constant in New York City. "They will all be arrested if they return to Haiti," said attorney Concannon, "but would have the right to a new trial if arrested."
- INS takes 14 alleged human rights violators out of the circulation, most of them Haitians --- They were all supposed to continue to leave a new life, mainly doing menial jobs, in their forced adoptive country after allegedly committing human violations in their respective nations. But those Haitian, Peruvian and Angolan citizens - a total of 14 - were taken out of the circulation by the INS Thursday following a two-day effort. The aliens, who were accused of participating in murders, torture and politically motivated killings while they were members of military, paramilitary or security organizations, in their respective countries of origin, "have since being held at South Miami-Dade Krome detention center, pending deportation," said INS spokeswoman Patricia Mancha. The INS identified the aliens detained as: Gilnor Castor, 40; Buteau Avril, 49; Jean Bruno Joseph, 41; Windzor Edouar, 41; and, Guerlaine Fleurvil Georges, 30. So were Agustin Pierre, 44; Simao M. Sebastiao, 31; Rafael Alberto Romero, 54; Michelet Charles, 31; Joanis Jackson, 42; Erick Cazeau, 24; Maxo Provence, 30; Yolandus Yolande, 49; and Fanfan Basptiste, 29, were among those removed from the streets of Florida's three counties - Miami- Dade, Broward and Palm Beach - Thursday.
- Leftist Aristide's economic program is a joke, says would-be-Haitian Prime Minister Denis --- If only leftist and former Haitian President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, now a presidential candidate, had an economic program that was at least far from being perfect would-be-Haitian Prime Minister, Herve Denis, would certainly not be afforded the opportunity to say that the former president's economic program is nothing more than a joke. Infrastructures, health, justice, education and security, are the main issues of concern, reads Aristide economic program, as he is awaiting to be self-crowned king on Nov. 26, when the so-called presidential election will take place. "I promise to create 500,000 jobs and improve the quality of education, and improve economic conditions," further reads Aristide's program. "All Aristide has done," said Mr. Denis Thursday "is copying parts of other presidential candidates' economic programs." Sure, Mr. Denis had other well-reasoned critics about Aristide's so-called economic program . "It is not simply a matter of communicating to the country an exhaustive list of small projects, but you need to have a plan that is as coherent as possible, which hopefully will help address each one of the problems that Haiti is experiencing,"
- In Haiti, a tyrant wants his onetime comrade's head --- Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, leader of Haiti's largest peasant movement, was until three years ago what many Cubans were for Fidel Castro when they fought together Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Baptista, in the late 50s, culminating to the Marxist dictatorship of Castro himself, which since January 1, 1959 has held power, in Cuba. Many of Castro's colleagues, who turned against him after the revolution, as he was on the verge of turning Cuba into a Marxist dictatorship, were either killed, exiled or confined for life. This is exactly what is now going on in Haiti between leftist tyrant Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his onetime comrade, Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, as a Nov. 17 Boston Globe article, written by Francie Latour, suggests. "Aristide is a dictator-in-waiting, and he allowed, if not mastermind an assassination attempt this month that narrowly missed me and seriously wounded my brother," Jean-Baptiste told the Boston Globe. "For me, always Aristide was a saint, a warrior, a fighter for the rights of people", added Jean-Baptiste. As Jean-Baptiste further told the Globe "today, Aristide uses the name of the people to defend his interests, with thugs, with drug dealers. He has become a demon."
Jean-Baptiste unpleasant words for the Boston Globe about Aristide, but absolutely the truth continue. "If someone years ago had predicted a major rift between me and Aristide, I never would have believed it. Now, I no longer recognize the people's priest he once trusted with his life, and the nation's future." As Evans Paul, another former comrade, whom Aristide almost killed in April would have too told the Boston Globe Jean-Baptiste said "The reality is that today, we live under a dictatorship. It's Aristide who decides who should be senator, who should be deputy, according to my friendships with certain people." It seems like Jean-Baptiste could have talked to the Boston Globe without interrupting himself for days since he had a lot more to say about Aristide, who the Globe article itself describes as: a priest who went from wearing tattered polyester to a power broker in Italian suits. "But people have a lot of trouble swallowing this, when mayors raise taxes and there are no services," stated Jean-Baptiste, "no electricity, no medical care. There is nothing." And, Jean-Baptiste concluded his interview with the Boston Globe with the following words:They are trying to shut the mouth of the Haitian people, to create the fear of the cemetery so the election of Aristide can pass without challenge."
Posted at 4:29 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2000
- Haitian presidential candidates cry fraud before quitting race --- Just in case you did, now you can no longer hope Haiti's presidential candidates, Paul Arthur Fleurival and Evans Nicholas, to inspire the country with a sweeping vision for the future. "We are not participating in this masquerade," - a reference to the Nov. 26 presidential election - declared Messrs. Fleurival and Nicholas yesterday before quitting the presidential race. The candidates, who demanded that members of their parties be allowed to supervise the work of the largely discredited Haitian Provisional National Electoral Council in order to make sure that the election was not fraud-ridden, favoring largely leftist and former Haitian President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, but only to be told "NO," said the electoral council was being taken hostage by Aristide. Now, there are only four presidential candidates, not including Calixte Dorisca who withdrew his candidacy last week, who each hopes to be the next occupant of the Haitian White House for the next five years. And they are: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Arnold Dumas, Serge Sylvain, and Jacques Phillipe Dorce. By common consent, Dumas, Sylvain, and Dorce are just wasting their time since results for the election are already in the pockets of leftist Aristide.
- Haitians run for their lives, in Haiti --- They were not participating in a marathon last night, in Haiti. Still, an innumerable number of Haitians waiting for public transportation in the capital city of Port-au-Prince last night were forced to run for their lives after bandits circulating in a white pick-up truck started shooting at random. Fortunately, no one was injured. As usual, you should not expect to hear from the largely irresponsible Haitian President Rene Preval about the latest regretable incident, which only followed that of last week when bandits shot five innocent citizens to death and wounded six others. May be he is still in bed sleeping since he is often said to drink vodka for breakfast and lunch.
Posted at 2:01 p.m., Tuesday, November 14, 2000
- Haitian contested Senator and alleged killer of prominent radio journalist may soon see his parliament immunity lifted --- Dany Toussaint, a contested Haitian Senator and drug baron failed to appear in court Friday in Haiti for questioning about the April 3 murder of Haiti's renowned radio journalist and human rights activists, Jean L. Dominique. Judge Claudy Gassant then wrote to Haiti's contested Senate President, Yvon Neptune, asking him to lift Toussaint's parliamentary immunity so he may order the police to seize Toussaint's person and then bring it to court.
Posted at 2:07 p.m., Monday, November 13, 2000
- Leftist Aristide's posters smeared with human excrement, in Haiti --- When you are a presidential candidate one can expect to see your posters all over the country - even after the presidential campaign is over. But not those of leftist and chief bandit, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, which were only seen all over Haiti's third largest city of Les Cayes for no more than two days last week. They were all removed after supporters found them covered with human excrement.Written at the bottom of each one of the posters removed was: "Since Aristide is synonymous with human excrement we certainly do not want him as our next president."
Posted at 12:07 p.m., Sunday, November 12, 2000
- In Haiti, Aristide's bandit vows to burn political opponents and Americans alive --- When Jean L. Dominique, a renowned Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist, was murdered in the front yard of his radio station in the early morning of April 3, 2000, many Haitians and foreigners alike drew the conclusion that there could only be one man responsible for his murder. That man was Danny Toussaint, a drug baron, who days earlier Dominique said in a radio editorial was "not fit, was not qualified for the job of senator." Sure Toussaint, now a contested Senator, representing the Lavalas Family party of former Haitian President and leftist, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, in parliament, was seen driving as fast as he could on that street of Delmas, where the murder took place that early morning. But, he was not the gunman. Eye-witnesses, too afraid to go public with what they exactly saw that early morning, privately identified two of the gunmen as Rene Civil and Ronald Cadave instead, as others waited nearby in a car. Both men are responsible for hundreds of other murders in the Caribbean nation of Haiti - a claim they cannot refute. Cadave, a Toussaint's protégé, who not long ago was summoned to appear in court after he nearly burned a former police commissioner alive, in the Port-au-Prince surbub of Delmas, only had unpleasant words for the presiding judge. "Who do you think you are to ask me to appear in court. I am giving you a chance this time. I don't have time to listen to you, and if you need me you come to my house." More violent threats, however, were made this week, but this time by Cadave and Toussaint's companion in crime, Civil - all prominent members of Aristide's consigleire family. "I will burn everyone alive, including opposition members, Americans and other foreigners, who attempt to prevent Aristide from becoming president," said Civil who can barely signs his name this week. Still, opposition members vow to proceed with their boycott of the Nov. 26 presidential election, which they say will be nothing more than a coronation of Aristide - a very dangerous red little man.
- Aristide's bandits almost burn would-be-Prime Minister alive, in Haiti --- Herve Denis, who was once the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval's choice for the job of Prime Minister, but now one of the most vocal critics of Preval and predecessor Jean-Bertrand Aristide, as Haiti continues to disintegrate, was almost burned alive this week in the town of Saint-Louis du Sud after the mayor of that town showed up with an innumerable number of bandits threatening to burn alive Mr. Denis, who was the feature guest speaker at a conference on democracy. Shots were fired and the said conference was canceled, as participants, too, fled for their lives.
- Supporters of U.S. presidential candidate, George W. Bush, went into hiding, in Haiti --- Hoping for a change in U.S. foreign policy in Haiti, thousands of Haitian opponents of both, leftist President Rene Preval and predecessor Jean-Bertrand Aristide, could not contend their joy after learning Tuesday evening that U.S. presidential candidate, Rep. George W. Bush, was the president-elect. Unfortunately, less than two hours later they learned that a U.S. presidential vote recount loomed in the Florida's County of Palm Beach instead, meaning that no one could yet claim the White House. They all went into hiding as Aristide's bandits vowed to kill them all for celebrating the prematured announcement victory of Rep. Bush over his main rival Dem. Albert Gore.
Posted at 3:59 a.m., Saturday, November 11, 2000
- Haiti's kangaroo court finds sixteen former soldiers guilty --- In a democracy citizens rely on the judicial system to keep themselves on the path of the constitution. But that is impossible in Haiti. Why? Haiti is nothing more than a dictatorship of the proletariat. Leftist Haitian president, Rene Preval, and predecessor, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, continue to urge supporters to burn political opponents alive and holding fraudulent elections, to name only these ones. Still, none of them has been brought before a court of law, suggesting that they are the court of law themselves. However, not so for sixteen former soldiers who have been accused of carrying a slum beach-side massacre, in 1994. Former Army Captain Castra Cenafis, paramilitary leader Jean-Pierre Tatoune and 14 of their cohorts, were found guilty yesterday. Twelve defendants, including Cenafils and Tatoune, were sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labor. While another four defendants received prison terms of between four and nine years, six were acquitted. The trial and sentencing so-called judge, who one trial observer says cannot read and write too well, ruled that all convicted men must each pay $2,275 in damages to 15 victims, otherwise their properties will be confiscated. An attorney present at the time of sentencing whispered "thieves! thieves! victims will never see that money, in fact leftist Aristide and Preval will kill those people" a reference to the victims- "and keep the money for themselves." The trial of former Army commanders, including Raul Cedras and Philippe Biamby, will start Monday. So will the trial of former Port-au-Prince Police Chief Michel Francois and paramilitary leader Emmanuel "Toto" Constant, too, start Monday, said the kangaroo court Friday. Our view. Only when there is democracy in Haiti will Aristide, Preval and their cohorts be put on trial and sentenced to a maximum of five hundred years each.
Posted at 1:29 a.m., Friday, November 10, 2000
- U.S. awaits for its president-elect's name as a Haitian-American begins the transition from private citizen to State Representative-elect, in Florida --- The final results for the United States of America first presidential election of the 21st century were supposed to be announced Tuesday night conferring the office of the presidency to either Democrat Albert Gore or Republican George w. Bush, effective January, 2001. But more than two days later what is still known about the Tuesday presidential election is that the Palm Beach County of Florida is again counting all of the popular votes cast in the Tuesday presidential election in an effort to determine the winner of the White House. What may be described as the electoral college, in addition to the 17,000 thousand ballots that were marked twice and then disposed, however, certainly has lots to do with Americans who continue to wait impatiently for the name of the next U.S. president-elect. A presidential candidate with 270 electoral votes out of 538 is declared the next occupant of the White House while his main rival may win more of the popular votes than he does but less of the electoral votes. The number of electoral votes from Florida (26), for example, is equal to the number of deputies and senators representing that state in the U.S. Congress. Such is the case for all of the other states forming the union that is the United States of America. In 1876, Andrew Jackson, the popular choice, for example, failed to muster the number of electoral votes needed to win the presidency. The House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams, whose number of electoral votes surpassed those of Jackson. Assume both presidential candidates receive an equal number of electoral votes, the House of Representatives elects the next president. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, for example, received an equal number of electoral votes. To the chagrin of Burr, Jefferson was elected president by the House of Representatives. Many U.S. citizens think that it is time for the electoral college, which was established in 1797, to be voted out since voters now have access to information, voters now have access to an education, meaning that they are capable of making solid or responsible decisions as to whom should be the next president of the U.S. One of the proponents of such electoral system is Alexander Hamilton, who in 1788 wrote: "Electors are to be drawn from white men of means and the educated elite who, possesses the information and discernment requisite to the task of choosing a president." Sure it is not difficult at all for one to conclude that poor white men did not have a say at all in the affairs of the state. As the list of citizens whose voices were not counted at all goes on, it includes white women, who first won the right to vote in 1927. And former slaves, all of them blacks, after the Federal Voting Rights Act, succeeding the Civil Rights, became law, in the mid 1960s. But today, as Americans continue to wait impatiently for either Democrat Gore or Republican Bush to be declared president-elect, one their fellow compatriots, though by naturalization, has since Tuesday night begun the transition from private citizen to State Representative-elect, in Florida. Dem. Phillipe J. Brutus, a Haitian-American, won 2,2264 (81%) of the votes cast and Rep.Reginald Thompson 4,443 (16.3) while 528 (1.9%) went to NPA Jesus A. Camps.
Posted at 4:07 a.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2000
- First despair, then uncertainty and fear in Haiti, as U.S. presidential vote recount looms, in Florida --- There was supposed to be a party at the Haitian national palace last night, and another one in the wee hours of the night, surrounding by bodies and booze, to celebrate the victory of U.S. Vice-President and democratic presidential candidate, Albert Gore, over his main challenger, Republican and Texas Governor, Goerge W. Bush. But after early election results gave Republican George Bush the slenderest of leads over Democrat Gore and the networks proclaimed the Texas Governor president-elect early Wednesday Vice-president Gore conceded defeat when he called his Republican main challenger Bush to congratulate him. Members of the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval, including former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who do not anticipate to enjoy the same support or none at all under a Republican Administration as they now do under the Democratic Administration of Bill Clinton, went into total despair. Some of them openly cried, as others others tried to hold their tears, giving the impression that government officials were attending the funeral of a very close family member, said a participant who spoke to us on the condition that her name not be printed. Then came a sense of relief, as uncertainty persisted, accompanying by fear, said the participant, after Democrat Gore retracted his concession, as the U.S. State of Florida presidential vote recount loomed.
Posted at 2:37 a.m., Tuesday, November 7, 2000
- Haitians await impatiently U.S. presidential election results --- If the leftist government of Haitian president Rene Preval, supporters, including leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has a chosen candidate in the U.S. presidential election, he is Albert Gore, meaning that it will hopefully continue to enjoy the same support as it now does under a Bill Clinton's administration, which in 1994 returned Aristide to Haiti. But for opponents of the leftist regime only a George Bush's administration will help them get rid of the leftist government of Preval, which they say is nothing more than a vessel for the dictatorship of the proletariat instituted by a deranged and leftist man call Aristide, who is most likely to again become president of Haiti.
Posted at 4:45 a.m., Monday, November 6, 2000
- U.S. peacekeeper brags about having sex with girls as young as 9, in Haiti --- In 1997, he was sent to Haiti to help preserve democracy that was restored three years earlier, though the Caribbean nation only knew dictatorship before and so does it now, as former Haitian president and chief bandit, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, continues to kill political opponents. But U.S. Army Staff Sgt.,. Frank J. Ronghi, who is now serving a life sentence for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl when he was on a six-month assignment in Kosovo last year, sure does not have lot to say about his experience as a soldier in Haiti. To be fair, he has lot to say about having sex with girls as young as 9 instead. "When I was in Haiti a 12-year-old girl who came begging for food had performed a sex act on me while an 11-year-old watched," he told a colleague of equal rank, says internal U.S. Army documents. Staff Sgt. Ronghi's victims, again says the internal Army documents, are not also limited to a 9-year-old girl, whom he said he had sex with in Haiti. "When I was in Haiti I took two little girls who were sisters to an empty building and I made the older girl sit in the corner and watch as I had sex with the youngest sister. Then, I made them switched places and had sex with the older girl," Staff Sgt. Ronghi told the same Army colleague. As a result the Pentagon has opened an investigation to determine whether it is true or he is simply bragging about victimizing girls in Haiti during his assignment three years ago.
Posted at 12:01 Sunday, Novemver 5, 2000
- Haitian presidential candidate says I quit; two others may soon do likewise --- For Haitian presidential candidate, Clixte Dorisca, the re-scheduled December 17 presidential election in Haiti is nothing more than a "Grand Fraud" meaning that the election is already fixed, largely favoring former Haitian president and leftist, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. "The presidential campaign was supposed to officially start on Oct. 5, and 25 days candidates were still not authorized to campaign. Three weeks will not be enough for me to effectively campaign, and as a result I withdraw my candidacy, effective today," says a Nov. 3 letter sent to the largely discredited Haitian Provisional National Electoral Council. Evans Nicholas of the Union For The National Reconciliation or L'Union Pour la Reconciliation Nationale, as it is known in French, has threatened to withdraw his candidacy for the same reason, too. And the name of Paul Arthur Fleurival of the Mouvement Pour L'Avancement de la Democratie et L'Innovation pour le Development D'Haiti may soon figure on the list of presidential candidates to call it quit.
- Two Americans wounded in Haiti; leftist and chief bandit Aristide's political party members are identified as the bandits --- The Caribbean nation of Haiti was supposed to be one of the most democratic nations on earth after the Clinton's Administration sent more than 20,000 troops there in 1994 at a cost of more than $3 billion dollars in an effort to restore democracy, it said. Unfortunately, not so, as the latest regretable incident once again suggests. A car in which Connie Hicks, 51, a reporter for the Miami's ABC affiliate Channel 10, was a passenger was repeatedly stoned and fired at Saturday in the Port-au-Prince slum of Cite Soleil. The five perpetrators of the crime, preferably five bandits, were identified as members of former Haitian President and leftist, Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas Family party. Ms. Hicks, whose cheekbone was fractured, was seating in the front seat. A nurse, who was seating in the back seat, was injured by broken glasses. "If George Bush becomes the next U.S. President and prevents our Aristide from becoming president of Haiti we are going to make sure we kill all of the Americans leaving in Haiti and members of the opposition," said in unison the bandits before fleeing. "After the attack, they ran so fast into a nearby mud house without taking anything from the car," said an eyed witness who spoke to us on the condition that her name not be printed, "that one could easily think that they were all instead participants in a marathon".
- One of Haitian dead man's wives shot in N.Y. City --- It was not the kind of thing that you might expect from a medical doctor. But Jean-Claude Dominique, a Haitian medical doctor, who died in April 1999 after he was mysteriously severely injured in a car accident in New York City, was simultaneously married to two women. Eliette Dominique, a nurse, who Dr. Dominique married in 1980, but only to marry Betsy two years later, in 1982, without first obtaining a divorce from the first wife, was shot in the hands and head Monday about 5:20 a.m. while en route to her job at Brooklyn Hospital by two masked gunmen. Two men, one of them whose last name was Dominique, were arrested Tuesday night by Nassau County Police, a Police spokesperson said.
- An Aristide's presidency will not be recognized by the U.S. --- Leftist and chief bandit Jean-Bertrand Aristide faces an uncertain political future. "The U.S. will not recognize an Aristide's presidency," U.S. Assistant-Secretary For InterAmerican Affairs, Peter Romero, told a Republic Dominican daily newspaper, El Caribe, during a brief visit in that country on October 26. Does this mean Aristide should start packing his bags? This is exactly what millions of Haitians and advocates of democracy think so citizens of the Caribbean nation can start dreaming of a Haiti that will one day be a democracy, free of narcotics products, and a nation with a sizable industrial base and as a results citizens will no longer have to flee to Florida in search of economic opportunities, too.
- Fourteen mayors, all members of Aristide's Lavalas Family party, ask for political asylum, in Miami --- Is leaving in the U.S. and not be killed by a chief bandit better than being a mayor in Haiti? Leaving in the U.S. and not be killed by a chief bandit is what fourteen mayors - all members of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas party - think, as their demand for political asylum in the U.S Friday again suggested. Those mayors, who were en route to Haiti from a conference in Newark, New Jersey, told U.S. immigration officials "there was no democracy in Haiti." As the mayors continued to plead their case, hoping to gain political asylum in the U.S., which leftist Aristide vows to set scores with, they said "Aristide has turned Haiti into such a killing field and if we are forced to return there we too will be killed by a man who has already killed an innumerable number of people - all to make sure he regains the office of the presidency he was forced to abandon, in 1995."
- Aristide's bandits wounded more than twenty democracy activists, in Haiti;brother of opposition leader fatally shot, in Haiti --- Sure, we reported yesterday that Dieuveille Jean-Baptiste, the brother of opposition leader, Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, was fatally shot by Aristide's bandits as he was participating in a democracy conference in central Haiti. Our correspondent in Haiti, however, informed us a while ago that family members, friends and supporters alike now fear for his life because he is in such a critical condition. In addition, more than twenty other democracy activists were wounded. Aristide's bandits set the "Paysan Papaye" Headquarters, cars, and motorcycles belonging to the participants in the democracy conference on fire, as they shouted down with the CIA! down with George Bush! Down with the Haitian opposition! Long live Aristide! Aristide for life!
- Aristide's heavily armed bandits force citizens to stay indoors, in Haiti --- Heavily armed bandits who said that they were members of leftist Jean-Betrand Aristide's Lavalas Family party forced citizens to stay indoors Saturday night as they occupied the streets of Port-au-Prince. Anyone found on the street were either killed or severely beaten.
- Presidential candidates turn a deaf ear to publication of electoral calendar, in Haiti --- Four days after the publication of the electoral calendar by the largely discredited Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council no presidential candidates have yet to hold public meetings, communicating their economic and political programs to voters. Instead, Paul Arthur Fleuviral, one of the unknown presidential candidates, has threatened to withdraw his candidacy, accusing the Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council and its members of being in the pockets of leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide - a dangerous man.
Posted at 1:07 a.m., Saturday, November 4, 2000
- American jailed in Haiti --- The leftist government of Rene Preval now has a new term in its political lexicon to laugh about, and it is "complicity." Roger Alteri, 31, a Haitian-born naturalized U.S. citizen who Haitian authorities accused of driving seven police commissioners to the Dominican Republic on Oct. 18 when they fled for their lives after they were accused of plotting to destabilize the leftist government of Rene has been jailed in Haiti. In the aftermath of his arrest, Alteri, who authorities said was a brother-in-law of one the accused police commissioners, Jean-Jacques Nau, was charged with "complicity in the flight of the police commissioners accused of fomenting a coup d'etat," said the fraudulently High School graduate and de facto Justice Minister Camille Leblanc.
- Brother of opposition leader fatally shot, in Haiti; shots fired at opposition leader's home, in Haiti --- Dieuveille Jean-Baptiste, the brother of opposition leader Chavanne Jean-Bapatist, who in October organized an anti-dictatorship protest in central Haiti, was fatally shot this week in that part of the Caribbean nation of Haiti. In Port-au-Prince, shots were fired at the private residence of Dr. Hubert de Ronceray, another prominent opposition leader. Sure bandits did not forget about opposition leader, Atty. Reynold George. His private residence was stoned and then a body was left behind in his backyard.
Posted at 1:27 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2000
- OAS continuing mediation, in Haiti; nation may be abandoned by international community --- Hoping to break Haiti's five-month old political stalemate, Luigi Einaudi, the OAS' assistant secretary-general, who last visited Haiti on October 21 when he was unable to help the Haitian opposition and the leftist Lavalas party of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide find a solution to Haiti's five-month old political crisis, said Thursday he is again willing to give "negotiation" over the largely fraudulent May 21st elections between the two antagonists one more chance. Ambassador Einaudi's possible return to the Caribbean nation of Haiti, however, is conditional. "I would return to the Caribbean nation only if there are real signs an agreement can be worked," he said as he tried to be as specific as possible. "One of the reasons that I'm not willing to just say that I'm going back next week is that I have to get a clear, personal, direct sense that people are ready to reach an agreement and it is not just a figment of the imagination or the results of tactical maneuvers to avoid being blamed for a breakdown," he added. As optimist the ambassador sounded but there clear signs indicating that he was, too, equally pessimist about the outcome of his next possible diplomatic mission in Haiti. "The worst option," he said, "would be for Haiti to proceed with the election" - a reference to the soon-to-be presidential election - "despite the boycott, and the international community would likely abandon the impoverished nation." And what could be interpreted as a sign of the international community growing fatigue with Haiti, as leftist and tyrant Aristide continues to consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat, was when the ambassador said "We've worked very hard for many years now and basically we can't see we've gotten anywhere, so there's no point in throwing good money after bad."
Posted at 2:31 a.m., Thursday, November 2, 2000
- Former Haitian president and leftist Aristide to vote by proxy in U.S. presidential election --- Former Haitian president and leftist, Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his naturalized American wife, Mildred Trouillot-Aristide, are said to be making travel arrangements so they may not only be in the U.S. on election day but Madame may too cast her vote.We hope Aristide's brief journey in the U.S. proves beneficial for him, as he is once again afforded the opportunity to be instructed in democracy so (hopefully) he will cease to be a tyrant.
Posted at 9:37 p.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2000
- Aristide's opponent reportedly shot in Haiti --- Most Haitians have been preparing for days to celebrate All Saints Day today and tomorrow - a two-day national holiday. As is customary a series of events, such as Haitians paying visits to the national cemetery carrying with themselves Catholic and Voodoo statues, will mark those two days. So will a great number of Haitians, many dress in white, dance and drink home made rum at voodoo temples, as they drop food on the ground believing that they are feeding those who have departed this world. Meanwhile, millions of their fellow compatriots continue to go for days without eating. But the violence that has plagued the Caribbean nation of Haiti since former Haitian president and leftist, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, started arming young Haitian men and women in an effort to have his Fidel Castro's style revolution has not stopped this week. Romero Alloun, a prominent Haitian businessman who is known to have opposed the Marxist policies of both, Aristide and successor Rene Preval, reportedly was shot in the legs early this week as he was leaving his store in downtown Port-au-Prince.
Posted at 1:06 a.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2000
- Haiti's so-called presidential vote may be postponed --- It was not quite what the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval had in mind when it said months ago election for the office of the presidency will be held on Nov. 26. Approximately three weeks before the "Grand Fraud", however, registration of new voters has yet to start. As the opposition continues to demand that results for a series of largely fraudulent elections held not long ago be declared "void" many popular organizations have turned against the government, which they claim is responsible for the innumerable problems that Haiti is now experiencing. Nothing has changed for the poor people, except that many government officials are now multimillionaires, they added. In fact, those popular organizations have gone as far as calling the series of elections held not long ago "Fraudulent," and want to see an end to this type of unacceptable practice - a view that reflected that of the opposition. The lack of serious presidential contenders, other than leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who views the office of the presidency as as nothing other than a private club, is another factor that may cause the largely discredited Haitian National Electoral Council to postpone the Nov. 26 presidential vote.
- Former Haitian policemen given asylum in Ecuador --- As many Haitians continue to ask themselves when will leftist Haitian president, Rene Preval, and predecessor, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, stand trial for a series of crimes committed during their tenures as chief executive officer of the Caribbean nation of Haiti two former Haitian police commissioners who fled Haiti for the neighboring Dominican Republic on October 17 after they were accused of plotting to destabilize the useless and current leftist Haitian government have been given political asylum in Ecuador. As the Dominican Republic continues to look for a third country willing to give political asylum to the remaining five former police commissioners two other commissioners of the largely ineffective Haitian police force, which continues to be plagued by drug trafficking and desertion, remain in the Port-au-Prince Republic Dominican Embassy and have yet to be given a "sauf-conduit" or safe-conduct.
Posted at 2:10 a.m., Tuesday, October 31, 2000
- A farce and coronation, in Haiti --- A presidential election is supposed to be serious business. It is supposed to give hope to citizens that their quality of life will improve under the new administration. Unfortunately, not in Haiti, where former Haitian president and leftist, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, will be proclaimed "King" on Nov. 26. The other presidential candidates, since they all are virtually unknown, will only legitimate firebrand Aristide's coronation, meaning more poverty, more killings, and a significant increase in drug trafficking in the Caribbean nation. The list of the unknown presidential candidates, as published Monday by the largely discredited Haitian National Electoral Council, include: businessman Calixte Dorisca, 49, of the Boston-based Quisqueya party. In addition to teacher and engineer Jacques Philippe, 54, who said that his great grandfather was president of Haiti in 1878-79, also figures on that list Protestant pastor Arnold Dumas, 62, who won less than 1 percent in the last questionable presidential election, in 1995. Boston's Haitians, however, should not expect to see Paul Arthur Fleurival, 43, walking on the streets of that great city in the next few days. He, too, who claims to be a computer scientist and whose father Alphonse Lahens participated in a failed coup against leftist Aristide in 1991 and as a result was sentenced to a significant number of years in prison, is a presidential presidential candidate. As Politician and former army officer Evans Nicolas, 43, is one of the other presidential candidates so is sociologist and human rights militant Serge Sylvain, 48, an independent, who also said that his great grandfather was president. Instead of president may be we at WeHaitians should say that our great grandfathers were kings of Haiti meaning that our ancestors had more power than those of the presidential candidates who claimed that their great grandfathers were presidents of troubled Haiti. Too bad Haitians will continue to suffer.
Posted at: 2:47 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2000
- Former Haitian President and leftist Aristide asks police to open fire on voters --- Once again, the truth has come out, but this time first in the Dominican Republic, and then Haiti, where firebrand and chief bandit, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, intends to proclaim himself "King" on Nov. 26 by any mean necessary, said many Haitians and foreign advocates of human rights. The seven police commissioners who fled to the Dominican Republic last week for their lives after they were accused of plotting to destabilize the leftist government of Rene Preval had something interesting but, too, sad to tell El Ciglo, a Republic Dominican daily newspaper, this week. "About 24 of us police commissioners were asked by former Haitian President, Jean-Betrand Aristide, to report to his private residence for a meeting in the wee hours of the night prior to the May 21st elections. During the course of that meeting we were all told that the opposition had a plan to steal the elections.You police commissioners must do everything that is possible to prevent the opposition from doing so.What about open fire on voters and kill as many of them as possible? You do not have to worry about it, the opposition will be made responsible for the death of those voters - the best way to finish with the opposition."
Posted at 2:59 a.m., Friday, October 27, 2000
- U.S. asks for help with Haiti's political crisis --- It has not been a pretty picture. The leftist government of Haitian President, Rene Preval, held a series of largely fraudulent elections not long ago. But since the political crisis has gone from bad to worse, as the opposition continues to demand that results for those elections be declared "Void." Tired, however, of waiting for a solution to come out of Haiti's political crisis, specially after several meetings with both, the leftist Haitian government and the opposition, the United States this week asked the organization of American States and Caricom to help mediate the political crisis in that country
Posted at 1:29 a.m., Thursday, October 26, 2000
- Judges thrown out of their courtrooms, in Haiti --- Two provincial judges, who members of former leftist Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas Family party said should not participate in an opposition protest not long ago in central Haiti, were thrown out of their courtrooms yesterday by the former president's bandits, and their courthouses were then closed down.
- Members of Aristide's party turn against him --- Members of former leftist Haitian President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas Family party, took to the streets of the provincial city of Petit-Goave yesterday protesting the appointment of a government official, whom they said should never have been appointed, though no valid reasons were given, by the Lavalas government of Rene Preval. Members of Aristide's Lavalas party closed down all government offices, and about two people were wounded after they started shooting at those they presumed to be their political enemies.
- The CIA and the Pantagon are said were behind alleged coup, in Haiti --- Benjamin Dupuis, who many believe should go to see a psychiatrist, said yesterday that the CIA and the Pantagon were both behind the alleged coup that the leftist Haitian government said was about to take place in Haiti last week. "Fortunately," added Dupuis, "it was uncovered just on time" "In the U.S., there are two governments. The first one is that of Bill Clinton, and this is the legal government of the U.S. The second one is made up of the CIA and the Pantagon, and this illegal government was the one plotting to overthrow the constitutional government of Haiti in an effort to prevent Aristide from taking over after the Nov. 26 presidential election," said Dupuis, as he continued to vilify the U.S. that many became convinced he had no clue about what he was saying, except that he was talking just for the sake of doing so.
- Haitian police commissioners who fled to the Dominican Republic last week are now talking --- "At a meeting held prior to the May 21st elections at the private residence of former Haitian President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, twenty four of us police commissioners were told by the former President to do everything we could to prevent the opposition from winning the elections, said the police commissioners yesterday.
Posted at 4:08 a.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2000
- A convict as peace maker for Haiti --- When a former president becomes a pariah in his own country after being convicted for pillaging the public treasury and then serves his two years sentence at his private residence, in lieu of in a prison cell, in the years that follows his release he often attempts to go to a poorer nation in an effort to rehabilitate himself. Such is the case of former Venezuelan President, Carlos Andres Perez, who, while visiting the Dominican Republic yesterday, offered his services to Haiti as a peace maker between the opposition, the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval, and leftist predecessor Jean-Bertrand Aristide.We wonder what type of advice can Mr. Perez give all of the concerned parties. May be pillage the pubic treasury as much you can, since that's all he knows.
- I won't send police back to Haiti, said the Dominican Republic --- The seven Haitian police officers who fled to the neighboring Dominican Republic last week after they were accused of plotting to destabilize the leftist government of Rene Preval will not be sent back to Haiti, said Dominican foreign Minister Hugo Tolentino after talks with his Haitian counterpart, Fritz Longchamp, on Tuesday. As two other Haitians remain in the Dominican embassy in the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince on Monday, the foreign minister seemed to expressed interest in having the Haitians already in his country move to a third nation, possibly Ecuador. And what could be interpreted as a basic diplomacy course, designed especially for Longchamp, who only in leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide and leftist Preval's Haiti can he be a foreign minister, Ambassador Tolentino, who sounded more like a university professor than a diplomat said: We clarified to the Haitian minister that there are norms of international law governing the presence of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, and not only political crimes suggest the possibility of asylum but also common crime connected with political crimes". And so were we told something else, but interesting, in the aftermath of the meeting between the two diplomats. "Mr. Longchamp, who the course seemed to be too advanced for did not really respond to his Dominican counterpart's contention, said a participant who spoke to us on the condition that her name not be printed.
- Our participation in presidential election is conditional, says Haiti's opposition --- As the date (Nov. 26) of the second, but biggest fraud ever, and that is the presidential election when leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide is expected to be declared "King" approaches, Haiti's opposition publicly laid out on Tuesday its conditions for not boycotting it. "we once again demand that results for a series of elections held not long ago be declared void," said Reynold George, a leading member of the opposition. "Annulment of parliament, including the formation of a new electoral council to overseas the presidential vote," added Mr. Georges.
Posted at 5:45 p.m., Monday, October 23, 2000
- Yet another police racial profiling case, in Cambridge, Massachusetts --- This past March, when Delano Bastien put his cowboy boots and hat on and then left his house in Somerville, Massachusetts, he sure was not on his way to a bull or cock fight. Nor was he heading to WURN (1600AM), where he hosts a weekly radio show, with an emphasis on real estate issues. Mr. Bastien went to the North Cambridge Bread & Circuits health food store instead to purchase some food. But on his way out of the food store something unpleasant happened. He was stopped and then his grocery bags searched by a white police officer. "If I were white I would not have been stopped and then my bags searched by a white police officer," said Mr. Bastien, who is black and Haitian. Haitian-American activists have since held protests, all in an effort to end the practice of police racial profiling, they say. But Mr. Bastien's case, however, seems to gain more viability and notoriety since a meeting organized by the Cambridge Human Rights Commission was held in the city of the same name this past week. In attendance were police officials, including twenty five officers. State Senator Diane Wilkerson, who not long ago was one of the four co-sponsored of a bill to put an end to the practice of police racial profiling in the state of Massachusetts, was joined by Cambridge Councilor, Kenneth Reeves, at that meeting. They both expressed their concerns about the issue of police racial profiling. The Boston Globe has since written about it, and a multitude of private citizens, mainly minorities, have voiced their concerns. But a few days later, Mr. Bastien, whose case was the main issue of discussion at the meeting, had something more to say. "I hope my case will send a strong message that police racial profiling is something that must not be tolerated, something that must be ended, and in so doing there will be no more Delano Bastien," he told us today during a brief telephone interview, as he was making funeral arrangements for a member of his family who expired Friday, around noon time.
- A protest against racial discrimination, in Waltham, Massachusetts --- It was supposed to be a reciprocal respectful conversation between a worker and one of the relatives of a patient at the Massachusetts Fernal State School For Mental Retardation, in Waltham, Massachusetts, not long ago. Not so, according to the worker at that school, who said that he was called a "dirty Niger" by the patient's relative instead. Tired of waiting for something to be done about the racial incident by the school's administration, an innumerable number of Haitian employees held signs today in front of the school's administrative offices demanding that they be treated with respect by relatives of patients, as police officers watched..
Posted at 12:37 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2000
- Presidential vote might be postponed, in Haiti --- It is sure a measure of just how bad things have become in Haiti since the leftist government of Rene Preval held not long ago a series of largely fraudulent votes that yesterday it indicated the presidential vote scheduled for Nov. 26 might be postponed. The opposition continues to demand that results for the fraudulent votes be declared "Void," and the leftist President, who can hardly define these very few words: "national plan for economic development and democracy," resigns his post. An innumerable number of police commissioners have been arrested on the usual accusation that they all have been plotting to overthrow the useless government, killing the leftist president, including firebrand Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Knowing that dictators Preval and Aristide are capable of committing major crimes, including burning political opponents alive, others have fled to the neighboring Dominican Republic for their lives. The contested Parliament, as many Haitians know, a great number of its members are drug lords, representing the Lavalas Family party of tyrant and red Aristide.Worse of all, Haiti is no longer receiving bilateral aid, causing to government not to meet its payroll obligations for months, as hungry employees ready to descend into the streets in mass.
Posted at 3:31 a.m.,Wednesday, October 18, 2000
- In Leftist Aristide-Preval's Haiti, arbritary detentions are the norms --- Arbitrary detentions, rampant police corruption, rampant judge corruption, and drug trafficking: these are surely the makings of Haiti, an independent U.N. human rights investigator, Adana Dieng, said in a report Tuesday. Yet, the investigator's report, which gave advocates of democracy and human rights a horrible sense of deja vu since leftist dictators, Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Rene Preval, have long been famously known as "gross human rights perpetrators," said "People are being detained for years without appearing before a magistrate."
Posted at 3:07 p.m., Monday, October 16, 2000
- Haiti ranks as the hungriest country in the World --- As poor governance, pillage of the public treasury, politically motivated killings, and drug trafficking - all by former Haitian President and leftist, Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his cronies - continue to be the norms in Haiti, in addition to Somalia and Afghanistan, the Caribbean nation ranks as the hungriest country in the world, suggests a new measurement introduced Monday by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
- Five bodies of Haitian migrants found in boat that hit the Bahamian sea bed last week --- As the bodies of thousands of Haitians who have starved to death or died from diseases associated with chronic malnutrition are awaiting burial in Haiti, divers found the remains of five Haitian migrants who were presumed dead after their rickety boat sank in a collision with a Bahamian mail boat last week off the Bahamas. And as divers continue to search Bahamian waters for more bodies, authorities, however, now put the number of those presumed dead at 23, six more than the 17 previously believed dead.
- A coup d'etat is said to fail, in Haiti --- Many, including an unidentified police chief, are said to be put under arrest in Haiti after leftist Haitian President, Rene Preval and his cronies, uncovered a plot to overthrow the largely ineffectual government of the troubled Caribbean nation.
Posted at 4:01 a.m., Saturday, October 14, 2000
- Leftist Haitian President Preval goes to Taiwan, opposition sends letter saying that he is a thief --- When the Haitian opposition sent a letter to the Taiwanese government yesterday describing Haiti's leftist president, Rene Preval, who left on the same very exact day for Taiwan, they stressed that he was a thief and chief bandit. Overall, he was a largely irresponsible man and dictator, read the letter, too. And yet, the opposition asserted the Preval's government and that of his predecessor, Jean-Bertrand Aristide' have received hundreds of million of dollars in international aid, still the majority of Haitians continues to live in abject poverty. Any contract entered into with Preval will be declared "Void" by a true democratic Haitian government, further read the letter, as it urged the government of that country to question the leftist Haitian President about the $20 million given to Haiti years ago to pay for the cost of repairs of a major road, which has since gone from bad to worse. In other words, such road is impassable during the rainy season, added the letter.
- Haitian Police Commissioner who's life was spared last week seconds before he was to be burned alive by Aristide's bandits writes police chief --- "Bandits almost burned me alive. I was severely beaten, and I am asking you to do everything you can to apprehend the bandits," read the Haitian Police Commissioner's letter to Haiti's Police Chief Pierre Denize this week.
Posted at 1:07 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2000
- Cargo vessel forces rickety boat carrying Haitians to the sea bed, 10 die, 18 are presumed dead --- When poor governance, large-scale government sponsored-corruption and politically motivated killings retard economic growth and particularly hurt the poor many of them leave their countries in search of economic opportunities and political liberties elsewhere. That, in fact, is the case of the Haitians who continue to flee in great numbers abject poverty and the Preval-Aristide dictatorship of the proletariat in their native country of Haiti, as former leftist Haitian President, Jean-Bertrand Arisitide, is about to be proclaimed "King." A rickety 45-foot boat carrying Haitians was struck by a cargo vessel about 1:a.m.Wednesday, killing at least 10 of the passengers. Another 18 are presumed dead, and crew members of the crago rescued 87 Haitians as their boat sank near Staniel Cay, approximately 50 miles northwest of Great Exuma Island, in the Bahamas, and 350 miles northwest of Haiti. A Defense Force sent to rescue the survivors intercepted two other Haitian rickety boats, one carrying 23 people and the other with 10 on board.
Posted at 10:15 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2000
- Haitian and Bahamian mail boats collide ... 20 Haitians are presumed dead --- An unlighted boat carrying about 100 Haitian migrants, who Bahamian authorities believed were en route either to the Bahamas or Miami from Haiti, was hit on Tuesday by a Bahamian mail boat called The Grand Master. The accident occurred about 240 miles southeast of Miami, and 20 of the migrants are now presumed dead. The 80 surviving passengers were rescued by the Bahamian mail boat.
Posted at 1:07 a.m., Thursday, October 12, 2000
- U.S. presidential candidate George W. Bush says Haiti is not a democracy --- Foreign policy has not played a decisive role in an American presidential election since Ronald Reagan's victory in 1980. With the cold war over, as well as economic prosperity at home, average American citizens and political scientists are convinced that the United States' place in the world will hardly be determined the outcome of this year presidential election either. However, during last night second presidential debate between Vice-President Albert Gore and Texas Governor George Bush there was something refreshing about Haiti. "I would not send troops to Haiti, there is no democracy there now," Mr. Bush said in respond to a particular foreign-policy question posed by moderator Jim Lehrer about the countries (a total of eight) where U.S. troops have disembarked over the past eight years. Added Bush, "In fact, things are even worse now." But from a feeling that the Clinton Administration foreign policy for Haiti has not been successful as anticipated MR. Gore said "We could not turn our back on our backyard, there was a lot violence there, and people were forming flotilla." Mr. Gore went further in defending the current Administration foreign policy for Haiti. "Things may not be perfect there but at least we tried." However, if the debate lasted only 90 minutes but it sure was the subject of discussion on all radio and television talk shows and internet chat rooms all night long. By common consent, Haiti was a not democracy, rather a dictatorship. 44% of the participants in an ABC post-debate poll believed that Mr. Bush won last night debate while 30% said Mr. Gore did.
Posted at 12:17 a.m.,Wednesday, October 11, 2000
- Aristide makes his candidacy for president official --- By any economic measure, Haiti, has always been a poor country. But months after Jean-Bertrand Aristide assumed the Haitian presidency, in 1991, Haitians became poorer as businesses ceased operations all together and their proprietors fled the country fearing that bandits in the pay of the new president would burn the buildings housing their firms to the ground for opposing his Marxist policy. Then came the series of economic sanctions imposed on Haiti by the United Nations in the early 90s at the request of Aristide. Still, Aristide who should now be confined for life for causing his fellow Haitian citizens to become poorer registered Monday as presidential candidate for the November 26 election, which many opposition leaders say will be nothing more than an acclamation of him.
Posted at 2:59 a.m., Friday, October 6, 2000
- Haitian Police Commissioner's life spared seconds before he was about to be burned alive by Aristide's bandits --- Sending once again a message that opponents of former leftist Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, will not be tolerated, bandits waiting for Aristide - a man who the competence bar is set so low for that it's practically lying on the ground - to come to register his candidacy for the Nov. 26 presidential election with the Haitian National Electoral Council late last week nearly burned a Haitian Police Commissioner alive. The police commissioner, who used tires were already being put around his neck as bandits were about to pour gasoline on his body and then set him on fire, has since been hospitalized.
Posted at 12:58 a.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2000
- Leftist Haitian government favors a Gore presidency --- Believing that a Bush government will mean: No more foreign aid for a largely undemocratic government, no more leftist dictatorship in Haiti, and no more fraudulent elections in Haiti, cabinet members of the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval, who convened at the Haitian national palace Tuesday night to watch the first U.S. presidential debate between Albert Gore and George W. Bush for the November election, unanimously said during a non-alcohol free post-debate party "We firmly believe that Mr. Albert Gore wins the first presidential debate and hope he wins the remaining ones," we learned today. We wonder how much leftist Haitian Preval had to drink that night since he is often said to drink vodka for breakfast.
Posted at 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, October 3, 2000
- Haiti extends registration for presidential and legislative elections --- It wasn't long after Marie Bazile, a vegetable vendor, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, told the Boston Globe of Monday, October 2, 2000, "We were better off when we didn't vote. We vote, We wait, and still nothing is better, only worse," that the largely discredited Haitian National Electoral Council extended extended its Monday registration deadline for presidential and legislative elections, scheduled for November 26. Opposition leaders, who continue to demand that results for a series of largely fraudulently elections held not long ago be overturned and the resignation of leftist Haitian president, Rene Preval, said yesterday the Nov. 26 presidential election will be nothing more than an "acclamation" of a dangerous leftist called "Jean-Bertrand Aristide," who often urges supporters to burn political opponents alive.
- Emmanuel "Toto" Constant says "I'm innocent." --- As the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval goes on with its latest show business trial of former military leaders accused of killing an innumerable number of people during a slum beach side massacre, in 1994, Emmanuel "Toto" Constant, one of the 58 defendants, but long a New York resident, said yesterday that he was innocent. Constant, whose attorney, J.D. Larosiliere, will travel to Haiti this week to defend him, said the April 1994 massacre, now known as the Raboteau Massacre, "never happened. It was a complete invention on the part of the government to set scores with political opponents."
Posted at 1:20 a.m., Monday, October 2, 2000
- In Haiti, thousands demand the resignation of leftist president --- Down with Aristide! Down with drug dealer Arisitide! Down with Preval! Down with fraudulent elections! These were some of the words of thousands of courageous Haitians who took to the streets of the western provincial city of Petit-Goave, about 35 miles from Port-au-Prince, Friday demanding that leftist Haitian President Rene Preval, who has changed for the worse the quality of life of Haitians, resigns his post. As usual, Aristide's bandits, who were well armed, severely beat up a protester who said while on his way back home that Haiti did not want a tyrant like Aristide as its next president.
Posted at 11:26 a.m., Saturday, September 30, 2000
- In Haiti, no electoral agreement yet --- Ever since the Haitian opposition declared the results for the May 21 elections "bogus" and demanded that they be obliterated, the Organization of American States, which once again last week traveled to Haiti in effort to find a solution to the political crisis, left the Caribbean nation on Friday without resolving the said crisis.
Posted at 2:31 a.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2000
- Mob burns deranged man to death in Port-au-Prince, Haiti --- A deranged man who killed a baby in Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday was burned to death afterward. We learned that more than one used tires were put around the victim neck before bandits poured gasoline all over his body and then set him on fire. Sure, a lesson well learned from leftist dictator, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who on many occasions has urged his paid bandits to burn political opponents alive. In fact, when a police officer tried to intervene the bandits claimed they belonged to Aristide's Lavalas Family party, meaning they can kill presumed opponents of the former firebrand President at will.
Posted at 2:19 a.m., Monday, September 25, 2000
- De facto president of Haitian Provisional National Electoral Council says "I am an irresponsible man." --- Nothing seems to be going right for Haiti, which Provisional National Electoral Council President, Ernst Mirville, this past week unacceptable behavior proved that he was as much an irresponsible person as leftist Haitian President Rene Preval and predecessor Jean-Bertrand Aristide. "Frustration is increasing among opposition members because they see we" (members of Aristide's Lavalas Family party) "are now in office in great numbers," said Mirville in a press conference." Mirville who sound like he was reading from a text written by someone else had a few more unpleasant words for the opposition. "In fact, the opposition is synonymous with trash." Critics of the leftist Haitian government and Mirville said only in the backwater nation of Haiti that an electoral council president, whose office requires that he be nonpartisan, would vilify the opposition and not be forced to resign.
- Haitian street vendors turn against contested leftist dictator Aristide's mayors --- In many of Haiti's towns and provincial cities streets vendors have turned in mass against contested Lavalas mayors - a reference to mayors fraudulently elected under the banner of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide Lavalas Family party. Many of those contested mayors who do not know when exactly they will receive a dime from the central government claim they have have been unable to pay for the cost of public services. Though very few of them can hardly tell the meaning of the concept "budget", still they all have raised taxes.
- Hundreds of Haiti's public employees have not received a dime from government for more than thirty two months --- Hundreds of Haiti's public employees in the city of Cap Haitian have not received even a dime from the government for more than thirty two months. Still, no words yet from the largely incompetent government of leftist Rene Preval as to when exactly they will get their checks. No wonder why corruption is a way of life.
- More Haitians want out of horrible Aristide-Preval's Haiti --- Since the planning of the next "grand fraud" - a reference to the scheduled Nov. 26 presidential election - seems to take all of incompetent and leftist Haitian President Rene Preval's time nothing at all has been done to improve most of the dirt poor citizens' quality of life. As life becomes harder, as the currency (the gourde), which has lately lost most of its value to the U.S. dollar suggests, the demand for U.S. visas has gone up by 44% over the past two months or so, we learned today.
Posted at 2:07 p.m., Sunday, September 24, 2000
- U.S. House of Representatives correct a legislative mistake --- With no fanfare at all, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to amend the 1996 immigration law, restoring many immigrant resident rights, such as hearings and appeals to judges that had been the law before 1996. Included in the 1996 immigration Act was: the retroactivity clause, meaning an immigrant could be deported, even if the crime occurred 30 years ago. Once the Senate does the same rare and admirable thing all that will be left for the bill to fully become law is U.S. President Bill Clinton's signature. For more information about the bill voted into law Friday, see our July 31 posting below.
Posted at 2:17 a.m., Saturday, September, 23, 2000
- Duvalier wants to return to power --- In his first-ever interview with Newsday since he fled Haiti in February of 1986 former dictator-for- life, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, told the New York newspaper "I want to return to power." As Duvalier's interview with the New York newspaper progressed he said "I am working to get back to Haiti, and that's my goal." According to Newsday, the interview published Thursday, was arranged by the Haitian Center for Economic and Social Development, which claimed millions of its supporters in New York, Miami, Long Island, Montreal, France, and the Dominican Republic want Duvalier to return to Haiti. As millions of Haitians are trying to get rid of leftist dictators, Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Rene Preval, too bad a long-deposed and unemployed dictator of the far-right with no skills whatsoever wants to return to Haiti so he can prolong the suffering of the Haitian people as he pillages the public treasury.
Posted at 5:01 a.m., Friday, September 22, 2000
- Wyclef Jean releases new album --- Wyclef Jean, a Haitian-born producer-rapper, recently released a critically acclaimed sophomore solo album "The Eleftic: 2 Sides II a Book.
- Boston's Haitian killed in motorcycle accident --- Ricardo Pierre, a Boston's Haitian was killed slightly after11 Wednesday night after his motorcycle was hit by a car which in turn ended up on its roof on American legion Highway, a well traveled Boston's street.
- Twenty-seven Dominicans are believed to have perished in high seas --- The fishing boat Cristal which left the Dominican Republic port of Manzanillo, situated in the Northwest of the country, on Sunday night with 33 fishermen on board for the United States in search of a better life sank in stormy waters near the Haitian island of Tortuga after its motors broke down, Dominican Navy Chief Vice-admiral Luis Humeau said. Twenty-seven of the fishermen are believed to have drowned. Haitian fishermen from the town of Port-de-Paix rescued the six survivors, and they were all later evacuated by the Dominican military.
- Lack of Federal certified Haitian-Creole interpreters delays alleged Haitian drug dealers' day in court --- A significant number of Haitians who speak little or no English at all arrested in the State of Florida on the accusation of drug trafficking may not appear before a judge in the near future. One of the two Federal certified Haitian-Creole female interpreters recently found another job with a private firm. Not only the new job substantially pays more, compared to the $300 or so that interpreters usually receive for their daily services, but come with it are fringe benefits.
Posted at 1:59 a.m., Thursday, September 21, 2000
- Haitian Police Commissioner establishes prices controls --- Since the prices of gasoline went up on September 1, and this on the order of leftist Haitian President Rene Preval, public transportation bus drivers have raised their fares. However, yesterday a Haitian police commissioner urged passengers not to pay the new fares. If they (passengers) are asked to do so by drivers they should brake their windshields. At the same time, Haiti opens campaign for presidential election. "I officially announce the opening of registration for candidates in the Nov. 26 presidential election and senatorial elections," said Ernst Mirville, de facto president of the government-controlled electoral council, at a news conference. In addition to Boniver Claude who has been accused of defrauding the Central Bank of Haiti, Calixte Dorisca, of Boston, MA, who many often view as a foul, a deranged man, has registered with the electoral council as a presidential candidate. The only one, however, who has not yet filed papers with the electoral council is leftist and chief bandit Jean-Bertrand Aristide. For sure, in the next few days we will again learn that the third person, Aristide, to say that he is now officially a candidate for president is of questionable reputation, too.
- Haitians stab man --- The Boston section of Rosindale 42-year-old man who was stabbed six times by two brothers during a fit of road rage in Dorchester, another section of that city, was hospitalized for seven days at Boston Medical Hospital, and is still receiving outpatient care for his wounds. The perpetrators of the crime, Gilbert Jean, 23, and Jean Jean-Baptiste, 25, were arrested Tuesday and charged with armed assault to murder, Boston police spokeswoman Mariellen Burns said on the day of their arrest. They were arraigned yesterday in Dorchester District court. In case you missed it, Martine Pressat, of Hyde Park, was given a life sentence this past Thursday after being convicted of defrauding and murdering a Westwood, MA doctor, in 1997, prosecutors said on the day of her sentence. Both, Jean Altenor, an accomplice, and his wife Pressat, attempted to flee the U.S. for their native country of Haiti after the crimes and were arrested at New York JFK airport. The husband was released after serving almost one year. He was sentenced to time already served.
Posted at 12:58 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2000
- Haiti's Supreme Court Justice dies --- Often, it is after the news of the death of an important member of an institution that people know that it existed. Still, very few people can hardly form an opinion about its accomplishments. That would be the way at looking at Haiti's Supreme Court, whose 85-year-old chief justice, Clausel Debrosse, died Monday. Thousands of Mr. Debrosse's fellow Haitian citizens were ordered killed [necklaced] by Chief Bandit and former and current leftist Presidents, Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Rene Preval, respectively. As a chief justice, he never intervened, nor did his court, so Haiti would, hopefully, cease being a place where warlords kill free at will, but a nation of law. While the family of Mr. Debrosse is morning his death thousands of other families, which one day hope to see the criminals face a serious judge, are morning the unexpected death of their love ones who were first tortured, dispossessed and forced into exile. We offer our condolences to Mr. Debrosse's family.
Posted at 12:09 a.m., Tuesday, September 19, 2000
- Thousands of Haitians demand the resignation of legislature controlled by Lavalas --- If in the South American Nation of Peru, roughly the size of Alaska, where authoritarian and largely questionable third-term President Alberto Fujimori has vowed to bow out after an embarrassing videotape broadcast on Peruvian television apparently showed his intelligence chief Vladimir Montesinos paying $15,000 to an opposition legislator, Alberto Kouri, for switching his allegiance to the president, the very unusual words this past weekend were "Nace un nuevo Peru! (A new Peru has been born) "Fujimori debe renunciar de immediato! Fujimori must resign now), but yesterday in the Caribbean nation of Haiti they were "Down with the Lavalas Family Party of former President and still chief Bandit Jean-Bertrand Aristide! Down with Aristide! more than 5,000 thousands protesters shouted as they marched from the village of Papaye to the nearby town of Hinche. "Aristide's bandits opened fire on the huge crowd, but fortunately no one was injured," said a spokesperson for the Papaye Peasants' Movement, which organized the march. "The Lavalas Family is trying to gag any expression of opposition to Aristide's plan to establish a dictatorship," said noted professor and leader of the People in Struggle Party Gerard Pierre-Charles. Posted at 5:49 a.m., Sunday, September 16, 2000
- Leftist Haitian government is said to assassinate opposition members --- Agents of the leftist government of Rene Preval will be driving major size vehicles around the capital city of Port-au-Prince in the days to come with the sole purpose of hitting as hard as possible (preferably the driver's side) cars driven by opposition members. According to the leftist government secret plan, which ultimate objective is to eliminate the most vocal opposition members, drivers of the major size vehicles will simply say that it was an accident to justify their added-crimes - even if someone dies - we learned today. No investigation will be necessary to determine if the driver of the major size vehicle were, at least; negligent.
- When leftist dictators go too far, things get super messy --- If there is one thing that leftist Haitian President Rene Preval and predecessor firebrand Jean-Bertrand Aristide have in common, it is holding largely fraudulent elections, favoring mainly the latter Family Lavalas party. However, with U.S. Secretary Madeleine Albright asking many country's Foreign Ministers, including those of Chile, Canada, Argentine, France, and Venezuela, Wednesday, to pressure Haiti to strengthen democratic procedures in advance of presidential and legislative elections in November, leftist Preval now wants to resume contacts with the Organization of American States over the series of "bogus" elections held not long ago. Meanwhile, the opposition continues to argue that for Haiti to become a democratic state, its leftist and grossly incompetent president Preval must resign, and the results for the fraudulent elections be declared "invalid" and "new general elections must only be held by a credible electoral council."
- Family of Haitian-American slain by police sues New York City --- The family of Haitian-American Patrick Dorismond who was gunned down by New York City undercover Anthony Vasquez on March 16 sued the city of New York and police officers for $300 million this week. "I am pleased that the civil suit has been filed," said Marie Dorismond, the victim's mother. "I guest it is time for justice to start," she said.
- Duvalier for president -- If both, former Haitian Presidents Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Jean-Claude Duvalier were candidates for president in the scheduled November 26 election which one would you vote for? This, in fact, was the question paused by a Boston's weekly radio program, as it urged listeners to call in and participate in its non-scientific survey early yesterday evening. 88% of the callers who first voiced their anger about the following issues: extreme misery, fraudulent elections, and state-sponsored thievery and killings, said they would vote for Duvalier who fled Haiti in 1986 after 14 years as president-for-life. 8% of the participants said they would vote for Aristide while the remaining 4% would not vote for either one.
Posted at 1:07 a.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2000
- Former Haitian police Chief Coles Rameau convicted --- Jean Coles Rameau, 31, a former Haitian police chief of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, was convicted Monday for killing 11 suspected gang members in that capital city slum of Carrefours-Feuilles on May 28, 1999. Former officers Yvens Francois, 28, Laura Frito, 30, and Lajeunesse Pierre-Kesnel, 39, were convicted for executing the suspected gang members, too, though the victims were already in custody and posed no threat to the officers' safety, said witnesses. The former officers were all sentenced to three years in prison and each was fined 26,000 gourdes ($1, 180). However, the former officers who had been in jail awaiting trial since July 1999 will serve less than two years in prison because they were each sentenced to time already served, too. And also, service stations shut their doors on Monday to protest leftist Haitian President Rene Preval's recent increase (44%) in the price of petroleum products in the extremely poor Caribbean nation of Haiti on September 1. Owners of private buses have reportedly said that they will short down Port-au-Prince in coming days to show their displeasure with Preval's significant increase of the price of gasoline.
Posted at 11:21 a.m., Sunday, September 10, 2000
- Dominican Republic President threatened Haitians --- As leftist Haitian President Rene Preval continues not to address the basis needs of his fellow citizens thousands of them cross the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic on a daily basis in search of a better life. The Dominican Republic President, Hypolito Mejia, who called the Haitians "undesirables" at the UN Millennium Summit, early this week, said he will stop them from "pacifically" invading his country by any mean necessary.
Posted at 4:56 a.m., Saturday, September 9, 2000
- Woman supporter of Haitian former police chief threatened judge and jury--- The trial of Coles Rameau, a former Haitian police chief accused of killing a great number of people in the Port-au-Prince slum of Carrefour-Feuilles, was postponed yesterday because a woman supporter threatened to burn the Judge and members of the jury alive if the defendant is found guilty. Though Rameau accused the judge of gross incompetence - he speaks broken French - his decision, however, is expected Monday.
Posted at 3:27 p.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2000
- Haitian leftist President under U.S. fire --- Holding fraudulent elections can be dangerous for dictators of the far-right. It can, too, be dangerous for leftist dictators, such as Haitian President Rene Preval who did exactly that when he held a series of largely fraudulent elections not long ago. The president of the National Electoral Council, Leon Manus, who refused to publish "bogus" results for those elections, fled Haiti for his life after he was told by Preval's predecessor, leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide, he would be necklaced for being honest. Haitian President Preval who is said to drink vodka for breakfast took no time to further manifest all of his government worst characteristics, as the publication of "bogus" election results suggested. Then was the installation of the fraudulently elected parliament. 18 of the 19 Senators sworn in belonged to former leftist Haitian President Arisitide's Lavas Family party. An OAS electoral observer mission, however, said 10 of the 19 Senators elected in the May 21 elections should have faced runoffs because they failed to receive the number of votes needed, as stipulates the electoral law and the constitution provides for. Since the leftist government of Preval now thinks it can kill and plunder free at will because the dictatorship of the proletariat is now well in place the Clinton administration, however, says enough is enough. We must make the dictator behave, as the Tuesday U.S. warning to Haiti concerning the fraudulent elections, suggested. "We are one step closer to imposing economic sanctions against Haiti as it continues to refuse to strengthen democratic procedures before presidential and legislative elections scheduled for Nov. 26, U.S. ambassador to the OAS Luis Lauredo said yesterday. Ambassador Lauredo, who accused Haitian leaders of consistently ignoring the seriousness raised by the international community concerning the May 21 fraudulenlent elections, said "The decision to install a parliament based on flawed methodology for determining senate winners and to prepare for the Nov. 26 presidential elections with a compromised provisional elections council, indicated an unwillingness to cooperate with the international community regarding the most serious challenges facing democracy in Haiti. Ambassador Lauredo sure had a few more unpleasant words for leftist Preval. "Absent new concrete steps to end the impasse, the United States will not be able to conduct 'business as usual' with Haiti." Added Ambassador Lauredo, "Instead, we will pursue policies that distinguish between helping the people of Haiti and assisting the government of Haiti." Ambassador Lauredo further said "We have reached a crossroads. The elation experience on May 21, when millions of Haitians demonstrated their trust in the ballot box and democratic elections, has turned sour as a result of the unwillingness of the Haitian authorities to address the serious irregularities widespread and deficiencies arising in the elections' aftermath." A Clinton administration official, too, had a few unpleasant words yesterday for leftist dictator Preval. "We did view this [seating the parliament] as them proceeding unilaterally down the wrong path." Added the Clinton administration official, "They have done this frequently ... moving from fait accompli to fait accompli. This was the latest and most serious step."
- Haitian opposition supports threat of U.S. sanctions --- The Haitian opposition which many of its members have been jailed and killed in broad daylight by the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval and predecessor, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, applauded today a U.S. threat to impose economic sanctions against the leftist and totalitarian government of Preval. And, as expected, before departing Haiti for the U.N to participate in the Millennium World Peace Summit, perhaps to further make a foul of himself, the dictator published yesterday the calendar for the second series of "grand fraud" or presidential and legislative elections scheduled for November 26, when chief bandit Aristide is expected to officially become "king" so he can kill more of his fellow Haitian compatriots.
Posted at 12:59 a.m., Saturday, September 2, 2000
- No more loans for Haiti, said the U.S. --- Ask any advocate of democracy what was the motivating cause of the swearing in of the fraudulently elected Haitian parliament Monday despite complaints about the electoral system and the answer is often "leftist Haitian President Rene Preval and predecessor Jean-Bertrand Aristide wanted to further consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat as fast as possible." Still, the United States, which Wednesday said the legitimacy of the newly elected Haitian parliament was in doubt has again refused to utter the words "surrender to leftist dictators." "The United States will get tough on some multilateral loans to Haiti," said a senior administration official Friday. Though the loans that Haiti is most likely not to receive are numerous but one them is $50 million from the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB). Such loan is linked to an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). "The United States will also not finance the next round of elections," the senior administration official added.
- In Haiti, Janitors and hospital staff not paid for three months --- Five days after Janitors and hospital staff walked out because they haven't been paid for three months Janitors removed human waste for the first time yesterday at Port-au-Prince main hospital. At the same the leftist and grossly incompetent government of Rene Preval has announced a significant increase (44%) in the prices of gasoline, causing automobile owners to form long lines to purchase as much gasoline they could before prices went up Friday. The price of premium gasoline is now $2.67, Regular $2.19, and diesel $1.44.
Posted at 3:41 a.m., Friday, September 1, 2000
- New Haitian parliament not recognized by U.S. --- The swearing in of nineteen Senators and 82 members of the Chamber of Deputies Monday - most of them fraudulently elected - prompted the United States to say Wednesday that "the legitimacy of the newly elected Haitian parliament is in doubt." 16 of the 19 Senators and 72 of the 82 Deputies sworn in belonged to former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas party. Of course, now Aristide does not have to worry about Haiti having a parliament that will put him on trial, let alone found guilty, for burning political opponents alive. But the arrival of 1,500 AK47s from Cuba will do more as he arms his bandits to make sure he remains a free man, at least, for the next five years.
Posted at 2:47 a.m., Tuesday, August 29, 2000
- Fraudulently elected Haitian lawmakers sworn in --- Mention the words "fraud party" to your friends and you are sure referring to Haitian leftist dictator Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas Family party. Eighteen Senators of the fraud party - many of them drug lords - were sworn in yesterday, including a so-called independent Senator. Off the eighty two Deputies sworn in yesterday seventy two of them belonged to Aritide's Lavalas Family party.
Posted at 3:01 a.m., Monday, August 28, 2000
- Canadian government told its citizens stay away from troubled Haiti --- The Canadian government issued a communiqué last week urging its citizens not to travel to Haiti as crimes continue to be the order of the day in the Caribbean country. And despite a group of Canada's prominent Haitian intellectuals signed an opened letter last week denouncing, without reservations, Haitian President Rene Preval dictatorship of the proletariat and all of the problems (i.e., insecurity) it has caused citizens to experience leftist dictator Preval has decided to go ahead today with the swearing in of lawmakers fraudulently elected in series of elections held not long ago. The soon-to-be Senators, Deputies and others - about 73 - will be forbidden from entering the United States, we learned today. So too the U.S. government will freeze their personal and business accounts.
Posted at 4:02 a.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2000
- Haitian leftist dictator to swear in fraudulently elected lawmakers --- Rene who? Rene Leftist-Dictator, answered a prominent member of the international community when a colleague said yesterday the surname of the Haitian President was Preval. Despite warnings from the international community that a blanket of economic sanctions might be imposed on Haiti for holding fraudulent elections dictator Preval has decided to go ahead with the swearing in of the fraudulently elected lawmakers, most of them members of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas party, said the international community member. They are expected to be sworn in Monday. Two of the lawmakers and senior members of Aristide's party, Dany Toussaint and Medard Joseph, are on a congressionally- mandated U.S. State Department list. According to such list both men are terrorists and drug lords. As a result they are not welcome in the U.S.
Posted at 2:01 p.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2000
- New Haitian cops, old habits --- Not behaving like the former Haitian Army, which was accused of killing more than 4,000 Haitian citizens during and after the 1991 military coup d'etat, is one of the tougher task facing the new Haitian police force. Thirteen former police officers, including former Police Chief Jean Coles Rameau, 31, went on trial Monday for allegedly killing 11 civilians in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Carrefour-Feuilles. The long-awaited trial was adjourned yesterday after a jury was chosen. It resumed today and expected to take several days while 7 other former officers accused of participating in the May 28, 1999 killings have yet to be arrested.
Posted at 1:29 a.m, Sunday, August 20, 2000
- More than 600 people cried down with the Haitian dictatorship of the proletariat, in New York City "Down with Aristide. Down with dictatorship. Down with Preval. Aristide is a criminal. Aristide is a drug dealer. Down with fraudulent elections. We want democracy, and now." These were some of the words of more than 600 hundred Haitian-Americans, including foreign advocates of democracy, who gathered in front of the U.N. headquarters, in New York City, despite pouring rain, Friday. "I traveled all the way from Miami, Florida to be here today because there is no democracy in Haiti," said Pierre Martin. If for Jacqueline Jean the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval were synonymous with poverty, corruption and drug trafficking but for James Nash, an American, Preval was useless, and it would be in the best interest of the Haitian people that he resigns his post. Yves Jerome, was not long ago an unconditional Aristide's supporter. First, he apologized for supporting him, giving the impression that he had killed an innumerable number of people. He then offered an opinion about a series of fraudulent elections held over the past eleven weeks in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. "How could Aristide's party win the elections?," he asked. "Since Aristide and Preval have caused Haitians to become poorer there is no way that Haitians would vote for those people, vote for those criminals - the whole voting process was a grand fraud." Although Pierre Fils-Aime looked exhausted after working long hours and traveling from Miami to be a participant at the demonstration but he took no time to offer an opinion when asked what he thought of Preval and Aristide. "Preval and Aristide are both drug dealers, they are leftist dictators, and they kill and burn political opponents alive, and as long as they remain in power Haitians will continue to suffer, and greatly." Take the view of Marie Saint-Val, a nurse, who traveled from Montreal, Canada, "Admittedly, I used to be a supporter of Aristide, no more, no more, do you understand," she rhetorically asked, "this man, this faker, this monster, is a dangerous dictator, he is a thief, and what we want in Haiti is democracy, not dictatorship of the proletariat." Andrea Mathurin, a school teacher in New York City in a wheelchair who left Haiti when she was of age 7, seemed worried by Haiti's problems, perhaps because she escaped death two years ago when Aristide's bandits almost burned her alive. "I have not lost hope, I pray for Haiti every morning, one day there will be democracy in Haiti," she said, "and this will only be possible when Aristide, including Preval, is sent to jail for drug trafficking, for killing political opponents, to name only these ones." Strong enough to make both Haitians dictators, Aristide and Preval, tremble, Marie-Clair, 10, of Atlanta, Georgia, who was helping her handicapped father get out of his wheelchair, said: "daddy, daddy told me in Haiti only Preval and Aristide have food, these guys Aristide and Preval are bad, bad, bad, and if I could I would take their food away so they would know what it is like to be hungry." Another demonstrator, too, had something unpleasant, but true, to say about Aristide and Preval. "We are hungry. We have no jobs. Preval and Aristide continue to kill us. Never before was Haiti a Pariah state as it is today - all because of the chief bandits Aristide and Preval," said Renand Dormeville, 65, of Haiti. "Yo estoy aqui para soportar a la lucha para la democracia en Haiti (I am here to support the struggle for democracy in Haiti). El hombre Aristide y su companero el Preval son muy malos, criminales, criminales (This man Aristide and his friend Preval are bad, they are criminals, criminals), said Pedro Alvarez, a native of Cuba, in Spanish. If Friday's demonstration, however, was a major victory for the cause of democracy in Haiti but it was not so for the Aristide-Preval dictatorship of proletariat. Pro-Aristide leaders distributed thousands of flyers. They sent thousands of E-mails out - some of them trashing.advocates of democracy. They spent countless of hours on the radio. All, in anticipation of a major counter demonstration. Less than 30 Aristide's supporters (some of them were said to be repeated offenders) showed up."We want Aristide.We want Aristide.We want Aristide," the leftist protesters repeatedly cried. "They sure sound like a broken record and seem to be mentally unstable," said a young White American woman who said she was a law student but declined to give her name.
- OAS Mission left Haiti --- After meeting for three days with Haitian officials, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, business leaders and opposition leaders in an effort to find a solution to the three-month long Haitian political crisis, which began after the May 21 fraudulent elections for parliament and local administrative positions, an Organization of American States mission left Haiti Saturday. "We urge all concerned parties to compromise, and urge all political parties to dialogue so the presidential election scheduled for later this year may not suffer the same irregularities as May's parliamentary vote," OAS Secretary-General Cesar Gaviria said at a press conference before leaving Haiti for Washington, D.C. Opposition leaders, including Evans Paul, who rushed to the microphone to offer an opinion about the Secretary-General's press conference said "it is extremely difficult, not to say impossible, to dialogue with a political party" - a reference to former Haitian President Aristide's Lavalas party - "which is synonymous with the dictatorship of the proletariat."
Posted at: 3:31 p.m., Thursday, August 17, 2000
- Organization of American States delegation arrived in Haiti --- One day after the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval made the results for a series of fraudulent elections held over the past eleven weeks official by publishing them in the official government publication Le Moniteur or gazette an OAS delegation arrived in Haiti today to discuss the largely disputed results with government officials and members of the opposition which yesterday once again called the election results "bogus" and invalid."
Posted at 1:58 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2000
- Sex at Florida's Krome Detention Center --- Allegations that a Haitian woman and other detainees at the Krome Detention Center, in Florida, had sex with guards who allegedly convinced them they could stop the Immigration and Naturalization Service from deporting them to their native countries have forced U.S. Attorney-General Janet Reno to commence investigating the accusations at the said center. After the Haitian woman learned that she would be deported to the troubled Caribbean nation of Haiti she attempted suicide by swallowing about 45 pills, she told authorities.
- Haitian leftist dictator Preval made election results official --- The war is over. Stop contesting the election results. Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas party won. These seem to be the very undemocratic words that leftist Haitian President Rene Preval had for the opposition when he made the results for a series of fraudulent elections held over the past eleven weeks official by publishing them Wednesday in the official government publication Le Moniteur. The opposition, however, declared the published election results "fraudulent" and "invalid." Aristide's Lavalas Family party won 18 of the 19 Senate seats and 72 of the 82 seats in the lower House seats that were for grabs, said Le Moniteur. Aristide's Lavalas Family party, which many of its Senators-elect are drug baron, was, too, said to win 80% of Haiti's 133 City Halls and a significant number of urban and rural local assemblies.
Posted at: 12:31 p.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2000
- 20 Haitian boat people landed at Miami-Dade's Fisher Island, 1 dead --- Twenty Haitian boat people, including 12 men and seven women, landed at Miami's Fisher Island last night, said Miami-Dade Police Department. One of the boat people, a woman, died.While authorities are trying to determine the cause of death of the woman, the remaining 19 refugees or boat people, as they are commonly called, are being held at the Pembroke Pines Border Patrol Center.
Posted at 12:37 a.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2000
- An anti-democracy counter demonstration in New York City --- Studying the totalitarian government of Fidel Castro, which has tortured, executed and caused thousands of Cubans to flee their country in search of political freedom, is a lot like studying the dictatorship of the proletariat instituted by former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The leftist government of Rene Preval is, of course, no exception. It is, in fact, a vessel for the legacy of Arisitide's dictatorship of the proletariat. That thousands of conscious Haitians are expected to protest Aristide's dictatorship of the proletariat in front of the United Nations building, in New York City, this Friday, supporters (some of them are said to be career criminals) of totalitarian Aristide and Preval will hold a counter demonstration.
Posted at 2:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2000
- Haiti expelled first Colombian drug baron --- Carlos Botero Aspira, 60, a Colombian drug baron who had been in a Haitian jail since being caught a few weeks ago on a boat carrying 147 kilos of cocaine from Columbia to Haiti, was placed on a plane to Miami, where he was wanted on drug-related charges. Since U.S. Marshal's Service picked him up on August 9 at the Miami International Airport, he has been held in the Federal Detention Center in downtown Miami. Many interpreted the expulsion of Aspira by Haitian officials, who did not go through the lengthy extradition process, as an effort to diminish the blemish on Haiti, which has been known to be a transshipment point for Colombian drugs entering the United States.
- Haitians protested former paramilitary chief's presence in the U.S. --- A few New York City Haitian-American leaders, all supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, distributed thousands of flyers. They spent countless of hours on the radio. They even got free publicity in the New York Times. All, for an August 12 big rally ever in Queens, New York City, to protest the presence of Emmanuel "ToTo" Constant, a former Haitian paramilarty chief, in the U.S, they said. But to the chagrin of the self-proclaimed leaders less than 30 people showed up. A man, the best dressed protester, in a suit and tie, came with his wife and mistress.
Posted at: 12:35 a.m., Sunday, August 13, 2000
- Haiti may not become a full member of CARICOM --- Haitian leftist dictator Rene Preval has long sought Haiti's full membership into CARICOM, and this, in an effort to legitimize his pronounced misrule and dictatorship of the proletariat. But since Haiti remains a dictatorship of the proletariat, an indesirable nation, to name only these ones, the leftist president's dream may not come true. "CARICOM is deeply disturbed by the widespread uncertainty created by the questionable interpretation of the electoral law in relation to the results of the senatorial elections," said Jamaican Ambassador Richard Bernal, speaking for the Caribbean Community. "Final accession to the Community on the ratification by its parliament of the already agreed terms and conditions ..." and that "the legitimacy of the Haitian Parliament is therefor of paramount importance to CARICOM," said The Ambassador at last week's OAS meeting.
Posted at 8:05 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 2000
- Aristide's bandits attacked European official 's home in Haiti --- Aristide's bandits firebombed the private residence of a European Union official who was on vacation in his home country of France, a diplomat said Saturday. The Molotov cocktail burst into flames at the home of Pierre-Yves Baulain, a EU agriculture consultant, in the Petiontiville suburb of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, said a high-ranking European diplomat and several other diplomats who spoke on condition of anonymity. The firebomb caused no damage, contrary to grenades launched at the Canadian ambassador's private residence on July 27. Cars parked in the front yard of Gilles Bernier's private residence, the Canadian diplomat, were slightly damaged.
Posted at 3:27 a.m., Saturday, August 12, 2000
- Haiti to hold presidential election --- With less than less than six months left before his five-year questionable mandate is history leftist Haitian President Rene Preval said yesterday presidential election will be held on November 26.
Posted at 7:45 p.m., Thursday, August 10, 2000
- Prominent Haitians denounced Aristide-Preval's dictatorship of the proletariat misrule --- There has not been progress against the drug gangs, despite a great deal of help from the United States. But part of the cause is many well known drug barons are members of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas Family party. The government has turned a blind eye to the continuing problem of abject poverty while officials continue to pillage the public treasury. Haitians face both a surge in petty crime and state-sponsored crime, especially Aristide's paid-bandits continue to terrorize citizens and burn political opponents alive. There is also the question of a series of fraudulent elections held over the past ten weeks, favoring largely Aristide's Lavalas Family party. Electricity is rationed, often two hours a day. As millions of citizens put it: Thomas Edison's revolution has not yet taken place in Haiti. For all that, about 200 prominent Haitians, including priests, university professors, intellectuals, economists, writers and artists, signed a petition today denouncing without reservations the leftist Haitian government of Preval's pronounced misrule and that of his predecessor, Aristide's.What may be interpreted as a change of heart, however, is the signers included: Jean Casimir, a former Aristide's ambassador, in Washington, D.C., who years ago vehemently defended the former president's politics, and the Rev.William Smarth, the brother of a Preval's former prime minister. The government pronounced misrule has certainly caused Haitians to live in a markedly different country to the ones with an acceptable quality of life, said the petition.
Posted at 3:37 a.m., Thursday, August 10, 2000
- Bogus election results threaten the resumption of Haiti's badly needed international financial assistance, said U.N. Secretary-General --- Is democracy the sort of thing that leftist Haitian President Rene Preval and predecessor Jean-Bertrand Aristide want to see spreading around Haiti? Do leftist Haitian President Rene Preval and predecessor Jean-Bertrand Aristide want Haiti, the poorest country of the Western Hemisphere, to receive millions of dollars in international aid to, in part, pay for the cost of public goods and services? The answer for both questions is no, as the fraudulent results for a series of elections held over the past 10 weeks suggest. The election results, which the opposition continues to call "bogus," as it continues to express its concerns about growing state-sponsored violence, have been published by Preval in an attempt to consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat. The opposition, however, is not the only one to be concerned about state-sponsored violence and question the validity of the election results."Violence has not only significantly increased since the May 21 vote but opposition leaders have been attacked," United Nations General-Secretary Kofi Annan said in a report Wednesday. "Several opposition leaders have been attacked, and behind most of the attacks lies the complicity of Haiti's U.N.-trained police and some judicial authorities," said Annan. More worrying for millions of dirt poor Haitians, however, is the the resumption of much-needed international aid. This, which may not occur, will have to do with "Haiti's flawed elections that have deepened the country's political crisis" said Annan.
Posted at 2:16 p.m.,Wednesday, August 9, 2000
- U.N. mission member wounded in Haiti Monday dies --- Garfield Lyle of Guyana, a staff member of the United Nations International Civilian Support Mission to Haiti (MICAH) who was critically shot in the head Monday night in the capital city of Port-au-Prince died today in Miami, said Lorraine Nelson, a Jackson Memorial Hospital spokeswoman.
Posted at 12:01 a.m.,Wednesday, August 9, 2000
- Leftist Haitian government published final election results --- It is hard to imagine what could the bad news be for advocates of democracy than to learn the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval published yesterday final but fraudulent results for a series of largely contested elections held over the past 10 weeks. Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand who is well known the world over for advocating burning political opponents alive, his Lavalas Family party now holds 75 of the 83 seats of the lower Chamber of Deputies and 18 of the 27-member Senate. Now that the foundations of the dictatorship of the proletariat are solid, Aristide can be expected to have the rubber-stamped parliament fashioned the most sophisticated, perfectly laws aimed at destroying political opponents.
Posted at 3:38 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2000
- UN staff member shot in the head in Haiti --- If you want to help me consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat, just shot anyone, especially foreign officials, who happens to be an obstacle to me. That's exactly the message that bandits seem to have been getting for months from former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aistide who claimed that his Lavalas Family party won 18 of 19 Senate seats contested in the May 21 and July elections. As the U.N. continues to declare the results for both elections "bogus", Garfield Lyle from Guyana, a staff member of its International Civilian Support Mission to Haiti (MICAH), was critically shot in the head Monday night in Haiti's capital city of Port-au-Prince. Lyne was in very critical condition after being shot and was immediately flown to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, a UN. spokesperson said Tuesday.
- Woman arrested for stealing patient identity --- Perhaps a lesson well learned from officials of the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval who continue to pillage the Haitian public treasury while millions of their fellow compatriots live in abject poverty. Marlene Honore, a Haitian native who worked as an intake worker from February until May at the Dana-Farber Institute, a Boston's prestigious hospital for cancer patients, was arrested this week for allegedly used patient's name and other data to obtain $2,500 in long-distance and other telephone services, officials said yesterday. Honore, a permanent resident of the U.S. with no prior criminal record, was arraigned yesterday in Boston's Roxbury District Court on one count of larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing the $2,500 in telephone service, and one count of identity theft for allegedly giving a patient's personal data to the telephone company when it installed a phone line. Honore, 24, who lists a Woonsocket, R.I. apartment as her home address in court records pleaded not guilty and bail was set at $500.
Posted at 2:21 a.m., Sunday, August 6, 2000
- Canadian ambassador will not return to Haiti --- Though an Organization of American States delegation arrived today in Haiti to help strengthen democracy in that country, and this at the request of leftist dictator Rene Preval, still the Canadian government does not believe that Haiti is a nation where, at least, the basic rule of law is respected. The Canadian ambassador, whose private residence was attacked, allegedly by former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide' s bandits, on July 27, while on vacation in his country, will remain in Canada indefinitely, we learned late today.
- Haitians and others protested pending H-1B visa legislation --- With the U.S. economy in its 10th year expansion and the unemployment rate currently at 4.0% many U.S companies are experiencing problems finding qualified employees. As result, many of those firms have asked U.S. Congress to increase the number of H-1B visas, which allow college educated immigrants, especially those with degrees in computer science, to enter the U.S. and work here for up to six years. Citizens of many countries, however, feel excluded, the U.S. government view them as useless people - especially those with a limited education. Citizens of Haiti, where the illiteracy rate is approximately 85%, are among them. About 300 immigrants from Haiti, Cuba, Guatemala, Columbia, Peru and Nicaragua, took to the streets of Miami yesterday to protest such pending legislation.
Posted at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, August 5, 2000
- Leftist Haitian dictator asked that he again be taught democracy, OAS agreed --- Dictators of all stripes have continued to use fraudulent elections to justify their rules. So is leftist Haitian President Rene Preval one of them. He held fraudulent elections. First on May 21, and then, on July 9 - all in an effort to consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat instituted by his political godfather, predecessor and chief bandit, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The Organization of the American States declared the fraudulent election results published afterward "invalid." A price for denying the Haitian people of democracy in the name of the dictatorship of the proletariat was certainly paid last month. Japan suspended $12.5 million in economic aid to Haiti. The European Union which, too, declared the election results fraudulent may soon halt a $200 million five-year aid package. As concern is growing over the suspension of additional U.S. aid leftist dictator, Preval, asked the OAS to help strengthen democracy in his backwater nation of Haiti. The OAS agreed on Friday to send a mission to the troubled Caribbean nation. "That is needed and welcome, but the resignation of Preval from the office of the presidency and the organization of new elections by a provisional government will mean more than that. It will mean turning Haiti into a democratic state," said many opposition leaders today on hearing the news that a Preval-solicited OAS mission will soon arrive in Haiti.
Posted at 3:27 a.m., Friday August 4, 2000
- U.S. shut down training program for troubled Haitian police force --- Less than six weeks after the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval published fraudulent results for the May 21 and July 9 elections for parliament and local administrative positions the U.S. shut down a training program for Haiti's troubled police force, said a Justice Department spokesperson Thursday. The spokesperson, however, declined to say why the program which began after the 1994 military intervention to restore leftist Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the office of the presidency at a cost of more than $2 billion is now history. The said program trained about 5,000 Haitian police officers at a cost of $72 million. Still, the U.S. has nothing to show for all of the money spent because the police force is very undemocratic, and many officers have.been fired for drug trafficking. Perhaps, a lesson well learned from dictator Aristide, who, too, is said to be a drug baron. The first police class chanted in unison "we are all Lavalas,' meaning that officers from the said class belonged to Aristide's Lavalas Party.
Posted at 2:27 a.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2000
- Aristide's bandits threatened to burn judge alive --- Burning books that challenge a dictator's views occurred as early as 213 B.C., when China's Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi burned all the books in the realm in an attempt to unify thought. So were those human beings, Savonadorola, a Dominican priest, and Giorno Bruno, a rationalist philosopher and Dominican priest, too, burned alive in 1498, and 1600, respectively, by the Catholic Church. Both were first condemned as heretic by the Vatican. But today, as the practice of burning books and opponents alive is history in China and Italy, respectively, it is however, well alive in the Caribbean Nation of Haiti. Thanks to former leftist Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide who is well known around the world for burning hundreds of political opponents alive. The house of Leon Manus, the exile Haitian National Electoral Provisional Council president, who refused to publish bogus results for the May 21 elections, favoring only Aristide' Lavalas Family party candidates, was burned to the ground in June, by Aristide's bandits. Flames consumed all of his books and papers, which Aristide often viewed as threats to his rule, too. And this week, a judge investigating financial irregularities during a Lavalas former mayor's administration for the Port-au-Prince suburb of Carrefour may soon become the Bruno and Savonadorola of this month. Why not last month but this month? A great number of Aristide's opponents were burned alive last month. "You better stop investigating the former mayor, if you bring charges against him we will burn you alive," Aristide's bandits told the judge, as they demonstrated in front court house, this week.
Posted at 3:01 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2000
- Bandits attacked Haiti's Canadian Ambassador's private residence --- As former leftist Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide battles to consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat in Haiti, his bandits have reportedly launched several grenades at the Canadian Ambassador's private residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Though no one was hurt, including the Ambassador who was on vacation in his country, the July 27 incident, however, caused major damage to the Canadian diplomat private residence. Bandits did not forget the offices of the Organization of American States mission, too. A undetonated grenade was found in front of the said mission by police this past week.
Posted at 5:30 p.m., Monday July 31, 2000
- Controversial 1996 U.S. immigration law may soon be amended by Congress --- Since September1996, when U.S. Congress voted into law The Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, thousands of immigrant residents of the United States have been expelled from the country. Many of the deportees have been convicted of minor crimes, such as shoplifting. Other have been convicted of major crimes, such as drug possession with intent to distribute. Now that U.S. Congress seems ready to amend the 1996 immigration law, restoring many immigrant resident rights, such as hearings and appeals to judges that had been the law before 1996, even many non-major offenders deported may be readmitted to the U.S., said a July 29, 2000 Standard-Times article, entitled Deportation Turnaround, with a subtitle Congress Expected to Reverse Much of Controversial Law, written by John Doherty. Below is such article, which we reproduce in its entirety. We hope that such article will prove beneficial to you all our visitors, even though some or most of you have never been affected, either directly or indirectly, by the 1996 controversial immigration law.
Posted at 12:10 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2000
- De facto Haitian Prime Minister said he will resign his post --- De facto Haitian prime minister Jacques Edouar Alexis who told journalists Wednesday that he was not repeatedly slapped by former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and severely beaten by the latter security agents said today he will resign his post after members of the next Haitian parliament are sworn in. Asked what prompted him to number his days as de facto prime minister, Alexis who took office on March 26 and has not been able to put things right, as anticipated, said "my job as prime minister is only meant to be transitional, due to end after members of the next parliament are sworn in."
- Grand jury decided not to indict cop who allegedly shot Dorismond to death --- A New York City grand jury decided yesterday not to indict that city police officer, Anthony Vasquez, who allegedly shot Haitian-American Patrick Dorismond to death on March 16. An angry Dorismond's mother, Marie, called for a federal investigation. "Help us, I am in the dark now," said the grieving mother as the dead man's distraught father, Andre, stood holding his son's watch and the Reverend Al Sharpton stood behind them during a press conference yesterday. "Don't let them take my son in vain", echoed Dorismond mother, Marie, as she begged president Clinton for help. "Thank God," the cop said on learning that he was off the hook. Mayor Rudolph Guilani who took no time to order the release of Dorismond's juvenile police record after the March 16 incident said "I feel so bad that he died."
Posted at 1:12 a.m., Thursday, July 26, 2000
- International Community suspended aid for Haiti --- Holding fraudulent elections can be dangerous for dictators. That, in fact, was the message of Japan to the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval when it suspended its economic assistance for the Caribbean nation of Haiti Tuesday. Now that a member of the European Economic Community has asked his colleagues (14) to suspend all economic aid for Haiti we are pretty much convinced that others will do the same to force the leftist government of Preval to come to terms with democracy.
- Haitian opposition presented a plan to solve the two-months long political crisis --- Since leftist Haitian President Rene Preval and successor Jean-Bertrand Aristide continue to imprison themselves with the May 21 fraudulent election results the opposition presented a plan today to free them, too. The plan read as follows: 1) resignation of Rene Preval from the office of the presidency, 2) resignation of Prime Minister Jacques Edouar Alexis, 3) the office of the presidency is occupied by a provisional national government council afterward, and this until the organization of presidential election, 4) annulation of both, the May 21 and July 9 votes, and 5) organization of new elections, but with a new electoral council. But leftist dictator Preval who wants to use the May 21 fraudulent election results to legitimize his dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet responded to the opposition proposal. Believing that the opposition has been largely supported by foreign governments in its efforts to turn Haiti into a democratic state, the leftist president who has a hard time distancing himself from the bottle had a few unpleasant words, though we heard them before, for the International Community, including the U.S. "The International Community has never been a friend of Haiti. In fact, all it has been doing since Haiti became a sovereign nation is undermining everything that we have been trying to do for the citizens of this country. It didn't recognize our independence for many years." After a long pause many though the unarticulated leftist president, the greatly irresponsible president only had a "de minimus" vocabulary. Yes it was so. As the leftist demagogue was struggling to find a few more words, he said "we don't care at all if the International Community imposes economic sanctions on us." The leftist president who can hardly spell the term "democracy" closed his brief verbal attack on the International Community with "we want to proceed with the democratic process."
Posted at 2:18 a.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2000
- Wife reportedly told former Haitian President Aristide "I no longer want you for husband" --- It is hard to imagine what, exactly, early this month could be a surprise for former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide than to hear his wife of five years, Mildred Trouillot-Aristide, declares she is not happy at all and no longer wants to continue her matrimonial union with him. The former president's wife had in effect said just that, early this month, said a friend of hers who spoke to us on the condition that his name not be printed. The reasons for her unhappiness and their anticipated divorce are many. Aristide barely spends time with her and the children, thought they all inhabit the same mansion. Mrs. Trouillot-Aristide, who dislikes the politics of her husband, is preferably interested in depicting a life of elegant dances and glittering beach-side parties, added her friend. A prisoner because of her husband's politics, she cannot even venture outside of her mansion without dozens of well armed bodyguards. If Haiti had an army she could easily pass for an Army General being protected by her troops. According to Mrs. Trouillot-Aristide's friend what seemed to be a "coup de grace" for the former president was when his wife said "If this is my life, I will have to return to the U.S. so I can regain my freedom and enjoy life."
- De facto Haitian Prime Minister said he was not slapped by former president Aristide --- The largest questions to be answered during a press conference Monday by Haitian de facto Prime Minister Jacques Edouar Alexis were difficult ones. They were those: Is it true that you were severely beaten last month by former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's security agents because of a dispute at his residence over the May 21 election results? We have learned that you were repeatedly slapped by former President Aristide and asked him to spare your life because you thought that he was going to have you executed. Anything you would like to tell us about this incident, too? In answering journalists' questions, Mr. Alexis, however, presented a picture of a man not driven by the desire for truth. "I am a man who is very respectful of others, and it is absolutely not true that I quarreled with former President Aristide say being involved in a fist fight with him," said Alexis, who immediately turned to other subjects.
- Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide wanted a meeting with opposition --- Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide who wanted to consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat that he instituted years ago with what advocates of democracy, too, called "fraudulent elections" asked for a meeting this week with members of the opposition. "We certainly have no interest at all meeting with a little red priest, whom most the time many believe to resemble a cave man," said a prominent opposition member, Dr. Hubert de Ronceray - a view that reflected those of his colleagues. But as Dr. de Ronceray sincerely reiterated his call for the annulation of the fraudulent May 21 vote, including the resignation of Haitian President Rene Preval, it has become more visible that the democratic forces are acquiring a momentum that will be hard be to stop. So, too, the dictatorship of the proletariat will soon collapse.
Posted at 11:01 a.m., Sunday 23, July 23, 2000
- Stay away from Haiti, the French government told its citizens --- Haiti used to be a country which thousands of French citizens liked to visit every year. But this week the French government issued a communiqué urging its citizens to stay away from that country. The justification for the French government communiqué is that Haiti is a place where killings, chaos, and disorder are the order of the day, and they all suggest that the Caribbean island nation is a place of great danger.
- Capital flight or money laundering has become the norm in Haiti --- While the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval claims to have no money to pay for the cost of public goods and services about $250 million, however, have reportedly been transferred from the Haitian central bank to private bank accounts in Great Britain. The money has reportedly been frozen on the order of the U.S. government, suspecting that much of it came from the growing Haitian drug industry.
Posted at 12:41 a.m., Thursday, July 20, 2000
- Leftist Haitian government faces mass protest today --- For governments whose purpose is to perpetuate the dictatorship of the proletariat, the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval provides uniquely examples. It holds a series of fraudulent elections. It jails and kills opposition candidates. All in an effort to assure itself of an easy official transfer of power to former leftist Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide Lavalas Family party, with him as president. And this, when its questionable mandate expires next year. However, as the opposition continues to call for the resignation of the leftist president millions of Haitians now believe that the government days are numbered. Others may soon, too, believe so as thousands of people are expected to respond to the opposition call for a mass protest today in the provincial city of Gonaives to demand that leftist tyrant Preval resigns immediately.
Posted at 3:07 a.m.,Wednesday July 19, 2000
- Leftist Haitian government assaulted the international community for its refusal to accept bogus election results --- Not for nothing the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval convened a meeting of mayors fraudulently elected in the May 21 elections at the Haitian national palace yesterday morning. "The international community has no right to interfere into Haiti's internal affairs," said the government in a press conference. "We don't care at all about what the international community has to say about the May 21 elections," added the government which does not distinguish between killing opposition candidates and mice. Perhaps, a lesson well learned from former leftist Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide who often advocates the burning of political opponents alive. Other things about the leftist Haitian government press conference may, too, be told with a delicious sense of irony. As Haitians remain dirt poor and hundreds of them continue to die on a daily basis from malnutrition the government said: "Haiti is capable of paying for the cost of public goods and services, and we do not need a dime from the international community." The government most acid contempt, however, was reserved for the United States which returned to Haiti a leftist tyrant named Aristide, in 1994. "Permanent resistance," said the government, "to U.S. imperialism will enable us to continue with our struggle against all of the other imperialist countries which ultimate objectives are to completely destroy Haiti." The Organization of American States and the United Nations which, too, continue to declare the results for the May 21 elections "bogus", were not exempted. Judging the government press conference the opposition may indeed be right to "say had Graham Grene lived to write about Haiti again his new novel on that Caribbean country would certainly be entitled: the super comedians," a reference to government officials and firebrand Aristide. The opposition reiterated "Haitian President Rene Preval is grossly incompetent. He held fraudulent elections on May 21, and then July 9." What the opposition, however, to demand of Preval? "Since Preval should not, too, be allowed to continue to drink whisky for breakfast every day at the Haitian national palace we demand that he resigns and leaves the keys behind the main entrance door." But one opposition member, attorney Reynold George, went as far as calling upon the U.S. to return tyrant Aristide, chief bandit Aristide to Washington, D.C., where he lived during his three years of exile before he was returned to Haiti in a glass box by the same U.S. he not long ago violently turned against. Refer to Aristide's bandits stoned U.S. embassy below, one of our great reportorial accomplishments about the leftist tyrant.
Posted at 12:07 a.m., Thursday 13, 2000
- Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Wife, a VIP spectator at Boston's Tall Ships 2000 events --- As thousands of desperately poor Haitians who were promised a better life by former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide continued to flee Haiti on rickety fishing boats, with Miami as their final destination, the former President's wife, Mildred Trouillot-Aristide, reportedly accepted an invitation from former U.S. congressman Joseph Kennedy's family to be among the VIPs at Boston's Tall Ships 2000 events. Mrs. Trouillot-Aristide, who arrived in Boston Sunday, surely at the expense of the Haitian taxpayers, has reportedly said since she does not want her short visit to be politicized by the Boston Haitian-American community she keeps a low profile. The international flotilla, which include 130 ships from 35 countries, began revisiting Boston's harbor Tuesday, and the event will end on July 21.
Posted at 1:37 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2000
- 24 Haitian boat people apprehended in Florida --- Twenty-four Haitian boat people, including 16 men, seven women and one boy, who the U.S. Border Patrol believed were from the Bahamas were apprehended by Sunny Isles Beach Police, in Florida, about 5 a.m. Sunday.
- Haitian opposition hails low voter turnout --- The first step in the development of a democracy - free and fair elections - was not accomplished in Haiti on May 21 when elections for parliament and local administrative positions were held. Since voters realized that the May 21 vote was rigged, favoring only former Haitian President Lavalas Family partly, they decided to stay home Sunday as runoff elections were being held. One opposition leader, Reynold Georges of the party Convergence said: "There were no elections, because the turn out was very, very low. This was a victory, first for the Haitian people and, second, for the opposition," a view that reflected those of many other opposition candidates.
Posted at 7:23 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2000
- Marie Etienne, Renowned Haitian-American defender of abused women in Broward County, in Florida, died Monday --- Proudly were thousands of citizens, in Broward County, Florida, of Marie Etienne, a renowned defender of abused women, they wished she was the 1999 Nobel Prize Laureate for Human Rights. Unfortunately, Ms. Etienne, who earned a bachelor's degree in education from St. Louis University in 1971 and a master's degree in social work from Gaineville University in 1973, died Monday after suffering a heart attack. She was 52. Ms. Etienne who clearly saw herself as a person capable of acquiring additional formal training at the graduate level was pursing a doctorate in human resource development and adult education at Florida International University at the time of her sudden death. On earth, at any rate, the best is still being said of Ms. Etienne, who was fluent in five languages - Haitian-Creole, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. "Her loss is a tragic loss for us here at Women In Distress," said executive director Christine Thrower. " She was an intensely private person who was intensely committed to her clients. She had a way of letting you to know of the gravity of their situation. She will be very difficult to replace."
- In Haiti, 2d round of vote boycotted --- The resentment that millions of Haitians felt at being robbed of their May 21 votes by Haiti's dictatorship of the proletariat culminated into a low voter turnout as voting for the second round of elections for parliament and local positions took place without international observers yesterday. In some respects the opposition deserves credit - particularly for its intensified campaign which aimed at urging voters to stay home. Meanwhile, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who affixed his signature under a document authorizing more than 20,000 U.S. troops to disembark in Haiti in 1994, said today through his spokesperson Yvon Neptune "Haiti is a sovereign nation and the U.S. has no right to interfere into its internal affairs."
- Three Boston's Haitian-Americans shot in Haiti today --- Mrs. Pompulus, her son and mother who boarded a plane at Boston's Logan International airport this morning were robbed and shot today by bandits in Haiti. Mrs. Pompulus, who was shot three times, was transported to the hospital. So were her son and mother who were each shot one.
- In Haiti, President of Haitian Chamber of Industries asked opposing parties to find a compromise --- Richard Coles, president of Haitian Chamber of Industries asked all opposing political parties in Haiti to find a compromise. "Haiti is too much in a bad shape for the International Community to impose economic and political sanctions on this country as the Organization of American States and many foreign countries continue to declare the results for the May 21 elections invalid. It will sure be in the best interest of this nation for all concerned opposing parties to find a compromise so we may avert the worse."
Posted at 3:41 a.m., Sunday, July 9, 2000
- Many are opposed to Aristide's consolidation of dictatorship of the proletariat --- Anyone curious about Haiti should consider reading former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's history of urging paid-bandits to burn political opponents alive. The person inquiring about Haiti should, too, read Aristide's history of rigging elections. In the town of Hinche, Aristide's bandits attacked with machetes and sticks hundreds of people protesting the largely fraudulent results for the May 21 elections this week. Many demonstrators were severely beaten by police while nothing happened to Aristide's paid-bandits. In about five other towns and cities, thousands of people calling for the nullification of the results were, too, attacked by Aristide's paid-bandits. Nothing represents the growing division significance of Aristide and many of his allies better than Father Joachin Samedi, a well known leftist radical, who has now violently turned against the former leftist president. Lately, violence has been the norm between Aristide's bandits and Samedi's in the southern city of Jeremie. Of course, Father Samedi is not along. After swallowing his fear that not submitting fraudulent election results to the national election headquarters favoring only Aristide's party candidates may cost him his life the president of the Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council for the North of Haiti, a key supporter of the former president, resigned his post this week. The Organization of American States ordered its monitors out of Haiti this week It is now troubled about the whole the election process. France and Canada, however, are not the only countries to declare the election results largely fraudulent. The United States again declared Friday the election results largely fraudulent and does not believe the coming November presidential election will be fair and free.
Posted at 6:01 a.m., Saturday, July 8, 2000
- Election violence continues in Haiti --- Supporters of a losing mayor candidate wounded 12 people and set six houses on fire Thursday in the provincial town of Anse-d'Hainault. Anse-d'Hainault, a coastal town with an estimated population of 29,000 in the tip of Haiti's southern peninsula, about 135 miles west of Port-au-Prince, has for a long time been known for election violence.
Posted at 2:31 a.m., Friday, July 7, 2000
- A nothing Caribbean nation Prime Minister said fraudulent election results are what is good for Haiti --- While countries, including the U.S. and Canada, with a long tradition of democracy continue to declare the results for the May 21 election results in Haiti "bogus" Kenny Anthony, the Prime Minister of a nothing Caribbean nation called St. Lucia, said in a press conference with leftist Haitian President Rene Preval this week "the elections reveal a true expression of the people of Haiti and, despite administrative errors." As the nameless Prime Minister continued to pretend to be an authority on democracy it sure proved that he had nothing at all to say about the dire state of his own country's economy. "None of the flaws are of a fundamental nature." On the other hand, Preval who is said to choose a glass of vodka over a cup of coffee early in the morning said "I' m afraid the Haitian people will turn their back on this exercise we call voting and decide to use all those options that are not democracy."
Posted at 2:51 p.m., Thursday, July 6, 2000
- Impose a blanket of economic and political sanctions on Haiti, demanded U.S. Senator Jesse Helms ---- As the United States tries to add Haiti as a new democracy to the map former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, famously known as "the Grand Ayatollah", continues to urge his paid-bandits to burn political opponents alive. At the same time, he fraudulently claimed that his Family is Life party candidates won 18 of the 19 Senate seats contested in the May 21 elections. What else may help one understand why Aristide is famously known as the "Grand Ayatollah"? Not long ago his paid-bandits almost burned the U.S. flag. His paid-bandits reportedly burned U.S. President Clinton in effigy. His paid-bandits smeared the walls of the U.S. embassy in Port-au-Prince with human excrement and promised to burn the edifice housing the diplomatic mission to the ground as they burned use tires in front of it. What was U.S. Senator Jesse Helms to do yesterday in an effort to make the "Grand Ayatollah" behave? Suspend all economic aid to Haiti, President Clinton it is time to reconsider your U.S. foreign policy in Haiti, read a yesterday Senate resolution. The Senate resolution, too, congratulated Haitians for trying to turn Haiti into a democratic state. At issue, too, in the Senate resolution, was the controversial count that gave18 of the19 Senate seats contested in the May 21 elections to candidates of Aristide's Family is Life party without a runoff. It called the results "bogus", suggesting that only 5 of Aristide's Family is Life party candidates were duly elected. As a result, the Senate resolution demanded that the will of the Haitian people be respected. Because it is believed that the U.S. only cannot help Haiti achieve democracy the Senate resolution urged foreign democracies to help the Caribbean nation. Consider the 4th of July, U.S. independence day, which is usually celebrated at the private residence of that country's ambassador. It wasn't celebrated this year. This, too, clearly suggests that the Embassy did not want to count the "Grand Ayatollah" as one of its guests. Enter the reaction of the Haitian Chamber of Commerce, the Haitian Catholic Church and many unions to the fraudulent election results. "Publishing fraudulent election results is not what democracy means. It is wrong to publish fraudulent results.We sure do not want to contribute to the fraud and declare the results invalid."
Posted at 1:21 a.m., Tuesday, July 4, 2000
- Haitian de facto Prime Minister is reportedly put under house arrest after being severely beaten --- For years, Jacques Edouard Alexis found success as Minister of Education and de facto Prime Minister in the leftist totalitarian government of Haitian President Rene Preval. Critics say that Preval absolutely has no power. He is an alcoholic. He is not brainy at all. He is just warming the presidential seat for Aristide who has already made his intentions known that next year he will regain the office of the presidency he was forced to abandon in 1995 after his term expired. But today, Alexis who is said to object to the publication of the May 21 election largely fraudulent results, favoring only Aristide's "Family is Life" party's candidates, is accused by the former president and senior members of his party of disloyalty - of not being a "bona fide" team player. The notion of loyalty to Aristide means blind acceptance, especially acceptance of his crimes - even if they include burning political opponents alive. Like many Chinese and Soviet citizens who joined their country's communist parties only to be later sent to re-education camps, Alexis has reportedly been severely beaten and put under house arrest by Aristide's thugs with impeccable Maoist credentials.
- Aristide's partisans killed over fraudulent election results ---- After calling the results for the May 21 election "bogus" and accuse Aristide's Family is Life party candidate Pierre Maccene Dorval of stealing the election through rigging, partisans of mayoral opposition candidate Felix Gracou clashed with those of Dorval in Ile-a-Vache, an island of 12,000 people off Haiti's southern coast, Sunday. Three houses belonging to Dorval were set ablaze, reportedly by Gracou's partisans. Two Dorval's supporters were said to be attacked with machetes and died. A third was hit by a bullet and was seriously wounded.
Posted at 2:37 a.m., Sunday, July 2, 2000
- The Organization of American States may count Haiti out --- Sure enough, old dictatorial habits die hard. A case that may help you understand our contention is that of the international community which invests an extraordinary amount of money and effort to turn former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide into a person who does not view democracy as a nuisance, or threat. Still, he remains a totalitarian dictator. Worse of all, he continues to urge his paid-bandits to burn political opponents alive. Aristide, an absolutist, too, fraudulently claimed that his Family is Life party won 16 of the17 senate seats contested in the May 21 elections. Unfortunately, because Haiti was a dictatorship of the proletariat, it did not have an Attorney General to prosecute him for fraud, which could certainly result in a five-year prison sentence, or more, accompanied by thousands of dollars in fine. However, Haiti was lucky enough for the Organization of American States to declare the fraudulent election results published late last month by successor Rene Preval invalid. As its decision not to validate the bogus election results remains unchanged, things now spell more trouble for Haiti. It has been reported that the OAS is considering the possibility to no longer count Haiti as one of its members. If Haiti is expelled from the OAS it will somehow resemble that of a little boy being expelled from school for misbehaving.
Posted at 3:01 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2000
- UN Human Development Report 2000 ranks Haiti at bottom for quality of life in the world --- "Capitalism is a mortal sin. You the poor, as poor as I am, go and ask the bourgeois why you are hungry. They stole the money they now have from you and me. The money doesn't belong to them. They have seven days to bring it in. If not, what ever happens to them I will not be responsible," declared former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on September 27, 1991. It was, too, in response to millions of Haitians who lived in absolute poverty that the former president first proclaimed in the early 1990s that "If were to enjoy an acceptable quality of life I would want the same, even for the poorest of the poor of my fellow Haitian compatriots. Otherwise, I would want my quality of life to reflect that of my extremely poor Haitian brothers and sisters." But today, for Aristide, Haiti's most famous dictator, Haiti's notorious chief bandit, Haiti's drug baron, the meaning of quality life is maximizing his own personal wealth by any means necessary. He is said to be worth at least $50 million. Prior to attending the wedding of former U.S. Congressman Joseph Kennedy years ago, he purchased 5 suits for $35,000. He has his own private helicopter and leaves in a mansion. Not bad for a former shantytown priest. However, since the reality of Haiti's poverty (Haitians are worse off today than they were years ago) continues to reflect an accelerated decline in life expectancy, high illiteracy rate, and inhumane social conditions, the UN Human Development Report 2000 ranks Haiti at the bottom (150th) for quality of life in the world, out of 174 countries surveyed.
Posted at 2:21 a.m., Thursday, June 29, 2000
- Haitian opposition calls for president's resignation --- Haitian President Rene Preval is not the right man for Haiti. "He is violent, corrupt and incompetent," declares the Haitian opposition. "Preval, murderer," echoes the opposition. Now consider the May 21 elections. The opposition calls the results "bogus." In an effort to to see an end to the dictatorship of the proletariat, perpetual abject poverty, perpetual gross human rights violations and drug trafficking, the opposition calls for the resignation of Preval.
Posted at 2:04 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, 2000
- Ex-cop gets 15 years for Louima's torture --- Charles Schwarz, a fired New York City Patrolman, was sentenced Tuesday to15 years and 8 months in prison for holding down Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant, as he was tortured and sodomized in a police station bathroom in the Brooklyn New York City section in August 1997. The sentencing magistrate, U.S.District Court Judge Eugene Nickerson, also ordered Schwarz, now 34, to pay Louima $277,495 in restitution. "I refuse to go down quietly and I refuse to lay down and die. Although I' am sorry that Abner Louima and his family suffered greatly, I refuse to apologize or take responsibility for crime in which I took no part," said a defiant Schwarz as he stood before federal judge Nickerson. However, if the sentence seemed too long for Shwarz's wife, Andrea, who said "one day in prison is too long. It's a terrible day," it wasn't so for Louima. "This was a disappointment today. I was hoping for the maximum for Schwarz. But Justice is still served. I hope the sentence today sends a clear message, that no one is above the law," echoed Louima outside the federal court house.
Posted at 3:01 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2000
- Haiti, an unwanted guest at World Forum on Democracy --- Freedom House's 1999 own ranking suggests that only 86 countries as properly free. Since 133 nations were invited at the World Democracy Forum in Poland (July 25-27) one may conclude that there were quite a number of imposters. However, Haiti, a would be imposter, was politely asked to ignore its invitation. Accustomed to rigging elections, just to name these ones, the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval would sure use the forum to buy itself sympathy among human rights advocates everywhere in the world while it remained a dictatorship of the proletariat. So, too, would it use the forum to pull over the eyes of those abroad who judge the legitimacy of the May 21 vote for parliamentary and nearly 7,500 local administrative positions.
Posted at 6:25 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2000
- U.S. Customs found cocaine on board of Aristide's plane --- Not a surprise at all. When it comes to Haiti, a country with a phony democracy, it is business as usual. U.S.Customs in Miami found Saturday night 290 pound of cocaine with an estimated wholesale street value of $2.3 million on board of an Air D'Haiti plane. The pilot of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Air D'Haiti plane, Robert Bruce Karns, 63, and Anicet Voigt, 41, were arrested. Paul Voigt, 43, the husband of Anicet, was, too, put under arrest. However, as it seemed like U.S. Customs' intermediate objective was to increase the number of arrests so hopefully Haiti would cease to be a favored route for Colombian drug traffickers to get their illicit product to markets in the United States (their ultimate objective). By making arrangements to deliver the drugs to people they say were supposed to receive them U.S. Customs arrested Sunday Mathieu, 45, of Tampa, and Sylvera Mathurin, 40 of Haiti. Raymond Joseph, 50, of Haiti, and Rochambeau Dolcine, 43, of Miami, too, suffered the same fate. Many people may well ask why for a country with an estimated population of 8 million people, the police anti-drugs unit has less than 25 staff. In other words, one anti-narcotics officer for 333, 333.3 citizens.Why 67 tones of cocaine passed through Haiti in 1999 and no one was convicted. Remember, many of the drug barons who should be confined to life in prison will, in fact, soon begin representing Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Family is Life party (Family is Life has been less than a party than cronies' network, with no economic program save, too, killing political opponents) in the next Haitian congress. Perhaps, the next Haitian congress should be called: Aristide-narco-congress-for-life, since Aristide is, too, an absolutist.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a drug baron, said former Port-au-Prince mayor --- "Well, I hope I am not telling you something about Aristide you already now. This guy is a drug dealer. In fact, he even uses people as mules," individuals who carry small quantities, "so he can get his drugs to foreign markets," said former Port-au-Prince mayor Evans Paul on Radio Anacaona Sunday - a weekly Haitian-American radio magazine program. "Not surprising, foreign market sales numbers are the envy of this guy Aristide," said a former Aristide's supporter who insisted on anonymity.
Posted at 6:01p.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2000
- Uncle Sam burned in effigy in Haiti --- Leftist Haitian dictator Jean-Bertrand Aristide, anti-United States drug baron Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has been thinking hard of late - about the fraudulent May 21 elections for parliament and thousands of local positions, upon which his consolidation of the dictatorship of the proletariat depends. That a May 5 Port-au-Prince U.S. embassy communiqué said "the U.S. fully supports the Organization of American States decision not to validate the results for the May 21 elections," Aristide's anti-imperialism went on the rise yesterday, bringing squawks of protest from his paid-bandits demanding the immediate publication of the long-delayed vote results. Bandits in the capital city of Port-au-Prince had reportedly burned in effigy U.S. President Clinton. Outside the U.S. embassy in Port-au-Prince, bandits set tire barricades aflame and chanted anti-American slogans. "Down with the U.S. The U.S. is a nation of thieves. The thieves of that nation are not going to steal our elections." said many of them carrying concealed weapons, thought too poor to even buy themselves one meal a day. As the well-orchestrated protest became more violent, police did nothing but watch.. "We are not going to let the thieves steal our elections. There are so many thieves inside," a reference to the U.S. embassy compound, "and we will burn them all alive," chanted in unison many of the skinny-bone and dirt poor bandits. At the nearby United Nations Plaza, bandits had a particular reason to continue their anti-U.S. protest: An American flag was there. They lowered the flag and nearly set it ablaze before police ferociously grabbed the flag that one of the men holding it fell to the ground. Successive attempts to re-enter possession of the flag failed. Still, no one was taking away in handcuffs. Here again Aristide violently turns against the U.S. that returned him to power in 1994 at the cost (accounting and economic) of more than $3 billion. The U.S., which donated $12 million for the elections, would have done the cause of democracy in Haiti a particular favor by keeping the notorious leftist terrorist in exile for ever.
Posted at 3:39 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2000
- Haitian government published bogus elections results --- Despite a top election official, Leon Manus, fled the country Friday after receiving death threats, the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval published today, about 1: p.m., the long-delayed May 21 election results, guaranteeing Aristide's party an absolute majority in the next Haitian Senate Chamber. 16 senate seats went to Aristide's party, just one short of the17 seats that were for grab. Even though Haiti is called "republic," the16 senators-elect did not get their jobs because of the will of the people who had been fed an extraordinary stream of anti-U.S. propaganda. Rather, the so-called senators-elect, who pledged total allegiance to Aristide, got their jobs because of his terror apparatus and pronounced fraud. That means their claim to legitimacy is extremely thin. Events, however, did not seem to be cooperating in the aftermath of the government publication of the bogus election results. Opposition politicians rushed for the microphones to denounce what they called "Aristide's consolidation of the dictatorship of the proletariat."
- Haiti's top election official fled for life --- They met, they met again, they met once again. Still, Mr. Manus, Haiti's top election official, defied former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and successor Rene Preval's order to publish bogus results for the May 21 elections so Aristide's Family is Life party would have an absolute majority in the next Haitian parliament. As it became more difficult to get things right, Mr. Manus, a 78-old former court of appeals judge, was told that he would be killed. Then, came another way for him to look at things. On Friday afternoon, after he asked for asylum in the Port-au-Prince German embassy, he crossed the border into the Dominican Republic, with Boston, Massachusetts, as his final destination.
- Seven Haitians killed, eight badly wounded --- Aristide often talks the language of improving the life of Haitians for the better, but his overriding aim is to become richer at their expense.Yesterdy, Dominican Republic Army officers fired on a truckload of his victims trying to cross the border illegally in search of a better life. Seven Haitians were killed and at least eight badly wounded when the truck overturned.
Posted at 2:12 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2000
- Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council President asked for asylum --- In the Caribbean nation of Haiti, defying former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's order to publish the final results for the May 21 elections favoring only his Family is Life party's candidates does not come cheap. Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council President, Leon Manus, resigned his post and asked for asylum in the Port-au-Prince German Embassy after receiving death threats yesterday afternoon. "We want all of our 16 senate candidates to be officially declared victors ... not 5, not 7, and not even 15, and again, all of our 16 senate candidates. We can govern the country by ourselves, and you are not going to be an obstacle to us. You better sign the election results ... and we mean no later than today Friday. If not we will kill you," senior members (bandits) of Aristide's Family is Life party told the former 78-year old former appeals court judge yesterday, less than 30 minutes after meeting with Aristide's political godson, Haitian President Rene Preval at the Caribbean nation's White House. Two other members of the said electoral council, too, resigned their posts and went into exile after learning they were being marked for assassination.
Posted at 10:12 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2000
- U.N. declares Haiti's election results invalid --- That the United Nations is suspicious of the Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council fraud instincts, it asks for a recount of the May 21 election votes. However, famously is former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide for urging paid-bandits to burn political opponents alive, many members of his Family is Life party took to the streets of Port-au-Prince today, setting up barricades of flaming tires, stoning and burning cars - all in an effort to force Haiti's largely discredited Provisional Electoral Council to publish the final results for the May 21 bogus elections.
- Aristide's bandits stoned U.S. embassy --- In a scene reminiscent to the stoning of the Papal Nuncio Apostolic private residence in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1991, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's bandits, who have been educated in the notion of Maoism, stoned this week that capital city United States embassy. The windshield of a car parked in the embassy's front yard was broken. Civilized citizens who were accustomed to some of the embassy's halls could hardly recognize them since they were all whitewashed with human excrement. "The U.S. better stop interfering into Haiti's internal affairs", said many of the bandits. The bandits' promise to burn the edifice housing the U.S.embassy to the ground was, too, as much about a May 5 Port-au-Prince U.S. embassy communiqué supporting the Organization of American States' decision not to validate the May 21 election bogus results as about the U.S DEA's presence in the drug infested nation of Haiti..
Posted at 12:22 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2000
- Amnesty International said Haiti remains a human rights perpetrator --- Were gross human rights violations a legitimate goal of the the Haitian government of Rene Preval, in 1999? Amnesty International Annual Report 1999 provides a clear answer to the above question. Below are excepts from the said annual report.
- Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council to publish final results of elections --- When a person describes you as a "candidate of the Fraud Party", and when, in so doing, he is trying helpfully to suggest that you are part of the "Evil Party," you are one of the said party's drug dealer or drug baron candidates to be fraudulently elected senator - is the rather glum word on the streets these days both in Haiti and among the Haitian immigrant community in the United States. Such is the case of 16 senate candidates, all members of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Family is Life party. At first, the Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council said they all overwhelmingly won the May 21 elections. But when the Haitian National Electoral Council a few days later said the aim of the results previously published was to calm an impatient electorate, it was only after the opposition, in part, convinced the Organization of the American States not to validate the bogus election results. Having learned its lesson, the opposition expects something similar to happen when the largely discredited Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council publishes this coming Friday the final results of the May 21 elections for the next Haitian congress and thousands of local positions.
Posted at 5:35 p.m., Monday, June12, 2000
- Another sad day for democracy --- It was called "election day" in Haiti's Grande Anse district, southwest of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, yesterday. And this, more than two weeks after the vote was postponed when the rest of the country was said to have overwhelmingly voted on May 21 former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Family is Life party's candidates giving the said party an absolute majority in the next Haitian parliament.Were yesterday's elections for two senators, 11 members of the lower House of Congress and dozens of municipal positions another political farce? Was yesterday's vote largely fraudulent in an effort to further consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat instituted by Aristide? Was yesterday's vote synonymous with an electoral "coup d'etat", as were the May 21 elections? Most opposition candidates, who vehemently refused to contribute to yesterday's political masquerade, think so.
Posted at 12:15 a.m., Sunday, May 11, 2000
- Aristide's man shot dead over drug money ---- Why was Wislorme Jocelyn, a former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Family is Life political party member and selectman-elect for the town of Grand Goave, less than 35 miles south of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, shot dead Friday in the town of the same name? According to eye witnesses the explanation lies in a drug deal (3,000 kilos of cocaine) gone bad.
Posted at 1:52 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2000
- Aristide, another major drug case for the U.S. ---- Not long ago, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was best known around the world as a president who took no time to urge supporters to burn political opponents alive. No more, according to former Haitian chamber of commerce president Olivier Nadal. "Now, he is a drug baron, he is a narco-crime lord, " writes Mr, Nadal in this week New York-based Haiti-Observateur newspaper. "On the most the reliable estimmates, Aristide sits on miilions of narco-dollars, Aristide stands on millions of narco-dollars when unable to disguise the cash from crime as legitimate investments, when there is no need to use the cash to foster political instability," adds Mr. Nadal. But when Mr. Nadal remarks that history arrived first in Panama with the arrestation of former Panamian drug baron, Manuel Noriega, and then will in the near future repeat itself, but this time in Haiti, he was referring to Aristide. "America should indict Aristide for his control of the cocaine traffic targetting America's youth," further writes Mr. Nadal. But if a May 29 U.S. News & World Report article written by Linda Robinson depicts, too, the growing but pernicious Haitian drug industry, it also mirrors the state of the capital city that has no working traffic lights, and main streets are deeply crated with potholes. This article, entitled "The Cocaine Connection", is rich in information about Aristide's Family is Life party senior members playing a major role in the drug trade, not surprisingly names of police superintendents stealing drug money. The article tells, too, the stories of those who are believed to be behind murders in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. And here are excerpts from the U.S. News & World Report article:
Posted at 5:59 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2000
- Haiti, the drugs land --- It holds largely fraudulent elections. It kidnaps more than 65 opposition candidates and supporters. It fails to improve the quality of life of Haitians, as officials continue to pillage the public treasury. But now, one more thing can be said with reasonable confidence about the leftist Haitian government of Rene Preval. It has allowed Haiti to become a transshipment point for Colombian drugs entering the United States. The Miss Shandy Express, a vessel flagged in Honduras, left the Haitian port of Port-de-Paix Thursday and arrived in Miami Monday night with 450 pounds of cocaine as its sole cargo. The 150-foot Miss Shandy Express became the12th. vessel busted after U.S. Costums agents boarded it on Tuesday morning. However, consider the following list of cocaine shipments from Haiti to the U.S. and the more than 65 opposition candidates kidnaped by the government, though 11 have been released, since the May 21 vote, you will sure become convinced on a scale of 0 to10 that Haiti scores high (10) on the list of drugs exporting countries, but dismally low (0) on democracy. Nov. 24: Sylvia Express, 832.5 pounds; Nov. 25: Biak, 656 pounds; Jan. 13: Flora V, 216.5 pounds; Feb. 5: Hardness, 1,138 pounds; Feb. 5: Rio Star, 846 pounds; Feb. 5: Croyance, 541 pounds; Feb. 5: Caribbean Seashore, 524 pounds; Feb. 10: Anita, 227 pounds; April: St.Luc, 140 pounds; May 10: Luyenda, 164 pounds; May 31: Sarah V, 180 pounds; June 6: Miss Shandy Express, 450 pounds.Source: U.S. Customs. In simple arithmetic, the Tuesday seizure brought the number of pounds of cocaine from ships out of Haiti seized since November to at least 5,875.
- Haitian voodoo priest says give me $100.000 and I put a curse on them all for you --- He might be dirt poor, illiterate and infirm, still he hasn't lost hope that one day he will be a wealthy man, at least, by Haitian standards. Such is the case of a Haiti-based Haitian voodoo priest who asks to be paid $100.0000 in U.S. currency to put a curse on the foreign soccer teams that will soon compete with the Haitian National Soccer team for the Americas' Cup top prize.
Posted at 2:20 a.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2000
- Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council wrote Organization of American States --- Who would want to do business with Haiti? Only the comedians or people who seem not to know what exactly they are doing, most people would say. The Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council first said only Aristide's Family is Life party candidates won all seats in the upper house and more than 40 in the lower house in the May 21 largely fraudulent elections. However, in a May 6 letter sent to the OAS, which refused to validate the results of the May 21 masquerade, meaning the elections, the Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council said the aim of the results previously published was to calm the impatient Haitian voters. It is, perhaps, not surprising that many candidates have now considered themselves winners emerged from the May 21 vote when, in fact, we have yet to publish the final results of the said vote.We know that the OAS is a friend of Haiti, and hope it will understand that human beings often make mistakes. As a result Aristide's Family is Life terrorist party had not only tried to destroy the good reputation of the OAS, as the contents of its press releases suggested, but, too, made its intentions known to sue in international court. That a May 5 Port-au-Prince U.S. embassy communiqué said the United States government fully supports the OAS decision not to validate the results of the fake elections, Aristide's party angrily attacked the United States. "Haiti is a sovereign country. The United States has no right to interfere into the internal affairs of Haiti. It is sure an indication that the imperialist "the United States" has a plan to destroy Haiti." Like thousands of other Haitians, no longer a key supporter of Aristide, whom he previously chastised for many of Haiti's problems, a political science professor, who spoke to us for this report on the condition that his name not be printed said: "Not surprising that those same communist nostalgics completely forget - perhaps they all suffer from amnesia - that it was only five years ago the same U.S. they now view as the great Satan returned the little red priest" - a reference to Aristide - "to power at the cost of more than $3 billion."
Posted at 2:20 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2000
- U.S. supported OAS decision not to validate Haitian election results --- Even if Aristide's Family is Life party may be close to officially have an absolute majority in the the next Haitian parliament so the dictatorship of the proletariat can further be consolidated, growing support in the Clinton Administration for the Organization of American States, which has refused to validate the results of the largely fraudulent May 21 election for parliament and local positions, has caused many of the so-called victors and chief bandit Aristide to start thinking the unthinkable. "The United States government supports without reservations the Organization of American States' decision not to validate the May 21 election results.We urge the Haitian National Electoral Council to address all of the problems identified by the OAS Mission. In addition, we hope all the political parties will remain engaged in the electoral process", said a May 5 Port-au-Prince U.S. embassy communiqué. Does this turn of events, too, mean the Haitian National Provisional Electoral Council is not viewed by the International Community as a credible body? This is exactly what many political analysts think. However, whether the results of the elections chronicle success or failure for Aristide, but two things are sure to happen. First, advocates of democracy will, for a longtime, remember in many cases there was evidence of pronounced fraud on May 21. More than 1 million ballots disappeared.Voters were urged to vote only for Aristide's party candidates. Supporters of opposition candidates were forbidden from monitoring the voting process. Hundreds of boxes of ballots were taken to the Haitian National palace and police precincts. Second, in addition to an opposition candidate killed by Aristide's mobs, more than 65 were kidnapped by Haitian President Rene Preval just one day after the dangerous political masquerade.
- Haitian leftist dictator says no to Uncle Sam's war on drugs --- It did not take long.Within minutes of the landing of a Colombian plane with a large quantity of cocaine on board in the city of Leogane, Haiti, yesterday, heavily armed men took control of the plane and then disappeared with its contents. So enraged was the population of that city, less than 30 miles south of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, it set the plane on fire afterward. And, leftist Haitian President Rene Preval who loves nothing more than his bottle has yet to show the intelligence, commitment and energy to help the U.S. wins the war against drugs in that Caribbean nation. In addition to the largely fraudulent May 21 elections, the U.S. now has more than one reason to suspend economic aid, said many Haitians whose sons and daughters' lives have been lost to drugs.
Posted at 2:31 a.m., Sunday, May 4, 2000
- Organization of American States declared Haiti's election results invalid--- The May 21 vote, in Haiti, was to have been one of triumph for democracy. Unfortunately, because Haitian President Rene Preval and predecessor Jean-Bertrand Aristide rigged the electoral machinery it was, rather, an acclamation of the latter. According to partial returns from the largely bogus elections for parliament and local positions, his Family is Life party seized control of Haiti's Senate, sweeping 16 of the 17 seats that were for grabbed. But what was the Organization of American States to do with courage and fortitude about the results early this week? In a letter to Haiti's so-called electoral council and President Preval, Orlando Marville, chief of the OAS election observer mission, said: "The percentage attributed to leading Senate candidates reveals a very serious error. Only if the percentage of votes won by all candidates is recalculated will the election results be validated." Such procedure could force several Family is Life party candidates declared Senate winners to run in a second round of voting, though they all appear ready to be swore in so Haiti can further be succumbed to the dictatorship of the proletariat - a threat to fragile democracies in the rest of the world.
Posted at 1:21 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2000
- In Haiti, opposition calls for sanctions on leftist government --- Can the Organization of American States persuade, or bludgeon, the leftist Haitian government, the totalitarian Haitian government into respecting human rights and holding free and fair elections? Haitian opposition believes so, as its call for that organization to invoke Resolution 1080, which enables the region's foreign ministers to take political action (i.e., other members withdraw their ambassadors from Haiti) against a member like Haiti, where fraudulent elections were held on May 21, suggests.
Posted at 1:31 a.m., Friday, May 2, 2000
- Cuba to sue Haiti --- Trash generated by the Haitian firm that produces the juice calls "Juna" for domestic consumption is said to be disposed in Haitian territorial waters, which are in close proximity to those of Cuba. Because a substantial amount of the said firm's detritus, according to Cuban government, ends up on the communist island country's shores, thought accidental, dictator Fidel Castro can hardly tolerate Haiti as an environmental threat. He is reportedly in the process of bringing suit in international court to make Haiti behave.
Posted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2000
- In Haiti, former Aristide's allies, others attack --- "Aristide is not a democrat. Aristide is a dictator. Aristide will use the elections' so-called results as a license only to intensify repression. Aristide is a tyrant and thief. Aristide is a confirmed drug dealer. Aristide has forfeited Haiti's chances of economic development. Only if the struggle goes on will we be able to stop dictator Aristide from taking the whole country hostage and make narcotics history in this corner of the Caribbean." These were not the very original words that many former allies, including former Senator Firmin Jean-louis, of Aristide had for him when they were fighting for his return to Haiti from exile in the U.S. six years ago. Their protest, which, too, solidifies that of the long-known opposition, is about Haiti's May 21 fraud-ridden elections for parliament and local positions. According to government latest results, only former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Family is Life party candidates win, with the exception of a few other so-called independent candidates. "Does that mean illegitimate election victory is what matters in this country? After intimidating and killing many political opponents, preventing them from campaigning while his rented helicopter was dropping flyers all over the country urging citizens to vote for his party's candidates, does that mean the May 21 vote took place only to complete the tableau of tyrant Aristide?" Nearly two weeks since the Haitian political crisis has gone from grave to grotesque, as the kidnapping of more than 65 opposition candidates by President Rene Preval, too, suggests, these are the questions that many lucid Haitians still are asking themselves.
Posted at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2000
- Haitian opposition calls for new elections --- Amid suspicious delays in announcing the results of the last Sunday parliamentary and municipal elections, and with opposition candidates denouncing fraud and more than 65 of them kidnapped, Haitian government declares today that former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Family is Life party has won 14 Senate seats, just short of the 17 seats that were for grabbed in the 27-Senate member. And, elections for two other seats in the country's Grande-Anse region, which were postponed, have yet to be announced. The latest outcome for the 83 seats in the lower chamber will sure further produce a Congress of questionably legitimacy. While government figures show that more than 40 Family is Life party candidates emerge from the last Sunday fraud-ridden elections as Deputies, but the outcome of the run-off, due in July, is not expected to be much less happy. It will sure produce another 20 or so Lavalas Deputies, providing firebrand Aristide, whose anticipated fraudulent victory in the December presidential election will further constitute a serious threat to fragile democracies around the world, with an absolute majority. However, despite the government continues with its contention that the majority of Haitians based their votes on the principle of salus populi ex supreme lex, meaning the welfare of the people is the supreme law of any land, words perhaps Haitian President Rene Preval and subordinates don't really understand, it has yet to announce results for the hundreds of local positions also elected last Sunday. As doubts over the elections' results continue to be particularly troubling because more votes than voters were recorded in parts of the country, perhaps a prudential measure, on the day that was supposed to be a "democratic exercise" for citizens, opposition parties reject today the results as invalid and demand new elections. As a Haitian social scientist who spoke to us for this report on the condition that his name not be printed put it, "only if the opposition invokes the doctrine of state necessity will Haiti not be further succumbed to state-sponsored terrorism and extreme poverty, as it becomes more malarial and so forth."
Posted at 7:28 p.m., Saturday, May 27, 2000
- Aristide, desperate tyrant, fragile democracies menace--- Former leftist Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide who is threatening to fully give Haiti its own Cuban-style dictatorship of the proletariat is not without lieutenants. And they are: successor Rene Preval and de-facto Prime Minister Jacques Edouar Alexis. That's because they, too, are enemies of the ballots, not save terrorists, they abducted and kidnapped more than 65 opposition candidates after the Sunday charade, meaning parliamentary and municipal elections. One of the victims freed so far, former Senator Paul Denis, regained his freedom after three days of detention. "They abducted and kidnapped me for three days. After three days they brought me back to Les Cayes. They don't even have a police report," Denis told reporters at his party headquarters, Organization of People in Struggle, in the provincial city of Les Cayes. Alexis's silly and dictatorial response to reporters' questions about those kidnapped, however, was to reaffirm that Haiti was not a democracy. "While election results were being prepared, we were forced to take security measures to make sure that the sore losers don't create problems."
Posted at 11:52 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2000
- U.S. told Haitian President he could not be Stalinist dictator --- The daily kidnapping and killing of opposition candidates (more than 65 since Monday) by Stalinist Haitian President Rene Preval worries the the United States government so much that yesterday it called on him to put an end to his undemocratic and barbarian practices.
- U.S. to return Haitian boat people --- Ever since an electoral coup d'etat took place in Haiti this past Sunday 120 Haitian refugees have arrived in Miami, Florida, in search of economic and political liberties. However, the refugees, including 10 Haitian National Police officers, who kidnapped a ferryboat and commandeered the vessel at gunpoint, will all, with the exception of an unaccompanied 13-old boy, be repatriated to Haiti by tomorrow.
- Prominent history man expired --- Roger Gaillard, a noted Haitian historian, whose son, Mischa Gaillard, was a Port-au-Prince mayoral candidate in the last week fraudulent elections, died late yesterday afternoon of a heart attack in Port-au-Prince's Canape Vert hospital. Author of more than a dozen of historical books, he had been scheduled to address the Paris-based Francophonie Council, an association of French-speaking countries, of which he was a prominent and active member. "He was sick at heart over the pernicious political situation of his country, especially the way the last Sunday elections are turning out", said the junior Gaillard. The noted university professor of French in Sophia, Bulgaria, after receiving, both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Sorbone, also suffered from a kidney disorder. He was 77.
Posted at 11:21 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2000
- Opposition in Haiti protests election results ---- With 80 percent of its estimated 8 million people illiterate and dirt poor, Haiti is now heading for the worse as strongman Jean-Bertrand Aristide Lavalas party claims nearly 100 percent victory in Sunday political charade, meaning parliamentary and municipal elections. "We must continue protesting the forces of evil, obviously Aristide and his cronies. We did not have elections in this country Sunday, but an acclamation of Aristide. If we stop protesting the country will further succumb to state-sponsored terrorism, state-sponsored drug trafficking, " said Haitian opposition parties yesterday. There are valid reasons for the opposition parties' assessment and protest. More than 1 million of opposition candidates ballots were reportedly dumped. While most election stations were staffed exclusively by Aristide's bandits opposition pollwatchers were expelled from others and ballots were marked only for Lavalas candidates . However, in scenes reminiscent to Fidel Castro's post-acclamations, the totalitarian Haitian government has so far arrested about 30 opposition candidates without a warrant..
- Miami Haitians to protest U.S. Attorney's visit --- Miami Haitian-Americans will protest U.S. immigration policies during a visit by U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno, in that city today. And so will Cuban-Americans, still angry over the Elian Gonzalez's case, hold a protest.
Posted at 12:07 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2000
- Haitian government kidnapped opposition candidates, others are targeted --- If there is any despicable lesson that one has to learn less than two days after the Sunday electoral charade, it is the brutal kidnapping of Paul Denis, a prominent former Senator and opposition candidate for parliament, who not long ago was threatened by Jean-Bertrand Aristide, by Haitian President Rene Preval's thugs yesterday. Given the substantial number of his friends and colleagues, who, too, were kidnapped while a political meeting was in progress and other opposition candidates, about 20, who suffered the same fate nationwide, and those who are now in hiding, it is sure that leftist Preval has a mission to consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat, instituted by Aristide - especially when the November cynical political game will only be an acclamation of the latter. And the release of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier's former fathers-in-law, Ernst Bennet, 76, after more than three years of false imprisonment yesterday should, too, not be considered in isolation, but as part of an extensive Mafia-typed effort by the totalitarian Haitian government to extort money from citizens, such as the $1 million in cash the family of the old man has reportedly paid to Preval's political godfather, Aristide, to secure his freedom.
Posted at 4:02 a.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2000
- In Miami, more than 20 Haitian boat people --- They did want to vote or contribute, in part or in full, to the Sunday political farce - a reference to the municipal and parliamentary elections. So, too, they assumed the Sunday political game would only serve one purpose: Acclaiming Aristide (TiTid) soon-to-be-king. More than 20 Haitian boat people arrived in West Palm Beach, Florida, in a cabin cruiser type boat slightly after 9:35 a.m. yesterday. Border Patrol apprehended 20 of the refugees, including 18 men and 2 women.
- Haiti's Sunday chaotic elections took candidate's life --- Based on early results, Aristide's Lavalas party may win up to 12 to14 of the 19 Senate seats and 50 to 60 in the lower chamber (we hope not), meaning that Haiti is most likely to further succumb to state-sponsored terrorism. Meanwhile, in Island of Gonave, not far from Port-au-Prince, opposition candidates refused to accept the results of Sunday's chaotic elections, charging that thousands of their supporters were prevented from voting by Lavalas officials and armed gangs. In the Northeast areas of Port-au-Prince, there was election violence at 15 or so of the polling stations, too. Lavalas bandits took over polling stations and burned ballots of boxes. If at other polling stations ballots were dumped to prevent voters unsympathetic to Aristide from voting elections officials, however, could not say that no opposition candidates died. Jean-Michel Holefen, a candidate for mayor of Port-au-Prince, was hit in the head by a rock thrown by Lavalas fanatics or bandits Sunday and died the next day.
Posted at 5:01 p.m., Monday, May 22, 2000
- U.S. called Aristide dictator --- At an embassy meeting Friday, one US diplomats told a group of international observers that it remained an open question whether the United States would fund a presidential election that would produce Aristide as the sure winner. The diplomat, according to two participants at the meeting, called Aristide a "dictator." Just moments later, the participants said, an airplane passed over the embassy compound and dropped leaflets urging support for the Lavalas Family. Later, they picked up a leaflet, which showed a picture of Aristide. "It was like a scene from a movie," one participant said. Donnelly, John (2000, May 21). Haitian vote today may have key impact. The Boston Globe, p. A17.
- Violence at Haiti Polls --- In the town of Croix-des-Bouquests a man exchanged fire with a policeman outside a polling both. The assailant was killed and the policeman injured, but died a few hours later. The day was, too, marked by violence in Cite Soleil, a major-sized slum, north of the Capital City of Port-au-Prince where election officials fled for their lives when heavily armed bandits in the pay of former Haitian leftist President Jean-Bertrand Aristide burst into a polling place, grabbed all of the ballots and marked them for the candidates of his Lavalas party. Millions of Haitians were said to turn out to vote in yesterday's municipal and parliamentary elections but a great many of them had to wait for five hours, even six, before they could cast their votes. As the day came to a close if foreign election observers and journalists were left with the impression that poll workers in Port-au-Prince did not know what they were doing at all because they were so disorganized and confused but it wasn't so for the southern area of the country where elections were postponed late Saturday because of poor preparation. As a result, 335,000 registered voters, or approximately 10 percent of the electorate do not know when exactly they will be afforded the opportunity to cast ballots. Many polling places opened late, and some had no ballots at all. To borrow the words of millions of Haitians, the elections will not halt the drift toward anarchy in Haiti because totalitarian dictator of the far-left Aristide is synonymous with violence. Since it is so, it will not be prudent for public and private world financial institutions to invest part of their hard earned financial assets in troubled Haiti.
Posted at 2:01 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2000
- Haitian Boy died --- Henry Nherisson, a Haitian-American Somerville, Mass. boy, who went to the city's Mystic River for a party with his friend early Wednesday evening, but about an hour later ended up fighting for his life at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital after he was removed from the river by firefighters died today.
- New York Mayor Giuliani regrets--- Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who postate cancer forced to abandon the the U.S. senate race admitted yesterday having making a grave error not long ago, ordering the release of the juvenile police record of Haitian-American Patrick Dorismond, who was shot to death on March 16 by Anthony Vasquez, a New York City undercover detective. "If he is really pained by his past mistakes he should first call the Dorismond's family and apologize," said the Reverend Al Sharpton, who has organized many successful protests.
Posted at 3:51 a.m., Thursday, May 18, 2000
- Once again, Haitian boat people ---- 39 Haitian men, five Haitian women, and two freelance American journalists on assignment for the Sunday New York Times Magazine en route to the shores of Florida were rescued Sunday night about 18 miles Northwest of the Island of Tortuga, Haiti, as water was leaking into their 35-foot sailboat, said U.S. coast Guard yesterday.
- Haitian boy not yet wanted by God ---- A Somerville, Mass., Haitian boy, Henry Nherrisson, 9, is now fighting for his life at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital after nearly drowned in the city's Mystic River early yesterday evening.
- Communists declared victory in Haiti --- Leftist Aristide and his fanatics said yesterday that they will do extremely well in the anticipated Sunday municipal and parliamentary elections, meaning their party, "Lavalas is Life", will have a majority in Parliament and win most of the municipal posts.
- Elections violence in Haiti---- As Haiti seems to be finally getting ready for the long-delayed Sunday vote, however, a grenade was thrown at the Haitian Provisional National Electoral Council headquarters in Port-au-Prince sending 5 people to the hospital.
Posted at 3:59 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2000
- Aristide faces protest vote --- As more than 200 international election monitors arrive in Haiti today for the anticipated Sunday long-delayed vote former Haitian President, Leslie Francois Manigat, and opposition leaders, Dr. Hubert deRonceray and Prof. Gerard Pierre Charles, urge Haitians to vote against Aristide's "Family is Life" political party, which they say manifests: all of Haiti's worst characteristics: poverty, famine, thuggery, despotism, and assassination.
Posted at 5:45 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2000
- Rev. Jackson renewed fight for Haitian rights --- The Reverend Jesse Jackson, who in 1994 earned many Haitians gratitude for taking on one of the most difficult jobs imaginable - protest for the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide to the office of the presidency he lost in a 1991 military coup d'etat - is now protesting for a fair treatment of Haitian refugees. On Friday evening, at a church in the Little Haiti section of Miami, he urged South Florida Haitian leaders to protest for change in United States immigration policy that is causing refugees from their home country to be sent back, while Cubans are allowed to remain in the U.S. And then did his utmost to prove that the U.S. had a divisive immigration policy. He compared the case of Elian Gonzalez to that of three Haitian children refugees, who were immediately repatriated to Haiti by U.S. immigration officials after their arrival in Miami, while their mother was taken to the hospital late last year.
Posted at 2:31 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2000
- Narcotics again, from Haiti --- As thousands of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's supporters, both here in the U.S. and Haiti, continue to be pained over the continuing integration of several well known drug dealers and killers into his "Family is Life" political party U.S. drug enforcement officials found a large quantity of drugs on board of a ship from Haiti at the Miami's port of entry with an estimated market value of millions of dollars early today.
Posted at 2:35 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2000
- Haitians' fading elections hopes --- For many foreign observers of Haitian politics, the scheduled May 21 parliamentary and municipal elections will, hopefully, determine the chances for peace in Haiti. So, too, they will determine the chances for Haiti to again begin receiving foreign aid, as President Rene Preval no longer governs by decree. However, for many Haitians, there are reasons for pessimism. "Elections", say many of them, "is by no means the prime issues at this time, especially when we are continuing to be killed in mass on a daily basis by Aristide's bandits, and the president, the police has done nothing at all in an effort to stop the killings." Yet opposition candidates for public offices cannot even take their campaigns to the streets for fear of being assassinated." What, then, are the issues of concern? "If the elections do take place it will certainly be an affair between leftist candidates, to be chosen by Aristide, so his Family is Life party will have a majority in both, the lower house and the upper house." After all, claim many Haitians, with something between a shrug and a yawn, "after two years of saying elections this year, next year, next month, maybe tomorrow ... only to be canceled for no valid reasons just a few days before we were to go the polls, Preval has no credibility left for us to be optimism about May 21."
Posted at 4:35 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2000
- Political candidate shot dead in Haiti--- The cries for peace in Haiti from several international human rights groups and others have not been heard at all by former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, as his bandits continue to kill political opponents in broad daylight. And as the opposition party, Espace de Concertation, is still without a center of operation after it was burned to the ground on April 8 by Aristide's bandits, one of its candidates for public office in the scheduled May 21 parliamentary and municipal elections, was shot dead Sunday.
Posted at 2:21 a.m., Sunday, May 7, 2000
- Doctor shot dead in Haiti --- As a Roman Catholic priest was far from recovering from injuries received when he was shot this past Tuesday and about 30 average citizens, including a police officer, killed by bandits over the past three days, a well respected Haitian medical doctor, past president of the Haitian Medical Association, and author, Harry Bordes, was shot to death in the Capital City of Port-au-Prince about 3:00 p.m.yesterday. In a serious country, the continuing tragical lost of citizen's lives would, at least, command the attention of the president. So would the president convene a meeting of law enforcement officials, church leaders, etc., in an effort to address this continuing crisis of national significance.Unfortunately, not in Haiti, where President Rene Preval seems to be concerned only about his bottle of whisky and visiting his friend, Fidel Castro, in Cuba, as his many visits (more than five over the past three years) there suggest.
- Haitian leftist president went to Africa --- As Haitians continue to be killed in mass on a daily basis and municipal and parliamentary elections scheduled for May 21, only after been previously canceled thrice during the past two years, Haitian dictator, Rene Preval, departed Haiti yesterday for the African country of Benin, formerly known as Dahomey, where he will stay for about three weekdays. "We have a hard time determining what economic and political purposes such a visit will serve. Any responsible president would think that he belongs right here in Haiti at this particular, but crucial moment, especially when citizens are continuing to be killed on a daily basis and the killers have yet to be apprehended and brought before a court of justice. So, too, when hundreds of Haitians are fleeing the country, with Miami as their final destination. Maybe he and predecessor Aristide are behind the killings since the latter intends to regain the office of the presidency by any mean necessary and then declare himself emperor. Maybe he is going there to be further instructed in the art of dictatorship of the proletariat. Oh! ... Too bad for Haiti," say many Haitians, including opposition members, school teachers, and university professors, who spoke to us for this report.
Posted at 2:22 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2000
- In Haiti, Catholic Church became latest renowned victim --- As bandits linked to Jean-Bertrand Aristide (a former priest-turned-president who attempted to challenge the successor of the Apostle Peter, Pope John Paul II, and later expelled from the priesthood) continue to promote violence in Haiti, the Reverend L'Agneau Bellot, a Roman Catholic priest, was shot dead yesterday.
Posted at 11:47 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2000
- Amnesty International New fight --- Even as Amnesty International, the London-based human rights group, continued with its global campaign Tuesday to prevent Bahamian Authorities from returning the 600 or so shipwrecked Haitians who washed up in the Bahamas last week the country's authorities returned about 200 of the refugees to Haiti yesterday.
Posted at 20:05 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2000
- Former Haitian President Aristide, I love violence --- Escalating politically-motivated killings in Haiti forced many international human rights groups, including the National Coalition for Haiti Rights, the Washington Office on Latin America, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, the Center for International Policy, and the International Rights Law Group, to issue a joint statement urging former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to speak out against violence. The April 25 statement said "We are disturbed that Mr. Aristide personally has not used the considerable moral force and political goodwill that he still enjoys in Haiti to condemn the violence." As bandits linked to Aristide continue to kill citizens (four children's heads were cut off and a police inspector gunned down in broad daylight a few days ago) he has not yet made such statement. "Knowing Aristide as a chief bandit we are convinced that the same international human rights groups, which vehemently fought for his return to the office of the presidency he lost in a 1991 military coup, will be waiting for ever for a statement from the former president urging citizens to refrain themselves from violence," said many Haitian scholars, including writers, reformists and politicians, who spoke to us for this report on the condition that their names not be printed.
Posted at 11:47 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2000
- Police official shot dead in Haiti --- A police inspector was shot dead in front of his house in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Delmas late yesterday. And a few days earlier a political party member suffered the same fate, bringing the number of citizens who have lost their lives in politically-motivated violence to the thousands this month.
- The Caribbean Connection International, Inc. & The Boston Connection Magazine celebrated --- Close to 200 people gathered in the city of Boston Hyde Park section for the 4th Annual Community Recognition Awards of The Caribbean Connection International, Inc. and The Boston Connection Magazine today. Among them were Massachusetts State Senator Dianne Wilkerson, the keynote speaker. Massachusetts State Representative Gloria Fox handed out the awards and state citations. City Councilor Chuck Turner presented the City of Boston's citations. Recipients included: Reverend Cheng Imm Tan, President of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Massachusetts Amelia Edwards, Dr. Val B. Witworth, Ahmad Mubarak Abdullbad, who designed and currently maintains the Sons of Africa Program and Position Web Site, Reverend Frank E. Kelly, co-owner and publisher of The Boston People's Voice Newspaper Gayle M. Taylor-Sutton, Boston Police Officer Ernest Desroches, Mr. Derrick Anthony Jones, who has spent thousands of hours in an effort to improve relations among organizations in the Black Diaspora, to name only these ones. The presence of many other participants was acknowledged. Prof. Yves A. Isidor, who served in the capacity of master of ceremony for the first half of the early evening unparalleled celebration, first introduced the Reverend Wolf Valmond, who said a short prayer. Then he introduced a few performers, who did a superb job. We congratulate Mr. Jacques Daddy Jean and his wife Karrie-Ann Jean for making this event possible. So, too, we congratulate him for his eloquent speech, which centered on the pernicious Haitian political culture. We must not forget Mr. Frantz Krebreau, who, also, served in the capacity of master of ceremony, but during the second half of the early evening celebration . He, too, did a superb job. Bravo The Connection Magazine! We are convinced that you will continue to be a forum, where ideas are discussed and opinions shaped, for the people of Boston, a position that also reflects the view of many participants, as the celebration came to an end . For more information you may visit the Connection at: www.thebcnews.com.
Posted at 5:31 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2000
- Hundreds of Haitians scaped poverty and tyrannical rule, twenty eight dead --- A flimsy boat carrying nearly 300 Haitians ran aground in the southern Bahamas early today. 14 of the victims apparently died of dehydration, and many of the surviving boat passengers are in poor shape, Bahamian and U.S. officials say today. Also, on Wednesday afternoon, another boat carrying about 275 Haitians ran aground in the Bahamas, and 14 died. On the same day, but in the morning, a boat carrying 122 Haitians landed in the Bahamas. Two days earlier, Friday, a boat landed in the Bahamas with 224 Haitians on board but fortunately no one died during the latest perilous voyages. And the 15 Haitians who were dropped off near Key Biscayne, just off Miami, late Wednesday afternoon by a motor boat running without lights, said they paid $4,000 each for the trip after they were captured by U.S. Border Patrol.
- Troubled Haitian Police Force --- As a high Haitian police official has reportedly being fired for fostering a culture of corruption, which include drug trafficking, within the fledging police force, as many as 100 officers lost their badges yesterday.
Posted at 11:21 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 200
- A blunt message for peace in Haiti --- As paid-rent-bandits continue to kill peaceful citizens in Haiti several well known international human rights groups intervene in an effort to first make their stationary leader, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, behave. Though they asked him to speak out against violence yesterday, however, many opposition leaders do not believe that a man of extreme cruelty like Aristide will, a position that reflects the view of the late Reverend Sylvio Claude's niece who explains how her uncle was burned alive on the orders of the former little red priest of the shantytowns and his body dragged all over the city of Les Cayes, in 1991.
- Slum residents rejected former Haitian President Aristide and successor Preval --- "We are hungry. We have no food. We have no jobs. We have no housing. We have no electricity. Nothing, nothing, nothing at all. This is sad. Still, you both and your cronies continue to pillage the public treasury. We no longer want anything to do with you. You are both useless. There are too many thieves in this country while the poor people continue to suffer. We are going to secede from the Capital City of Port-au-Prince and declare our neighborhood a sovereign state," residents of a Port-au-Prince despicable neighborhood told Aristide and Preval yesterday.
Posted at 9:59 a.m., Sunday, April 23, 2000
- Haitian President says he is the constitution --- In Haiti, the events of the last three days have once again proved that this month, April, has not been a gentle one at all for democracy and Haitian freedom fighters. Haitian President Rene Preval issues a decree limiting the terms of opposition members in the next congress, as they continue to invoke the divine power in an effort that parliamentary and municipal elections rescheduled for the third time in less than two years will not once again be canceled by a president who seems to be always intoxicated but take place on May 21. So too dictatorship, especially that of the proletariat, will one day be consigned to history. "The Haitian government is synonymous with an "arnarco-populist" regime. In fact, this government is a caricature of everything (drug trafficking, politically-motivated killings, gross incompetence) that goes wrong in Haiti," says senior French socialist party official Paul Cossigon while visiting Haiti late this week. Former Port-au-Prince Mayor Evans Paul says seven of his opposition party officials are now believed to be burned alive by an Aristide-Preval's paid "rent-a-mob", since they show no sign of life since the fire that completely destroyed the building that housed his party headquarters on April 8.
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- In Haiti, political candidates marked for assassination --- Prominent opposition leader Reynold Georges and others have reportedly dropped out of race for parliament after learning that their names figure on an Aristide's hit-list.
Posted at 11:29 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2000
- Haitian Government incriminated self --- Investigating the April 3 assassination of prominent Haitian radio journalist Jean Leopold Dominique will be an extremely difficult task, and since it is so we must say we cannot guarantee Haitians that they will in the near or distance future know who exactly is responsible for the death of Dominique, said Haitian President Rene Preval and Police chief Pierre Denise early this week.
Posted at 2:46 a.m., Thursday, April 20, 2000
- Political candidate abducted from home in troubled Haiti --- Plus les choses changent, plus elles s'aggravent - the more things change, the more they get worse, is the rather glum word in the corridors of power in the US, on the streets of Haiti, and among the Haitian immigrant community in the United States these days. It has been slightly a week since US Representative Benjamin Gilman, R-N.Y., chairman of the House International Relations Committee, said "Haiti is descending into frightening depths of drug corruption and violence. In fact, Haiti is becoming a narco-state." However, as citizens continue to mourn the tragic death of prominent radio journalist Jean Leopold Dominique who was gunned down early this month and chastise former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and successor Rene Preval for the burning of opposition political party headquarters, "Espace de Concertation," while members of the fledging police force and fire fighters watched the building being consumed by flames, two weeks ago, Claudy Myrthil, one of the party's candidates for town representative, was kidnapped from his home in the early hours of Tuesday morning by four men, said party members late last night.
Posted at 11:41 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2000
- In Haiti, Spanish embassy's car stoned, Ambassador's wife wounded --- Two police officers forced two unarmed civilians to lie face down on the pavement of a Port-au-Prince street and then shot them three times in the head yesterday. On hearing the news that both victims were pronounced dead on the scene hundreds of angry residents took to the streets and started throwing stones at passing cars. The Spanish Ambassador's wife was wounded, as the car in which she was a passenger suffered major damage and almost set on fire.
- Doctors fled for lives --- A grade school teacher was brought to Port-au-Prince central hospital after being shot several times while he was waiting for a bus and died a short time afterward yesterday. Angry citizens accused doctors and nurses of not providing the victim with immediate medical care and blamed them for his death, as the hospital was been attacked and almost set on fire. Doctors and nurses fled for their lives.
Posted at 11:46 a.m., Sunday, April 16, 2000
- Former Mayor took refuge in US embassy --- It was first thought to be rumors. In fact, it was true. Evans Paul, former mayor of the Capital City of Port-au-Prince took refuge in that city's US embassy when Aristide and his bandits attempted to burn him alive after the funeral of prominent radio journalist Jean Leopold Dominique on April 8. Like Leon Trotsky was one of the leaders of the Bolshevik Revolution (1917) only to be dismissed from the Politburo by Stalin (1926) and then exiled from Russia (1929) Paul himself was one of the senior leaders of Aristide's Lavalas movement, in 1990. According to our sources, which on March 13, 1995 told us that prof. Yves A. Isidor and the brutally assassinated Atty. Mireille Durocher Bertin's names were among the 100 or so on an Aristide's hit-list (see Boston Herald of March 14, 1995; Boston Globle of April 4, 1995; Washington Post of April 4, 1995), the former mayor was able to leave the embassy only after Haitian President Rene Preval, Police Chief Pierre Denize, and de-facto Prime Minister Jacques Edward Alexis, were ordered by the US government to stay away from him.
Posted at 12:36 a.m., Saturday, April 15, 2000
- We Haitians United We Stand For Democracy congratulated Chairman Gilman --- A letter written by We Haitians United We Stand For Democracy, dated April 13, 2000, to Benjamin Gilman, Chairman of the United States House of Representatives International Relations Committee reads: Dear Chairman Gilman: Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! We commend you for calling Haiti a "narco-state" at a committee hearing yesterday. However, we believe that only additional economic sanctions, though Senator Jesse Helms has already suspended more than $30 million in US aid for Haiti, and an indictment of Haiti's stationary chief bandit, followed by a conviction of the same, former leftist Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, by a US grand jury, on the basis of receiving narco-money, to name only this one, and which results from the sales of narcotics on US soil, will, too, prevent Haiti from declaring itself a criminal organization shield by the privileges of sovereignty. You may visit our web site at: www.wehaitians.com, and as you will find many of our articles and press releases certainly reflect the way you perceive Haiti, and this, at the expense of more than $3 billion of US tax payers money spent to pay for the cost of establishing a democracy that Haitians and human rights groups are still awaiting for. Once again, congratulations! It is because of a person of your caliber, and most importantly, the courage you have shown that the Haitian freedom fighters can still dream of a Haiti, where drug trafficking, perpetual politically-motivated killings, fake elections, etc. will be consigned to history in the near future. Yves A. Isidor cc: Senator Jesse Helms
Posted at 5:31 p.m.,Wednesday, April 12, 2000
- Haiti, International Community denounced --- Haitian President Rene Preval, in a press conference before departing Haiti for Castro's beggar state of Cuba to attend the Group of 77 developing nations meeting yesterday, said "The International Community," which includes the United States, "should stop interfering in Haiti's internal affairs. The International Community does not understand Haiti. In fact, it is responsible for all of the street violence and killings in this country." - Haiti's coming April fools or comedy --- After spending more two years promising to hold municipal and parliamentary elections but only to be canceled by Haitian President Rene Preval just a few days prior to the scheduled dates today Haiti seems it will once again try, as the Haitian president and national provisional electoral council announced that the first round of those elections will take place on Mayl 21 yesterday.
Posted at 2:31 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2000
- Violent Aristide --- Former Port-au-Prince mayor, Evans Paul, told Haitians yesterday in a press conference that former Haitian President Aristide and successor Rene Preval were responsible for sending bandits to burn his political party "Espace de Concertation" headquarters to the ground this past Saturday after the funeral of prominent radio journalist, Jean Leopold Dominique, who was shot dead last Monday after reporting for work at his "Radio Haiti Inter" station. "I am not going to give up, I am not going to take refuge in a foreign embassy, as has been widely reported. I am going to continue to fight so bandits like Aristide and Preval, two obstacles to the struggle for democracy in this country, will no longer have their grips on Haiti," said Paul as he was near the end of his press conference. However, Aristide, whom in the past seemed to lose not time to call the White House a devilish place has yet to officially respond to the accusations. "May be he is guilty since he holds a Doctorate in advocating the burning of political opponents alive," said a Boston's Haitian man who spoke to us on the condition that his name not be printed.
Posted at 2:11 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2000
- No more free lunch for Haitian leftist dictator, says Sen. Jesse Helms --- More than $30 million in US aid for Haiti have been suspended. 10 government officials, including Justice Minister Camille Leblanc, Police Chief Pierre Denize and Finance and Economics Minister Fred Joseph, have been denied US visas, and this, too, on the order of Senator Jesse Helms.
Posted at 2:01 a.m., Sunday, April 9, 2000
- Violence, but no democracy, in Haiti --- Countless number of buildings housing Haitian political parties, including that of former Port-au-Prince Mayor, Evans Paul, were burned to the ground in Port-au-Prince after the funeral of prominent radio journalist, Jean Leopold Dominique, yesterday. In addition to a great number of Aristide's opponents an innumerable number of citizens opposed to the leftist Haitian government were burned alive. So too a substantial number of houses in many provincial cities no longer exist. According to eye witnesses police did nothing, but except for the few television cameras present, to stop the violence, as they watched some people who were inside some of the buildings fleeing for lives. And many opposition leaders have reportedly taken refuge in foreign embassies, including the former Mayor of Port-au-Prince, Evans Paul. Threats were also made against the U.S.Central Intelligence Agency, commonly known as CIA, as Aristide who was in attendance at the funeral listened joyfully but said nothing. "It is sure an indication that the bandits were acting on behalf of the former leftist priest of the shantytowns, but now a notorious criminal and drug dealer in a three-piece suit," whispered many Haitians who were present for the funeral." "It is time for the U.S. to order Manuel Noriega, the former Panamanian President-drug dealer, convicted of 11 counts, to start making plans to share his cell with the notorious Haitian chief bandit, and whose surname is Aristide. In so doing their sure will be less drugs on the market for Haitian and American citizens to purchase," added some members of the Haitian opposition. And a contention reflecting the views of many Haitian intellectuals is that "As Aristide remains attached to a primitive type of violence, such as the burning of citizens alive, for personal political gains, we are convinced that the Haitian family is condemned to vegetate on the margins of civilized society."
Posted at 9:31 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2000
- Once again, a funeral in Haiti --- The funeral of prominent Haitian Journalist, Jean Leopold Dominique, who was assassinated this past Monday in Port-au-Prince will take today at the Port-au-Prince sole major soccer Stadium. Thousands of Haitians and others are expected to attend. We assume former Haitian President Aristide and successor Preval will, too, be in attendance, whom for years control the death caravans that hunts down their critics.
Posted at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2000
- Our spokesperson on television tonight --- Our Spokesperson, prof. Yves A. Isidor, will appear on Boston's Channel 56 at 10:00 p.m. tonight.
Posted at 2:01 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2000
- Well known Haitian journalist shot dead --- Jean Leopold Dominique, a renowned Haitian journalist and human rights champion became the latest victim of the pernicious culture of Haitian politics. Mr. Dominique, 69, who was forced into exile during the Duvaliers' dynasty and the military regime of Lt. General Raoul Cedras, was shot six times in the head around 6:45 a.m.this morning in the front yard of his Haiti-Inter radio station in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Delmas. " I have no weapon other than my microphone. I am not going to be intimidated by bandits. Things must change in this country. And if I have to go into exile again I will do, and I will do so if they don't kill me first," Dominique said in an October 17 radio editorial after Danny Toussaint, whom The March 23 Washington Times said to be a major drug dealer and senior member of Aristide's Lavalas political party , attempted his life. Is former Port-au-Prince Mayor, Evans Paul, next since he just a few days ago told a Boston Haitian radio program that he had information about Aristide's plans to kill him? We hope not.
- Aristide, author.--- Can you be a serious author and notorious murderer too? Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide thinks so, as his newest book, "Eyes of the heart" and advocacy of the burning of political opponents alive suggest.
Posted at 7:29 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2000
- Aristide is still killing --- Aristide's supporters burn ten people alive. Among them is the mother of two of the victims whose head is chopped and then paraded.
- Aristide, drug dealer --- Three well known drug dealers and senior members of Aristide's Lavalas political party are candidates for the Haitian Senate. They are: Dany Toussaint, Jean-Marie-Fourel Celestin and Joseph Medard, said the March 23, 2000 Washington Times.
- Aristide and democracy --- Aristide is a threat to democracy, says professor and former Haitian President Leslie Francois Manigat today.
- Aristide, terrorist --- A judge and police officers investigating the brutal murder of an Aristide's opponent and his wife in the city of Petit-Goave, Haiti, only scaped death when they fled for their lives.
Posted at 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2000
- Aristide's bandits --- Aristide's bandits burned countless of citizens alive in Port-au-Prince yesterday. So they also burned a great number of houses and businesses to the ground ... Foreign investors, stay away from Haiti.
- Haitian Chamber of Commerce fled Haiti for life --- Haitian Chamber of Commerce Olivier Nadal fled Haiti for the U.S. for his life as the Haitian government attempted to add him to its list of citizens already kidnapped.
Posted at 12:24 a.m., Friday, March 20, 2000
- Aristide cannot enter U.S. --- Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide who is believed to be using narco-dollars to finance his presidential campaign has reportedly being denied a U.S. entry visa.
- Former Boston Consul General Geneus is told to stay away from U.S. --- Former Boston Haitian Consul General Jean-Geneus but now Minister of the Diaspora in the leftist government of Haitian President Rene Preval has reportedly being refused entry into the U.S. at the Miami International Airport after transiting in the Dominican Republic from Cuba. According to our sources who were at the airport Mr. Geneus cried like a baby.
- Haitian dictator loses World Bank money --- To many foreign governments and organizations, Haiti is a social nuisance, an economic nuisance and political nuisance. To be more specific, a source of refugees, a trans-shipment point for drugs and a state where chaos rules, not democracy. As municipal and parliamentary elections were once again postponed on March 3 so were all World Bank programs for the country in question.
Posted at 10:15 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2000 - Haiti once again says no to democracy --- Haitian government postpones municipal and parliamentary elections scheduled for March 19, 2000.
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