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A SPECIAL SECTION: Haiti, Since the January 12, 2010 Fierce Earthquake
Posted May 7, 2010

Stoppable, Haiti Preval to Jam More Radio Stations,

Also Assassinate Surviving Earthquake Journalists
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Sanitation, one of the major problems Earthquake survivors at a mud-covered refugee camp in Petion-Ville, Haiti. (REUTERS Photos/Eduardo Munoz)

       By YVES A. ISIDOR

AS if the catalog of  blanket eminently social and economic problems - from dehumanizing poverty to diseases of biblical proportions to crimes, including kidnapping for ransom and rape - that continue to unreservedly visit the vast majority of the Haitian people are not enough, in scale, especially after a January 12 7.3-magnitude earthquake killed more than 250,000 of them and left approximately 1.5 million homeless, further causing citizens of the Caribbean quasi-island of Haiti to inhabit a place that is, rather, more than the equal of Hell, but on earth, the plutocracy of Rene Preval, a largely unarticulated man with a nagging sense of incomprehension, who is known to consume alcoholic beverages distilled at a high proof for breakfast, now wants to make it official that it is, too, a brutal, totalitarian dictatorship, as such it is inclined to kill large numbers of its citizens, principally earthquake surviving journalists, and this, in an effort to stay in power, apparently for life.

As a few weeks ago, Haiti's corrupt, inept parliament hurrily granted the perennial grossly incompetent Preval (he was forced to withdraw from college because his grades did not surpass the U.S. equivalent of F, in higher education terms, during his first year of college, in fact, his only one, in Belgium), unlimited power (exceptional powers are only exercised in case of national emergency),with fanfare, to also empty the already niggardly public purse as he wishes during the remaining months of his tenure as president.

Yet, this, in fact, was after a bill that ultimately became to commonly be known as the "Emergency Law" was voted into law. A totalitarian tool that it is, he has since been placing restrictions on or forbidding the extremely suffering Haitians to publicly express their unhappiness with it largely ineffective government. For example, in the southern major city of Les Cayes, police and plainclothed goons, with the help of teargas canisters and beatings, recently dispersed a large protest as participants' chants were becoming overtly political, including the cry for Preval's resignation and subsequently, his imprisonment.



Most members of parliament or MPs' level of education is pedestrian, meaning that they do not possess a high school or secondary school diploma, permitting most constituents to be convinced that  they are far from being qualified to comprehend complex issues, complicated matters of public concern.


Still, bloodthirsty Preval, who enjoys all the trappings of dictatorship - guaranteed victories at election time, an absence of checks and balances, unremitting public adulation and regular kickbacks - is determined to extend his immeasurably questionable constitutional mandate by at least three months and 7 days, until May 14, 2010 (he is not departing the office of the presidency into the pass on February 7, 2011, as he is constrained to do by constitutional means), as the new, poorly written, as usual, bill he sent to the dirt-poor nation's so-called parliament this week suggests.

It is, of course, wrong not to think that the retrograde dictatorship, the outpost tyranny that is Preval's government is not inclined to further attempt to deprive Haitians of their hard-earned liberty. As life continues to also be a hard one for the estimated 3 million displaced Haitians, with no end in sight, this month it purchased from overseas US$1 million worth of the same exact equipments used by vicious dictators of the like Castro's Cuba and Kim Yong II's North Korea (we are the states), to interfere with or prevent the clear reception of radio stations deemed critical of its fast increasing, visibly gross incompetence and deep-seated grand-scale corruption (I have prima facie evidence that between late last year and early this year US$197 million mysteriously disappeared from the public coffer), long practized.
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No government to help From left to right, a nurse from one of the plethora of international charitable organizations holding a child who suffers from severe malnutrition in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and, citizens, whose homes were destroyed by the January earthquake, have since been forced to compete with the dead for a place to live at a graveyard. As their homes are being rebuilt, two women are having a sit-down discussion on tombs as they are preparing an unidentified type of food for cooking. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
The popularly known Radio Vision 2000 was jammed for more than eight hours this week.
"Do not mess with our 'Dear Leader' Preval"
"So much he is also working to help his fellow citizens fully comprehend the true meaning of the term 'contentment,' the 'meaning of life,'' especially after January 12," a reference to the devastating earthquake, "he is organizing block parties for them around the nearly eviscerated capital city of Port-au-Prince; there soon will be television sets in public squares so people can proudly watch the 2010 World Cup at no course whatsoever." These, in fact, are the verbal words of a few miscreants, all members of Preval's gang, but in government form. 

What, too, explains the thuggish government's willingness to succeed in its terror campaign, of Stalinistic nature, and in absolute terms, is that many journalists, including Paulette Till Laforest of Radio Caraibe, have not only been threatened with arrest but a significant number of them report to have repeatedly received death threats.
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From left to right, No criticism please, our quality of life has changed, too, in the positive terms; thank you very much 'Dear Leader' Preval Mars and Kline mental hospital (Eitan Abramovich / AFP / Getty Images) A patient of the Haitian government's Mars and Kline psychiatric hospital is detained in its locked courtyard in downtown Port-au-Prince in February. The hospital was founded in 1958, which might be when its wards received their last coat of paint, and was in a desperate situation even before the Jan. 12 earthquake. Louis Marc Jeanny Girard, a psychiatrist who has served as the hospital's medical director for 10 years, said Haiti has never treated mental illness with much care. Often, he said, people suffering psychoses were dismissed as being in the grip of the "mystical," and, Handcuffed, (Eitan Abramovich / AFP / Getty Images / A patient at the hospital who escaped during Jan. 12 earthquake remains handcuffed in a hall of the hospital. Foreign organizations have begun discussions with Haitian officials on the outlines of a decentralized mental health system that would rely on grass-roots diagnosis and care across the countryside.
"You continue to speak out against Preval, you continue to communicate the contents of the so-called opposition leaders' messages to the people so they will take to the streets in their tens of thousands, we will kidnap you, cut your tongues, break your teeth, torture you until you are dead and burn your bodies beyond recognition." These are some of the more than words of fear expressed in spoken from hired career assassins, by way of telephones.
Do not choose your death, in fact, a brutal one
I have set before you life and death. Therefore, choose life. As if the targeted journalists have committed serious crimes, and after they are sentenced to a reformatory by a court of law, as they later become productive members of society a governor or president rewards redemption with pardons, the assassins promise not to murder them, if only they become conformists, alternately propagandists and, of course, dutifully accepted to be monthly remunerated by what they refer to as the office of the presidency for their invaluable contributions to tinhorn dictator Preval's anticipated infernal machine of repression.
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From left to right, residents take part in a protest in Port-au-Prince May 10, 2010. Protesters in Haiti demand President Preval's resignation, accuse him of profiting from quake and, Ready to pump fatal shots, heavily armed police officers walk between protesters. (REUTERS/Felix Evens)

Added May 10, 2010
Haiti's tragic history suggests that when an immovable regime meets rightly unstoppable protests, much blood is spilled. That is why the freedom fighters also need the immediate full support of the clergy, especially that of the Roman Catholic Church, which ultimately may be forced to excommunicate Peval, his newly wife Elizabeth Debrosse Delatour Preval, and, yes, too, his subalterns - a serious matter in a devout nation, despite the vast majority of citizens practice with two hands.



"Those who are attempting to help the totalitarian world achieve democracy or a sense of civility cannot be wrong, but only those who have failed to even attempt to help the totalitarian world achieve democracy or a sense of civility are proceeding to help retard the course of history and certainly prolong the extreme suffering of victims."  Yves A. Isidor

Source: Amnesty International Report 2003, via


More, to fully comprehend the blending of these two religions, readers may well  conclude that citizens attend Catholic masses during the day and at night worship their Voodoo god, and this, most of the time, is performed in the comfort of a secured room in their private residences."
The role of the international community

The  individual legal rights, known as the rights of human, include protections from arbitrary government oppression. The international community, which holds the "Big, Fat Purse," as they say in the vernacular, of reconstruction monies and its defining feature - the liberty to hire and consign government to the archives of history - is also urged to intervene in an effort to prevent Preval from symbolizing the intersection of crime and politics as much as the death of untold number of Haitians.

Are there other well-founded reasons for the international community to also intervene? Of course there are, but since I am incapable of citing them all only because they are numerous I stop here.

The writer, Yves A. Isidor, who teaches economics at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, is executive editor of, a democracy and human rights journal.

RELATED TEXT, added June 10, 2010: In Haiti, proprietor of radio station critical of Preval extreme violence issued government miraculously escapes death, the scholarly journal of democracy and human rights
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