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Haiti: Deportations, a new US Ambassador, Aid Scandals and the Upcoming Elections

 PLAY AUDIOFlashpoints interviews Senior Producer and Haiti correspondent Kevin Pina about the recent move by the Dominican Republic to forcibly repatriate thousands of people of Haitian descent, the new US Ambassador to Haiti and his role in counterinsurgency programs in Afghanistan, aid scandals including the American RedCross and, finally,  how the Clinton's are cashing in on a goldmine
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VCS Mining's missing web pages, Hillary Clinton and Haiti's gold

On March 6, 2015, VCS Mining was forced to respond to allegations it received a sweetheart deal in the form of contracts from the Martelly regime to begin exploitation of Haiti's largest gold fields. The allegations arose after it was discovered that Hillary Clinton's brother, Anthony "Tony" Rodham, was on the Board of Directors of VCS Mining.It should be noted that in February 2013, two years before
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Are foreigners hijacking Haiti's narrative and national identity?

As Samuel P. Huntington reminds us in this article about his book "The Clash of Civilizations?," The clash of civilizations thus occurs at two levels. At the micro- level, adjacent groups along the fault lines between civilizations struggle, often violently, over the control of territory and each other. At the macro-level, states from different civilizations compete
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Haiti: Protests, Strikes and a New Election Council

A protester holds up a banner with the image of former President Jean Bertrand Aristide with text in Creole that reads "You persecute him, you persecute us" Flashpoints Executive Producer Dennis Bernstein interviews Senior Producer Kevin Pina about a two day transportation worker's strike, ongoing protests in Haiti, a new elections council and the continuing incarceration of Jean Bertrand-Aristide.PLAY
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Who is Reginald Boulos, Martelly's "fixer" in Haiti?

 Who is Reginald Boulos, "the Haitian businessman who headed the 11-member presidential commission Martelly appointed in November [2014]?"UPDATE (November 29, 2015): Pro-democracy protests, known as the "Long March for Democracy in Haiti", continue to rage throughout Haiti against the election fraud perpetrated by Michel Martelly and his PHTK party on August 9 and October 25. Despite evidence
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Haiti Flashback: Kurzban rebukes charges against Aristide (2005)

This Week in Haiti November 9 - 15, 2005 Vol. 23, No. 35KURZBAN REBUTS DE FACTO LAWSUIT AGAINST ARISTIDEHaiti Progres - On Nov. 2, the illegal government of de facto Haitian Prime Minister GĂ©rard Latortue filed a civil lawsuit against exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and eight others in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida "to recover money stolen from the people
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Haiti: Aristide's lawyer denounces "politicized" judiciary

Ira Kurzban holds passport he negotiated for the return of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide to Haiti from exile in South Africa in 2011 Flashpoints on Pacifica Radio's Senior Producer Kevin Pina interviews the attorney of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti. Kurzban details the decades long campaign against Aristide by the US government and its intelligence agencies. He also
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Haiti: IJDH Director dismisses allegations against Aristide as false

Brian Concannon of IJDH and Mario Joseph who serves as legalrepresentative for former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Flashpoints on Pacifica Radio's Senior Producer Kevin Pina interviews Brian Concannon of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. They discuss current moves by the US-backed government of Michel Martelly to subpoena and arrest the leader of the Fanmi Lavalas political party
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Revolving Door of Criminal Charges against Aristide in Haiti

A summons was reportedly issued for former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Haiti on Tuesday that was said to be related to corruption charges and a litany of well-known accusations for which evidence has never been presented in a court of law. It is part of long list of charges in the US and in Haiti that regularly appear whenever there are moves towards serious elections. Aristide and his supporters
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Why Sean Penn is Wrong about Haiti

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