Month: September 2016

Gender & Human Rights

Rep. Wilson on the Anniversary of D.R. Decision to strip Citizenship

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on the Third Anniversary of the Dominican Constitutional Court’s Decision to strip Citizenship from Dominicans of Foreign Descent

Today marks the third anniversary of the Dominican Constitutional Court’s decision to strip the hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of foreign descent of their citizenship, the majority of whom are of Haitian descent.

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Cholera Epidemic, Media

Join the #EndHaitiCholera campaign!

Please join us in telling the Obama Administration that there is still time to make a significant impact on cholera in Haiti before the end of his term! The State Department can build momentum at the UN and take a strong stand for cholera victims and their families, cholera treatment, and long-term water and sanitation investment in Haiti. Read More

Elections and Democracy

Haiti Elections Report: “Neutrality and Independence Essential for October Elections”

From the National Lawyers Guild, International Association for Democratic Lawyers & The Haiti Support Group:
New Report: Biased international observers failed Haiti in 2015,
neutrality and independence essential for upcoming October elections

(NEW YORK, September 19, 2016) – As Haiti prepares for presidential and legislative elections on October 9, 2016, a new report by voting rights advocates charges that international observation efforts in previous rounds were a “monumental failure.” Despite clear evidence of fraud, violence and other irregularities during the August 9 and October 25, 2015 elections, international observers hailed the two rounds of voting as a successful exercise of democracy, the report shows.
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Aid Accountability and Transparency, Food Sovereignty

Students at E. Michigan U Interview Haitians on Peanut Dump

A report from a group of Eastern Michigan University students in regards to Haiti and the planned peanut dump from The United States Department of Agriculture:

Haiti Doesn’t Need Our Handouts

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to dump 500 metric tons (over 1 million pounds) of American peanuts into the country of Haiti. Read More