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Aristide Warrant and Brandt Prison Break Overshadow Election Derailment

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By Kim Ives, Haiti Liberté, August 20, 2014

Last week, Haitian demonstrators erected barricades of burning tires and car frames in front of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's home in Tabarre to prevent the government of President Michel Martelly from arresting him. On Aug. 12, investigating Judge Lamarre Bélizaire had issued a court summons for Aristide to come to his offices for questioning the next day, Aug. 13. Aristide never received the last-minute summons which was allegedly left at his gate, according to his lawyer Mario Joseph. 

Indigenous Mayans in Guatemala take Canadian mining company Hudbay to court (Three articles)

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Mining for the truth in Guatemala 

What lawsuits claiming rape and murder in a Guatemalan jungle mean for Canadian companies abroad 

By Melinda Maldonado,, July 8, 2014 

Will former President Aristide be arrested? After 10 years of investigations, he has never been charged

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By Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), August 14, 2014

A judge in Haiti has reportedly issued an arrest warrant for former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, saying that Aristide failed to appear for questioning following a summons issued earlier in the week. While some outletsreported that Aristide is facing “charges relating to acts of corruption, money laundering, misappropriation of public funds, criminal conspiracy,” as the Miami Herald noted on Tuesday, Aristide’s attorneys said that their client had not been summoned:

Cholera lawsuit against U.N. in Haiti, and death threats for Haitian advocate for women’s safety (radio interview)

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By WBEZ Worldview & the IJDH, July 16, 2014

IJDH Staff Attorney Beatrice Lindstrom and KOFAVIV Associate Director Malya Villard-Appolon speak about cholera accountability and gender-based violence in an hour-long NPR show about Haiti. Joining them are Dr. Ludovic Comeau of GRAHN-World, and Dr. Evan Lyon of Partners in Health. Bringing perspectives from the legal, medical and economic development fields, they answered questions like “What might happen now that Ban Ki-moon said the UN bears a “moral responsibility” to eliminate cholera,” and “What impact are grassroots organizations having on rapes in Haiti?”

Aristide Allies reject corruption charges against former Haitian leader (two articles)

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Aristide Allies reject corruption charges against former Haitian leader 

By Joseph Guyler Delva, Haitian-Carribbean News Network, August 14, 2014 

Leaders of former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide rejected on Thursday alleged acts of corruption blamed on Aristide and several dozen of his former allies between 2001 and 2004, when he occupied the Caribbean country's top political office. 

Goldmine protester beaten and burnt alive: Two articles on Canadian mining company Goldcorp

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Haiti: opposition grows to mega-mining 

By World War 4 Report, August 12, 2014

At a July 25 meeting in Port-au-Prince, some 28 Haitian organizations expressed their interest in joining a movement to oppose plans under way for open-pit mining in the north of the country, with a focus on gold mining operations by the Vancouver-based Eurasian Minerals company.

Call to mobilize: Enough of the ten year occupation of Haiti! Troop withdrawal now and an end to MINUSTAH !


By Jubilee South Americas, October 15, 2014

The MINUSTAH is not a humanitarian mission. It is a military occupation of Haiti, installed June 1, 2004, by the Security Council, in the wake of the first coup consummated by the U.S. in this new millennium, against a constitutionally elected government in our America.

Under the pretext of stabilizing the country , the real goal of the MINUSTAH is to prevent the Haitian people from exercising their sovereignty and self-determination. It also serves to test new forms of imperialist intervention and social control such as those later applied in the coups in Honduras and Paraguay, for example, or in the slums and against protests in Brazil.