Rebuilding the Legacy of Jean-Jacques Dessalines
- Created on Friday, October 18, 2013 8:05 AM
The name of Jean Jacques Dessalines was written in the news today. The Associated Press mentioned the Emporer but only in â€śin-passing fashion,â€ť towards the end of an article on the thousands who took to the streets of Port-au-Prince to protest government policy on the 207th anniversary of Dessalineâ€™s death.
Make Haiti's Thugs Tremble by John Kerry
- Created on Friday, February 01, 2013 8:35 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (defend.ht) - In 1994, U.S. Senator John Kerry, today, the U.S. Secretary of State, supported an all-out military invasion on Haiti to restore who critics called an "America-hating communist dictator," former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. We analyze from his NY Times Op-Ed, "Make Haiti's Thugs Tremble", that the successor of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton differs with her as an economic predator, but militarily, very hawkish; if not towards middle eastern powers, definitely toward lowly countries in the western hemisphere. Granted, it was in the name of democracy.
U.S. and UN Officials Oversaw Integration of Ex-Army Paramilitaries into Haitiâ€™s Police Force
- Created on Saturday, August 27, 2011 7:01 PM
Throughout 2004 and 2005, Haitiâ€™s unelected de facto authorities, working alongside foreign officials, integrated at least 400 ex-army paramilitaries into the countryâ€™s police force, secret U.S. Embassy cables reveal.
100: The First Days of President Michel Martelly
- Created on Monday, August 22, 2011 8:31 PM
When Michel Joseph Martelly was elected the 56th President of the Republic of Haiti, the country, already facing an almost permanent economic crisis and on the verge of social explosion, faced the consequences of the earthquake of January 12, 2010.
The Congress of Arcahaie 1803
- Created on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:24 AM
The first big highlight of 1803 was the death of Toussaint L'Ouverture on April 7.
A Final Case for the President; Rene Preval
- Created on Friday, May 13, 2011 8:36 AM
The living generation of Haitians has never known a stable government. The idea of a peaceful succession of power is foreign to most.
15 of The Most Popular Questions About Haitian Creole
- Created on Wednesday, March 02, 2011 2:23 PM
1- Creole: What is it?
Creole is a language spoken by the entire population of Haiti (estimated at nine million people). As any natural human language, it uses meaningful words (a vocabulary) with specific sounds.
Creole and Education in Haiti
- Created on Friday, February 04, 2011 5:55 AM
Haiti’s 1987 constitution made Creole official along with French and recognized that Creole is the language that all Haitians have in common. This constitution and the prior Bernard Reform of education, officially begun in 1979, provided the first official buttresses for the use of Creole in Haitian schools.
La MINUSTAH y la epidemia
- Created on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:34 AM
translated from Spanish
About three weeks ago, news and images were published of Haitian people throwing stones and indignantly protesting MINUSTAH forces, accusing a Nepalese soldier for transmitting cholera throughout the country.