Saturday, February 18, 2012

Haitian Judiciary denies Duvalier's Crime Against Humanity

By: Wadner Pierre - HaitiAnalysis
     The former Haitian President for life Jean-Claude Duvalier named "Baby's DOC" is to be tried not for the crime against humanity but for alleged financial crime. Human rights groups have criticized the decision and described it as unfair and politically motivated.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Macoutification of Martelly's Power

By: Kim Ives - Haiti Liberté
Feb 15, 2012
     In the past few months, while headlines have focused elsewhere, Haitian President Michel Martelly has been quietly resurrecting the intelligence and security apparatus that existed during Haiti's neo-Duvalierist military rule (1986-90) and the coups d'état of 1991-94 and 2004-06. Martelly has placed in key security posts former Haitian Army officers, policemen, and death-squad paramilitaries, many of whom were part of the small "rebel" force which spearheaded the Feb. 29, 2004 coup d'état against then President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

    Meanwhile, former and would-be soldiers, who have been training in up to ten military camps around Haiti, began to rise up this past week to demand that the Haitian army - demobilized since 1995 - be formally reestablished, which was a Martelly campaign promise.

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