· July, 2006

Stories about Haiti from July, 2006

Haiti: 1941's Port-au-Prince

  28 July 2006

From Port-au-Prince, Marcel Salnave posts (Fr) an article written by his journalist father of the same name in 1941: “our capital is embellishing under the welcome influence of urban planning. Gardens designed according to the demands of art have replaced almost everywhere our empty lots and where weeds once existed,...

Haiti: Investment Made Easier

  27 July 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to (Fr) a Radio Metropole article about the launch of a new Center for the Facilitation of Investment thanks to a grant by USAID. Thanks to the Center, “a corporation can be formed in 4 days as opposed to the 264 it took in the...

Haiti: Protesters Ask for Debt Cancellation

  27 July 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points (Fr) to a Radio Signal FM article stating: “Tens of Haitian alternative globalization activists protested Tuesday in front of a Port-au-Prince hotel where international delegations were participating in a meeting of donors to Haiti. The protestors, students for the most part, demanded the cancellation of...

Haiti: Reporter Jacques Roche Killed a Year Ago

  19 July 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to an article stating (Fr): “To commemorate the first anniversary of the killing of poet and journalist Jacques Roche this July 14, the organization SOS Journaliste organized a forum at Le Plaza Hotel on the theme Security of journalists, impunity and disarmament.”

Haiti: NGOs Financing Violence

  19 July 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to an article stating that (Fr): ” The violence in poor neighborhoods is financed by NGOs operating on the ground according to the Senator of the Ouest Department. Funds destined to development projects in those neighborhoods are being misused to those ends.”

Haiti: Grateful to Wyclef for his World Cup Performance

  17 July 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence points to a Le Nouvelliste article thanking (Fr) Haitian-American hip hop star Wyclef for his representation of Haiti at the World Cup closing ceremony: “Wyclef Jean did everything to associate Haiti to his performance. The Haitian flag served as a bandana that covered his head (…)...

Martinique: First Caribbean Social Forum

  7 July 2006

Le Blog de [Moi] is pleased (Fr) to learn that the first Caribbean Social Forum is happening in Martinique this week (July 5-9) but does not think its timing was particularly smart what with the World Cup's final taking place this weekend as well as an annual cultural fair in...

Haiti: Chinese Policemen to Join UN Mission

  6 July 2006

Collectif Haiti de Provence, a France-based Haitian blog, points to a Radio Kiskeya article that writes (Fr): “125 newly-minted Chinese police officers will be sent to Haiti in August in order to join the UN Mission [MINUSTAH] (…) Specialized in anti-riot operations, Chinese policemen were among the UN units that...

French Guiana/World Cup: Brazil or France?

  1 July 2006

From French Guiana on the South American continent near Brazil, Carnet de Guyane writes (Fr) about allegiances during today's Brazil v. France soccer match: “Those who are French support France, those who are Brazilian support Brazil. So what about when you're Peruvian? or Haitian? or from Suriname? (…) It looks...