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Alice Backer

My name is Alice Backer. I am founder and former team leader of GV Lingua, which amplifies Global Voices in languages other than English. I used to be Francophonia Editor. I was once an editor of New York University School of Law's Review of Law & Social Change. I have been blogging about Haiti, Haitian-Americans and the Caribbean for 5 years at kiskeácity and I tweet from @kiskeacity. I am also a lawyer and campaign consultant.

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Latest posts by Alice Backer

Haiti: UN Troops Must Go, Say Haitians After Rape Scandal

An online video showing four UN peacekeepers from Uruguay allegedly raping a 19 year-old man at a military base in Port-Salut has generated outrage and renewed calls for the United...

Haiti: Aristide’s return, the word “house” and today’s election

To say the twice exiled President Aristide is a mythic figure in the Haitian imagination is an understatement. To say he evokes strong emotions from Haitians, even less so. So...

Global Voices in Haiti: Talking to Volunteer Régine Zamor

Alice Backer, on assignment for Global Voices in Port-au-Prince, interviews Régine Zamor, a Haitian-American who travelled to Haiti after the 12 January earthquake and has helped dozens of people as...

Mali: Presidential Election

Morocco: Lalla Mimouna Market

Haiti: Bush to Scold Préval?

DRC: UDPS’ Early Report Card for Kabila

St. Lucia, Taiwan: Friends Again

Guyane: Strange Fruit

Guadeloupe: Celebrating May Day

Guadeloupe: Let's Vote

Haiti: Happy to Be Home

Martinique: Breakup Blues

Gabon, Guadeloupe: Circumcision and HIV

Eritrea: Female Genital Mutilation Outlawed

Rwanda: Commemorating a 14-Year-Old Genocide

Rwanda: Good Hotels

Guadeloupe: New Solar Energy Installation in Le Moule

DRC: Local Elections Pushed Back to 2008

DRC: March in Manchester Against Kabila

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