Radio Commentary on the
Soccer Match Massacre
and UN complicity in the killings
HLLN Note: Below is a
commentary excerpted from a Haitian Radio Broadcast in New York on August
23, 2005 by an HLLN network collaborator. This sort of reporting on
the USAID|OIM "Camp for Peace" Soccer Match massacre this
weekend in Haiti may only be heard on (un-embedded) Haitian radio as
none of the mainstream press will likely report on the Bush bloodbath
brought to Haiti or even when they do, tell the truth about the UN-led
police slaughters in Haiti. It appears that Organized foreign-sponsored
kidnapping phenomemon replaced by organized MINUSTHA-led police hacking
poor Haitian women and men Rwanda-style with with imported machetes
the Latortues Kidnapped Democracy in Haiti? and multi-millionaire
arrested in kidnapping ring at Arrestation
d'un important homme d'affaires en relation avec les cas
de kidnapping enregistrès à Port-au-Prince. English translation
at: An Important Businessman
was Arrested in Relation to Kidnapping cases reported in Port-au-Prince
AUGUST 23, 2005 COMMENTARY FROM A HAITIAN JOURNALIST REPORTING FROM
HAITI, as excerpted and translated by the Haitian Lawyers Leadership
Network for the Ezili Danto Witness Project
Employing criminal means, supposedly to eradicate criminal elements
from the population:
Haitian radio news correspondent: News of massacre in
Grand Ravine over the weekend (August 20-2, 2005) have been confirmed.
Saturday, the Machete Army was at it again. The rumors were strong starting
from Wednesday and indeed this weekend they chopped up over 20 people.
The practice of hacking people with machetes is continuing. It started
in Solino, proceeded to Bel Air and now it is Grand Ravine that was
visited by an army named “lame ti manchete” (little machete
army), accompanied, according to neighborhood resident witnesses, by
the Haitian Police and MINUSTHA. They hacked 20 people to death.
It occurred Saturday and Sunday during a soccer game. With UN-MINUSTHA
troops securing the area, these armed men erupted, by arms we mean machetes,
they cut a few heads and quartered many. Twenty died and many more were
Lionel Mondestin who is on the executive board of a political party
named MUR (Movement for Republican Unity) said that it was unacceptable
that the national police and MINUSTHA accompany these machete-wheeling
men on such a barbaric mission, inside a community! He continued to
say that he understands that the police want to apprehend bandits; nonetheless
nothing justifies the national police and MINUSTHA staging a systematic
massacre, by attaches armed with machetes. This sort of thing had never
been seen before in the history of Haiti! According to the MUR official,
none of the previously repressive regimes had ever reached such barbaric
and criminal heights. Ironic, since they claim their actions to be justified
by the fact that they are looking for bandits.
What is interesting though is the matter-of-fact attitude of the Haitian
elite and authorities, characterized by Mrs. Coicou’s claim that
the national police did not have all the facts and that she would not
comment until she got a report. When Mrs. Coicou (police spokesperson)was
asked more specifically about the Haitian police distributing machetes
to people, suggesting that they seek vengeance, she ignored knowing
this fact in the case of Solino, but agreed that she had heard reports
from neighboring residents witnesses that such was the case. Nonetheless,
she is yet to confirm the distribution of machetes by the national police.
Still, the machete hacking crimes continue with the complicit silence
of notably all the political leaders that were actively denouncing,
creating and fomenting violence during the anti-Aristide campaign. Today,
they are harboring the “fool’s silence”, since the
victims seem to be Lavalas supporters. It is to be noted, nonetheless,
that in Solino, MINUSTHA interfered when the machete-wheeling brigades
took to the streets, seeking more Lavalas blood, subsequence to the
news that a former Lavalas minister had come back to Pot-au-Prince.
The MINUSTHA soldiers got the men to lay down their machetes. However,
informed sources attribute the MINUSTHA action to reports that EURO
News had played images of people being hacked to death in the presence
of both the National police and MINUSTHA soldiers. Mindful of their
image, the MINUSTHA officers ordered an end to operations.
Unfortunately, the reality of the machete armies is that the National
Police is installing them in popular neighborhoods like Solino and Grand
Ravine. The armies are composed of people who were ostracized in the
past for petty crimes, forced to leave the area or jailed. They hold
grudges and are coming back for revenge. Many are not from these areas,
and the MINUSTHA-led Haitian Police gives them machetes and uses them
to kill Lavalas supporters, a subhuman practice that one is at a lost
to qualify, similar to the one where armed men slaughter people.
We should also point out that many observers are afraid that this practice
will lead to a civil war. The Rwanda scenario is being echoed more and
more, referring to the machete dominated civil war where over a million
died. These same observers are saying that whoever is distributing the
machetes is fomenting civil war!
It should also be pointed out that the “Haitian Authorities”
(the defacto gang”) are yet to take a stand on this new MINUSTHA-led
police practice. The last statement to memory can be attributed to Mrs.
Coicou encouraging neighborhood vigilante gangs to get together with
the police to go “bandit hunting”! She said that she was
aware of the courageous side of Haitians and that she knew that the
people would not step back and she appealed to their sense of responsibility,
asking the neighborhood who were yet to follow suit to hurry-up! That
is exactly what just happened in Grand Ravine where a machete-wheeling
gang received logistical and material support from the police and MINUSTHA
and hacked to death 20 neighborhood residents, in the realm of this
new wave of violent crimes being perpetrated against the people of Haiti.
One should also point out that this new wave seems to have replaced
the kidnapping phenomenon that had so abruptly erupted on the Haitian
scene. As a matter of fact, the sustained salvos of gunfire heard in
Haiti day and night seem to have mysteriously disappeared, since the
apparition of this new crime wave that Haitians call “Lame Ti
Manchèt” (Little machete Army). One can only point to one
killing that does not seem to be connected to the MINUSTHA/Police sponsored
machete gangs. It is a case in Drouillard, where a Canadian and a Haitian
seem to have been shot in a kidnapping attempt. Nonetheless, there is
a marked change in the kidnapping situation, reflected in some resuming
habits that made them prime kidnapping candidates.
Thus, the new wave of criminal acts definitely seems to be machete massacres
implemented by the MINUSTHA/Police Nationale sponsored gangs. Though,
as mentioned previously MINUSTHA reluctantly did stop the Solino gang
on Sunday, subsequent to the news of images played on Euro News showing
people being hacked and quartered under the supervision of the MINUSTHA-led
Nationale Police and MINUSTHA troops.
Ezili Danto Witness Project
Report on SOCCER GAME MASSACRE
Ezili Danto Witness Project, August 25, 2005
Below is an excerpt from an Ezili Danto Witness Project report, direct
from our HLLN Investigator in Haiti about the Aug. 20 and Aug. 21st
slaughter of Haitian youths attending a soccer game. This interview
was recorded August 25, 2005 and translated from Kreyol into English
by Frantz Jerome for the Ezili Danto Witness Project.
“Daddy, its goats or pigs that I have seen cut up
before. How come they are cutting up people now?"
(Horrified exclamation of a traumatized young Haitian boy watching the
Grand Ravine Massacre on Sunday, August 21, 2005)
Ezili Danto: ...What happened in Grand Ravine, on Saturday
and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21. I understand that it was in the realm of
a soccer game?HLLN Haitian Investigator: It is the Summer Camp for Peace
program, organized by USAID, OIM and the Haitian Secretary of State
for Youth and Sports, especially for the youth of various “hot-
neighborhoods” around the city.
Ezili Danto: So, the activity name is “Summer
Camp for Peace?”
HLLN Haitian Investigator: Summer Camp for Peace!
Ezili Danto: O.I.M.? You said OIM… Do you know what OIM stands
for?HLLN Haitian Investigator: Eh… It escapes me right now. I
will have to look it up. It is the same organization set up to offer
political asylum in the context of the first coup against President
Aristide in 1991. They were located in Lalue, in the Bank of Paris building.
That's the same institution. It is an American company.
Ezili Danto: They are the ones who organized the soccer
game?HLLN Haitian Investigator: They are the one who sponsored it. Many
different location like Martissant, Lasaline, everywhere there is a
Summer Camp for Peace, they are sponsors. OIM**, USAID, the Haitian
Secretary of State for Youth and Sports. If one goes to any of the neighborhoods,
one will notice the big banners on display: Summer Camp for Peace!
Ezili Danto: OK. Was there a soccer match during both days
or was the game on Saturday? Was there a game on Saturday and then one
on Sunday?HLLN Haitian Investigator: No, there was no game on Sunday.
The "attaches" [machete wielding paramilitary] came back to
the area along with the police [on Sunday].
Ezili Danto: So, they started hacking soccer game attendants
HLLN Haitian Investigator:
They started Saturday during the game.
Ezili Danto: Give more details on “they came
back on Sunday?” Where were the people gathered on Sunday? Were
they in one location? How did they find the people?HLLN Haitian Investigator:
When they came back, they attacked people inside their house and anybody
they found in the neighborhood. Soon, you’ll hear a citizen I
interviewed, an elder, he said that his home was on the verge of being
burnt down and was saved thanks to the vehement “NO!” of
a couple of MINUSTHA soldiers. They had already set five houses on fire.
There were also a few people that they had already cut up.
This same elderly man tells you of his young son who said in shock:
“Daddy, its goats or pigs that I have seen cut up before. How
come they are cutting up people now?
I have all this on tape. He provided a detailed account and I will play
it for you soon.
Ezili Danto: Ah yes. I would like to see this videotape! When
you said MINUSTHA intervened, you mean that MINUSTHA was present when
the assassins were attacking the people?
HLLN Haitian Investigator: That
Sunday, MINUSTHA was present. There are more interesting facts to be
reported, for when MINUSTHA arrested some members of the machete wielding
gang, they casually took out cell phones and called the police. The
police intervened, took them away from the MINUSTHA soldiers, then freed
them and it’s not a simple matter. I have an interview with a
Solino resident who testifies to this fact.
Ezili Danto: They arrested these guys on Sunday…
HLLN Listener: On Sunday, when they arrested these assassins,
was it in Solino?
HLLN Haitian Investigator: No. Yes, they arrested them in Corridor
Bastia. When they [MINUSTHA] arrested them in Corridor Bastia, it was
the same scenario: the police intervened; the police liberated them
and subsequently gave them new machetes. The same thing happened in
Solino. That proves that the police are aware of the events of Grand
Ravine. One does not need an investigation!
Mrs. Coicou [Latortue’s police spokesperson] is taking the position
that she saw 7 corpses in the morgue and that the police are still investigating
[the Solino massacre from the first two weeks of August where this hacking
with police-distributed machetes started]. Well, the death toll is much
higher than that [7 people]. On Sunday, when I went to the emergency
section of the General Hospital, I saw those with machete gashes in
the back, others with gashes in the arm, in the legs, all over. And
there were those who were succumbing to their wounds. They were dying,
on Sunday afternoon!
Ezili Danto: OK. Corridor Bastia, is it part of Solino…
HLLN Haitian Investigator: Corridor Bastia, it’s the
extension of Rue Tiremasse. It extends all the way to Nazon. It’s
one of the two longest streets in Port-au-Prince. Corridor Bastia is
one, the other one is Rue Monseigneur Guilloux.
Ezili Danto: OK. So there are two instances where MINUSTHA
soldiers arrested the men armed with machetes and in both cases, according
to the information you got, the Haitian police released them and gave
them new machetes!
HLLN Haitian Investigator: Yes, the police took them
away from MINUSTHA, released them and gave them new machetes!
Ezili Danto: All together between Saturday and Sunday,
August 20 and 21, how many do you think died? I have…
HLLN Haitian Investigator:
According to an organizer in the area, he was one of the conference’s
organizers, he said that they can account for 30 corpses, for they found,
over these two days, 30 mutilated bodies. Some in the media are not
relating this information.
(End of excerpt. More to come)
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**Note 2: IOM stands for International Organization for Migration and
reportedly it manages the Haiti Transition Initiative, the USAID-program
that sponsored the "Summer Camp For Peace" soccer game.
Urgent: Help Prevent Further Massacres in Haiti! - Letter
to UN officials and Canadian Members of Parliament | from Jean St. Vil,
August 28, 2005
Dear U.N. officials and Canadian Members of Parliament,
News broke two days ago that a key organizer of the kidnapping wave
that caused so many deaths and so much suffering to Haitians in the
past year have been finally caught.
The arrest of Stanley Handal, a multi-millionaire suspected to be a
leader of the kidnapping enterprise, seems to corroborate the many reports
which suggested all along that the materminds of the kidnapping phenomenon
are rich and powerful individuals from Haiti’s ruling elite who
connections in the banking industry and within a faction of the post-coup
government, and who, as identified by the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey,
the primary owners of firearm stocks in the country.
Nonetheless Lavalas political activists or suspected sympathisers of
deposed constitutional president continue to be scapegoated and marked
elimination on the pretext that the regime and its foreign accomplices
fighting bandits ».
Most disturbing of all, in the last few weeks, news broke that the Police
distributed machetes and supervised numerous public lynchings in the
We are receiving frequent on the ground reports of major UN/MINUSTAH
operations in the poor neighborhoods like Cite Soleil. The last such
operation, which was well-documented, resulted in the deaths of several
civilians. Independent journalist and fimmaker Kevin Pina wrote an emergency
appeal about the coming massacre on August 18th, 2005, where he writes:
"If the UN goes ahead with its plan for a second major military
against Cite Soleil, it is guaranteed the number of casualties will
exceed July 6th and further tarnish and expose the real role of the
guaranteeing the coup of Feb. 28, 2004."
As early as June of this year, the Police spokeperson who refused to
divulgate the identity of a detainee suspected of involvement in kidnappings,
shamelessly intervening to protect his « good family name
», was lamenting to
reporters how "there are people of good family and high social
unfortunately are involved in kidnappings,"
So, why are the poor still the target of such senseless repression?
We ask that you intervene publicly - in your official capacity - by
possible - to stop the repressive operations before it's too late; stop
large scale military attacks on the poor. Please intervene as soon as
possible to stop the loss of innocent life; it is still possible to
Gatineau, Québec, Canada
Canada Haiti Action Network
d’un important homme d’affaires en relation avec les cas
de kidnapping enregistrés à Port-au-Prince
Posté le mardi 23 août 2005
Par Radio Kiskeya
La police a procédé mardi à Port-au-Prince à
l’arrestation d’un important homme d’affaires haïtien
d’origine arabe, M. Stanley Handal, en relation avec la série
d’actes de kidnapping enregistrés à Port-au-Prince
ces derniers mois.
M. Handal, qui est aussi un fournisseur de la police, a été
appréhendé dans le cadre de l’enquête ouverte
autour de la disparition d’un employé de la UNIBANK, Nathael
Aléus Génélus (31 ans) depuis le 2 août dernier
après une interpellation dont il a été l’objet
au sous commissariat de police de Delmas 62. L’inspecteur de police
responsable de ce sous-commissariat, James Bourdeau, est encore activement
recherché pour implication présumée dans l’enlèvement
de M. Génélus.
Selon des sources policières, l’enquête autour de
la disparition de l’employé de la UNIBANK aurait permis
à la police de découvrir l’existence d’un
vaste et puissant réseau de malfaiteurs impliqués dans
le blanchiment d’argent de la drogue, les actes de kidnapping
et d’autres activités louches.
L’homme d’affaires Stanley Handal et l’employé
de banque Génélus, feraient partie du réseau. Il
aurait fallu le déploiement d’importantes forces de police
pour l’appréhender, indiquent les sources contactées
par Kiskeya. La police civile de l’ONU (CIVPOL) a également
participé à l’opération.
Aucune précision n’a pu être obtenue sur le sort
de l’employé de banque, de même que sur celui de
l’inspecteur de police James Bourdeau.
Après une période d’accalmie, une certaine recrudescence
des actes de kidnapping est constatée à Port-au-Prince
avec une tendance à l’extension du phénomène
à d’autres quartiers jusqu’ici épargnés.
Un canadien, un haïtien résidant aux Etats-Unis et un haut
cadre de la Direction Générale des Impôts ont été
tués en moins d’une semaine à Port-au-Prince.
[jmd/RK] [Exclusivité Kiskeya]
(Unofficial English Translation of Radio Kiskeya report above):
An Important Businessman
Was Arrested in Relation to Kidnapping Cases recorded in Port-au-Prince
Tuesday August 23, 2005
Tuesday in Port-au-Prince, the police arrested an important Arab/Haitian
businessman, Stanley Handal, based on his involvement in kidnapping
cases that have plagued Port-au-Prince these last few months.
Mr. Handal, who also does business with the police, was apprehended
as part of the investigation in the disappearance of a (31 years old)
UNIBANK employee, Nathael Aleus Genelus, which occurred this past August
2, subsequent to his questioning at the police precinct of Delma 62.
The police inspector responsible for this precinct, James Bourdeau,
is being actively sought for his role in Mr. Genelus’ assumed
According to police sources, the investigation in the disappearance
of UNIBANK’s employee allowed police to uncover the existence
of a huge and powerful network of crooks, linked with drug money laundering,
kidnappings, and many other shady activities.
The Businessman Stanley Handal and the bank employee Genelus were apparently
part of this network. Sources contacted by radio Kiskeya pointed out
that it took the deployment of an important police contingent in order
to apprehend Stanley Handal. The UN civilian police (CIVPOL) were part
of the operations as well.
No further details were given about the bank employee’s fate,
as well as police inspector James Bourdeau’s.
Subsequent to a slowdown period, kidnapping cases are slowly returning,
spreading to previously unaffected parts of Port-au-Prince.
A Canadian, a Haitian residing in the US as well as a high level cadre
of the Taxation General Management were killed within a week.
Translated Radio Kiskeya Report
La police décline toute responsabilité dans la mort d’environ
6 personnes à Martissant
Posté le mercredi 24 août 2005
Par Radio Kiskeya
La porte-parole de la Police Nationale d’Haïti (PNH), Mme
Gessie Cameau Coicou, a établi à six le nombre de cadavres
enregistrés à la morgue de l’Université d’Etat
d’Haiti à Port-au-Prince suite aux violents incidents qui
se sont produits le week-end écoulé à Martissant
(banlieue sud de Port-au-Prince). Ces gens ont été tués
par balle et à l’arme blanche.
L’inspectrice générale Gessie Cameau Coicou a démenti
du même coup les allégations selon lesquelles la police,
aidée de la population, aurait perpétré un véritable
massacre dans ce quartier, dans le cadre d’une opération
d’envergure lancée contre des groupes de bandits armés
évoluant dans la zone.
« Il est clairement établi maintenant qu’un certain
secteur cherche obstinément à semer le trouble et à
ruiner tous les efforts de paix », fait savoir la porte-parole
de la PNH qui invite la population à ne pas se laisser prendre
au piège, en s’impliquant elle aussi dans la perpétration
Mme Coicou lance enfin un appel à la population et aux parents
des victimes pour qu’ils communiquent aux autorités toutes
les informations dont ils disposent afin que toute la lumière
soit faite sur ces incidents.
Les incidents auxquels fait référence la porte parole
de la PNH se rapportent à la forte mobilisation populaire provoquée
à Martissant par la réactivation de plusieurs groupes
armés qui agissaient il y a peu pour le compte du gouvernement
du président déchu Jean Bertrand Aristide.
Des citoyens, vraisemblablement proches de ces groupes, ont dénoncé
sur les ondes de certains médias le fait par la police et des
membres de la population d’avoir tué une trentaine de personnes
après avoir incendié leurs maisons sous prétexte
qu’ils étaient des bandits ou des proches de ces derniers.
Les incidents ont éclaté après un match de football
dont certains des spectateurs seraient des bandits connus, activement
Le porte-parole de la police civile de l’ONU (CIVPOL) qui accompagnait
l’inspectrice générale Gessie Cameau Coicou lors
de la conférence hebdomadaire de la PNH, a de nouveau fustigé
les actes de lynchage, particulièrement ceux perpétrés
le week-end écoulé, sous prétexte de chasse à
de présumés bandits. Il exhorte la population à
mettre immédiatement un terme à de telles pratiques en
remettant de préférence aux autorités les personnes
qu’ils croient être des bandits. Jean François Vézina
donne la garantie que les casques bleus et la CIVPOL continueront à
seconder la police haïtienne dans l’oeuvre de rétablissement
de la paix et de la sécurité. Cela se fait certes avec
le concours de la population, mais dans le respect des lois et des droits
de la personne, conclut-il.
Au cours de la conférence de presse, l’Agent I Wilton Thomas,
membre du Bureau de Communication de la police, a fait état de
l’assassinat mercredi dernier à Carrefour du policier Marcel
Fortuné affecté au Service de la circulation des véhicules.
Concernant l’interpellation mardi de Stanley Handal, en relation
avec les nombreux cas de kidnapping enregistrés ces dernières
semaines à la capitale, Mme Coicou fait savoir que rien ne permet
encore de conclure à la culpabilité de l’homme d’affaires.
De nombreuses autres personnes ont été interpellées
au même titre que M. Handal, dans le cadre de l’enquête
relative à la disparition de l’employé de la UNIBANK
Nathael Aléus Génélus.
Par ailleurs, la porte-parole de la PNH fait état d’une
nouvelle mesure d’expulsion à l’encontre d’un
aspirant policier de l’Académie de police. Il s’agit
du nommé Guy Démy Dorestant impliqué dans un cas
d’assassinat. D’autres avant lui avaient été
exclus de la 17ème promotion de la Police Nationale d’Haïti
actuellement en formation à l’Académie de police.
U.N. to investigate Haiti slum lynchings
By Joseph Guyler Delva, Reuters, August 25, 2005
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The U.N. mission in Haiti has launched
an inquiry into the lynching of at least 20 people by vigilantes armed
with machetes and by Haitian police last weekend, U.N. officials said
During a soccer game on Saturday funded by the U.S. Agency for International
Development and the interim Haitian government, hooded police and individuals
with machetes attacked people they called "bandits," according
to residents of the Port-au-Prince slum of Martissant.
"Everybody gathered to watch the game, suddenly the police surrounded
the area and ordered everyone to lie on the ground," said Roland
Roy, a community leader in Martissant.
"Then a group of people, armed with machetes, who came with the
police, started identifying people one by one, saying here is a bandit,
here is another one. They cut them with machetes and killed a number
of them," said Roy. He said up to 30 people died, some shot by
Another community leader, Lionel Mondestin, said at least 20 people
were killed on Saturday during the soccer game and on Sunday during
another police operation. Many other residents gave similar accounts.
French Lt. Col. Philippe Espie, the head of international police who
are part of a U.N. force keeping the peace since former President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide was ousted by an armed revolt last year, said the incident
was being investigated and would not be tolerated.
"In the first place, we can only condemn what happened. It is intolerable
to accept that sort of situation where people take justice into their
own hands," Espie told Reuters.
The soccer game was part of a "tournament for peace," funded
by USAID and the interim Haitian government that took over after Aristide
fled into exile at the end of February 2004, organisers said. Once viewed
as a champion of Haiti's fledgling democracy, Aristide faced increasing
accusations of corruption and despotism.
POLICE ABUSES ALLEGED
The head of a U.N. human rights unit, Thierry Faggart, said his office
was also investigating the incident and several other cases of human
rights abuses blamed on police.
Haiti's new police chief, Mario Andresol, said he was ready to punish
any officers, if their involvement were confirmed.
"We are here to protect the population, not to repress them or
kill them. Such behaviour won't be tolerated while I'm there,"
Andresol told Reuters.
Both the Haitian police and U.N. forces have previously announced
investigations into alleged abuses by police officers. To date, no reports
have been published.
Dozens of people have been hacked to death in vigilante justice that
often accompanies police operations in slums regarded as strongholds
of support for Aristide.
The authorities blame Aristide supporters for violence that has killed
at least 700 people in the past year while Aristide's Lavalas Family
party says it is being persecuted. Haiti, the poorest country in the
Americas, is scheduled to hold elections in November.
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Wilme - on "Wanted poster" of suspects wanted by the
"Dread" Wilme reported killed July 6, 2005
"Dread" Wilme speaks:
Radio Lakou New York, April 4, 2005 interview with Emmanuel "Dread"
Alert- Demand a Stop to Killings
in Cite Soleil:
Sample letters and Contact information provided, April 21, 2005
Crucifiction of Emmanuel
Peralte - The old Bandit King of Haiti
* In 1919 the US murdered him and put the body on public display
Urge the Caribbean Community to stand firm in not recognizing
the illegal Latortue regime:
Show at the
July 27, 2004 Haiti Forum Press Conference during the DNC
in Boston honoring those who stand firm for Haiti and democracy;
those who tell the truth about Haiti; Presenting the Haiti
Resolution, and; remembering Haiti's revolutionary legacy
in 2004 and all those who have lost life or liberty fighting
against the Feb. 29, 2004 Coup d'etat and its consequences