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Expose the Lies of the International Community about Haiti, its people and resources: Demand the International coup d'etat supporting countries and enforcers, not Rene Preval, set the political prisoners free, end the UN occupation, return
Haitian assets

by Marguerite Laurent, Haitian Perspectives, June 26, 2006

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"The newly minted coup d'etat coalition government, now simply figure-headed by Rene Preval, has yet to reverse the acts of the US-imposed Miami government, who handed three years tax breaks to the most wealthy, 10-years back pay to the murderous Haitian army and put over 4,200 people into indefinite detention while cutting Haiti’s minimum wage by 50%, from about $3.60 for a 12 hour day, down to $1.60.

The UN occupation continues, the prisoners unreleased and those who never where voted in by any Haitian populace are being divvied jobs in the "new government" because they participated, though were not elected, but because they "participated" in the coup d'etat elections on the heel of the blood and death of thousands of Haitian citizens who protested the coup d'etat, ouster of the Constitutional government and UN occupation.

On July 6, 2006, HLLN along with other Haiti-led groups from Haiti and the US will stand together to demand an end to the occupation, justice for the victims of last year's UN Massacre in Site Soley on July 6, 2005, release of the political prisoners, reversal of the fleecing of Haiti by Canadian companies such as St. Genevieve Resources and KWG Resources, stop to the plunder and pirating of Haitian gas, gold, copper, uranium, iridium and other natural resources and reserves, particularly a stop to the genocidal plans of the Ottawa Initiative foreign governments under this de facto UN Protectorate..."
From, Expose the lies of the International Community about Haiti, its people and resources by Marguerite Laurent, Haitian Perspectives, June 26, 2006

 

Expose the Lies of the International Community about Haiti, its people and resources

Demand the International coup d'etat supporing countries and enforcers, not Rene Preval, set the political prisoners free, end the UN occupation, return Haitian assets to the people of Haiti by Marguerite Laurent, June 26, 2006, Haitian Perspectives

The newly minted coup d'etat coalition government, now simply figure-headed
by Rene Preval, has yet to reverse the acts of the US-imposed Miami
government, who handed three years tax breaks to the most wealthy, 10-years
back pay to the murderous Haitian army and put over 4,200 people into
indefinite detention while cutting Haiti’s minimum wage by 50%, from about
$3.60 for a 12 hour day, down to $1.60.

The UN occupation continues, the prisoners unreleased and those who never where voted in by any Haitian populace are being divvied jobs in the "new government" because they participated, though were not elected, but because they "participated" in the coup d'etat elections on the heel of the blood and death of thousands of Haitian citizens who protested the coup d'etat, ouster of the
Constitutional government and UN occupation.

On July 6, 2006, HLLN along with other Haiti-led groups from Haiti and the US
will stand together to demand an end to the occupation, justice for the
victims of last year's UN Massacre in Site Soley on July 6, 2005, release of the
political prisoners, reversal of the fleecing of Haiti by Canadian companies
such as St. Genevieve Resources and KWG Resources, stop to the plunder and
pirating of Haitian gas, gold, copper, uranium, iridium and other natural
resources and reserves, particularly a stop to the genocidal plans of the
Ottawa Initiative foreign governments under this de facto UN Protectorate.

Join HLLN'S campaign to expose the corrupt role of the UN, US, Canada,
OAS, France; their false "humanitarian aid;" to expose this international
Community’s (the "International Community") culpable role in keeping Haiti
underdeveloped and contained-in-poverty while their multinational companies,
reps and agents plunder and fleece Haitian resources and labor; to expose
this international community's criminal role in bringing to power and keeping
in office, over the OBJECTIONS of the majority of Haiti's peoples, at home and
abroad, for more than TWO years, and training and paying a puppet Boca Raton
government with no popular mandate and massive human rights abuses and
political repression. Stop UN, US, OAS, Canada, France's hypocrisy and their
continued coup d'etat criminal activities in Haiti.

Although, on Feb. 7, 2006, the people of Haiti elected a new President, none
of the people's interests have been placed at the forefront. Why? Because the
Coup D'etat authorities are the ones STILL holding the political prisoners in
Haiti, still preventing the return to his homeland of President Aristide and
his family. They are the ones still being paid government salaries. The
International Community, led by US reps, ambassador, IRI, NED, USAID, Haiti
Democracy Project are still taking care of the interests of the wealthy few
and Haiti's poor are dying of starvation, curable diseases and at indefinite
detention while Canadian companies such as St. Genieve export Haiti's gold to
wealthy Canada.

For instance, what these International want with Haiti is Haiti's newly
discovered oil reserves in La Gonave, gas reserves near Aquin and Haiti's
gold mines in the Northeast.

Remember that HLLN was the first and only one to report to our International
audience the words of Haitian lawyer, Osner Fèvry.

Osner Fèvry stated that the Internationals are fleecing "…the country’s
riches. For example, you have an American citizen elected to the House of
Deputies for La Gonave. Well, that is where they just discovered an important
oil reserve that could be exploited for the next 100 years. There are
citizens of other countries in Ile-à-Vache, Cayes, Aquin, they also just
discovered important gas reserves starting near Aquin and ending all the way
to areas nearing Columbia and Venezuela. In the Northeast, you have an
American senator. In the Northeast you have important Gold mines that they
already started to exploit, St. Geneviève. So, all the areas where you have
natural resources, you find candidates with dual citizenship. You’ll also
notice that many of the candidates for magistrate have came from Miami, New
York, sent by the Agency to become Communal Magistrate. Once the communes fall in foreign hands, you will hear of resolutions being drafted and ratified by the senate and House of deputies, annexing us like Guadeloupe or Puerto Rico. ... since we still, as part of our inheritance, have a constitution and the laws of this country. Whereas they are yet to get rid of the laws; whereas they are yet to send armored vehicles against the constitution; whereas the constitution is still active; therefore we say, in the name of the constitution of 1987, in the name of the laws of the republic, we cannot accept nor tolerate that foreigner, with no shame, not being remotely embarrassed, declare their candidacy and the CEP makes believe that they don’t understand, because in this very CEP you find many Canadian and American citizens as well."
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-04/msg00013.html )

Thus, nothing has changed with the Feb. 7, 2006 election, especially as the
coup d'etat folks have placed their folks in key positions, where the riches
of our country reside. France, Canada, the US with UN soldiers as their
mercenaries, these international pirates are protecting their folks who are
plundering our underwater treasures, stealing them and the oil at La Gonave,
a sacred placed, never colonized by the old Euro slavers, now being exploited
as the Haitian people starve, continue to be vilified, humiliated, falsely criminalized for purposes of the US/Euros' further exploitation and simply die, die, die.

The Coup D'etat countries (France, US and Canada) want one and all to believe
Haiti is the poorest in the Western Hemisphere and in need of their economic
aid. When, in fact, Haitian lands and resources could satisfactorily feed its
people and provide them with jobs and wealth if these Western powers would
just stop promoting terrorists and putschists in Haiti, LET OUR PEOPLE ALONE or, at least act civilized and negotiate fairly instead of with denigrating, racist lies about Haitians and when that doesn't work by the barrel of their many superpowerful deadly economic, diplomatic and military guns.

The fact is, it's not US/Euro foreign "aid" that has kept the Haitian people
alive, but the almost $1 billion dollars sent to Haiti (figures before the
coup d'etat) by the Haitian Diaspora. US/Euro monies bring only debt,
dependency and foreign domination and line the pockets of only the Black
overseers like the terrorists, Guy Phillip, Louis Jodel Chamblain, their
middlemen - Boulos, Apaid, Latortue, Boniface, Gousse, Andresol and their
Haiti Democracy Project and IRI/US-Embassy created so-called, Group 184
"civil society" racket.

This International community (along with Haiti's morally repugnant tragic
elite and so-called "intellectuals") are the coup d'etat folks with the UN as
their proxy, militarizing Haiti so it will end up looking like the Dominican
Republic and fleecing it dry with their IMF/World Bank debts and foreign
"free trade" multinationals exploiting Haiti's access to the Windward Passage
(Mole St Nicholas); oil (in La Gonave); uranium, iridium and Haiti's
goldmines in the Northeast, Trou Du Nord and Terrier Rouge - gold caches
reportedly to the levels of Canada's cache and Canada is known as the fourth
largest gold producer. See the Haiti Press Network, June 14, 2006 article
below entitled, "Haiti towards the exploitation of gold and copper in Trou du
Nord," where, "(A)ccording to details provided by the president of the
(Ste-Geneviève) Haitiano-Canadian company, Mr. Severin Lachapelle, "the layer
of Faille-B is twice as important as that of Canada, a country considered
however as a large world gold producer with an average from 5 to 6 grams per
ton." (Emphasis Added.)

Now, why would the Haitian people NEED Canada's charity and international
benevolent "aid" if it has its own resources....The United States',
France...et al???

On behalf of the Ancestors' "live free or die" Legacy, we at the Haitian
Lawyers Leadership Network, in collaboration with the grassroots movement in
Haiti representing the poor majority throughout Haiti, demand a stop to these
international's sleazy "aid" to Haiti which only brings coup d'etat, debt,
dependency and foreign domination. We demand a stop to the stealing and
looting of Haitian assets, to the fleecing by these Internationals of gas
reserves Near Aquin and our State companies, ports; to their stealing of
Haiti's MASSIVE underwater treasures and inhumane exploitation of our already
too cheap but internationally-exploited labor forces.

These wealthy countries (France, Canada, US) are the RESPONDIAT SUPERIORS, not the remaining dregs of the puppet Latortue government or its corrupt and paid-off judges. Write to your countries representative, write to the local and national media urging them not to let this International Community pass the blame to their very employees - the Latortue death regime, its corrupt justice system, the outgunned and outnumbered, President Preval or the poor majority in Site Soley, Bel Air, Milot, Gonaives, et al.

Demand that the mainstream media stop being false witnesses and turning a
blind eye to the truth in Haiti: to the WHO sponsors terrorism in Haiti, WHO holds the keys locking the political prisoners behind bars and destroying justice, decency, development and democracy in Haiti. It's this INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY with UN soldiers as henchmen, with its USAID, World Bank, IMF and IRI/NDI Economic Hit MEN, wielding its defacto protectorate in Haiti, using the remaining drones of the Latortue regime, its foreign-trained Haitian technocrats, prison guards, police as its proxy and "black faces" in Haiti.

Demand that these coup d'etat implementers, not President Rene Preval, STOP
putting obstacles up and let Haitians FREE the Haitians illegally held by
this International Community and their black-faced employees in Haiti. Demand
that all contracts entered into under the illegal U.S. regime's reign must go
to a national referendum, placed before the people of Haiti and no backdoor
structural adjustment economic plan be foisted on the people of Haiti, either
through the outgoing coup d'etat regime's drones, their amoral supporters,
the contracts it illegally signed or through US/Euro false benevolence such
as "debt forgiveness" or "international aid!" (See, The corrupt US/UN-backed
Boca Raton regime robbing Haiti blind: pillage and plunder -gold, bronze
cannons, emeralds stolen (article in French & English)
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-04/msg00017.html )

FREE HAITI - let our people go. How much have these coup d'etat countries
taken out of Haiti during these last years of occupation so far, since 2004,
under the guise of bringing Haiti "democracy" "justice" and "development?"
On the continent of Africa, it is estimated that for every $10 U.S. dollars
taken out of Africa today by the US/Euros only $1 of international aid
remains. But, in Haiti, how are these richest of the rich masturbating on our
Black pain and suffering? How much, in terms of dollars and Haitian life have
the Internationals taken, and taken and taken, for our re-enslavement and to
feed white privilege and their mythical savior complex?

Too much.

Why is Haiti still being labeled "the poorest in the Western Hemisphere" when
we know the massive US/Euro force of 2004 was not because these moral poseurs cared about Haitian human rights that were allegedly being abused by the Constitutional President, but because they wanted to own what's ours. (See, Bronze cannons, gold and emerald pieces stolen at certain sites in Ile-à-Vaches: A representative of Sub Sea Research company confirms that these thefts would have never occurred without the complicity of the interim regime, Port au Prince, 27 April 2006
(AHP)) https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-04/msg00017.html

For instance, without even including the oil found on La Gonave, which,
according to Haitian lawyer, Osner Fèvy, is such a large reserve it will
take 100 years of exploitation, (See HLLN's "What they want is Haiti's newly
discovered oil reserves in La Gonave, gas reserves near Aquin and Haiti's
gold mines in the Northeast"
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-04/msg00013.html ) let's try and decipher the June 4, 2006 article below on the St. Genieve Company's gold
mining in Haiti.

In reading this June 14, 2006 Haiti Press Network article on St-Genieve's gold mining in Haiti, one cannot help but wonder why is it so difficult to decipher? What's wrong with plain terms? Well, I believe it's because the Internationals never want the Haitian majority to know how rich they are. And, with the morons we have as "intellectuals," of course that's been easy to accomplish. So, if in fact there are 552,000 tons time 14 grammes per ton - how much does that yield in real dollars?

OK, I'll stop before I put out a figure that's wrong because math in grammes and tons isn't my strong point. But people, you tell me.....how many BILLIONS, or, is it trillions of dollars is that? So, never mind Haitian prestige as a producer of gold and eviscerating this humiliating label of "the poorest in the Western Hemisphere," that these international gleefully repeat ad nausea to justify their greedy presence in Haiti. But, with this gold, copper, with Haiti's underwater treasures, the iridium, our uranium, the oil and gas reserves, and our people's historical legacy, unique language, religion and culture - how rich aren't we?

Is it not time we stop our "schooled" and
always-getting-played-Haitian-intellectuals from their continued crawling to
the international monetary institutions begging to be given, over a period of
5 years, a fraction of money we already have... in our soil, in our brains,
in investing in our own culture, our own Ancestors' Legacy and our own
Haitian majority's unbounded creativity...

Ezili Danto
Li led li la
June 26, 2006
Nou se rozo, nou pliye nou pa kase

*Nou se roz, nou pliye nou pa kase: Strong winds may bend the bamboo tree all the way down to the ground, but it snaps right back up. It doesn’t break, no matter how strong the wind. So, Haitians have a saying – “Nou se rozo. Nou pliye, nou pa kase “ - like the bamboo tree, we bend but we don’t break; like the flexible bamboo tree we-Haitians use even the momentum of our falls to stand back up.

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Attached Articles on Gold Mining and other resources in Haiti:

- Haïti vers l’exploitation de l’or et de cuivre à Trou du Nord
http://www.haitipressnetwork.com/news.cfm?articleID=2322

(French and English below)

- Foreign interests taking Gold and Copper out of Haiti under UN protection
GOLD AND COPPER EXPLOITATION OPERATIONS TO RESUME IN THE NORTH AND NORTH EAST DEPARTMENTS of Haiti. (Radio Kiskeya reporting, April 8, 2006) French & English

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Authorities in Florida are opening an investigation into the origin of emeralds stolen from an interim Haitian dignitary’s home

- Audit of State institutions continues: Valuable objects stolen from the National Palace

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Haïti vers l’exploitation de l’or et de cuivre à Trou du Nord
Posté le 14 juin 2006


http://www.haitipressnetwork.com/news.cfm?articleID=2322

La société Ste-Geneviève-Haiti a organisé, le vendredi 9 juin à Roche-Plate,
Sud-Est de Trou du Nord, une cérémonie inaugurale pour marquer le début de
ses activités d’exploration des gisements d’or et de cuivre dans le Nord-Est
du pays.

La cérémonie s’est déroulée à Roche-Plate, en présence des autorités locales,
de responsables religieux, des représentants du Bureau des mines et de
l’énergie, d’experts étrangers et d’habitants de la zone.

« L’investissement minier peut contribuer au développement mais aussi au
prestige du pays, car désormais Haiti pourra compter parmi les pays
producteurs mondiaux de l’or », a déclaré Pierre-Yvon Beaubeuf, directeur
général de la société haitiano-canadienne.

La société minière Ste Geneviève Haiti S.A. a signé avec l’Etat haïtien, le 3
février 1997, sous la première présidence de René Garcia Préval, une
convention minière lui conférant les droits exclusifs de recherches et
d’exploitation des gisements d’or et de cuivre découverts dans le sud du
secteur de Trou du Nord et Terrier Rouge, précisément à Douvray, Blondin et
Faille, dans le Nord-Est d’Haiti.

Trois gisements vont être exploités : deux gisements de cuivre situés dans
les régions de Blondin et Douvry, un gisement d’or à Faille-B. Celui de
Faille-B, donc le plus important, est densifié de 522 000 tones, à raison de
14 grammes par tonne. D’après les explications du président de la compagnie
haitiano-canadienne, M Severin Lachapelle, le gisement de Faile-B est deux
fois plus grand que celui du Canada, pourtant grand producteur d’or mondial
avec une moyenne de 5 à 6 grammes par tonne.

« Investir dans le secteur minier est une très bonne initiative qui serait
profitable à l’Etat haïtien », pense le directeur général du Bureau des mines
et de l’énergie, l’ingénieur Dieuseul Anglade, qui dit avoir pris toutes les
dispositions nécessaires pour que les intérêts de l’Etat ne soient pas lésés.

Pour obtenir son permis d’exploration, la compagnie canadienne a dû se
transformer en une société haitieno-canadienne. D’après ses responsables, la
compagnie effectuera ses travaux d’exploration sur une période minimale de 25
ans.

DRI/ HPN
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-UNOFFICIAL HLLN English translation:

Haiti towards the exploitation of gold and copper in Trou du Nord
Posted on June 14 2006

The St-Genevieve-Haiti company organized, Friday June 9 at Roche-Plate, South-east of Trou du Nord, an inaugural ceremony to mark the beginning of its activities of exploration of the layers of gold and of copper in the North-East of the country. The ceremony was held at Roche-Plate, in the presence of the local authorities, of religious personalities, representatives of the Office of mines and energy, foreign experts and inhabitants of the area.

"Mining investments can contribute to the development but also to the
prestige of the country, since from now on Haiti will be able to count
among the world producers of gold", declared Pierre-Yvon Beaubeuf,
general manager of the Haitiano-Hanadian company.

The mining company Ste-Genevieve-Haiti S.A. and the Haitian State
signed a mining convention conferring the exclusive rights of research and
exploitation of the copper and gold layers discovered south of the area
of Trou du Nord and Terrier Rouge, more precisely in Douvray, Blondin
and Faille, in the North-East of Haiti, on February 3, 1997, during the
first presidency of Rene Garcia Préval.

Three layers will be exploited: two copper layers located in the areas
of Blondin and Douvry, a layer of gold with Faillet-B. The most
important is the Faille-B layer, with a density of 522 000 tones, at a rate
of 14 grams per ton.

According to details provided by the president of the Haitiano-Canadian
company, Mr. Severin Lachapelle, "the layer of Faille-B is twice as
important as that of Canada, country considered however as a large world
gold producer with an average from 5 to 6 grams per ton."

"Investments in the mining sector is a very good initiative which would
be advantageous to the Haitian State ", thinks the general manager of
the Office of the mines and of energy, engineer Dieuseul Anglade, who
says he has taken all the necessary provisions to protect the State’s
interests.

For, to obtain its exploration license, the Canadian company had to be
transformed into a Haitiano-Canadian company. According to its
management, the company will carry out its exploration work over a minimal
period of 25 years.

DRI/ HPN

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GOLD AND COPPER EXPLOITATION OPERATIONS TO RESUME IN THE NORTH AND NORTH EAST DEPARTMENTS of Haiti. (Radio Kiskeya reporting, April 8, 2006 - Unofficial English Translation for HLLN by Fondasyon Mapou | eugenia@fondasyonmapou.org)

The Canado-Haitian firm Sainte Genevieve/Haiti, a subsidiary of the
Sainte-Genevieve Group, will resume their operations of exploitation of
gold and copper reserves in the North and North East departments by the end
of April, according to a report on Wednesday, from the Office of Mines and
Energy

The Firm, which was forced to suspend its activities in those regions
due to unrest in 2005 , will officially reopen their Offices in
Port-au-Prince on Friday. On Thursday, the Directors made themselves
available to potential Haitian Investors at The Caribe Convention center
(Juvenat, East of Port-au-Prince) in an effort to encourage the growth of the
Society's portfolio.

A 25 year deal granted to the Firm in 1997 and reaffirmed in 2005,
authorizes the exploitation of gold and copper reserves in 3 distinct
localities in the North and the North East. The Haitian Government has in
addition GIVEN 5 MORE PERMITS to the Firm for the prospection of more of less significant reserves in other areas of the same Departments.

The estimated value of those reserves are: 1.1 million tons, with an
average range of 2.4 grams of gold per ton and 1.3 million tons of copper
with an average range of 0.5%. The exploitation will resume at the end of the
month.

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Reprise des opérations d’exploitation d’or et de cuivre dans les départements du Nord et Nord-Est
Posté le samedi 8 avril 2006 | Par Radio Kiskeya

La firme canado-haïtienne Sainte-Geneviève/Haïti, filiale du groupe canadien
Sainte-Geneviève, reprend à la fin du mois d’avril ses opérations
d’exploitation de gisements d’or et de cuivre dans les départements du Nord
et du Nord-Est, a annoncé mercredi le Bureau des Mines et de l’Energie.

Dans cette perspective, la société qui avait dû cesser ses activités en 2005
en raison de troubles sociaux dans les zones d’intervention, a officiellement
rouvert ses bureaux vendredi à Port-au-Prince. La veille, ses principaux
actionnaires s’étaient mis à la disposition de potentiels investisseurs
haïtiens à Caribe Convetion Center (Juvénat, Est de Port-au-Prince) en vue
d’élargir le portefeuille d’actions de la société.

Une concession de 25 ans accordée à la firme en 1997 et reconduite en 2005,
autorise celle-ci à exploiter des gisements se trouvant dans 3 localités
distinctes du Nord et du Nord-Est. L’Etat haïtien a accordé à la firme 5
autres permis de prospection dans d’autres zones des mêmes départements où
pourraient exister des gisements plus ou moins importants d’or et de cuivre.

Les réserves dont l’exploitation va continuer à partir de la fin du mois sont
estimées à 1.1 million de tonnes, avec une teneur moyenne de 2,4 grammes d’or
par tonne et 1.3 million de tonnes de 0.5% de teneur moyenne pour le cuivre.
[jmd/RK]

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Authorities in Florida are opening an investigation into the origin of emeralds stolen from an interim Haitian dignitary’s home

Port-au-Prince, May 19 2006 (AHP)- An investigation has been opened in Florida to determine whether the precious stones, emeralds that disappeared from a dignitary of the Haitian interim regime’s home in Miroamar, Florida, had anything to do with gold pieces and emeralds found in the deep water near Ile-à-Vaches.

The head of an American company engaged in underwater prospecting in Ile-à-Vaches made public last month that gold pieces and emeralds as well as bronze cannons had been stolen and transported to Panama.

It was the FBI that revealed how a dignitary from the interim regime had reported the theft of an emerald from his house in Florida.

The Miami Herald, which reported the story, underlined that there had strangely been no sign of breaking and entering.

AHP May 19 2006 9:40 AM

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Audit of State institutions continues: Valuable objects stolen from the National Palace


Port-au-Prince, 21 June 2006 (AHP) - Auditing inspectors with the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes are currently undertaking full audits at the Primature, including all ministries and other public institutions of the State.

The initial findings of these ongoing investigations confirm a disastrous situation within the public administration marked by colossal, unjustifiable levels of public spending and by contracts signed that were devoid of any substance.

The President of the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes, Julien Simon, announced on Tuesday the end of an audit on the administration of the National Palace.

That investigation - whose final report is to be transmitted in the next few days to the appropriate authorities - found that some paintings and highly valuable objects had been stolen.

An investigation will also be carried out with respect to the residence of the ex-interim Prime Minister Gérard Latortue who precipitously slipped out of the country three weeks ago.

A functionary that was working for a Ministry that is being investigated in the Court of Accounts audit, stated that the representatives of the former interim regime had complete freedom to act as they wanted in their management of the country, on the political and economic fronts.

" We can talk about a conspiracy of silence at both the local and international levels concerning the crazy expenses of the interim regime and the treatment it inflicted on its political opponents," he continued.

Parallel to this, IMF officials have continued their own investigations into the public institutions and autonomous services of the State.

They were to be found on Tuesday at the Superior Court of Accounts and
Administrative Disputes.

AHP 21 June 2006 3:00 PM
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Subsea Research pirating of Haiti's underwater treasures, continues:

Ezili Danto's Note: Reports of pirating and illegally plunder of Haiti's underwater treasures as of Dec. 2006 (In French. Source: Haiti Progres mailing)

Les explorations subaquatiques se poursuivent

En dépit d’une mesure de suspension arrêtée par le gouvernement haïtien à propos des explorations subaquatiques effectuées dans les eaux territoriales d’Haïti avec l’aval du régime de facto Alexandre/Latortue, un bateau de la compagnie Subsea Research est revenu dans la baie de Port Morgan à l’Ile-à-Vache effectuant jour et nuit des exploitations illégales des ressources sous-marines du pays. En ce sens, une délégation formée de deux députés de la 48e législature et un représentant du ministère de la Culture et de la communication a été dépêchée sur place le lundi 27 novembre pour s’enquérir de la situation.

Le député de la circonscription Cayes/Ile-à-Vache, Jean David Génesté, membre de la délégation, qui dit ignorer qu’une quelconque contrat ait été signé entre la Subsea Research et l’actuel gouvernement, a fait savoir qu’un rapport d’évaluation sera bientôt publié à ce sujet.

Par ailleurs, des habitants de l’Ile-à-Vache ont manifesté le lundi 27 novembre contre la présence de ces «pirates modernes» qui exploitent les richesses du pays menaçant même de les attaquer. «C’est incompréhensible et inadmissible que des étrangers viennent s’enrichir au détriment d’une population qui évolue dans la crasse», ont-ils déploré.

See also: Sub Sea Research Team Plans for Excavation of Ancient Shipwredck Sites Discovered off Haiti's Coastline (Ezili's Note: TheirStory!)
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Haiti's future glitters with gold
Impoverished country gets second look due to stabilizing political climate, high gold price | Jul 21, 2007 04:30 AM, Reed Lindsay, SPECIAL TO THE STAR, www.thestar.com

LA MIEL, Haiti–Keith Laskowski bounds up the freshly-cut dirt road like a child at an amusement park. He stops at a patch of reddish rock, whacks at it with his miner's pick and slips a chunk into his pocket.

"This road exposure's great," he says, then laughs almost giddily.

For 27 years, Laskowski has been searching for gold, from Mongolia to the Amazon. Now, the geologist says, he may have hit pay dirt in the hills above the town of La Miel in northeastern Haiti.

But Laskowski's optimism belies a minefield of potential problems awaiting his Vancouver-based company, Eurasian Minerals. Although Canadian mining companies weather stormy political climates around the world, they have largely stayed clear of crisis-torn Haiti.

Now, with the price of gold doubling in the last five years and a newly elected government establishing a degree of stability, geologists are scouring the hilltops of Haiti, the region's poorest country.

"These are the best results I've ever seen," says Laskowski. "I don't think there's a question of whether there's a good deposit here. It's a question of whether we can develop it here in Haiti."

In late May, Eurasian Minerals announced the gold content found in several trenches cut into the hillsides here, driving its stock price up 40 per cent on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Laskowski says the company hopes to find billions of dollars worth of gold in the hills above La Miel, which is just a few kilometres from the border with the Dominican Republic.

This would be no small news for Haiti, where industrial production is meagre and agriculture is mainly subsistence. Haiti has never had a modern gold or silver mine; its only copper mine closed 35 years ago.

"It's been frustrating. But now we've got every reason to believe that in the coming years, there will finally be mineral exploitation in Haiti," says Dieuseul Anglade, a geologist who heads the Haitian government's bureau of mining.

A United Nations study in the 1970s indicated Haiti could be littered with gold and copper deposits. But political violence and recurring coups have kept investors await.

"Haiti's logical," says Alex Turkeltaub, managing director of Frontier Strategy Group, a consulting firm that advises mining companies. "The assumption of most mining executives is that its proximity to the United States and its relatively small size mean that they will have a lot of leverage as large players in a small economy, and that the Americans will always be there to protect against complete disaster."

Turkeltaub predicts "a stampede into Haiti" if the existence of large gold deposits can be proved.

Another Canadian-backed company recently resumed prospecting in Haiti after abandoning its claims a decade ago. Steve Lachapelle – a Quebec lawyer who is now chair of the board of the company, called St. Genevieve Haiti – says employees were threatened at gunpoint by partisans of ex-president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

The president at the time, René Préval, once an ally of Aristide, was elected for a second term last year, but Lachapelle says he has renewed confidence in the Haitian leader.

"Haitians are realizing that they no longer have a choice," says Lachapelle. "With all the problems the country has had, they realize that they have to play the game with investors or things are going to keep getting worse."


Laskowski says his biggest concerns in Haiti are venal officials and angry local residents. Haiti was recently ranked the world's most corrupt country by Transparency International, although Préval is widely seen as honest.

Formed in 1993, Transparency is a global network whose 90 chapters fight political corruption. Most of its funding comes from government development agency budgets and foundations.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Haiti, the last stop in a week-long tour of South America and the Caribbean. After Afghanistan, Haiti is Canada's second-largest foreign commitment – about $100 million a year until 2011.

Discontent is already brewing in La Miel and surrounding countryside.

The sudden appearance last year of Laskowski and his team of Haitian geologists sparked lofty expectations among the local families that the company would bring much-needed development to the area. So far, Eurasian's small-scale exploration work has resulted in only a few temporary jobs.

"They need to sit down with everyone together to let us know what decision they've made for the area. If they don't do this, we're not going to let them exploit us as they wish," says Suzanne Louis, a community leader and wife of a farmer.

Louis and other residents of La Miel say they are unaware of the environmental catastrophes and social upheaval sometimes associated with gold mining in other poor countries.

Laskowski has asked the locals to be patient. In the best of scenarios, he says, it will take from four to six years before any actual mining could begin. By that time, Haiti will have a new government and gold will likely be selling at a different price.
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Back to the Past
Turning Haiti into One Big Sweatshop

By JG, June 16, 2004, Counterpunch

"The glorification of war and conquest and the absolute power of the authoritarian state; the belief in the Aryans, or Germans, as the master race (these) are not original to Hitler. They emanate from that odd assortment of erudite but unbalanced philosophers, historians and teachers who captured the German mind during the century before Hitler with consequences so disastrous"

These the thoughts, so poignantly composed by the renown historian William L. Shrier, tastefully denounce the laughable argument that the German populace was abruptly and precisely bamboozled during the reign of the Third Reich; that the son of Alois' vociferous rantings and megalomania were but an occurrence of the most obscene misfortune; the isolated combustion of ill-bred genes, forming the withered silhouette afflicted with a rare Bi-polar disorder brought on by post-Bohemian-Vienna-trauma; a wretched corpse that pumped vital fluid to a skull carved in the likeness of Lucifer, juices that animated the most vile of theories, the backdrop of xenophobia before which his masterpiece was painted, on display for all humanity, till her rule extinguishes in the same flash of glory from whence she came.

As history has demonstrated in reoccurrence, nothing is without practical or theoretical precedence. To the above, it would behoove any in subscription to peruse the writings of Hegel, Treitschke, Fichte, Neitzsche or Wagner and the despotic record of Bismark. Point being, although the vast expanse that was once Germania undoubtedly housed millions of kind humanitarians, the spliced seed of supremacy and oligarchy had not only long been planted, but was rapidly maturing to a gargantuan oak under which the world would soon cower.

Lessons as such are easily forgotten; oftentimes advertently neglected to facilitate the means of the selectively absentminded.

1937--20,000 Haitian workers (mostly sugarcane pickers) massacred at the will of General Trujillo of the Dominican Republic.

The General's explanation (as if he needed one considering the enormity of his butchery): Retaliation for the alleged assassination of DR spies by the Haitian government. Retaliatory acts are nothing new to tyrants inasmuch are the nuances of hyper-conservatism. The sugarcane pickers who perished to the lead of Garrands and Carbines, snuggly gripped by the paws of self-hating, Uncle Tom Dominican conscripts, were entrenched in assiduous struggle for worker's rights and basic freedoms, on the bordering plantations of the Spanish versions of the Maritime Bourgeoisie.

General Trujillo, in Hitleresque honesty, put forth not a murmur of doublespeak pursuant to his hatred of the Haitians and all descendants of Africa. Again as Hitler did, Trujillo put his anti-social theories into practice by establishing a mandate prohibiting two persons of color to engage in either "relations" or matrimony; this to cleanse the "nigger out the arse;" proving his studiousness as a subordinate to the Irish Trader vernacular. Trujillo and the puppet leaders that followed bettered this discourse by aiding the U$ in suppressing movements of socio-economic autonomy in Haiti by "any means necessary," literally.

Earlier this year, Haiti fell victim to a third coup in 14 years (yes, Big Dawg's occupation of 1994 was a sacking of state, economically if nothing else). Boot licking scoundrels under the leadership of convicted war criminal Guy Phillipe, outdid the vacillation of Haitian Mulattoes and loyalists Rigaud and Beauvais, stepping to a "march of death," illegitimately asserting CIA backed authority on a sovereign government; the drummer boy pounding the calfskin with the clip of a Yank M-16.

Reports have now circulated as to the reunion of this death squad in the DR during the months leading to their spineless coup. Rumor tells of a recent weapons shipment from the U$ to the DR, this including approximately 20,000 M-16's, as part of some Neo-Con "Democracy Upkeep Initiative," or something along these lines. Perhaps the brilliant think-tanks who orchestrated this exhibition of Democratic support are adhering to the lessons of Roosevelt and McCarthy masterfully administered in the Philippines?

The seminar is in full swing.

The cultural antagonisms between the neighboring nations, speculatively rooted in a historic, communal sense of jealousy on the part of the Dominicans, surrounding the Haitians' triumph in the righteous revolution of 1804 versus the appalling capitulation of the Dominicans to the Spanish Monarchy; and conversely the Haitians' envy of the relatively advanced state and wealth of the DR (economic actualization resulting from U$ Imperialism and subordination of the Dominican people through a bloody occupation, Cold War détente, Neo-Con stratagems and continued support of a right wing junta; as opposed to a 200 + year campaign of destabilization and colonization specific to Haiti, mere retribution for the "uppity" brazenness of an upstart revolutionary by the name of L'Overture), are ever so evident today.

June 14, 2004--301 workers have been fired by the Groupo M jeans factory in the CODEVI free trade zone in Ouanaminthe Haiti.

The CODEVI free trade zone is a fetus of the genocidal World Bank, bordering the two countries in the north eastern city of Ounaminthe, Haiti. Groupo M is a seedy Dominican subcontractor of light textiles and sorts, currently contracted by Levi Strauss & Co. The workers being persecuted are Haitian laborers, seeking employment beyond the sparse market of their country, the majority of whom are affiliated with two major worker right's groups: The Batay Ouvriye and the SOKOWA Workers' Union.

On April 14, 2004, representatives from Batay Ouvriye & SOKOWA opposite CODEVI management & Groupo M management, formally resolved a conflict years in the making; a variance founded on the pillars of totalitarianism, Neo-Liberalism, Terrorism and general contravention to Internationally recognized standards of worker's rights.

During the months prior to April 14th, CODEVI and Groupo M enacted a policy disallowing factory workers to either organize or unionize; in doing so eliminating all future possibilities for sorely needed work-place reform. Aside from simply disseminating this decree, these groups, Groupo M in particular, carried out a systematic offensive on the workers, spearheaded by Alex Corona. Corona is an especially despicable character; a thick-necked, half-wit-brawler who achieved notoriety through the tactics employed by the classic state-grunt: Intimidation by superior numbers and force--force in this context referring to the Colt .45 adorning his hip, the same piece known to pistol whip innocent and oppressed workers. He is the commandant of the CODEVI's and Groupo M's S.A. storm troopers; responsible for the beating of countless workers, the molestation of female employees and the overall environment of terror encapsulating the factory. Mr. Corona's official title is that of " Chief Security Officer." (On this subject I must segue: If there is an individual in this context deserved of the rage of the masses, it is he. The only thing worse than a cabinet of capitalist mongers are the mindless worker-bees who do their bidding, gladly at that. Mr. Corona is confirmed swine who need be dealt with commensurate to his character.). The campaign intensified by the firing of 34 workers who had been and were subsequently further beaten and harassed. The groups entered negotiation on April 13th, returning to deliberate on the following day. The agreement was as follows (this from a report by the Haiti Support Group, 4-18-04):

"the factory management finally agreed: to reinstate on 14 April all the fired workers, to provide continued medical treatment to those who were most severely beaten and are still suffering, to pay back-salaries at the minimum wage rate for all the time of the dispute, to recognize the right to unionize inside the factory, and finally to immediately enter into negotiations with a delegation from the union to discuss the workers' wider demands."

As soon as the following work day, CODEVI and Groupo M began to renege on the agreements formerly reached. Badges denoting sonority ant title (hence salary codes, vacation etc.) were stripped and new ones reissued, workers were dismissed arbitrarily and some put on stand-by.

On June 14, 2004, the valiant Haiti Support Group published another report updating all to the plight of these sojourned workers. Sadly, the situation had worsened; hardly a surprise to anyone observing both its evolution and the lessons taught via the University of Dominican despotism (this to infer the government, private sector and all insuring U$ corporate interests, not the Dominican people). 301 workers fired, the Dominican Army dispatched to quell the "rebellious Haitians," and Groupo M announced they will "abandon production at the CODEVI free trade zone plant;" in doing so, ensuring the laying off of 700 workers. Within the 301 workers already dismissed, one finds the Secretary and Coordinator of the SOKOWA union.

The primary result of the latest coup in Haiti has been an omnipresent vacuum of power throughout. Those filling the void are members of Guy Phillipe's Praetorian rebel guard, formerly exiled and or docile Duvalierists, Industrialist opportunists (Andy Apaid and company) and many other serpent-like sub-creatures. On a border which has never been kept to the liking of the thousands of Haitians raped, massacred, brutalized and terrorized by Dominican and Haitian thugs alike, the imminence of this power vacuum is manifest. A day whence a foreign nation can send its troops into another, not to invade (preventatively or otherwise, i.e. Iraq), violently annex or subdue internal strife on the behest of recipient nation, but to intimidate factory workers in the interests of national and international corporate interests is remarkable indeed!

The guilty parties go without mention--most importantly Levi Strauss & Co. Group M and the Bush-lackey President Mejia would not have the impudence to make such moves if it were not for the most commanding of all figures, Mr. Dolla. The cluster-fuck interim / puppet government of Haiti had best remove their tongues from the rotten-orifices of the U$ empire and lift their heads high enough to see the magnificent tide of Revolution rising. The chances of this metaphor yielding reality are nonexistent--if for no other reason that the parties who orchestrated the coup and now find themselves in power, aspire to such an extinguished model of control and tyranny as the Dominicans have exemplified; you know, to keep the "niggers from straying afar the field."

As for the lesson learned, explicitly forgotten then followed to the last detail: What is transpiring in Ouanaminthe is irrefutably so, because wanton acts against the Haitian masses by the Dominican Government, private sector and U$ corporations is simply, very simply, nothing new. Lesson learned, I think.

JG is the lead Emcee for the politically leftist Hip-Hop duet, Over The Counter Intelligence (JG & HavikenHayes), based in Fort Lauderdale Florida. They are most recognized through their support of various grassroots organizations throughout the country; most notably The Coalition of Immokalee Workers -- The Taco Bell Boycott. They are of the best known Indie-Hip Hop groups nationwide. JG has written songs, articles and editorials specific to the oppression of the Haitian Global Village, most importantly, the virulent immigration statues pertaining to Haitian Refugees. He has recently recorded a solo album entitled "Insurgent," which will be released this year via record label. He can be reached through his website:
www.insurgentjg.com

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