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Haitian Authorities Arrest Americans Transporting Cache of Weapons amid Uprising

    Haitian Authorities Arrest Americans Transporting Cache of Weapons amid Uprising

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Even as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to inspire a military coup against the elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, evidence is mounting that the U.S. government is enabling American mercenaries to violently quell a popular uprising in Haiti. MintPress News previously examined the parallels between the uprising in Haiti and the…

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Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

    Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

As Judas betrayed the Son of Man with a kiss for 20 pieces of silver, the institutionally corrupt governments in Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo have written another sad chapter in their nation’s history. Ironically, it was Venezuela that helped to develop the island’s energy infrastructure in recent years. A key part of this is the REFIDOMSA oil refinery in…

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Mass Protests in Haiti, Like France’s Yellow Vests, Threaten Modern Oligarchic Structure

    Mass Protests in Haiti, Like France’s Yellow Vests, Threaten Modern Oligarchic Structure

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Throughout recent Latin American history, it is hard to find a country that has been as thoroughly manipulated and plundered by the United States as Haiti has. After over a century of U.S. intervention — from the 19-year-long U.S. military occupation that began in 1915 to the 2010 election rigged by the…

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Oxfam’s Sex Scandal: Haiti’s Latest Indignity at the Hands of Dogooders

    Oxfam’s Sex Scandal: Haiti’s Latest Indignity at the Hands of Dogooders

I was in Cuba when the Oxfam “Caligula” sex scandal in Haiti broke. Knowing my work in the field, a colleague with years of experience working in disaster response agencies asked me what I thought. When I had the chance to catch up on the story, my response included, “I wasn’t surprised.” She was horrified. “Underage girls…

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Boston school bus drivers vote in fired union leaders

  Boston school bus drivers vote in fired union leaders

Boston — In a stunning victory, the militant, fighting rank and file of the Boston school bus drivers’ union, United

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