PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Advocacy Platform for Alternative Development (PAPDA), Defenders of the Oppressed (DOP) and the Confederation of Workers of Public and Private Sectors (CSTP indicated that the draft law on money laundering and financing of terrorism, as currently stated contains irregularities that could give power for those to use it for political purposes.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Human rights organizations on Wednesday held a joint press conference to deplore the actions of President Michel Martelly who continues to be the source of the electoral crisis in Haiti.
MIREBALAIS, Haiti (defend.ht) - The United Nations has not accepted responsibility for bring cholera into Haiti in October 2010 that has killed more than 7,000 and sickened more than a half-million. This week, the U.N. said it would not compensate victims of their negligence and this has angered many in Haiti.
CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AlterPresse/defend.ht) - February 12, 2013. Activists of various organizations in the North, formed a bande sou pied (rara), and expressed their displeasure vis-à-vis the government, during the parade on the second day of the carnival, February 11 in Cap-Haitien (second city, North), found AlterPresse.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - More than a hundred people amassed early on Tuesday January 15, before the piece of wood, "Kita Nago", whose journey will continue tomorrow January 16 after the kickoff by President Michel Martelly.
OUANAMINTHE, Haiti (defend.ht) - 700 Haitian nationals accompanied by a Dominican priest, Regino Martinez, tried to enter the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Two D.R. Air Force helicopters carrying dozens of police agents and army soldiers were deployed to get the situation under control and impede the migration.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Director of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights, Pierre Esperance, said that the former UN Independent Expert for Human Rights in Haiti did not resign for "personal reasons" but because of the difficulties faced in working with the Martelly/Lamothe administration.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - RNDDH Director Pierre Esperance said that it is by the grace of a report published by his human rights organization that the Martelly administration had not freed all the police officers, including the head of the National Palace security, who were arrested for their part in the kidnapping syndicate of the businessman, Clifford Brandt.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights delivered an open letter to President Michel Martelly recounting the crimes that made First Lady Sophia Martelly's adviser, Karl Jean-Jeune, a fugitive of justice in the United States. The RNDDH also requested that Martelly demonstrate the claim of his government that the rule of law exists in Haiti by addressing the case of other individuals in the Head of State's entourage.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - All of everything is for Cap-Haitien. The second largest city is the host of this year's national carnival. Port-au-Prince, the largest city, the capital, is condemned to watch the carnival on television.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (defend.ht) - For nearly two weeks, hundreds of Haitian workers have been protesting at the Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic for their rights as workers.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Informed citizens were shocked at billboards and banners bearing the effigy of President Michel Martelly that read "President Martelly welcomes Heads of State and Government of CARICOM," rather than "Haiti welcomes..." The signs also are clear violations of ARTICLE 7 of the Haitian Constitution.
DESSALINES, Haiti (defend.ht) - 22 were found dead and 31 injured after a truck carrying men, women and children fell into a roadside canal on Friday afternoon.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht)- Kita Nago, 700 Kilometers on foot carrying a heavy polished cedar wood pole from Les Irois in The Grand'Anse (Southwest) all the way to Ouanaminthe (Northeast) with the help of citizens from 45 municipalities.