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Draft Law on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing worrisome as-is

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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.

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Sean Penn's NGO receives grant of $8.75 million

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Sean Penn's NGO, J/P HRO signed a grant with the Haitian government and the World Bank for $8.75 million [US] to move the 14,000 people still living in the camp of tarps in mud.

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Haiti: Human Rights say President is cause of electoral crisis

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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.

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Haiti: Cholera victims angry at United Nations

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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.

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Red cards for the government at the Carnival in Cap-Haitien

Written by Gp apr 12/02/2013 emb 9: 00 .

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.

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Haiti: Kita Nago makes 24 hour stop at Nèg Mawon

Written by Jep kft gp apr 15/01/2013 14: 25 .

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.

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700 Hundred Haitian Nationals Stopped from re-Entering the D.R.

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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.

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Esperance: Michel Forst did not resign for "personal reasons"

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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.

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Scott Stringer gets Haitians' support for NYC Comptroller

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NEW YORK, USA (defend.ht) - The long time friend of the Haitian community and current President of the Borough of Manhattan, Scott Stringer, is now receiving the support from Haitian-American voters across New York City to become the next Comptroller.

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Human Rights calls for public vigilance in case of Clifford Brandt

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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.

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Human rights calls for action against fugitives in Haitian gov't

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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.

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A Carnival to Mask the Crisis

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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.

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168 repatriated back to Cap-Haitien

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CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (defend.ht) - The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 168 Haitians to Cap-Haiten on Sunday who were attempting to leave Haiti and enter the Bahamas illegally.

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Haitian Workers in DR Protest for Compensation

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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.

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Haiti: Women's organizations denounce U.S. Embassy involvement in electoral crisis

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The head of an organization representing over 50 women's organizations in Haiti denounced the actions of the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince on Sunday for its involvement in Haiti's electoral crisis.

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Judge Jean Baptiste, NAACP in Haiti to Support Voting for Diaspora

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Chicago Judge Lionel Jean Baptiste and a delegation from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People visited Haiti on Monday in order to meet different actors in Haitian government and push the implementation of structures to allow the Haitian Diaspora to vote.

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MOLEGHAF Calls for Socialist State of Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - he Liberty and Equality Movement of Haitians for Brotherhood (MOLEGHAF) held a protest in front of the Ministry for Social Affairs and Labor. This grassroots organization is pushing for a socialist state in Haiti.

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Informed Citizens Express Disdain for Caricom Signs

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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.

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22 Dead and 31 Injured in Truck Accident

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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.

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Kita Nago, 700 Kilometers On Foot to Encourage Unity

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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.

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Haiti: 21 Protesters Arrested, Organizers Give 24-Hours for their Release

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - 21 people, 14 men, 7 women, were taken to the National Penitentiary on Sunday for their participation in the anti-government demonstration held in the capital. Protest organizers, Lavalasiennes, gave the Martelly/Lamothe administration 24 hours for the release of the detained or they would go on the offensive.