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Haiti: PM Adviser defends decision to not discuss D.R. Constitution Ruling

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - It was Nesmy Manigat, Advisor to the Prime Minister and member of the bi-national commission holding talks with the Dominican Republic defended the administration's decision to not discuss TC 168-13 ruling which strips citizenship from hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of foreign descent.

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Haiti: Opposition shows no interest in dialogue with President

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Opposition groups expressed clear disinterest in dialogue with the Haitian President despite his call for united on independence day and signs that elections, overdue since November 2011, would be held in 2014.

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Haiti: Aristide’s Party Fanmi Lavalas Taken Over by “Macouto-Bourgeois Group”

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht/globalresearch.ca) - Last week, for the first time in its history, the Fanmi Lavalas (Lavalas Family) party publicly cast out two of its leading members. It hadn’t done this for other prominent members, such as Dany Toussaint in 2003, Leslie Voltaire in 2004, or Mario Dupuy in 2011, all of whom, in one way or another, betrayed the party by allying with right-wing political enemies.

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Haiti: MOPOD opposes events in Aux Cayes

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The "brutal" end to a planned non-violent protest in Les Cayes on Saturday was opposed by members of a coalition of major political parties, the Patriotic Movement of the Democratic Opposition (MOPOD).

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Fanmi Lavalas Distances Senator Moise, Arnel Belizaire

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Fanmi Lavalas gave Senator Jean-Charles Moise and Deputy Arnel Belizaire a long pole to hold in order to keep their distance from the political organization.

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Sources: Mildred Aristide meets with U.S. Ambassador to Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Sources say former First Lady Mildred Aristide met with the U.S. Ambassador to Port-au-Prince, Pamela White, on Wednesday where among topics discussed were the growing anti-government protests in the capital city.

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Haiti's Democratic Oppositions Protests at Dominican Embassy in PAP

Written by srh gp apr 08/10/2013 17:40 .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Patriotic Movement of the Democratic Opposition (MOPOD) organized a sit-in Tuesday, October 8 at the Dominican Embassy in Petion-ville and took the opportunity to convey to the Dominican government a petition against the denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian descent.

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Fmr. Gov't Comm. Francisco René apologizes for excesses in 2013

Written by Haiti Press Network .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The former Government Commissioner of Port-au-Prince, René Francisco, apologized for the excesses committed while he was head of prosecutions during his time in 2013.

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Creole between Hospital Workers pursued by Quebec Language Authorities

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MONTREAL, Canada (sentinel.ht) — Two Montreal hospital workers of Haitian origin who sometimes speak to each other in Creole — and not exclusively in French — are being pursued by the Québécois Office of the French Language (OQLF).

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Tet Kale Party Welcomes Publication of Electoral Law

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The Tet Kale Haitian Political Party (PHTK) welcomed the publication of the electoral law into the Official Gazette of the Republic of Haiti, Le Moniteur.

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Internal conflict in Fanmi Lavalas rages on

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LES CAYES, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Following a week that pit leaders of the Lavalas movement in open public disagreement, a conference of the political party to sort differences between Party Coordinator Maryse Narcisse and Senator Jean Charles Moise was organized in the city of Les Cayes.

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Haiti: "Electoral Law changes nothing" says Political Opposition

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Called in for a special session on Friday by the head of state, deputies will vote on the electoral law that the Senate had already voted on. If they adopt the law in the same terms as the senators, the country will have a new electoral law since that of 2008 and be able to move forward with senatorial and local elections, overdue since November 2011. However, this will not mean a solution to the political crisis, the political opposition wants more than an electoral law.

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Haiti: OPL Cancels Dialogue with Martelly after "Kidnapping" of Andre Michel

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A leading political party in Haiti, Organization for the People's Struggle (OPL), cancelled a planned meeting with President Michel Martelly because of the unconstitutional arrest of the Human Rights Lawyer, Andre Michel, that the OPL National Coordinator Sauveur Pierre Etienne considers a "kidnapping."

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Haiti: Elections January 2014, with or without an Electoral Law says Council Prez

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The President of the Electoral Council, Emmanuel Menard, said senatorial and local elections, that were due to be held in November of 2011, will likely be held on January 26, 2014... "with or without the electoral law," that is currently in the Senate.

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Haiti: Presence of 'Baby Doc' Duvalier causes political stir

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht/HPN) - The presence of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier on January 1 official ceremonies celebrating the 210th anniversary of Haiti's independence has raised the ire of former opponents of "Baby Doc", denouncing a "rehabilitation Duvalier".

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Division in Aristide's Fanmi Lavalas Deepens on Anniversary of First Election

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - The apparent dissolution of the Fanmi Lavalas party manifested itself on Monday with a protest that brought a disappointing couple hundred followers into the streets. Rocked by division, the National Coordinator of the party Maryse Narcisse was reduced to silence with the chanting of the names of Senator Jean-Charles Moise (North/Inite) and Deputy Arnel Belizaire (Delmas-Tabarre/ind.), outcasts of the party since December 2.

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Haiti All Set to Hold Overdue Elections

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - A new electoral, ratified by Parliament and signed by the President of the Republic was sent to the National Press on Tuesday for publication in the Official Gazette, Le Moniteur. This enactment sets in motion all legal prerequisites for senatorial and local elections, overdue in Haiti since November 2011.

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Fanmi Lavalas protest dispersed by Gov't Supporters and Police

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LES CAYES, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Individuals claiming to be party to the Martelly administration broke up a demonstration of Fanmi Lavalas on Saturday by throwing stones. Police, in the chaos, fired tear gas and crowd deterrent devices bring an end to the peaceful demonstration.

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"No mines being exploited in Haiti" says Director

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - There is no mining taking place in Haiti said the Director General of the Bureau of Mines, Luckner Remarais, who said this has been the case since the Senate took a resolution to hold mining projects.

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"Elections a la Duvalier," Haitians Reject Unlawful Process

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Although overdue since November 2011, Haitians do not want "elections a la Duvalier." this is the sentiment being expressed by many of the nations political parties after the announcement of a "pre-electoral calendar" by the president of the electoral council, although an electoral law is still in the process of being ratified by Parliament and enacted by the President.

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Haiti: 300 Seen at Health Fair in Grand Goave with First Lady

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - First Lady Sophia Martelly, held a free medical consultation day for the residents of Grand Goave on Saturday where more than 300, including 149 children, received medical attention at no cost.