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Abduction & Assistance: An Interview with Donald Rumsfeld

Q:  Mr. Secretary? Rumsfeld:  Yes, sir? Q:  I wonder if you could tell us how many U.S. troops do you think, in a round figure, might be required — might be sent to Haiti, and how long do you think they would stay?  And also, President Aristide is claiming now that he was virtually kidnapped by the [...]
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Politics, Security, Commerce: Wikileaks and Haiti

Guest Post by Ansel Herz: @ansel If you had free reign over classified networks… and you saw incredible things, awful things… things that belonged in the public domain, and not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington DC… what would you do?” “God knows what happens now. Hopefully worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms… I [...]
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Un soldado argentino en Haití es un marine en Iraq

“Un soldado argentino en Haití es un marine en Iraq,” [Argentina]: [s.n.], [n.d.]. Princeton University Library. Latin American Ephemera Collections.
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“Voodooism” Increases Profits

On the tendency of white foreigners, especially, and recently American negroes, to read dark, jungle atavism into even the most guileless aspects of Haitian life, our author has this to say: “Many good missionaries have come to us from the United States and elsewhere to advise us to preserve our traditions, customs, and African cults [...]
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Jean-Claude Duvalier

Jean‑Claude Duvalier was Haiti’s “president for life” from 1971 to 1986, succeeding his father François “Papa Doc” Duvalier.  The Duvaliers are estimated to have ordered the deaths of between twenty and thirty thousand Haitian civilians. The brutality of their government created the modern Haitian diaspora, driving hundreds of thousands of Haitians [...]
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U.S.A. Dishonor and Disrespect (Haitian Interdiction 1981 to 1994)

dem na Cuban so dem noh count Kamau Brathwaite,“Dream Haiti,” (1995)
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In Haiti numberless abominable crimes have been committed. To give some idea of their horror we cite only a few cases made public …

1. Hanging of M. Cicéron Lacroix, execution of Léon Moricet, Téca, and other persons in October and November. 1918, by Lieut. Lang, acts denounced to the naval court of inquiry by M. Philocles Lacroix in his letter of October 20, 1920. 2. Execution of the Péralte brothers by Lieut. Wallace at Mirebalais in December, 1918. Here [...]
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Haiti: Joe Gaetjens

A first-half strike by Joe Gaetjens, a centre-forward who was born in Haiti, inflicted ignominy on England in their maiden World Cup campaign and the verdict in The Times the following day was damning: “Probably never before has an England team played so badly. The chances [...]
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