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American Mercenaries Arrested In Haiti Were There To Move $80 Million?

AFRICANGLOBE - Most of the American mercenaries arrived in Port-au-Prince from the U.S. by private jet early on the morning of Feb. 16. They’d packed the charter plane with a stockpile of semi-automatic rifles, handguns, Kevlar bullet-proof vests, and knives. Most had been paid already: $10,000 each up front, with another $20,000 promised to each man after they finished the job. But a day after the Americans landed in Haiti, they would find themselves in jail and at the center of a political uproar, with Haitians asking what a group of foreign mercenaries was doing at the central bank and who they were working for.

American Mercenaries Charged With Conspiracy Says Haitian Police

AFRICANGLOBE - AFRICANGLOBE - Haiti has charged several American mercenaries and other foreign nationals with criminal conspiracy after their arrest with assault rifles and other weapons, the national police said. The group was detained in central Port-au-Prince Sunday evening. Police said the men were detained at a checkpoint near the central bank.

American Mercenaries Arrested In Haiti, Weapons Seized

AFRICANGLOBE - Haiti's Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond confirmed Monday that five Americans on the island have been arrested. Local authorities said the Americans are being held on conspiracy charges, but have not been formally charged by Haitian authorities. The foreign minister has not confirmed the conspiracy charges.

U.S. Pressuring Venezuela… But Remains Silent On Haiti

AFRICANGLOBE - There’s a nation that saw violent unrest, looting and anti-government protests over the past days, but don’t think of Venezuela. This is Haiti, a country that received no mention from the US except for a vague travel warning.

Deadly Protests Continues In Haiti

AFRICANGLOBE - Opposition demonstrators in Haiti have burnt tyres and thrown stones, urging President Jovenel Moise to step down. At least four people have been killed and dozens injured in four days of protests in the capital Port-au-Prince and other cities.

Haitian PM Tries Job Handouts To Calm Deadly Protests

AFRICANGLOBE - Protests in Haiti continue their deadly toll even as embattled Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant tries to restore calm after more than a week of unrest. In a speech posted on Facebook on Saturday, Ceant announced that from today, Monday, a public works programme to clean canals, build roads and pick up trash would begin in a bid to provide quick access to jobs for the poor in the capital of Port-Au-Prince.

Haitians Finally Get A Chance To Vote After Long-Delayed Elections

AFRICANGLOBE - Haiti finally went to polls Sunday in presidential and legislative elections in an atmosphere of “calm” and with an "enthusiastic" turnout, authorities said. A mass abstention was half-expected due to public frustration after Haitians tried to vote unsuccessfully on four occasions since last year.

How The Clintons Destroyed And Further Impoverished Haiti

AFRICANGLOBE - From its inception, and well before it made $10 billion of earthquake aid money disappear, Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Interim Haiti Recovery Commission was a vicious joke on Haitians. For the Clintons, the boon from Haiti’s earthquake of January 12, 2010, came while HRC was Secretary of State, and Bill Clinton was the United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti. As soon as massive numbers of Americans began to donate small sums of money for earthquake relief, Bill and Hillary Clinton transformed themselves into the face of Haiti.

Haiti: Why It Is Important To Remember Sept. 30, 1991

AFRICANGLOBE - Sept. 30 marks the 25th anniversary of the coup that overthrew Haiti’s first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Aristide was the candidate of Haiti’s popular movement Lavalas in the 1990 presidential election; he won with 67 percent of the vote. Aristide’s Feb. 7, 1991, inauguration marked a huge victory for Haiti’s poor majority after decades living under the Duvalier family dictatorship and military rule.

Haiti Cholera Epidemic Sponsored By United Nations. …Unscrupulous Multinational Bandits

AFRICANGLOBE - Today, on its French-language web site CBC Radio-Canada published an article announcing the United Nations’ decision not to compensate the victims of the cholera epidemic its soldiers had introduced to Haiti since October 2010. The UN-caused epidemic has so far claimed over 10,000 lives.

Jackals Of The African Union Denounce Haiti’s Birthright – MUST READ

AFRICANGLOBE - The African Union is a rag-thug collection of sorry, pathetic and obdurate sellouts. They deserve nothing but to be arrested, collected, hung, killed, paled, decapitated and paraded through the streets of Kumasi, through the streets of Lagos, through the streets of Nairobi as a reminder of what should happen to anyone who represents powers other than that which is African on this continent. To hell with the African Union. It has no place in Africa.

Organization Of American States Comes Down Hard On Dominican Republic Over...

AFRICANGLOBE - In September 2013, a high court in the Dominican Republic ruled that anyone born after 1929 to undocumented people were not Dominican citizens; some 200,000 people are now at risk of being deported and becoming stateless, the majority of them Black.

Forced Deportation Of Haitians: Are Dominicans Racists?

AFRICANGLOBE - Anti-Haitian sentiments are common in the Dominican Republic and Haitians have always been used as a scape goat for all the country’s social and economic problems. Over the past couple of weeks, the Dominican government has been rounding up Haitians, placing them in boats and dumping them on the shores of Haiti. In many cases Haitian officials are not even informed about the arrivals. This is a human tragedy.

Confidential Docs: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated...

AFRICANGLOBE - The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer detailed questions from Congress about the spending of nearly half a billion dollars it raised after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. But internal documents newly obtained by ProPublica and NPR call into question whether the Red Cross itself has an accurate accounting of how money was spent.

Red Cross Builds Just Six Houses With $500 Million After Haiti...

AFRICANGLOBE - The Red Cross has been called to account for its operation in Haiti, after reports emerged claiming that the charity had built just six houses in the impoverished country since the January 2010 earthquake, despite raising almost half a billion dollars in donations.

Reparations Issue Clouds Hollande’s Haiti Trip

AFRICANGLOBE - French President Francois Hollande has become the country's second sitting president to visit Haiti. Despite the warm welcome from Haiti's President Michel Martelly on Monday, the relationship between the two nations is uneasy.