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The assassination of Jovenel Moise: What next for Haiti?

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By Seth Donnelly, CounterPunch — Today, the people of Haiti are facing down the US-backed dictatorship of the ruling Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK) that came to power through the fraudulent election of Michel Martelly in 2010 and maintained its grip on power through the fraudulent election of Jovenel Moise in 2016, what Haitian activists refer to as electoral coup d’etats. Both elections were held under UN occupation and sponsored by the US government. As…

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Dr. Walter Rodney

Clearing Walter Rodney’s name

By News & Current Affairs

Historians happy Guyana apologizes, rewrites death details of Guyanese historian, political activist and academic. By Erica Virtue, Jamaica Gleaner — When Guyana – on the 41st anniversary of the murder of its scholar, the enigmatic political activist and lecturer Dr Walter Rodney – announced that it would take steps to clear his name and legacy, including changing the cause of his death from ‘misadventure’ to assassination, it was nothing the…

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Suspects in the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse

Colombian mercenaries who killed Haiti’s President were trained by the US military

By News & Current Affairs

The hit squad that killed President Jovenel Moïse is alleged to be largely drawn from veterans of Colombia’s civil conflicts. By Joe Parkin Daniels, The Guardian — When Manuel Antonio Grosso Guarín jetted into Punta Cana’s tourist-clogged airport early last month on Avianca Flight 252, immigration officials are unlikely to have given the 41-year-old Colombian a second glance. Visitors from around the globe flock to this Dominican resort town each…

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Haitian police patrol outside the presidential residence in Port-au-Prince

Foreign governments and NGOs will try to exploit Moïse’s assassination

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As citizens of one of the Western Hemisphere’s earliest democracies, Haitians must be left to decide their own destiny. By Cécile Accilien, Nedghie Adrien, Randal Maurice Jelks & Nathan Jérémie-Brink — The abhorrent assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has exposed the political instability long plaguing the Caribbean nation. If history is instructive, how this event is reported will also have deep consequences that may make matters worse. Corporate media…

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in attack on his home

By News & Current Affairs

There were mass protests this year in a bitter dispute over Moïse’s legitimacy. By Jamie Ross, Ingrid Arnesen — The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, has been assassinated at his home by unidentified gunmen, according to the country’s interim prime minister. Moïse’s wife was also in critical condition after the bloody raid and was evacuated to Miami for treatment, Reuters reported, citing the Haitian envoy in the United States. An official statement…

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