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Plis pase youn lanè apre tranblemantè a nan Ayiti, otorite nan peyi Etazini yo rekoumanse ak depotasyon ayisyen k ap viv ilegal nan Etazini.
Kèk atik yo:
U.S. resumes deportations to quake-ravaged Haiti (Reuters)
“Barbara Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said 27 Haitian nationals with criminal records in the United States had been returned to their homeland. They were the first of about 700 Haitians classified as “criminal aliens” who have been targeted for removal to the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country this year, Gonzalez said in an email response to Reuters. “These are the first removals since they were suspended last year,” Gonzalez said, confirming the end of a moratorium on such deportations declared immediately after the January 12, 2010 quake. “All of those removed were men, who had been previously convicted of a crime in the U.S.,” she said.”
Florida – Repatriations to Haiti Resume (NYT)
“Immigrant advocates say political unrest and cholera in Haiti make it inhumane to deport people there. But the United States announced last month that it would resume deporting those convicted of violent crimes who had served their time. Marleine Bastien, executive director of Haitian Women of Miami, called the deportations “inhumane and very insensitive.” The man acquitted in the Sears Tower case, Lyglenson Lemorin, was among a group sent back to Haiti on Thursday, his lawyer said. Officials say he remained a security threat.”
US deports first Haitians since earthquake (AP)
“Cheryl Little, executive director of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, a nonprofit law firm, said the Haitian deportees were being sent back to a “death trap.” “Why is it so urgent for the U.S. to deport Haitians when Haiti remains in ruin?” she said. According to the firm, deportees sent to Haiti who have a criminal history are routinely held in inhumane jail conditions, not fed or provided medical care. “Whether or not they have served a criminal sentence, no Haitian should be sent to a cholera-infested jail where they risk death,” the organization said in a statement.”
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19 Janvye 2011: Lapolis te al pran Duvalier mennen li nan tribinal pou li vin reponn kesyon sou krim ki te fèt pandan li te sou pouvwa.
How strong are the charges against Haiti’s Jean-Claude Duvalier? Very, experts say. (CS Monitor)
“A case against the former dictator might proceed slowly, but it’s an important one to try, says Reed Brody, counsel for Human Rights Watch and a former prosecutor in Haiti. “It is vital that the Haitian authorities pursue this kind of case because it could show Haitians that the state still functions,” Mr. Brody says.”
Jean-Claude Duvalier au Parquet (Le Nouveliste) (video)
Haitians file suit against Duvalier, who vows to stay (Wall Street Journal): “On Tuesday, Haiti’s chief magistrate formally re-opened a 2008 case charging the former dictator, who was overthrown and went into exile in France in 1986, with crimes including embezzlement of funds, money laundering and murder.”
Haiti charges ex-leader Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier (BBC with video)
“Haiti’s former leader Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has been charged with corruption and embezzlement during his 1971-1986 rule, prosecutors say. Mr Duvalier was allowed to go free after questioning, but a judge will decide whether his case goes to trial.”
Foto/Photos (CS Monitor)
Réactions d’Amnesty Internationale aux accusations contre ‘Baby Doc’ (Haiti Libre)
“Amnesty International reconnaît que les accusations contre Jean-Claude Duvalier constitue une mesure positive, mais juge insuffisantes les accusations de corruption, vol et détournement de fonds portées contre l’ex-Président Duvalier.”
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Duvalier di li pa vle vin prezidan Ayiti.
Duvalier states he does not want to be Haitian president.
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“Haiti: Operational Biosurveillance” has confirmed multiple cases of cholera in Petionville.
Pa manje manje ki pa kwit; pa bwè dlo ki pa bwiye ou pirifye; lave men anvan nou manje, apre n itilize twalet yo, e anvan nou touche visaj nou.
Anpil moun ki enfekte ak kolera pa gen sentom; kolera pa toujou grav. Maladi a ka trete fasil. Pran prekosyon sanitè, rete kalm. Se yon bakteri ki bay kolera.
Si w gen yon gwo boutey dlo pirifye o bwiyi, twa kiyè sik ak yon kiyè sel, ou ka trete yon moun ki malad ak kolera. Ede l bwe–se lè moun ap vini desidrate yo an danje. Kò nou yo bezwen likid, sik, ak sel.
Nou ka itilize klorox (javel) dilwye nan dlo pou netwaye yon kay kote yon moun te malad.
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Julia Gaffield, a Duke graduate student who has studied Creole with Gaspard Louis and Deborah Jenson, brought the extraordinary nature of Haitian history to the attention of the wider world this past week with the news of her discovery of the only known government-issued copy of the Haitian Declaration of Independence in the British National Archives.
Gaffield is an expert sleuth of historical manuscripts, following her thesis advisor, Laurent Dubois, and thesis committee member Jenson, who also cherish the ghosts of history preserved in the stained and fragile pages of the archives. Gaffield has made the allure of archives palpable to fellow students everywhere.
Haiti as a nation has produced not only remarkable documents, but remarkable historians for over two centuries now. From the memoirs of Boisrond-Tonnerre and Toussaint Louverture, to the multi-tome historiography by Madiou and Ardouin, to the early 20th century work of Pauleus Sannon and Nemours, anti-colonial Haiti rivals the great colonial metropoles in its historical monuments and historiographical expertise.
Please read the Declaration and share your comments on its fierce brilliance!
Chapò ba, Jilia! Akolad!
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Duke and affiliated university students can now register for Haitian Creole for the Recovery (French 199) or Creole/Kreyòl Studies II (French 193) with Haitian Creole linguist Jacques Pierre in the fall of 2010! Byenveni, Jak!
Prof. Pierre will teach the course sequence first developed by French professor Deborah Jenson and co-taught with great aplomb by Gaspard Louis, Reginald Patterson, Laura Wagner (and Jenson). Prof. Pierre has MA degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language and in Translation with a specialization in French and Haitian Creole; he has studied lexicography with Creole Linguist Albert Valdman and assisted in the Haitian Creole-English Bilingual Dictionary (Indiana UP 2007) that has set the scholarly standard in the field. He has also published, with Creole linguist Ben Hebblethwaite, translations of French literature into Creole.
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The traumatic origins of the Haitian nation are incontestable, as portrayed in our blog banner image, Edouard Duval-Carrié’s “Little Crippled Haiti.” Despite the victory over colonial rule and slavery represented by the Independence of 1804, the founding fathers who signed the Acte d’indépendance all had ancestral ties to the Middle Passage and slavery. This genesis of a new nation presents fundamental differences to that of Haiti’s neighbor and contemporary in the crafting of Independence, the U.S.. Scholars including Colin Dayan and Robert Fatton have made convincing cases for the instrumentality of traumatic origins in Haiti, without necessarily pinpointing strategies for remedial action; the discourse of mental health, or global health, remains uneasily aligned with discourses of history and politics.
In the wake of the sekous or quake of 2010, mental health and disaster paradigms align much more directly for proactive health initiatives–but tragically, the infrastructure for ongoing trauma healing is as shaken as the rest of the institutional structures of Haiti. The New York Times notes also that “mental health has never been a priority in Haiti,” as psychiatrists involved in the recovery are discovering. Part of the problem is that in a landscape of NGOs and short bursts of international interventions in humanitarian medical aid, the intensive communicative interface necessary to psychological or psychiatric consultations, and the sustained assessment necessary to successful pharmacological treatment, have often remained just out of reach.
Haitian psychologist Marie Geolnarol-Archer has been walking the streets and alleyways of the disaster zone, patting backs and rubbing shoulders as a prelude to discussion of passer-bys’ trauma symptoms. Her work indicates a new and singular openness to recognition of traumatic symptoms and the need for mental health assistance.
Global health needs around trauma arguably epitomize the inseparability of medical initiatives and linguistic and cultural education–plus staying power–for successful intervention.
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Where is the money going? Relief Web provides FTS (Financial Tracking Service) for global humanitarian funding, which you can break down for specific countries and emergencies. Research for Haiti provides further digestion of financial flow information.
Relief Web also provides detailed Latest Updates on relief efforts in Haiti, which you can break down by sector, to learn of breaking news in your relief area, such as Health or Education. Relief Web details work Vacancies by Emergency for those seeking recruitment information.
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