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Chantal Laurent is a Haitian-American who blogs about Haiti, socio-economic, environmental and political issues at thehaitianblogger

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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 27, 2011
Haitians Have A Saying: "washing Your Hands And Wiping It With Dirt." All Haitian's will start respecting the U.S. and it's proxy the UN / MINUSTAH military force when they begin to put a value on Haitian life.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The MSM Continues to Perpetuate Fallacies About Haiti Haiti is the scene of an ongoing international crime. It's to be expected that the worst sort of buzzards would be picking its bones clean. The NGOs supported by USAID are expected to return over 90% of the money spent in Haiti back to Washington.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The UN, NATO and Cannibals in Washington want the people of Somalia, Haiti and Libya to die quietly Water is life. Destroying a country's water supply is a crime against humanity In 1998, the U.S. prevented the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) from going through with disbursing approved loans (targeted for building water infrastructure) to the Haitian government in order to destabilize the Aristide government. The IDB was following orders from Washington.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 27, 2011
If Duvalier Can Return to Haiti, Why Can't Dr. Aristide? A saga of terrorist & priests, Ninjas & zoombies. The terrorist are the "Duvalierist" who want the return of the brutal dictator. The Ninjas are...shhhh! Shut your mouth! Martelly was one--wish one of his victims would come forward. The priest is Aristide; his eminent return. The zoombies are the millions made homeless, slavish and destitute by it all. Of course the pimps(NGOs) and neos (liberal/cons) pull the puppet strings.
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(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 20, 2010
Dark Controversy Surrounds Miss Haiti 2010 Sarodj Bertin The ugly truth is that Miss Haiti's mother Mireille Durocher was deeply involved with a death squad. FRAPH's weapon of war against Haitians (for their family's political affiliations) was the signature atrocity of sexual violence against women.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The Heritage Foundation Warns Haiti to Stay Clear of Candidates Who Are in Hugo Chavez' Camp The Heritage Foundation is at it again. Last time they urged militarization of aid to Haiti, on fear of drugs being trafficked from Venezuela. They pushed for "bi-partisan" politics that saw Bush & Clinton heading relief efforts. Now the HF urges U.S. control over Haiti's elections - to prevent a dreaded (Aristide-like?) candidate from being elected foiling Hugo Chavez' "evil" plan to make Haiti a part of his "camp."
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 19, 2010
Haiti's Calamity Is a Windfall for Everyone, Except Haitians-Part II The sweet trade deal that their Washington lobbyist has worked out for Brazil is good for 10 years. Brazil also HOPEs to become a member of the UN Security Council as a result of their tenure as head of the Haiti UN occupying force MINUSTAH.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Haiti's Calamity is a Windfall for Everyone, Except Haitians- Part I The plan for Haiti has always been to put it under a trusteeship. This has been in the works since 2000, but the devastating earthquake of Jan. 12 was a "stroke of luck." The U.S. State Department, which has made the case to Congress over the years is evidently anxious to get this done. But are they making a tactical error in alienating their old allies-the black overseers?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The HOPE Deception of Haiti Charlie Rangle is the major sponsor of the HOPE Act. The act may have Haiti's name on, but the real beneficiary is the DR. The bill mentions that factories, ports, roads, communications...etc. were destroyed by the quake. In other words, why do business in Haiti, when the best deal is in the DR? The bill sped through Congress in record time. Rangle can retire to his vacation home in the DR without a care in the world.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 6, 2010
Monsanto seeds in Haiti: Haitian farmers' epic struggle for survival Experts say that agrarian reform is what a newly revitalized Haiti needs. However, Monsanto's "gift" of "suicide/terminator seeds" to Haitian farmers is counter-productive and will not only contaminate the land, but will forever preclude farmers from growing organic food, making them dependent not only on Monsanto for more seeds, but on pesticides, fertilizers and growth other regulators.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 21, 2010
URGENT ACTION ALERT: Haiti Camps Report a Diptheria Outbreak A diphtheria outbreak in Haiti in the camps is an unfortunate and foreseeable occurrence, but the medical community in Haiti and NGOs are not prepared, nor are they treating this as the urgent medical crisis that it is. Observers like Sean Penn (who watched 15 year old Oriel die last week of the curable disease) and Journalists Georgianne Nienaber are sounding the alarm.
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(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 9, 2010
Oil Developers want the Island of La Gonave: Is Haiti For Sale? In reality, the promise that an energy company can run an island with just a security force and no local or central civic authority, while preserving the environment is ludicrous, given the BP oil spill and the conflict of interest and oxymoronic implications of running a so-called green "industrial plantation" for "huge profits" and like a "business."
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 8, 2010
"The Quake"- Haiti Through The Distorted Lenses of PBS' Frontline Frontline producers of "The Quake" offer a documentary that while it is accurate about the immediate aftermath of the devastating earthquake, gives an inaccurate historical, political, and economic perspective on what has made Haiti so desperately poor and therefore vulnerable to this "natural" disaster
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 5, 2010
Sowing Panic on the Streets of Haiti The UN Destabilizing Mission to Haiti (MINUSTAH) has acted as a proxy for the US and it's allies in assassinating and criminalizing President Aristides' Fanmi Lavalas members since the US backed coup of '04. Their goal: marginalize FL in order to keep political control of Haiti in the hands of people they control. Haitians want the return of Aristide and the UN out.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 24, 2010
Haiti Security Hype Hampers Aid & IMF Says $100 Mil Grant Not Loan The Haiti relief effort is hampered by hype over security concerns and the IMF and The Paris Club urge Haiti's creditors to cancel the debt.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 17, 2010
Aristide Haiti Return- Clinton, Bush & Obama of One Mindset The Obama Doctrine is The Bush Doctrine-- a corrosive mindset that got us into Iraq and the "war on terror." This is evidenced by the appt. of Bush & Clinton to head Haiti relief. Obama also continues US policy of political interventions in Haiti.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Sacred Avatar "Hometree" is the Mapou Tree in Haitian Vodun The movie Avatar is a heterogeneous blend of indigenous cultures that evokes the worship of and the connection to that humans to the environment. In the Haitian culture, the closest to Africa in the Western Hemisphere, the practitioners of Vodun religion worship the Mapou tree as a way to connect with the spirits.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 8, 2009
Blacks Deserve Reparations for Slavery Do African-Americans Deserve Reparations for Slavery? Yes! They also deserve reparations for the hell they've been catching since "legal" slavery ended.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 3, 2009
Momment of Zen: Palin "Going Rouge" GMA's Chris Cuomo mistakenly calls Sarah Palin's memoir "Going Rouge" instead of "Going Rogue." This Freudian slip is understandable on many levels.