July 13, 2010

Six months later, Haiti’s Forgotten still forgotten

Posted in Caribbean, Haiti at 4:24 PM by minoritybrief

PORT-AU-PRINCE — The concept of temporary, amid Haiti’s teeming refugee camps, has morphed into a dismal variation of forever.

A deluge of earthquake victims, shocked and terrified, spilled out of the city’s ruins after the disaster and found refuge in parks, school yards, soccer pitches, garden patches, almost any private or public space they could find in their tumbled down city.

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January 14, 2010

US Discriminatory Immigration Policies Toward Haitians

Posted in Caribbean, Haiti, Immigration, Racism tagged , at 3:04 PM by minoritybrief

by Stephen Lendman, Atlantic Free Press

It’s a familiar story for Haitians – last in, first out for the hemisphere’s poorest, least wanted, and most abused people here and at home. Most recently it was highlighted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials announcing the resumption of over 30,000 deportations to a nation reeling from poverty, repression, despair, the devastation from last summer’s storms, and occupation by UN paramilitary Blue Helmets – since 2004, illegally there for the first time ever to support and enforce a coup d’etat against a democratically elected president, at the behest of Washington.

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