Haiti Politique - Haitian Politics
When it comes to Haitian politics, former Haiti president Jean Bertrand Aristide is only a COACH now according to Richard Morse
The Racine music star (RAM) said this about Aristide:
"He's not a candidate, he's a coach. He's an adviser."
So let me ask you... Are you ready for Coach Aristide in Haitian Politics?
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For more than a year, Haiti has been governed outside its constitution. Elected officials' terms have expired, and with no electoral commission to organize new balloting, President Michel Martelly has handpicked 129 of 140 mayors.
A third of the Senate is empty. If there are no elections this year, and terms expire for another third, the Senate will cease to function.
The drift is toward authoritarianism, of which Haiti has already suffered plenty
Read more: Haiti drifting back toward authoritarianism
After the fall of Duvalier back in 1986, Haiti's Constituent Assembly tried so hard to prevent another dictatorship in Haiti that it came up with a constitution that created "a weak presidency and a very strong parliament".
"So, instead of serving as barricades to check executive's power, most of our senators and congressmen function as toll booths. The executive branch is allowed to circumvent the constitution, fleece the national treasury and usurp power, as long as it pays the necessary tolls along the way."
Kat la rebwase wi nan Gouvenman Haiti-a anko... Interior minister Ronsard St. Cyr is out. The new interior minister is David Bazile.
Ministre des Haitiens Vivant a l'Etranger Daniel Supplice is out... Bernice Fidelia replaced him as the minister for Haitians Living Abroad.
The Associated Press reports...
Watch this video: Haitian Lawmakers making lots of noise with bells, whistles, horns and sirens As Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Addresses the National Assembly
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Jesus must have been in pain when he cried out these words.
What do you think about the behavior of YOUR Lawmakers?
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Haiti President Michel Martelly traveled to Cadiz, Spain this week for the 22nd Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, meeting with several leaders from the Americas.
Martelly first visited with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo, with talks focused on access to education and environmental protection.
Next week, Honduras will be sending environmental experts to Haiti to work with Haitians on reforestation.
Read more here.
Haitian Prime Minister Lamothe will be a guest of honor St Thomas University this Friday to talk about Unleashing Entrepreneurship in Haiti.
It is Global Entrepreneurship Week St Thomas University and Prime Minister Lamothe will be a guest speaker.
St Thomas is also here he earned a master's of business administration. He graduated in 1998.
Haitian Prime Minister Laurent will be visiting Barry University, his alma mater, in South Florida this Saturday to receive the "Barry University distinguished alumni award."
According to Barry University officials this award honors alumni who have "distinguished themselves through significant achievement."
Prime Minister Lamothe is a graduate of Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida with a degree in political science back in 1996.
Haitian Senator Moise Jean-Charles says he fears for his life because the Martelly administration and Youri Latortue are plotting his assassination and the assassination of Haitian Congressman Sadrac Dieudonne.
Sadrac Dieudonne, the congressman from Gonaives, made a public statement saying that there was a secret meeting in Gonaives to pot the assassinations and Youri Latortue, the former senator Artibonite Senator and special advisor to President Martelly, conducted this meeting.
Congressman Sadrac Dieudonne says the meeting was held on October 17 in Raboteau, Gonaives, and there was 17 people at the meeting. according the statements by both Senator Moise Jean-Charles and Congressman Sadrac Dieudonne, anything could happen to them anywhere in the country including kidnapping, car accidents, anything...
Can a city mayor be fired? LOL... Yesterday Haitian Interior Minister Ronsard St Cyr confirmed that Petion-Ville Mayor Claire Lydie Parent has been fired.
According to Interior Minister Ronsard St Cyr, Mayor Claire Lydie Parent's mandate expired a year ago. Yvanca Jolicoeur Brutus was installed as the new head of the Municipal government of Pétion-Ville.