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Michel Stephane Bruno assassinated in his car at Puits Blain 17

Michel Stephane Bruno assassinated in his car at Puits Blain 17

Here is a picture of Michel Stéphane Bruno who was assassinated in his car at Puits Blain 17.

Michel Stéphane Bruno (born May 8, 1974; assassinated June 15, 2016) was a Haitian consultant in Information Systems. He was passionate about technology and the knowledge economy-- a system of consumption and production that is based on intellectual capital. Over a decade, Bruno, a humble and modest genius had worked in the field of technology at national, regional and global level. With a diverse background, he had worked on applying ICT solutions (information and communications technology) to business, e-Governance, mobile technologies, e-business and m-commerce. His ultimate goal was to establish a vibrant, solutions-oriented IT environment which would create jobs and opportunities and help the emergence of a new class of entrepreneurs rooted in innovation. On Wednesday, between 8:00 and 8:30 am, he was shot dead by two motorcycle borne assailants at Puits Blain 17. When the bandits fired, he tried to flee with his Jeep Land Cruiser but received a single bullet and lost the control of his vehicle that collided with a wall. With him, Haiti has lost a visionary and creative genius, an amazing human being.

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Magda Desrameaux Richard assassinated in Delmas 19

Magda Desrameaux Richard assassinated in Delmas 19

Here is a picture of Magda Desrameaux Richard assassinated in Delmas 19 as she was picking up her children from a beauty salon.

On Friday night July 22, 2016, in Delmas 19, Ms. Magda Desrameaux Richard was assassinated by an unknown gunman while she was picking up her children from a beauty salon. She was the cousin of the deputy of the town of Tabarre, Mr. Caleb Desrameaux. Magda's father, Max Gasto Desrameaux, is an engineer and the former president of the "Alliance Francaise" of port-de-Paix. Magda Desrameaux Richard, the mother of two children, was born in Port-de-Paix, attended the College Notre Dame de Lourdes and was very popular among young people of her generation. So far no arrest has been reported and the motive of the crime is still unknown. Magdala Desrameaux is the wife of Richard Blind and the niece of former Agriculture Minister Hébert Docteur. According to some sources, the bandits managed to leave the spot with victim's vehicle Toyota Hilux, IMM: AAO3310, which was later found abandoned at Bi Delta in Delmas 31, Okay City.

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FIFA officials arrested for stealing money meant for Haiti earthquake

FIFA officials arrested for stealing money meant for Haiti earthquake

Here are the FIFA officials involved stealing $750,000 meant for Haiti earthquake. Jack Warner, Jeffrey Webb, Alfredo Hawit and Juan Angel Napout.

Jack Warner, a former FIFA Executive Committee member, and President of CONCACAF until his suspension and eventual resignation in 2011, and his successor Jeffrey Webb from Cayman Islands, have been accused of misappropriating money amounting around £500,000 ($750,000) intended to help the 2010 Haiti earthquake victims. Jack Warner is a Trinidad and Tobago politician and businessman. Jack Warner and Jeffrey Webb have committed many and various acts of misconduct repeatedly and have pleaded guilty to seven charges. As per US attorney general Loretta Lynch, their extent of betrayal is truly outrageous. Jeffrey Webb was arrested in last May, but he is out on bail. On May 27th, Jack Warner also surrendered himself to police in his native Trinidad, but after spending a night in custody, was later released on bail. Two more FIFA officials, Alfredo Hawit (Honduras) and Juan Angel Napout (Paraguay), were arrested on December 3, 2015, in a widening bribery case during a pre-dawn raid at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich on suspicion "of accepting bribes of millions of dollars". This was the second raid in this downtown Zurich hotel after May 27, 2015, that sparked the FIFA corruption crisis.

As per news sources, the US Justice Department has filed charges on bribes and kickbacks against 16 FIFA officials amounting £130 million ($200 million) following an investigation by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI). Danny Jordaan, the Mayor of Port Elizabeth, as well as president of the South African Football Association, once admitted of paying $10 million to a football body led by Jack Warner in 2008 for hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA has officially confirmed the allegation that Warner, who is presently fighting extradition from Trinidad to the USA, has diverted a fund of $750,000 provided by FIFA and the Korean Football Association intended for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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Haitian Pastor arrested after impregnating a 10-year-old

Haitian Pastor arrested after impregnating a 10-year-old

Raymond Vincent, a 41-year-old youth pastor at a Pompano church, was arrested by U.S. Marshalls in Haiti after impregnating a 10-year-old girl and fleeing to Haiti.

Raymond Vincent is a 46-year old Pastor from South Florida. On July 1, 2016, he was arrested from his hideout in the northern coastal town of Au Borgne by the federal agents, in a joint operation with the Haitian National Police and was booked at the Broward County Jail. The Pastor has been arrested in charges with sexual battery on a 10-year old girl with lewd and lascivious conduct. The detectives were informed about Pastor Vincent's crime with the girl much earlier on February 13, 2016 by the Broward Health Medical Center. Because the girl was brought in there to receive medical attention for stomach pain and found to be pregnant. The girl had reported the police in person, sometime in December or early January, how Vincent raped her while she was asleep on a couch. As per police record, Raymond Vincent is not new to this crime. He was arrested once before in 2012 by the Fort Lauderdale police for preying on another underage girl whom he lured to his home with the promise of food, and then groped her.

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Natcom, Marriot and Digicel buildings hit by 13 gunshots

Natcom, Marriot and Digicel buildings hit by 13 gunshots

Here is a picture of the three buildings that have been hit with gunshots. They are Natcom, Marriot and Digicel buildings hit by 13 gunshots

The insecurity continues to show its head in Haiti and nothing or no one can feel secure in this country. We have pictures to demonstrate that some of the biggest businesses in the country have now been targeted.

Natcom, Marriot and Digicel buildings are now the lats victims of the unsecurity as it was confirmed that these three building were have been hit with bullets. A total of 13 bullet holes have been documented; some of which shattered windows of the buildings

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Street Children used as Gang Informers in Police assassination

Street Children used as Gang Informers in Police assassination

Here is a street child in Haiti used by gang members as their informers to assassinate Police Officers.

Haiti has thousand of street children, mostly in Port-au-Prince and the other big cities. In Haiti, there are around 300,000 children that live as Restaveks and 75% of them are girls. Restaveks children are badly treated, often exploited and victims of sexual abuse. They live in unimaginable, unhygienic and precarious environment; seldom receive access to food and education. To stay alive, many of them beg, load buses, wash cars, while others for a better living and protection, join criminal gangs. There was a time when many street children were murdered by the Haitian police, death squads and the former Haitian military. There were certain groups of former military patrols in Port-au-Prince who used to kill street children "for sport." The number of street children in Haiti has increased five times since President Aristide was ousted. In a nation of 10 million, where poverty is common, one of eight children dies before the age of 5, orphanages often are the last refuge of hope-- it is no wonder that thousands of children have made the street their home. If any of them gets killed, no authority ever picks the body or investigates the crime.

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Woodly Etheart AKA Sonson Lafamilia in Custody

Woodly Etheart AKA Sonson Lafamilia in Custody

The case of Woodly Etheart AKA Sonson Lafamilia has taken another turn. He is now under the control of Haiti National Police.

Shortly after giving an interview at Radio Zenith FM in Port-au-Prince, it was reported that Sonson La Familia went to see Judge Sonel Jean-Francois with his attorneys. He was shortly arrested by Haiti national Police and taken to a prison in Croux-des-bouquets.

He is allegedly inplicated in the recent kidnapping of the well known businessman Samir El Aziz and was heading a gang accused in several kidnapping

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Did Jean Bertrand Aristide support violence and Pe Lebrun in Haiti

Did Jean Bertrand Aristide support violence and Pe Lebrun in Haiti

Here are some of the statements made during a speech given by former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide on September 27, 1991. Do you think that the speech promotes violence and the use of Pè Lebrun by the Haitian population?

Aristide was without equal when it comes to popularity among the people. He won the nation's first democratic election in December 1990 with 67% votes. However, he was caught between plots by the Duvalierists with country's wealthy elites. On Friday, September 27 1991, he delivered a speech, activating the common people against the wealthy elites and power mongers of the country. This speech is famously known as "Aristide's Famous Pe Lebrun Speech" and as a consequence, on September 29, 1991, Aristide was overthrown, just two days after delivering the speech. In every protest in Haiti, the protesters often burn tires. Pere Lebrun was the name of a former tire manufacturer and a major retailer of automobile tires in Haiti. 'Pe leburn' is a nickname of burning tires. In his eight months in president's office, Aristide alienated many civil servants, attempted to undermine the country's military forces and challenged the authority responsible to draft the constitution. He publicly distinguished the elites between patriotic elite and the 'patripoch' (pocket-stuffing) elite.

Aristide's supporters, following the historic speech on September 27, intimidated the news media that Aristide would legitimize his speech. He would place burning tires around the necks of the suspected opponents and burn them to death. However, very few historians have had the opportunity to hear and understand this historic speech live on September 27th which is often considered as his best speech delivered so far. It is a fact that there is no proof anywhere that suggests Aristide's policy was to urge people to burn people. Rather, when he came to power in 1991, unlike his predecessors, he tried to bring more issues and people under the rule of law. There are many Haitians who think that Aristide was unfairly treated. He was demonized by wealthy Haitians who own 90% of Haiti's wealth and act as overseers for empire. Aristide denounced the evil schemes of these imperialists and their agents in the Haitian oligarchy.

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Massacre of April 26, 1986 by Francois Duvalier

Massacre of April 26, 1986 by Francois Duvalier

Here is a picture on Le Nouveliste about the Massacre of April 26, 1986 by Francois Duvalier.

Massacre of April 26, 1986 by Francois Duvalier is also known by the name of "massacre of Fort-Dimanche" or Fort Death. On that date, the soldiers opened fire on a peaceful procession that started from the Sacre Coeur church for Fort Dimanche in commemoration of the events of April 26, 1963. Twenty years before, on the same day, Tontons Macoutes, carried out a series of assassination of the families who were alleged opponents to Papa Doc Duvalier, after a failed attempt to kidnap his son Jean-Claude (Baby Doc). On April 26, 1963, over a hundred people were killed and several dozens of people were taken to the Fort-Dimanche prison and later they all disappeared, never came back. Twenty years later, when the crowd assembled in front of Fort Dimanche, the army fired upon them. As per collective memory, number of victims was 'fifteen' and according to Human Rights Watch Report, the number was 'eight'.

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The massacre of La Scierie, town of Saint-Marc

The massacre of La Scierie, town of Saint-Marc

Here are some picture of the massacre of La Scierie in the town of Saint-Marc.

A few days before the departure of Aristide on February 29, 2004 following a coup d'état, about 44 Lavalas opponents were killed. Seven people were arrested, including former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, former Deputy Amanus Mayette and former Interior Minister and present Provisional President Jocelerme Privert. Most people of St Marc, including the National Coalition for Haitian Rights (NCHR-Haiti) insisted that Prime Minister Neptune was responsible for the genocide. NCHR described that as-- "cruel, horrific, savage and barbaric" "crime against humanity"; it was "genocide. However, the former Prime Minister Neptune had objected to the term 'massacre', because he considered "that was a fight between two different sides. Ramicose, which was an organization close to the opposition, fought with Bale Wouze, which was a popular organization belonging to Lavalas." However, no sufficient evidence was found, none of the accused were convicted, nor even tried in connection with the La Scierie incident. In a recent interview on Radio Magic 9, the Provisional President Jocelerme Privert rejected every allegation when he was asked about his involvement in the massacre of La Scierie in Saint-Marc town.

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