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.
A quite strong statement from a seating Haitian Senaator and a pastor. Statement from Pasteur, Senator Andris Riché
Senator Andris Riché on 2/29/16: "President Jocelerme Privert et Premier Ministre Fritz Jean sont deux Lavalassies qui ont deja perpétré mile et un coups dans la politique du pays et symbolisent le retour des rats ravageurs, canaille, delinquents en costumes".
Recently, on February 29, 2016, following the announcement of the name of economist Fritz Jean as the new Prime Minister, Senator Andris Riche went back to his atrocious vocabulary before the press to describe how the Lavalas movement was started by the former President Jean Bertrand Aristide. He believes President Jocelerme Privert and Prime Minister Fritz Jean, both are followers of Aristide and members of his Lavalas party which has damaged the Haitian politic severely. He did not hesitate to refer the Provisional President Privert and Prime Minister Nominee Fritz Jean as rats, rabble, delinquents who only dress like humans. Senator Andris Riche from the Alternative for Progress & Democracy party was the Vice President of the Senate following the departure of former President Simon Dieuseul Desras; he was elected as the Senate President in January 2015. This Senator from Grand Anse is a Pastor by occupation. On December 16, 2006, he was kidnapped by gunmen while driving near a dangerous slum, but he foiled the kidnapping attempt by escaping after several hours in captivity.
Maryse Narcisse, Mildred Trouillot Aristide at Jocelerme Privert's investiture.
The inauguration ceremony of former Senator Jocelerme Privert as the Provisional President at the National Palace on February 14, 2016 was attended by many personalities from the political and diplomatic worlds. Many noted business personalities and political allies like Jean Charles Moise, Mathias Pierre, US Ambassador Peter F. Mulrean, head of the PNH, and some hardcore oppositions of Martelly like Dr. (Mrs.) Maryse Narcisse (presidential candidate of Fanmi Lavalas) and former First Lady Mildred Trouillot Aristide (wife of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a rare political appearance) were seen among the witness of Privert's investiture. Prime Minister Evans Paul was seen among the attendees, watching as an onlooker in a marginalized manner. Could this be a message to the Martelly aids that they have no place in the Privert's administration? Privert will pick Haiti's next Prime Minister, in consultation with the Speakers of the House and Senate.
Here is The G8 and Fanmi Lavalas
The G8, Fanmi Lavalas and other opposition parties are not satisfied with the announcement of 'Commission of Electoral Evaluation' by the Martelly administration. They, along with other independent observers and U.S media like 'The New York Times', are of opinion that the October election in Haiti, to choose a successor to President Michel Martelly, has been marred by so much ballot tampering, illegal voting and other abuses that it could be denounced as 'illegitimate'. Some of the observers are of opinion that if G8 could find a consensus and form an alliance with Fanmi Lavalas, and all the opposition can stand up as one man against Martelly's handpicked successor Jovenel Moses in the December 27th election, they would be able to prevent the forceful imposition of Jovenel Moses as Martelly's successor.
Here is a picture of Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide with presidential candidate of Fanmi Lavalas Maryse Narcisse on September 30, 2015 as he tells thousands of supporters to vote for her.
On Wednesday, September 30, outside the residence of the twice-ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, thousands of Fanmi Lavalas party supporters were chanting, singing and waving photos of Aristide and music blared from loud speakers while they were waiting eagerly to listen few words of their favorite leader. In the early evening Aristide appeared with Maryse Narcisse outside his walled property. Standing on the back of a pickup truck alongside Narcisse, he delivered a seven minute speech before his 2,000 odd supporters and that prompted loud cheers and applause. He criticized the role of the present electoral authority and described their process of conducting an election is rather a mere process of 'selection'. He called on his supporters to ensure that the party chief, Maryse Narcisse wins the election and becomes the President of the nation.
Dr. Maryse Narcisse holds an impressive resume as an advocate for health care and human rights for Haiti's poor majority. Following the ousting and exile of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Feb. 29, 2004 and after Maryse's return to Haiti in October 2007, she was once , taken at gunpoint in the front of her home as she was the second high-profile figure of the Lavalas movement, supporter of Aristide. After Aristide's exile in 2004, she became the personal spokesperson for President Aristide and was instrumental in creating an international voice for the Lavalas movement. Dr. Narcisse was appointed as the director of the Aristide Foundation for Democracy and she took several trips to meet Aristide in South Africa and acted as his official spokesperson in Haiti. She also serves on a five-member Executive Committee for Fanmi Lavalas.
Here is a picture of three great women in the Fanmi Lavalas. FroLeft to Right, you find Fanmi Lavalas Coordinator Maryse Narcisse, current candidate for Senate of West Lunise Morse, and former First Lady Mildred Aristide.
Lunise Morse, was officially invested as the senatorial candidate for the West Department of Fanmi Lavalas during a health fair at the Aristide Foundation for Democracy on Mother's Day.
Here is the picture of Dr. Maryse Narcisse, presidential candidate for Fanmi Lavalas
On Friday, August 21st, Dr. Maryse Narcisse the presidential candidate from 'Fanmi Lavalas Party' was welcomed by a delegation at the Fort Lauderdale Airport before her 48 hour visit to meet and interact with people in South Florida. During her visit in Miami, Dr. Narcisse was accompanied by the Senator of Northeast, Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aimé and Lesly Voltaire, former Minister under the governments of Aristide. This medical doctor turned politician is perhaps one of the smartest people running for the presidential election who has seen how the country has been ruined by politicians over the past 4 decades. She left her thriving medical practice to join politics. People love her for her charming and humble personality and because of her status as a healthcare professional, she knows well how to get well acquainted and accepted in every section of the society, especially in rallies among common people, professionals, religious societies, businesses and other politicians.
Here is a picture of two former friends and political allies, Evans Paul, K-Plim and former President Jean Bertrand Aristide
Evans Paul, the present Haitian Prime Minister (born 25 November 1955) rose to the political prominence in the 1990s as an ally of the two time controversial former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. He is known to his comrades as K-plim (the pen), or Konpè Plim. When on December 25, 2014, Martelly recommended Evans, as a successor to Lamothe following his forced resignation on Dec.13, the nomination of Evans, a former Lavalas, appeared to many as an effort by the President to make consensus with his radical opposition. Evans was the former president of the Democratic United Committee (Komite inite Demokratik, KID); he was elected mayor of Port-au-Prince (with 88% vote) in the 1990 elections that brought Jean-Bertrand Aristide's 'National Front for Change and Democracy Party' to power; and he ran unsuccessfully for the Haitian presidency in the 2006 elections under the Democratic Alliance Party banner.
There are many signs to demonstrate that Fanmi lavalas political party is falling apart. The latest sign is the decision of So Anne to abandon ship and instead join a party which she thinks will give her more opportunities
The former Lavalas activist Annette Auguste has declared her candidacy for the Senate for the West Department under the banner of PHTK. This decision came as a shock to many who remember her activist stands under the Lavalas Party and for former President Jean Bertrand Aristide
Gen anpil siy yo ki demontre ke Fanmi Lavalas nan problem. Denye siy yo a se desizyon an nan So Anne pran pou li abandone Fanmi-a pou li aly jwen Tet Kale
Mezanmi, Pgin problem nan fanmi-an
First Lady Sophia Martelly registered to run for the office of Senator of the West Department in this year's legislative elections. She will be running against several candidates, most recognizably Annette Auguste, an ex-Fanmi Lavalas party member.
Auguste is a survivor of ex-president Jean-Bertrand Aristide's administration. After his overthrow Auguste was arrested and held as a political prisoner. She and Martelly will both run as candidates of PHTK.
Here is a picture of Maryse Narcisse and Charles Henry Baker
Since the publication of the electoral timetable by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) on March 26, 2015, for holding the long overdue legislative and municipal elections, several opposition political parties continue to express their disagreement. The Organization of People in Struggle (OPL) has denounced the announcement as their suggestions were not taken into account. Maryse Narcisse, the coordinator of the Fanmi Lavalas Executive Committee rejected the electoral timetable proposal on the plea that it is not based on reality. Similarly, Charles Henry Baker, the President of "Respè" Party also has denounced the CEP announcement as unimportant and partisan maneuvering.