jean bertrand aristide
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.
Here is a picture of US Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-California ((right), Jean Bertrand Aristide (Center) and his wife, Mildred Mildred Trouillot-Aristide. In July, 2015 Maxine Waters expressed her interest in contributing to some candidates in the upcoming election.
Maxine Waters Wants Approval of Campaign Donations to Haitian Candidates
Congressional Representative Maxine Waters wants to donate to Haitian candidates, running for electoral office. She has contacted the House Ethnics Committee and Federal Election Commission to find out if she can make personal donations, and also through political action committees.
The U.S. does not allow foreign nationals' contributions to federal campaigns. But countries such as Haiti do. It is still not known what candidates Waters is interested in donating to.
Here is a picture of Beaudouin "Jacques" Ketant and Jean Bertrand Aristide
Jacques Beaudouin Ketant was virtually an unreachable drug lord, a close friend and business partner of Haiti's vicious tyrant, dictator Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Although Ketant was indicted in 1997 but continued to live a posh royal life in a hilltop mansion overlooking Port-au-Prince. On June 17, 2003, the federal authority put him on a plane to Miami in conspiracy charges for money laundering and importing 30,000 kilos of cocaine into South Florida, New York, Colombia and other locations over a period of 12 years. The U.S. District Judge Federico A. Moreno sentenced him 27 years imprisonment and slashed a fine and forfeiture of $30 million. At his 2004 sentencing hearing, Ketant told the judge, he had help from his close friend, the Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Aristide is a drug lord who controls the drug trade in Haiti. He has turned the country into a narco-country. Ketant began cooperating almost immediately after his arrest. However, his U.S. based attorneys denied Ketant's allegations, Aristide, was never charged, but was ousted later that same year and spent seven years in exile.
Ketant pleaded guilty immediately and allowed to forfeit his "Midas like collection of wealth". However, his collection of 200 rare paintings & $5 million cash... all disappeared from his $8 million worth mansion. The U.S officials have acknowledged that one of his five ex-wives with the support of a Haitian chief police officer, had looted the mansion after Ketant's expulsion.
As per news dated April 20, 2015, Ketant has received a big reduction in his 27-year term. It was cut in half to 13.5 years, by a federal judge after the U.S. attorney's office in Miami recommended that reduction is because of his good behavior in the prison, and great assistance as approver that led to the successful prosecutions of 5 top ranking officials under the former President Aristide, including the police chief of the capital city and the security chief at Port-au-Prince's airport. His cooperation has helped the conviction of at least a dozen other corrupt officials from Haiti and some high-level cocaine traffickers. Ketant is serving his term in an Arkansas federal prison till the Christmas Eve of 2026, the reduction would make him eligible for release within a few months.
Here are Oriel Jean and journalist Guyler C. Delva
Oriel Jean was prepared to testify in court against former Haitian president Aristide, whom he had knowledge of ordering the murder of broadcast journalist Jean Dominique. Before Oriel could appear in court he was assassinated following death threats against him by Aristide loyalists.
Oriel said he had knowledge Aristide ordered ex-senator Mirlande Liberus "to silence Jean Dominique". SOS Journalists have urged the authorities to make certain the murderers of Jean are brought to justice.
Here is a picture where several members of Club of Madrid was meeting with former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide
A Club of Madrid (COM) delegation headed by former Mexican President Felipe Calderon met with Haitian President Martelly and other senior government officials to address the present institutional crisis by guaranteeing free, fair, and inclusive general elections would be held in 2015.
COM recognizes MINUSTAH is essential to keeping the peace and overseeing transparent and ethical procedures are implemented for a good outcome. This can only happen with involvement of every political party COM says.
Here is a picture of Former Haitian President with General Raoul Cedras.
Haitian military leader Joseph Raoul Cedras was born in Jeremie and American-educated. He rose to prominence as a soldier in the Leopard Corps, trained under U.S. forces. The U.S. and France, impressed by his leadership skills, selected him to head security in Haiti's 1990-1991 state and local elections. Jean-Bertrand Aristide won his bid for the presidency and chose Cedras as Commander-in-Chief of the Haitian army, Cedras also retaining the position of Lieutenant General.
Meanwhile the U.S. was threatening to invade Haiti unless they could persuade Jonassaint to leave office. Jonassaint complied. Cedras by this point was a nationally feared figure, responsible for the massacres of 3,000-plus men, women, and children while in power.
You are looking at two leaders being closely watched by US policy makers. Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide being welcomed by the leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro
Jean Bertrand Aristide, former President of Haiti, has always been amenable to working with the Cuban Government. During his Presidency, educational services and health programs launched by Aristide and the Lavalas party had been undertaken with assistance from their Caribbean neighbor. Haiti and Cuba began a humanitarian relationship in 1998 through which Haitian doctors received training in Cuba, and doctors from Cuba moved to work in the rural parts of Haiti. Throughout the years up until the January 2010 earthquake, nearly 600 Haitian doctors had been trained in Cuba.
Here is a picture of a large protest against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, August 2001.
Gunfire and rock throwing were needed to disperse a protest of an anti-Lavalas demonstration, against the Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's government. The riot had sent several supporters of two opposition parties to the hospital. The incident was started when the Lavalas supporters, most of whom were armed with guns, threw stones at the Haitian Democratic Party (PADMEH, opposition and anti-Lavalas) demonstrators who were getting ready to hold a peaceful march to protest against the Lavalas regime. PADMEH demonstrators had also retaliated in kind. PADMEH leader had accused the Mayor for a planned attack on the demonstrators.
Here is a picture of a supporter of former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide carrying a picture of his leader.
While celebrating the eighth anniversary of ouster on February 29, 2012, several thousand supporters of Jean-Bertrand Aristide accused the Martelly administration for doing nothing enough to improve people's lives. They pointed out the mounting political conflicts between the President and his critics on issues of rebuilding the nation since the 2010 earthquake. The volume of the crowd hinted the level of support for the former President. Protesters accused Martelly of holding dual citizenship that could bar him from the President's office. However, the government had firmly denied such allegation. Recently, in the last August, 2014, Aristide was summoned to testify in court before a magistrate conducting an investigation into corruption and money laundering. His supporters have warned that major protests would erupt, if any politically motivated arrest is carried out on Aristide.
Here is a picture of the young Jean-Bertrand Aristide, former Roman Catholic priest who was born July 15, 1953. Jean-Bertrand Aristide (born July 15, 1953) became a priest and a favorite of the poor. After the collapse of 'Tyrant Duvalier family', he was chosen as the 40th Haitian President in 1991 with 67% vote in Haiti's first democratic election. However, his first term as President was very brief and that ended with a military coup; but he became President again from 1994 to 1996 and from 2001 to 2004. In 2004, an American coup forced him to seek asylum in Jamaica and later, he was forced into exile in the Central African Republic and South Africa. After seven years of exile, he returned to Haiti on March 18, 2011 with his wife and two daughters. Before he became a politician, Aristide was a Catholic priest of Salesian order. Presently, Jean Bertrand Aristide has an estimated net worth of $800 million.