Here is the copy of a check issued to Stanley Lucas by the Haitian Embassy in New York for his ongoing propaganda work for the government of Michel Martelly. This check that was discovered by Radio host and news investigator Valery Numa was issued to Stanley Lucas on December 30, 2015 by the Haitian Embassy in New York City.
According to Valery Numa, initially Stanley Lucas was receiving his regular salary for doing his propaganda work for the Martelly government directly from the Haitian embassy in Washington. this was later changed to have the checks coming instead from the Haitian embassy in New York City.
Here is a picture of Mr. Grey Pierson he was he was visiting Tortuga Island in 1972.
In 1968, François "Papa Doc" Duvalier needed a radio ship that could transmit his propaganda across the Caribbean and to Latin America. It was then he came into the contact of Don Pierson, a Cadillac dealer from Eastland who had two abandoned radio ships, but both were moored across the Atlantic off the coast of south-east England. Pierson struck a deal of $70 million for the ships and 'Papa Doc' though could not afford to pay the amount, leased Tortuga Island instead in 1972 on condition of equal sharing joint venture between the Haitian government and "Dupont Caribbean Inc". When in July, 2014, the Miami based Carnival Corporation announced its investment plan for US $ 700 million with the Haitian government for constructing a cruise port in the Tortuga island and transform that into a tourist Mecca, nobody was aware that one Texan named Pierson has inherited the absolute right on the island from his father on a 99 year lease contract, dated April 5, 1971. However, subsequent to that date, the Haitian government absolved itself from entire financial and all other responsibilities and granted 99 years exclusive leasehold right and full commercial authority to the Pierson 's corporation as then the Island of Tortuga was a barren place without any road, electricity or public utility services. Pierson's 'Dupont Caribbean Inc' immediately started investment and promotion activities to improve the image of Tortuga Island. As of the agreement "Dupont Caribbean Inc" was given all authority to issue licenses on trading at Tortuga and it has still remained effective.
The population in support of the Haitian president came out in large number to welcome him. here is a sign that says: Michel martelly - Mateli Prezidan Avie Tet Kale - Edikasyon Gratis Tet kale.
This is a form of propaganda for President Michel Martelly as he was giving envelops with cash, motorcycles and cars at the end of the year 2011.
Here is a sign carried by a gentleman in a crowd in Gressier. Matelly Papa Bon Ke Ki Vin Sive Ayiti Sign. This was done in December 2011 as the president was going across the country to deliver gifts to the people during the Christmas season.
These same method of communication used here were seen as negative by the opposition during the Duvalier era. Also as being part of a democratic society, there is no place for this here
Here is a sign that a fan of Martelly was carrying during the visit of the president to deliver Christmas gifts t the population. The sign says Mateli Papa BonKe
This obviously looks like I am living at the time when Duvalier was in power and where people were obligated to carry these signs of propaganda.
Propaganda is generally an appeal to emotion, not intellect. This form of communication from the Haitian government was used frequently to influence the attitude of the population toward a cause. These biased messages had only one purpose to encourage participation and belief in the regime.
One of the most effective propaganda methods during the Duvalier reign was throwing Money on the streets to the crowd. If you are over fifty yearsw and was growing up in Haiti, you probably got some of that money. Usually ther were children taging alog the Government car to have an opportunity to receive that money .
Most of the propaganda used by the Duvalier were considered to be positive by the people included in the inner circle of the government. For those people, the Duvalier propaganda were considered objectively and then interpreted as positive or negative, depending on the perspective of the viewer or listener.
Here is anoteher Duvalier propagenda that most haitians know about. Vouloire Detruire Duvalier C'est Vouloir Detruire Haiti. These same method of communication used by the Duvalier were seen as negavive by the opposition of the regime. The reasoning is that if the message was true or accurate the government would not have to make all this effort to try to convince people to believe.
Here is a picture of a sign that was very famous during the Duvalier reign. Voix de la revolution Duvalierist. This form of communication from the Haitian government was used frequently to influence the attitude of the population toward the Duvalier cause. These biased messages had only one purpose to encourage participation and belief in the Duvalier regime.
How many people remember this propaganda from Duvalier. La Nation Entiere L'Acclame, Francois Duvalier President a Vie de la Republique. This was the time when your opinion was made for you. Just before the overthrow of the Duvalier regime, these propaganda acquired a strong negative connotation by having the public seeing it as too manipulative.