The United Nations Security Council is preparing to renew its military occupation of Haiti by October 15, 2014. Most people across the Americas are probably unaware of the fact that the people of Haiti live today under an occupation. They are more likely to be aware of the recent passing of the infamous dictator and president-for-life than to know about the military force imposed on Haitian soil.Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, erstwhile dictator of Haiti, died of a heart attack on October 4, 2014. He had been ousted by a popular movement in 1986, but retained wealth and cronies until his death. News emerged from the capital Port-au-Prince on October 10 that the Duvalierist regime in Haiti would not provide a state funeral to its favoured son – in deference to popular sentiment that still runs deep.One week after Baby Doc’s last breath, the Campaign to End the Occupation of Haiti based in Toronto held an informational picket to highlight the abusive role MINUSTAH – the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti charged with ensuring a compliant and neoliberal Haiti – plays on the island.MINUSTAH was charged with keeping order in Haiti, following the coup that removed democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in February 2004. The coup had its origin in a meeting just outside of Ottawa with officials from the United States, Canada and France plotting a post-Aristide Haiti. via | Global Research.
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