#netwayeAyiti2024: Kot Kob Petro Caribe a

With the latest news on the sanctions levied against Laurent Salvador Lamothe, the truth is barely coming out about one of the biggest case of corruption in the past hundred years. I say barely because the sixty million dollars that the United States government is claiming Lamothe stole from Haiti during the period when funds from the Petro Caribe program were stolen represents a small amount of what he really took away, like a common thief. Lamothe put his hand in Haiti’s coffer to the tune of at least 30 to 40 percent of the total amount stolen, which is nearly five billion dollars. Sixty million dollars probably represents a portion of what he paid banks to move the money out of Haiti, probably close to a billion dollars. Say he split the money, or probably gave a cut to former president Michel Martelly, that still leaves him with six or seven hundred million dollars. So the sixty million dollars mentioned in the accusations by U.S. government officials represent a small tip of the iceberg.

Laurent Salvador Lamothe is an international businessman with a checkered past, which involves a warrant for his arrest in Senegal from alleged corruption in 2010. Then Lamothe built a company that managed international calls for the African country in terms of fees collected. Soon Lamothe left Senegal in a rush before the authorities got their hands on him for corruption and theft. He was parachuted in Haiti shortly after by the United States, which tagged him with Martelly to run the country in a tandem of thieves, associated with the drug mafia that Martelly frequented.

The U.S. did not want Haiti to be part of Petro Caribe, and back in 2007 the State Department warned former President Preval not to enter in the agreement. We can safely say that Martelly and Lamothe were put in place to sabotage the agreement and dilapidate the funds garnered from the program. Hilary Clinton was adamant in wanting Michel Martelly selected as President of Haiti. Her husband Bill was put in charge of the ten to twelve billion dollars of the CIRH fund that Haiti received after the terrible earthquake of 2010. That money evaporated in a series of never finished plans, while the population got very little help. NGO personnel from the international community rode around in rented SUVs distributing drinking water and rice, while talking a great deal about this and that in countless meetings, spending a large amount of grant money from donors, while the persons affected languished in squalor, packed in lousy tents with no aeration, smelling their piss and turds.

Ariel in surgery
By Alix Conde

Money from CIRH and Petro Caribe was stolen by administrations headed by at least four prime ministers and others in other ministries during the Preval, Martelly and Privert regimes. Now remember, you cannot travel on a plane with millions of dollars, nor can you drive to the Dominican Republic from Haiti with such large sums. And even if you did, once you arrive in the DR, you cannot keep millions of dollars under your mattress or in a box. The majority of money stolen from the CIRH and Petro Caribe funds had to be moved through banks in Haiti. When Michel Martelly claimed that UniBank lent him the money to build a house worth over six million dollars, officials from the bank said nothing. Not even a denial, or at least an explanation for their investors. The bank stayed silent, while persons wondered why a former president with no upcoming job could be granted such a large loan. The money stolen can be traced through banking transactions that were used to wash it, and transfer it to other banks abroad. A lot of property has been purchased in the United States, the Dominican Republic and some in Haiti. All those assets must be seized and returned to Haiti, and the persons in banks that were used must be arrested and jailed for their efforts. Banks abroad are also part of this theft, along with crooked officials in the United States and other places. These people in the U.S., Canada, and the Dominican Republic participated in the crime, and they should go to jail, and return money to Haiti. Hilary Clinton and her husband Bill need to explain many things, along with returning the money stolen from the CIRH fund with interest. Recent events have clearly shown how those thieving persons have hurt the country, with death and destruction because of the authorities not taking care of the environment.

A sketch by Alix Conde

Sad indeed that hundreds of our brothers and sisters in Haiti are victims of extreme flooding in many parts of the country. Many persons have lost their lives, while countless families are homeless due to the fury of water from heavy rain over the past days. Leogane is completely submerged, and footage of SUVs destroyed while floating in flood waters are on social networks showing the destruction. In Petit Goave water entered many homes, while Port-de-Paix and Jean Rabel in the Northwest were also flooded. Heavy rain all over the country during the weekend gave a warning of things to come with the hurricane season in sight.

A swimming pool

All the problems we are facing in Haiti are worsening due to the governance of the past twelve years. Now persons are dying, nearly one hundred because of the heavy rain this past weekend. It’s time for mobilization to oust Ariel Henry and the forty thieves surrounding him. We must come together to build a movement that can bring a bright future with no Core Group and their minions. The path is clear, either we fight or we become pariahs to wander all over the world, with no home and no culture.


#netwayeAyiti2024: On Fire for…

No one knows why this young man, Karl Edson Azor, decided to set himself on fire, in Cap Haitien, in front of the Vertieres Monument in an act of self sacrifice that was a powerful statement. That he chose to perish in such a painful manner willingly shows the depth and symbolism of his action. A couple of days before the emotionally charged presentation, the de facto cynical prime minister Ariel Henry had lorded over the celebration of Flag Day desecrating the very town where Azor chose to sacrifice himself. Was it a coincidence? No one can say for sure, but the presence of his wallet on our flag next to his charred remains speaks volume about the meaning of his message.

This is a message that clearly shows the despair that is affecting the majority of our youth, stuck in a country that has been at war since its beginning. Right after Haiti gained its independence it was at war against Europe and North America because our country became a battleground in the continental war between Europe and Africa, a conflict that began with the wars to conquer the continent. Make no mistake about it, this is a war that is still going on by proxy and with very little spoken about it. The meeting in Berlin where European countries sat together to carve the African continent into respective colonies is a perfect example of how Europe is at war against Africa. The coalition to murder Muammar Gaddafi and stop his plan to establish a bank for the continent is further proof proof that this is an ongoing struggle between continents. Over fifteen million persons have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo since it became independent in the sixties and persons are still dying violently there everyday.

Haiti sparked a revolution in 1804 that placed the country at the forefront of this continental war. By dealing a death blow to the slave trade, the African people in Haiti then became the enemy to destroy for the European colonizers and their offspring, the United States. It’s not a coincidence that Haiti’s independence was not recognized by any country until 1880, and well after the country agreed to pay a debt that ruined the country, while effectively preventing any development of an army to continue the revolution. Was it a coincidence that Jean-Jacques Dessalines was murdered, thereby stopping his military buildup, and his plans to free slaves all throughout the Caribbean? It’s all part of the plan to rein in Haiti as a free country with a majority of persons of African descent.

So, let’s not allow the sacrifice made by Karl Udson Azor to be part of current events, soon to be forgotten. This young man gave his life in a horrible manner, suffering a great deal of pain, to point the finger at despair, hopelessness and downright criminal behavior toward millions of young people whose only crime is being children of Africa. Haiti is not in this condition because of some divine plan to punish our dark complexion. It is in this condition because Europe decided to crush the revolution before it spread to other parts of the Caribbean. We have a selected prime minister / slave gang driver who only answers to his masters in foreign embassies because our people cannot be allowed to be free as children of Africa. Karl Udson set himself on fire after Ariel Henry defecated all over his hometown. The young man took his life, and gave it as a symbolic tribute to the flag, and what it should stand for. He chose to do it at Vertierres, in front of the monument which represents the battle for independence.

We are more than twelve million persons in Haiti and in the diaspora, yet we’re allowing a few thousand miscreants, sold out thieves to desecrate our heritage, and sell out our country. It does not make sense that, just like in the mother land Africa, we let divide and conquer keep us poor, destitute and near starvation. All it takes is awakening from the fear and ignorance that is stopping us from coming together to better fight this ongoing war. We are at war and our survival as a nation depends on it. This fight requires strategy and a sense of purpose, just like it was back in 1791. Until we realize the depth and breadth of this fight, we’re not going to approach it correctly. The enemy is united in a Core Group to engage the population better, and some of us are foolish enough to think it’s to help us. No other country in the world has such a mafia of diplomats, only Haiti, and it’s all done in the open, as if Haitians are too stupid to understand. And we have a mass of so called intellectuals who think that speaking French makes them intelligent. If I’m not mistaken there are many stupid, ignorant persons who live in France and speak French adequately. They’re still fools, and speaking French does not make them any smarter.

Karl Udson Azor’s sacrifice must not be in vain. We need to look within ourselves to find the strength not to let his act be forgotten. His action needs to resonate everywhere, so that patriots all over come together and act. There is too much talk, with little action. This young man did not waste time talking, he acted decisively and he deserves much respect. His act was not a BS forum for security that was embarrassing, like the unconscious and confused action by Mirlande Mannigat and her cohort. It was an act of courage, done willfully by a person whose name should be added to the place where our heroes names shine. Watching the image of Mannigat being denounced by a militant, as she sat eating, care of Ariel Henry’s clan of thieves, showed us that we need new leadership that realizes that we are at war.

No Independence
No Peace

#netwayeAyiti2024: Rezistans

Well, fear is a powerful weapon, and in Haiti it has switched from a population being terrorized by well armed, blood thirsty groups of young thugs, to the bandits themselves being hounded, chased and killed in a quasi War in the Hood. The illegal, illegitimate, de facto government of Ariel Henry left the people at the mercy of those murdering thugs that it practically sponsored, and ordered the police to stand down, while allowing the gangs to take over territories. The population was left at the mercy of rapists, murderers and kidnappers who gathered persons everyday, while Ariel and his inept, illegal government concentrated on stealing as much as they could. Police officers were being killed by the gangs with impunity, while the population watched and cowered. Ariel and the government did nothing, except ask for intervention from their bosses, the U.S. State department and Canada, to insure they could remain in power, a la Sudre Dartiguenave.

But lo and behold, as my friend Alix said recently, the pot boiled over and the hot, scalding water is spilling. Bwa Kale! A rally cry that is the phrase of the day. A spontaneous reaction from an exasperated group of persons in Kanapeve, followed by a standoff and routing of other bandits in Debussy and Turgeau has started a movement of resistance within the population against gangsterism and bandits everywhere. This movement has spread everywhere in the republic, and as a result gangsters have to lay low. At least a couple of hundred young persons have been killed and their bodies burned in public, most of the times by mobs of persons hunting for criminals. In Miragoane, a town in the Nippes Region in the south, a government prosecutor called Muscadin started a version of Bwa Kale at least a year ago, when he started summarily executing bandits he caught in his jurisdiction. Back then, human rights activists criticized his approach, just like they are speaking against the movement today, echoing the hypocrisy of the Core Group members who have also spoken out against the movement.

Let’s look at the level of hypocrisy shown by the United States and Canada in terms of their policy toward Haiti. Both of these so called friends of Haiti have supported the de facto government of Ariel Henry, which has not been elected, to the point of saying in the words of Brian Nichols, a State Department representative, that the illegal prime minister is doing a “good job”. We are not even going to talk about what the good is, because that would be wasting time. Let us look at the lying double talk. Both of these countries have published lists of individuals they believe are involved in supporting gangs, and stealing government funds, while laundering money. Yet, even though the FBI, U.S. Marshals, the DEA and other law enforcement agencies come to Haiti often, no one has seen fit to come help Ariel and his government investigate those sanctioned individuals. No attempt has been made to go identify the networks used to import weapons and ammunition from the United States. So, a bunch of persons are identified as being behind the gangs, but they are left alone.

The population is mobilizing in numbers once again and taking its security in their own hands. Rank and file police officers have joined members of the population in tracking bandits and summarily executing them. As I said in the beginning, the fear has changed side, and gang bangers are laying low, staying in their fiefdoms, or leaving for the provinces or even the DR. Some commentators in the press, like Lilliane Pierre Paul, JM Metelus and others have come out speaking against the barbaric nature of this popular justice given to mostly young persons with no judgment. They have a point, although it is dubious. First, those media personalities claim that this violence is affecting children in a negative way. Okay, this makes sense, but way before that those same children were being affected by violence. Gangsters published images online of their enemies, and innocent victims being butchered. Young girls, and older women were raped often in front of children by gang bangers, and this was happening all the time in poor neighborhoods. In Cite Soleil, thousands have been killed during years of a senseless war between factions fed by politicians and their sponsors. During that time those media folks did not want to protect children, but suddenly when the population is mobilizing, it’s wrong to show violent retribution. Second, this is not the time to claim that criminals should be brought to justice when we know that many judges are corrupted, and criminals are let go non stop. Police officers were being killed at an alarming rate, now that no members of the police were killed during Bwa Kale, cops are not going to stop.

According to commentators on Radio Mega and Radio Megastar, there has been a sharp decrease in kidnappings since Bwa Kale. Bandits do not want to go hunting for victims, for fear of being identified and killed by vigilantes. The war between G9 and G Pep, two of the main gangs in Cite Soleil has come to a halt, and the population there has come out against both gangs. Persons in Kafou Fey have sided with the police in an ongoing fight in Savanne Pistache which has claimed a lot of victims. In Kanapeve and Debussy many persons are mobilized into neighborhood watch groups to fight and eliminate gangsters who come in. In Artibonite, many in the population are coming together with police officers to perform Bwa Kale in their area, hunting down gang bangers and summarily doing away with them. There are also innocent victims who have been killed because of denunciations by their enemies to mobs who cannot make the difference, but in the vast majority those killed were armed and dangerous. Some young women have also become victims of popular justice because they were part of gangs, or hung out with gang members. This calls for more organization and direction to the mobilization, so that innocent young men and women are not victimized because of how they look.

Grass roots activists need to get involved and provide more direction to the movement. Presently, rank and file police officers who were mobilized to install a syndicate are the ones at the front of the hunt for bandits. Many of them realize that they were at the forefront of victims of gangs, along with their families, and they have rebelled. They understand that Ariel and his plan is not in their advantage, and will destroy the country. Many want to remain in their home, so they have chosen to fight, along with the population. This can be the beginning of a vast movement to regain our independence if we gather together. Persons who are patriots in the diaspora need to find a way to join the mobilization, and give it guidance along with material support. As I said in my last post enough talk with no action.


#netwayeAyiti2024: Massacre in Sous Matelas

Murderers are still in control of an area in the West Department near Cabaret, killing people and terrorizing the population free of any response from the authorities. The night before, the gang of government sponsored assassins, it would appear, came into the communal section of Sous Matelas to murder some young people who had decided to mobilize to defend their homes. According to a report on Radio Caraibes, the thugs came in three mini buses in the evening, and started by killing all the young persons who were manning a barricade on the road leading into the area . Today, a day later, the police still has not come to help people living in the area, despite frantic calls for help from many. According to reporters dozens have already been killed, while others wounded by bullets fired indiscriminately are stuck inside their homes, calling for help.

The crisis in Haiti has reached a level of cruelty where the government of Ariel Henry is showing that it is working hand in hand with the most violent gangs. People are being killed by thugs everywhere, everyday, as the police stands by under orders to do nothing. While the bandits come in groups to attack towns with impunity, the police never interferes with task forces made of many officers, as is usually done by any police force that cares. Since Ariel Henry has taken over the country by tweet from the Core Group, his government has stood by as a few thousands persons have been killed during the twenty months of ripping of the money that should be used to provide services to the population. With no qualms, this unelected, illegitimate government is collecting money and shoving it in their deep pockets, and little is being done to stop them. Some of the ministers in the government have even been accused of theft and collusion with kidnappers.

The present situation is clearly showing the greed and incompetence of politicians in Haiti, along with the cynical contempt that diplomats in the Core Group display, under orders from their respective governments. As terror grips the population concerned persons act as if this is normal. The population needs to fight by coming together in greater numbers to overwhelm the bandits and their allies. Twelve million persons cannot allow a few thousands to control them, starve them and force them to leave their homes. All that is needed is concerted action with no fear. The time has come for the population to defend their homes and their children. There is no time left, and more will die unless people come together.

#netwayeAyiti2024: Talk, Talk, Talk no Action

As usual, this past weekend I listened a bit to talk radio programs about the situation in Haiti. Sadly, you get a bunch of analysis and blame shifting, with no concrete plan to solve the crisis affecting the country. On Kiskeya, Sunday morning featured the usual bla, bla with the moderator, cracking jokes and acting as if the media is above reproach.

Two topics dominated the usual weekend talk shows: the Wagner Group and election/ selection planned by the illegal and illegitimate government of Ariel Henry. I’m not going to waste time on this rumor about the presence of the Russian paramilitary group in Haiti because it’s a ludicrous idea. I believe this is a topic floated to divert attention away from something ominous, which will come out soon. As usual, the media is ready and willing to spread disinformation from interested parties to fill airtime and print columns. I’m not saying all media in Haiti is there to be part of the propaganda machine fed by embassies and politicians on payroll, but a good majority fit the bill. Very few media in Haiti now are willing to directly call out the nefarious role of the U.S. State Department along with the rest of the Core Group. Sure, recently some commentators alluded to the messed up elections of 2011, and the selection of former president Martelly by the UN in a fake election where true results were tossed in the trash. But right after the selection, none of the major media organizations denounced the outrageous way Martelly became president, even after Mirlande Mannigat said the results were fake when she lost the second round.

I remember being in Port-au-Prince when Martelly began his mandate. Back then most of the media was firmly in his corner, and he bragged that the editor of Le Nouvelliste was a follower who was there at his beck and call. Who can forget Gary PP Charles fawning over the Bandi Legal, and being an in-house cheerleader. The PHTK was born then, as Martelly turned his back on the party that sponsored his election, Repons Peyizan. Again our esteemed journalists did not even mention that, just like they failed to talk about the former president’s drug habit during the selection campaign. As Gil Scott said, The Revolution will not be Televised, at least not on Haitian television.

In Haiti, persons are mobilizing against insecurity and a puppet government as the only path out of the crisis. The population needs to come together through real syndicates, student organizations and grassroots organizations for a giant mobilization campaign. This has already started, and we in the diaspora need to do our part. The media both in Haiti and in the diaspora will not talk about person’s mobilization efforts because there is no money for them there. Rather, they get rewarded for helping the master plan through the propaganda they spread everyday. It was not the major media that denounced the YouTube channel of known criminal Izo, it was a commentator online, Fernando Estime who first brought attention to the arrogant display of crimes by the gang leader. The mainstream media said nothing until YouTube sanctioned and removed the offending account. It is up to Haitians themselves to spread information about positive events happening in terms of real opposition to the destruction of our home.

It’s time for action, not living room revolutionaries talking endlessly, with sterile denunciations that lead nowhere. Action begins in Haiti, but support must come from abroad. The Biden mirage will only help a few, while the vast majority will remain in the country to suffer from inhuman conditions. We need to present a unified front to rally behind mobilization in the country. All of us need to look at what we can do to help, in whatever capacity we can muster. First objective needs to be a removal of the illegitimate government in favor of honest persons leading the transition. The HCT is a waste of time, and Mirlande Mannigat is there only to fool the gallery into thinking a real transition is under way. She needs to return to retirement, and allow real militants to come deal with the bandi legals who are fronting for the Core Group.

#netwayeAyiti2024: M&M

Clearly the choice is Mobilize or Misrepresent because waiting for salvation is foolish.

Although there seems to be no respite for persons living in Port-au-Prince and it’s surrounding area from the government and Core Group sponsored gangs boldly taking over territory, while killing and terrorizing the population. There is only one path, and it is mobilization both in Haiti and everywhere Haitians have managed to live and build a community. The alternative is a fake election that will continue the de facto occupation of the country by the U.S. with its accomplices, Canada and the European Community. The alternative is the ongoing destruction of Haiti’s economy, along with its social fabric, with young persons desperately seeking to escape.

When looking at this situation we can only gather together, at least, and look for common grounds for renewed mobilization. In Haiti persons cannot continue to allow gangs to run their lives without putting up a fight. With sheer numbers, the population should be able to gather together and rid their environment of bandits by any means necessary. The de facto Minister of Justice herself said that persons should defend themselves when attacked with any weapon they can find. This should be taken to heart, and neighbors should meet and organize to defend themselves. In the countryside, farmers need to unite and fight against these thugs. I know some may say it’s easy for me to say this, as I’m not facing automatic weapons like persons there. But the reality is that unless persons fight, they will perish.

The government of de facto prime minister Ariel Henry will not help the population, rather it’s there to hurt it and please its chief, the U.S. and the rest of the Core gang. Make no mistake the Core is a de facto a gang also, except it hides behind governments. In the end these so called diplomats and advisers wind up doing the same thing as gangsters, steal your wealth by guile or by force. Persons in Haiti have to realize no help will come from either this unelected, unpopular and corrupted to the core government or from its bosses in America and elsewhere. Rather, the goal is to replace the present de facto occupation with a boots on the ground control of all aspects of life, with the puppets firmly installed to keep the master plan in place. As of now the economy in Haiti is dying, with gangs creating a climate of fear, and most businesses closing down or severely curtailing activities.

In the diaspora, we need to move toward mobilizing efforts to both support young people inside the country in their attempts to fight, and inform our youth. Of course, we cannot advocate doing anything illegal, such as sending guns or ammunition to those we want to support, because we do not want to jeopardize ourselves. We should be able to raise funds to help the mobilization efforts in Haiti. We need to spread information about this master plan, which is being implemented in the country by those who want to steal our mineral and economic wealth. Persons call it brain drain, but by creating a situation that forces an important part of the wealth of a country, its workers both skilled and unskilled, to emigrate to enrich foreign labor forces, it is theft. A form of thievery that Europe and North America has mastered with colonialism and its successive imperialism forcing migration to enrich their labor force. Haiti is a perfect example of this victimization, with engineers, doctors, nurses and educators working for the countries that ensure they will never return to contribute to their own home countries because of the situation there. In Canada, if Haiti was able to attract healthcare workers to return to help build healthcare there, Quebec would suffer greatly with big shortages in their system. So keeping Haiti unstable is critical to them.

Haiti has the potential to be the engine that propels the Caribbean region, and by extension persons of African descent everywhere in America, by revolutionizing the relationships between people united and looking out for their interest and those who presently control commerce and finance in America. This is a continent wide fight between the majority of the population of the Caribbean, which is of African descent and U.S. and Canadian imperialism. Look at the position of Haiti, in the middle of the Caribbean islands. It can be a hub for trade by being a central point to distribute all kinds of products throughout the region, with shipping and airport facilities servicing everyone. It’s no accident that the Dominican Republic is a hub for flights from Europe using it as a transit to other islands and South America. Haiti is in a better position geographically, as it’s facing both Jamaica and Cuba, while being key to the windward passage in the North.

Between our geographical location and the expertise we have in agriculture, with the possibility of further growth because of modern techniques, our country has the potential to be a driving force in the region. Since most investments from the U.S. and Europe has gone to the Dominican Republic, Haiti cannot be allowed to develop. So for us misrepresentation through sham elections is the ongoing master plan, which really started to cruise with the Duvalier regimes and has acquired Mach speed with the PHTK sham elections. With Ariel Henry, the coffin is ready for burial, as our independence is only in name. Unless we wake from this slumber, the plan will continue unabated. Mobilize everywhere we are, or allow our culture to be abolished, curtailed and replaced by mediocrity and Krizokal. In a new post I will tell you about Krizokal.

#netwayeAyiti2024: PAP Besieged: Master Plan?

People running, carrying whatever they could carry from their besieged homes, while mothers carrying babies offer a sight to bring tears to the eyes. A mass of persons could be seen trying to get away from a battle raging near, and sometimes next to their homes. We may think this is a scene from a war movie, or maybe from a town in Ukraine. But this is happening in Port-au-Prince on the island of Haiti, less than 2 hours by plane from Miami. One week after carnival was celebrated on Champs de Mars, the main square in Port-au-Prince, home of the presidential palace, police officers are seen running for cover from high powered gunfire. Solino, a neighborhood centrally located is under attack by a coalition of gangs determined to take over the area to control most of an important area often used as a thoroughfare.

Starting on Thursday the sound of heavy gunfire, mixed with smoke rising from BelAir and Solino has transformed heavily populated areas of Port-au-Prince, like Nazon, Chris Roi, parts of Delmas, and Fort National into a war zone that is being deserted by a population in panic. These are neighborhoods where a working class population tries to make ends meet in desperate attempts to deal with a murderous inflation, which is fueled by an economy being slowly destroyed, as part of the master plan. Police officers who live in Solino are reportedly siding with individuals who are fighting the gangsters who are invading their neighborhood. As heard on Radio Caraibes, some of these persons called an open line to talk about how they are defending their home against the G9 coalition of gangsters, a group which was approved and possibly supported by Helen LaLime, the UN Chief of Mission. A Master Plan?

Many Haitians and friends of Haiti are calling for armed troops from the U.S. or Canada to come in and tackle gangs in Haiti which seem to be invincible lately. With this latest attack on a neighborhood by a coalition of gangsters, and thousands of persons fleeing their homes since the onslaught began, more are calling for foreign intervention. Is it a viable solution, or is it the master plan at work? I would say the second assertion is correct. We are faced with a master plan to reduce the Republic of Haiti into a protectorate where natural resources will be commandeered by foreign companies from the U.S., while most of the population will be reduced to starvation, with a few jobs in factories that just assemble imported components.

The past ten years, since the 2010 earthquake, the master plan to destroy the economy and agricultural production in Haiti has greatly accelerated. This descent into hell was enhanced by missions from the UN and armed intervention by The United States and France after the Coup d’Etat of 2004. Since the advent of Michel Martelly and the PHTK gangs have really grown in strength and acquired heavy caliber high powered rifles. They seem to have unlimited ammunition, while their number has increased dramatically, especially in areas surrounding Port-au-Prince and in the Artibonite region, which used to be the breadbasket of the country. Coincidence? Many see the master plan at work, with agriculture unable to feed the people, and gangs getting weapons galore from the United States.

It is possible for Haitians to take back our country from this seemingly insane situation, but it will require all out efforts from inside and outside the country. Outside the country, specifically in the United States we need to start a movement to put pressure on the U.S. and Canadian governments to stop supporting the PHTK and the government of Ariel Henry. By providing recognition to Ariel Henry and pushing persons to negotiate with him, the international community led by the U.S. is making the illegal prime minister legitimate. Ariel Henry is an illegal, illegitimate accused murderer who remains in power because the police force in Haiti refuses to obey the constitution and remove him from his post. Henry has been associated with gangs since the days when he was a minister under President Privert’s government. In any democracy that is not a sham, he would be in prison.

In Haiti, the police high command is basically under the control of the international community, which trained it and provides supplies to the force. By not helping the police to arm itself properly and have unlimited ammunition, while allowing the illegal flow of weapons and ammunition to reach the gangs with little or no interdiction, the United States is making the country a hell hole. It is not in the interests of rice growers in Arkansas and Florida to have Haiti’s rice growing return to the days before U.S. propelled governments destroyed its production. Millions of dollars are made each year in the U.S. because of rice sold to Haiti. President Rene Preval tried to increase agricultural production in the late 90s with the help of Taiwan, but ten years of PHTK and destruction from gangs in the Artibonite Department reversed the previous work, and kept the master plan going. Companies in Canada and the U.S. are salivating, waiting for the opportunity to exploit mineral resources worth billions of dollars that are under the ground. Haitians living in the U.S. and in Canada need to organize to pressure those governments to respect us.

As I said we need to pressure the U.S. to stop this macabre plan, and respect us here as an immigrant community that is working hard, and contributing to the economy. We have elected officials who are of Haitian descent in Florida, New York and other places, while others have high positions in the administration. We need to first educate them, so that they do not mistakenly advocate for direct intervention by foreign military. Then those elected Haitian Americans need to raise hell so that they help to slow the flow of weapons and ammunition to gangs in Haiti from here. By putting pressure to stop support for Ariel Henry, and slowing the flow of illegal weapons to Haiti, we on the outside can help persons in Haiti to organize and fight. Compared with how persons from Haiti have contributed to help society in the U.S. and in Canada with doctors, teachers, engineers and all kind of workers making important contributions, we should be receiving help even more than Ukraine, which has not nearly contributed to developing U.S. and Canadian society as Haitians have. Of course we know what’s going on and how they’re supporting darkness in our country.

Persons have to start talking among each other here in the U.S. and in Canada to see how we can organize ourselves to help our home country. We can’t go on living as if everything is ok, while our home is literally burning. It is not enough to talk about pride in our revolution if we refuse to continue that revolution, and recapture the spirit that led to our independence. Right now, things are just as bad as before 1791 when the colonizer used the whip from Black slaves to keep their brothers in line. Time to talk to the youth in order to have everybody realize that our house is on fire, and we need to put out the fire.

Woe to the wicked and the miscreants who eat up our bread and water.

#netwayeAyiti2024 #cleanupHaiti2024: Planned Destruction

Today in Haiti, the absence of any kind of respite from a government that is using gangs to stay in power, while also weakening the police, has many persons living there looking desperately for help abroad. On the one hand we have a majority which has been beaten and oppressed by gang violence to the point that persons are asking for military intervention from abroad. On the other hand we have thousands of young persons, men and women, fighting to get a passport, and begging for sponsorship to get to the promised land of Joe Biden. First thing we see is that this plan concocted by Biden’s administration is a good way to divide people in many different ways. Persons in Haiti are going to ask family and friends in the U.S. to sponsor their application so they can come to what they think is the promised land. While persons living in the USA are also affected in a negative way by this.

Here in the USA, the economy is on a downturn, despite all the spins about job creations. Inflation is rising, and prices are so high that persons are cutting back on groceries and entertainment. These days you can barely pay your bills, in South Florida rents are at an all time high, and even shopping at Walmart is expensive. So, on the one hand you have African Americans who are poor and need help from the government complaining about refugees getting more than they receive. They are not against their Haitian brothers and sisters coming to the U.S., but they lump them with the Cubans and Venezuelans whom they feel are getting what Americans in need should be getting. As a result, the Afro American community, of which Haitians have always belonged to and greatly contributed to as far back as the Harlem Renaissance, is divided on the issue. Progressive thinkers in the community recognize the evil divisive effect of this development in their midst, but many others only see as far as the tip of their nose, and they are calling their brothers and sisters refugees who should be sent back home. This is a time when persons of African descent should be uniting to avoid the death and destruction that is programmed for our youth everywhere, rather than fight each other for the crumbs given disdainfully.

On the other hand we have the Haitian community in the USA whose members are not doing great, just like everyone else, with rent, inflation, the price of gas, and everything climbing to the roof. Most of us can barely afford to survive, while sending something to Haiti via transfer to keep persons there afloat. To sponsor someone from Haiti requires financial stability, which few immigrants from Haiti possess. Those of us with the financial capacity to sponsor someone are U.S. citizens by and large, and most of their relatives either have visas or have been in the pipeline for years. This is a temporary measure taken by the Biden administration to slow the flow of persons trying to leave by boat, and break any momentum for mobilization within the population. Anyone with thinking must see that the international community of manipulators wants to gather people for elections / selections, but these same puppet masters do not want the same people to mobilize for any purpose. It’s clear that there will be no gathering of people to guide a transition toward elections. It’s all a sham, with an agreement blessed by Mirlande Manigat, the puppet who helped catapult Michel Martelly to the presidency, thus introducing bandi legal. (See earlier post – #cleanupHaiti: once more)

Now many persons in Haiti are calling friends and relatives in the U.S. looking to be sponsored for a visa. Only thirty thousand persons will benefit from this new policy, so with a population of over twelve million people very few will escape the hell on earth that bandi legal has turned the country into. As I showed earlier many persons from Haiti who live in the U.S. are struggling financially. Few own their own place, and with rents rising all over it is difficult to sponsor another mouth to feed and care for, even with the promises of support the government is dangling. That support is temporary at best, and the sponsor must be liable for the arriving immigrant. At the same time the Biden administration continues to deport persons from Haiti who are here illegally, or who break the law, even on a misdemeanor sometimes. As former senator Jean Charles Moise pointed out, the same folks who had horses with aggressive riders terrorize Haitian persons trying to enter the U.S.from Mexico are now seemingly welcoming them with open arms.

This situation is causing conflict between persons in Haiti and persons in the U.S. because in Haiti persons feel that persons do not want to help them with the offered sponsorship. Never mind what the person’s situation in the U.S. is many in Haiti see it as betrayal when their demand of sponsorship is not followed up on. People in Haiti say that it’s because the ones in the diaspora do not want to give them an opportunity to have the same life. It’s hard for them to understand that persons are not in a position to sponsor them because life is tough in the U.S., with persons mostly living from one paycheck to the next. So, this policy is creating division in the community, even within families, at a time when it is critical for all Haitians of good will to come together.

It is imperative that persons in Haiti realize that mobilizing is the only solution. The international community does not want us to support mobilization because it will stop their plan of making the Haitian population cheap labor in their home and abroad, while also taking away all our resources above and below ground. By putting forward a sham agreement with Ariel Henry remaining top puppet, the manipulators continue with the plan of destruction to conquer. This past week the police force has suffered from over a dozen deaths in the ranks. Because of that many police officers are in open rebellion against their bosses. Collusion between the gangs, the government and the police High Command is becoming clear to everyone after events that occurred since the start of this year. The only way to succeed is through mobilization in Haiti, with strong support from abroad everywhere Haitians live. On the anniversary of the ouster of Jean Claude Duvalier it’s time to come together and eliminate the regime that is in place to destroy our culture, while enriching crooks and thieves of all nationalities. With support from the diaspora, young persons in Haiti can build a movement to at least face the future united from a position of strength. Like the motto says

In Unity there is Strenght

#netwayeAyiti2024: Political Impasse

The elusive agreement between politicians and civil society leaders looking to come up with a plan to solve some of Haiti’s pressing problems is a dream that is often spoken of, but never actually realized. That a gathering of forces is needed and probably is the only way out of this hellish situation seems logical. But many forces are at work to ensure that this magical “Konbit” never happens, while those persons who possibly could spearhead such a movement are constantly discouraged by the negative propaganda spread constantly by “useful fools” on social media and news personalities on payrolls.

With our brothers and sisters getting brutalized and kicked out of the Dominican Republic and the United States because of their status as illegal immigrants, the national identity of all of us Haitians is being humiliated. Those of us who migrated legally and believe that our achievements put us in a different category are fooling ourselves. The harsh treatment given to our compatriots is not because they’re special, or represent a minority in our country. It’s because they’re Haitians from a country that is being colonized, while a significant part of its population is reduced to quasi slavery. There is a division within the Haitian population which not only prevents us from coming together, but also allows for bad treatment of citizens in Haiti and abroad. Looking at how we allow the majority of the population in most towns to live in substandard housing and in neighborhoods filled with garbage and despair, persons from other countries duplicate the same treatment. Of course, in the Dominican Republic there are extreme measures of repression and genocide toward our compatriots because of the color of their skins and the despair that forced them to leave their country. But in Haiti also the repressive regime, coupled with bloodthirsty gangsters is oppressing and killing members of the population, and nothing is being done, only militants and demonstrators are trying to bring a change.

The educated members of the population who read and write French consider themselves superior to the majority of the population, which mainly communicates in Haitian – the native language incorrectly called Creole. A significant part of the population is made of peasants and folks who live in the hills with no electricity just like it was back in the 18th century. With the population divided along social lines that are difficult to overcome, the political system does not allow for union or agreement among politicians. Most of them use that division to recruit followers among the most uneducated, and the few honest persons who side with the masses are vilified and ostracized by the intelligentsia whose members listen or follow orders from foreign tutors.

In Ouanaminthe, a town on the border between Haiti and the DR, citizens closed passage from the bridge which allows traffic between the two countries. Because of this, trucks bringing products and agricultural harvest from the DR cannot cross into Haiti. As a result of the blockade, Dominican wholesalers are losing money since the products they do not sell are perishable. As of this writing, even though Haitian authorities, along with the police have forced the persons to allow opening of the gate barring traffic, demonstrators have paralyzed traffic both in Ouanaminthe and in Cap Haitien with barricades and burning tires. A significant amount of food and products which are consumed in Haiti are sold by businesses in the Dominican Republic, so as one of their main clients Haitians have the power to hurt them economically.

Persons in the Dominican Republic do not realize that their country is dependent on Haitian consumers on the one hand, and Haitian labor on the other hand to produce the goods sold over the border. What makes matters worse for Dominicans is that a lot of businesses are owned by persons in the United States mostly, and Europe in terms of the tourist industry. Because of that a significant part of profits garnered by the large agricultural businesses are repatriated to the U.S., and there isn’t a lot left as savings in case of economic down times, like is happening now. The average citizen of the DR is suffering because unemployment is high and many persons are in debt. Many jobs are taken by Haitians because the pay is too low to allow the average Dominican to survive. Making matters worse, many Haitians with some means have come to the Dominican Republic to escape crime and despair in Port-au-Prince. They rent homes and are living there, and many Dominicans are not happy about that because to them Haitians are all the same, poor and dirty; so they don’t belong in housing that many Dominicans cannot afford. This is an explosive situation that is only getting worse. Racist politicians there are stoking the fires, and many Haitians are getting beaten and a few are killed by mobs. Of course, Ariel Henry and his de facto illegal government is saying nothing about this. Haitians cannot wait for a subservient government to do something; we need to respond to this somehow.

People need to mobilize and come together to rid the country of Ariel Henry and politicians from the PHTK and their allies. We need to understand the roots of the divisive nature within our social environment, and learn to accept each other, wether we live in towns or in the hills. We must embrace all aspects of our culture with no attempts to belittle the African base that makes us what we are. Only by coming together can we reclaim our heritage.


#netwayeAyiti2024: PNH Rendered Useless

Haiti’s National Police force, the PNH has been rendered useless to the population by a de facto illegal government bent on staying alive, even if it destroys the country. No police force in the world allows bandits to do what recent events show. Police stations have been attacked by gangs in Martissant first, then in various other locations where police officers ran away leaving station and equipment behind for the attackers. Many of the stations victimized are still closed, looking abandoned with debris from fire inside, proof that the high command of the PNH is incompetent and a large part of the problem. Everything done by the police seems to allow the gangs to grow, while taking away the capacity of the force to react decisively. With the advent of Bandi Legal, not only the judicial sector but also the police force have both been rendered useless by direct action of both the national government and the international tutors.

It took months before armored vehicles bought and supposedly paid for by the de facto government of Ariel Henry arrived in the airport in Port-au-Prince. Had these vehicles arrived sooner with supplies for the PNH, possible actions could have been taken against the gangs already. The international community which funded and trained the PNH ensured that the force would not be of service to the population. The high command answers to politicians rather than to the judicial system. All members of the high command receive funds and living expenses far above salaries of the rank and file officers and of most judges. Members of the police are paid a pittance, and if they are killed their family has to wait months before receiving any help, which is not enough to care for them.

Just like in all countries Haiti has always had its share of criminals, but they never had the power and the guns they have had under the PHTK regimes of Martelly and Moise. After dictator Jean Claude Duvalier fled the country in 1986, there was an organized criminal group called Zenglendo that terrorized Port-au-Prince and the metropolitan area there. But while these Zenglendos seem to have blessing from the authorities, they never challenged the police like the gangs are doing today. This is reminiscent of how crime increased greatly in Mexico after Native groups in Chiapas challenged the government while fighting for their rights. Right after the Zapatista movement came out in force, criminal elements started to take over towns and regions close to the uprising. It’s not a coincidence that in Haiti criminals are taking over when the population decided to get involved in fighting for a future. It’s a tried and true formula that has been used in many places by the CIA and others. The Coup d’Etat of 1991 was funded in part by drug dealers who also provided muscle. In 2004, President Aristide was overthrown by a coalition led by Guy Philippe, a convicted drug dealer. So the rise of Jimmy Cherizier, Lanmo San Jou and others is part of the same scenario.

A militant from Petion-Ville, Jean Denis was killed last night supposedly by men in uniform riding a police cruiser, according to witnesses. Jean Denis was shot, and his body was removed by his killers. He was involved in chasing Magalie Habitant, a supporter of PHTK and Martelly who was reportedly associated with the murder of former de facto president Jovenel Moise. She provided a house for the Colombian mercenaries who are incarcerated in Haiti for the murder of the former de facto president. Of course, we’re not saying Habitant ordered the killing, but it is a strange coincidence that after she condemned her attack during a demonstration in Petion-Ville, one of the militants who chased her is killed.

This fight for freedom is turning violent, militants and demonstrators need to change their approach. Stop the music and dancing, and start defending yourselves by being ready to fight. Just like the people of Sri Lanka did, it’s time to look for those politicians, like Ariel and his ministers who are sold out to U.S. and other people interest, and force them to step down. Just like people to in the Sudan acted, take all of them to jail, and start building the country again. Petro Caribe and CIRH need to be investigated, and until then the mobilization must continue.