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  • Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    06/21/2020 3:44:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 56 replies
    Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 21, 2020) Location: Petionville, and potentially other areas of Port-au-Prince Event: There have been public calls for protests on economic and social grievances in Petionville and other areas of Port-au-Prince for Monday, June 22, and Tuesday June 23, 2020. The protest routes and times are currently unknown, but the Haitian National Police (HNP) is aware and has alerted their officers, including those serving at the Petionville HNP Commissariat. The Embassy will provide updates as needed. Out of an abundance of caution, effective Monday June 22 at 0700 hrs through Wednesday, June 24 at...
  • Little Haiti residents forced from home again as climate change upends Miami real estate

    03/23/2020 5:57:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | March 23, 2020 | By TAYLOR MOONEY
    Louis Rosemont called Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood home for almost 40 years. He was part of one of the first waves of immigrants to build the community after fleeing a violent dictatorship in his homeland. But he has recently found himself exiled again — priced out of his home by rising rents as climate change rearranges the Miami real estate market. Little Haiti is a historically low-income neighborhood that sits inland, on land at double the elevation of wealthier neighborhoods along the beachfront. In Miami, a city often considered ground zero for the impacts of climate change, sea level rise...
  • Haiti police and army exchange fire in violent protest

    02/23/2020 8:41:14 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    One soldier was killed in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on Sunday, local media reported, when police officers shot up an army headquarters in a violent escalation of protests demanding better working conditions for police. Police officers exchanged gunfire with soldiers for hours after their protest halted near the national palace. It was unclear which side started firing first. Hundreds of supporters joined dozens of police officers, some in street clothes and others wearing police uniforms and face masks, as they advanced towards the palace in a protest demanding better pay. At least three police officers and one serviceman were...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 2/23/2020 Israeli Attack On Syria

    02/23/2020 8:36:31 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/23/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Syria says that its defenses shot down most of the incoming Israeli missiles when an attack was launched on Damascus late tonight..... The Israelis are linking the attack in Syria to the firing of rockets at Israel by Islamic Jihadist terrorists from Gaza today..... "the conditions of the Sochi accords that stated that Turkey would have to ensure demarcation,withdrawal of heavy weapons and so on, which were signed by the two presidents more than a year ago, have not yet been fulfilled...." Part of the message from Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying that Turkey hasn't kept its side of the...
  • "Ghost Ship" Washes Up in Ireland

    02/18/2020 3:29:38 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 26 replies
    Marinelink.com ^ | Feb 18,2020 | Eric Haun
    An abandoned cargo ship has landed on the coast of Ireland after spending more than a year drifting alone at sea. The Irish Coast Guard said it responded to the vessel aground near Ballycotton, Cork on Sunday and discovered there was no one was on board. It turns out that the mysterious vessel is the 250-foot Tanzanian-flagged merchant ship Alta, which had been adrift since the U.S. Coast Guard rescued all 10 crew members on board after the vessel lost power while en route from Greece to Haiti in September 2018. At the time of the rescue, the U.S. Coast...
  • Powerful 7.7 Caribbean earthquake, shakes Miami buildings

    01/28/2020 1:58:34 PM PST · by devane617 · 5 replies
    strafe.com ^ | 01/28/2020
    A 7.7 magnitude earthquake has been reported in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and Cuba, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The center of the quake was located about 73 miles northwest of Lucea, Jamaica. It was about 6 miles deep.
  • A 'Lost Decade': Haiti Still Struggles To Recover 10 Years After Massive Earthquake

    01/12/2020 6:34:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    npr ^ | 01/12/2020 | Carrie Kahn
    On the wind-whipped hills north of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, Berthenid Dasny holds the keys to the gated memorial erected for Haiti's earthquake victims. Thousands of bodies are buried here in a mass grave dug after a magnitude 7 earthquake shook the country on Jan. 12, 2010. "They've forgotten about this place; it should look better than this," Dasny says as she walks past the overgrown grass, rusted metal statues and brittle brush. For the past year, she has been the memorial's groundskeeper, though she has never been paid. "You must remember the humans buried here. They were just like us...
  • UN peacekeepers 'fathered hundreds of children in Haiti mission', report says

    12/18/2019 8:27:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Sky News ^ | December 18, 2019 | by Rebecca Taylor
    United Nations peacekeepers fathered hundreds of children during a controversial mission in Haiti, a report has found. Researchers from the University of Birmingham and Ontario University spoke to 2,500 people in Haiti, asking them about their experience of the UN's Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (Minustah) which became one of the longest running peacekeeping mission. More than 10%, 265 people, described stories which featured children fathered by peacekeeping agents. Researchers said a common theme in the stories was transactional sex, with peacekeepers paying young women and leaving after a baby was fathered. Peacekeepers were frequently repatriated after a pregnancy was made...
  • Vox Shock: Donald Trump Rejects State Department Advice on Migration

    11/08/2019 6:30:10 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 23 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 11-7-2019 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump spurned the advice of establishment diplomats as he fought to implement his campaign promises, according to a report by Vox. The November 7 article described the elected president’s decision to ignore the self-serving view of agency officials: Senior State Department officials and career diplomats repeatedly warned the Trump administration that taking away legal protections for [400,000 migrants] from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti would put national security, foreign relations, and the immigrants’ American-born children at risk, according to internal State Department documents. But Trump did it anyway — and concerns about the 2020 election appear to have...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 10/27/2019

    10/27/2019 9:16:08 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/27/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Recent massive street protests in Ecuador and Chile could be interpreted as evidence of a left-wing comeback in Latin America. But tonight there is evidence in election results coming out of Argentina..... Also tonight election results in the presidential race in Uruguay with the ruling Left finding a tougher result.... A Democrat Congresswoman who sits on one of the committee's involved in the "impeachment inquiry" of President Trump announcing her resignation..... "Last night the United States brought the world's number one terrorist leader to justice" The words of President Trump speaking at the White House Sunday morning..... The protests continued...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/4/2019 Newsdump Friday

    10/04/2019 9:56:47 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/4/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A federal court case about a Louisiana law that regulates abortion clinics and the doctors who perform abortions will be heard by the US Supreme Court...... The man behind the knife attack that killed four and wounded on at the Paris police headquarters Thursday had converted to Islam in 2008..... The "Wall Street Journal" reporting Friday increasing concern from US officials that Turkey will launch a major military operation against Kurdish forces in Syria.... "This has nothing to do with politics or a political campaign against the Bidens. This has to do with their corruption" In part that is one...
  • Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal (And a lot more!)

    07/26/2019 5:47:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-26-2019 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Friday lashed out at Democrats over their ongoing investigations into his administration, suggesting there should instead be probes into former President Obama's book deal and other activities under his predecessor. "They want to investigate, they want to go fishing and I watched Bob Mueller and they have nothing," Trump said of Democrats during an Oval Office gathering to announce an agreement with Guatemala. "It’s a disgrace," he continued. "We want to find out what happened the last Democrat president. Let’s look into Obama the way they’ve looked into me. From day one they’ve looked into everything we’ve...
  • Why Russian Mafia Boss Still Allowed To Travel On Israeli Passport

    05/13/2002 7:10:49 PM PDT · by Ivan the Terrible · 72 replies · 1,167+ views
    www.topica.com ^ | May 6, 2002 | Gordon Thomas
    Substantial sums of hard currency provided to Saddam Hussein from the sale of Iraqi oil allowed under United Nations sanctions have been laundered through banks around the world by a Russian Mafiya boss described in an MI5 report as "one of the world's top criminals." Despite that, Israel continues to allow Semyon Yukovich Mogilevich to travel openly on one of its passports. Even more remarkable, the MI5 description was reinforced by an investigation by Mossad. Its report concluded that Mogilevich is a "major criminal - but has taken great care to commit no crime against Israel." His supply of arms...
  • Ghislaine Maxwell brought Bill Clinton to Jeffrey Epstein: report

    07/21/2019 6:25:30 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 111 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/21/2019 | Bruce Golding
    Former President Bill Clinton’s connection to since-convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was established through British heiress and longtime Epstein pal Ghislaine Maxwell, who also became a friend of former first daughter Chelsea, according to a new report Sunday. Clinton’s family grew close with Maxwell after Clinton left office in early 2001, Politico reported. “The Clintons were relatively intimate with her,” a friend of Maxwell’s told the Web site. A person familiar with the relationship also described Maxwell as “the contact between Epstein and Clinton.” “She ended up being close to the family because she and Chelsea ended up becoming close,” the...
  • Jeffrey Epstein Pitched a New Narrative. These Sites Published It.

    07/21/2019 5:21:57 PM PDT · by gaijin · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 21st, 2019 | Tiffany Tsu
    After Jeffrey Epstein got out of the Palm Beach County Jail in 2009, having served 13 months out of an 18-month sentence resulting from a plea deal that has been widely criticized, he began a media campaign to change his public image.
  • Trump Moves To Effectively End Asylum At Southern Border

    07/15/2019 3:14:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    AP News ^ | 07/15/19 | Colleen Long
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down immigration. According to a new rule published in the Federal Register , asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone. The rule applies to anyone arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Sometimes asylum seekers from Africa , Cuba or Haiti...
  • Epstein philanthropy since sex plea included all-girl school

    07/12/2019 12:05:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    AP ^ | July 12, 2019 | Bernard Condon
    The Associated Press found that the wealthy financier's donations included $15,000 to the exclusive Hewitt School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, $35,000 to the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Maryland, and $25,000 to the Ecole du Bel-Air grade school in Haiti — all after he pleaded guilty in 2008 to charges of soliciting a minor for prostitution. Epstein's donations through his charitable foundations, though not in violation of his status as a sex offender, were nonetheless awkward for some recipients. They were also, at times, difficult to trace. It wasn't until later, when they realized a...
  • CIS Report: 35K Africans Heading For U.S. Border

    07/03/2019 11:55:35 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/2/2019 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    The news that Congolese possibly infected with Ebola virus were streaming across the southwest border of the United States with the tsunami of Central American migrants was bad enough. Even worse is the latest report from the Center for Immigration Studies: 35,000 Africans are tramping north for the U.S. border in the hope of ensconcing themselves in U.S. sanctuary cities. They’re headed this way through the Darién Gap, a 66-mile long swath of rough territory in the borderlands of Colombia and Panama. More False Asylum Claims The 35,000 Cameroonians, Ghanaians, and Congolese, along with Haitians, Cubans, and some from the...
  • What It Was Like To Report On The NXIVM Sex Cult Trial (What of the Szemkus polygraph re Alefantis?

    06/24/2019 10:09:45 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/24/2019 | Emily Palmer
    It took just four and a half hours for a Brooklyn jury to leaf through a four-page verdict, finding a leader of a cultlike group guilty of all seven charges listed on it, including sex-trafficking, racketeering and forced labor conspiracy. Over sex weeks this spring, prosecutors in Federal District Court in Brooklyn had rolled out a damning case against Keith Raniere, the co-founder of Nxivm. ...
  • Oxfam criticised over Haiti sex claims

    06/11/2019 6:32:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    bbc ^ | 06/11/2019
    Oxfam has been severely criticised by the Charity Commission for the way it dealt with claims of serious sexual misconduct by its staff in Haiti. The commission said there was a "culture of poor behaviour" at the charity, and issued it with an official warning over its "mismanagement". Last year Oxfam was accused of covering up claims staff sexually exploited victims of the 2010 earthquake. Oxfam accepted the findings, saying what happened in Haiti was "shameful". Its findings included: â—¾Oxfam failed to adequately investigate allegations that children as young as 12 or 13 were victims of sexual misconduct by an...