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Haiti: Fanmi Lavalas Supporters March Against the Cost of Living

posted by WadnerPierre Geography: Latin America Port-au-Prince Topics: haiti

December 29, 2007

Haiti: Fanmi Lavalas Supporters March Against the Cost of Living

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Wadner Pierre

On Friday, December 28th, 2007, several hundred supporters of Fanmi Lavalas, the party of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, marched through several streets of Port-au-Prince protesting the rising the cost of living in Haiti. Slogans on placards reflected the denunciations of demonstrators of the Minister of Trade, Ms. Maggy Durce of the Democratic Alliance Party of Mr. Evans Paul, for having done nothing to improve the living conditions of the population. Some demanded the departure of the Minister and others a profound change in the government of Jacques Edouard Alexis.

As usual they did not hide their commitment to former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, demanding his physical return to the country, which many insisted could help the country, especially the poorest regions.

"Titid we love you and we hope you will return very soon," said Deshommes Presengloire, member of Base cell of Fanmi Lavalas. "This is the year of mobilizations for the return of our historic leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and this is one of the main demonstrations."

The march against the high cost of living would end in front of the Ministry of Commerce. Organizers insisted that the Minister takes her responsibilities seriously or withdraws from this post.

"We are here to ask for Madam Maggy Durcé to take control of her responsibilities, because women can no longer continue to be cope with the rising prices of basic necessities," added Mrs. Kermeline. "As a woman, she knows our pain very well."

This march was well secured by several units of the Haitian National Police (HNP), police of the United Nations mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and a jeep contingent of Brazilian MINUSTAH soldiers.

Had the people understood the end of the year statement issued by the former head of state, who remains in exile in South Africa, in which he talked about the end of the "wolf who strikes the people," especially those of the poor neighborhoods?

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haiti in disstress

why do you have UN in a country where life still not safe and the same people that say they're here to protect there are the one whose have sex with the poor a and why is haiti still going back unstand of moving forward where is the help they give 2 haiti whose eating it . i want UN to do his job or live the counrty .cause they are doing nothing at all
and why not no one been held responseballe yet on those sexy charges.