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Jean-Bertrand Aristide Makes First Appearance in Haiti Since 2011 Return

 Above: former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (UN Photo/Michelle Poiré) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide made his first public appearance in Haiti Wednesday since returning to the country from exile in 2011. Arisitde appeared in court …

Durandis: Haiti’s Climate of Opinion

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Reading Milton Friedman’s book, Free to Choose, the concept of a “climate of opinion” as a tool to help shape policies could be just what the doctor ordered for the upcoming year for Haiti. Friedman argued …

Chilean to Lead Haiti Peacekeeping Force

 Above: Mariano Fernandez Amunategui (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) Mariano Fernandez Amunategui has been named the next head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Amunategui, a career diplomat, is the special representative of Ban Ki-Moon, secretary general of the United …

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 After taking nearly 70 percent of the votes following preliminary counting, Haiti’s President-Elect, former musician Michel Martelly, pledged reconciliation and change for the long-troubled nation. “I am president for all Haitians,” he told supporters at his first post-election news conference. …