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9179: New from outside Port-au-Prince (fwd)

From: Tttnhm@aol.com

News from outside Port-au-Prince.

Continuing land disputes are creating tense situations in Verrettes in the 
Artibonite, and around La Plaine in the Western department. Police CIMO 
(crowd control unit) and SWAT team units went to La Plaine to settle a land 
dispute between the Denis and Mevs families. The Justice and Peace Commission 
in Gonaives reports a dozen victims and the burning of homes in Verrettes due 
to land disputes that the police and judiciary have been unable to settle. 
(source: Radio Galaxie, 2 October)

The Association of Haitian Journalists (AJH) has condemned the aggression 
against Mayard Jean Marie, Radio Metropole's Saint Marc correspondent, in 
Gonaives on Saturday 29 September.  The general secretary of the AJH asked 
the authorities to assume their responsibilities. "This act is unacceptable 
and we ask the government to face up to its responsibilities in order to 
avoid a repetition of a similar incident," said Guiler C. Delva. 

Members of a pro-Lavalas popular organisation known as "bale rouze" (Clean 
Up) threatened the Radio Metropole correspondent as he covered President 
Jean-Bertrand Aristide visit to the Artibonite department on Saturday. His 
attackers broke his tape recorder after threatening to kill him. “If you 
continue to spread news that goes against the Lavalas government, you are a 
dead man," one of them told Mayard Jean Marie. (source: Radio Metropole, 2 

More news from outside Port-au-Prince can be found on the Haiti Support Group 
web site

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Danticat, Jean Dominique, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, François Duvalier, Hector 
Hyppolite, Wyclef Jean, Martha Jean-Claude, Sweet Micky, Félix 
Morisseau-Leroy, Raoul Peck, Charlemagne Peralte, Yvonne Hakim Rimpel,  
Jacques Roumain, Manno Sanon, Toussaint Louverture.

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