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"(She) decided to take on one of the demagogues in the field of human trafficking."
"Produced a 110-page analysis of human trafficking in Haiti - 2 years of research."
"We were looking for someone who was smart enough and maybe brave enough to publish her work"
"I will continue to seek out and publish it for her"
"We are in a state of shock. We may never know what exactly happened to her"
The Human Trafficking Center continues to provide the only two-year graduate level training program in forced labour, human trafficking, and international labour migration issues in the U.S.
The Embassy in Port-au-Prince is ready to assist in the event an American citizen dies in Haiti. The Consular Section has information on mortuaries, local requirements and costs of shipping remains to the U.S.
In the event that a citizen dies unattended, the Consular Section will report the death to the Department of State and the next of kin.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
He mentions that Monica took on a "demagogue" in Human Trafficking...
a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument. -Oxford Dictionary
...Was THIS "demagogue" Hillary Clinton?
But, it got us to thinking about how much a mango tree would be worth? And, how would that compare to the proposed mines in Haiti? Haiti is very small, mountainous, and land is in short supply, especially arable land. As we have explained elsewhere, surface mining will damage soil and waterways, and under Haitian law and tradition, surface mines appear illegal anyway. Additionally, the Mining Conventions, allegedly being operated under, appear expired and of questionable legality.
Morne Bossa area Haiti
Trees and hill chewed up by mining in Morne Bossa area. Property held by VCS Mining.
However, you notice that although property rights seem to be an almost impossible problem to solve in Haiti, the Haitian State has felt that they could hand over land to mining companies!
This is despite the fact that the landowner is to get 1/3rd of proceeds from any mines, which suggests that they would need to know ownership. Huge portions of Haiti have been handed over to mining companies for prospecting and smaller portions for mining. Probably the balance of Haiti has been handed over to oil and gas companies.
As we have discussed elsewhere, only a percentage of profits from mines would go to the Haitian government and that is generally only if the company declares a profit (and if mining is admitted to!). It takes time for trees to bear fruit, but it takes longer to build a mine. Infrastructure can be an issue for fruit transport, but not as much as for a mine. Mines cause deforestation and erosion. Fruit trees can constitute reforestation and prevent erosion.
Additionally, there are at least 2 oil and gas companies licensed in Haiti. They are allowed a maximum of 300km2 each. Since no traditional oil and gas was found in past explorations, we must assume that they are planning on doing non-traditional forms of exploitation such as fracking. Especially in the context of Haiti’s karst geology, there is a high probably of widespread water pollution and ultimately soil pollution from this.
The $1.2 billion owed to Venezuela, as well as money owed to the World Bank or others, will not fall like manna from the heavens. It will not fall as mangos or grapefruits or avocados or coffee from the trees, unless there is a plan to turn some state-owned lands (preferably proposed mining areas) into fruit farms immediately. While the trees grow, any monies recovered from Duvalier, etc, can be used to pay Venezuela back. Haiti needs to re-examine whether it should continue to take monies from other countries until it has a means to pay it back. Rather it should focus on its internal economy.
Additionally, with elections two years late and allegations of corruption swirling around the Martelly-Lamothe team, it seems both stupid and unethical for anyone to give the Haitian government money. This is all the more true when it is a loan which must be paid back in the future, rather than a donation.
Her memorial service was carried LIVE on FB yesterday.
originally posted by: LiteraryOneTwo
Her memorial service is to be today according to the Human Trafficking Center which published the news of her death. I have been trying to learn more about this case since learning of it. It sounds suspicious. I have been told it was due to the Foundation giving only 5 % to the charities. I do not know where that person who told me obtained her information.
The problem in all cases is evidence. It is best not to make assumptions until evidence is produced to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
The recency of two mysterious deaths, that of Seth Rich and Monica Peterson, does arouse suspicion. One only wonders. It will make a good book for some investigative reporter to write.
reply to: IAMTAT