Guyana's president says US an obstacl...

Guyana's president says US an obstacle to efforts to help Haiti

There are 69 comments on the Caribbean Net News story from Jan 22, 2010, titled Guyana's president says US an obstacle to efforts to help Haiti. In it, Caribbean Net News reports that:

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo believes the United States is creating obstacles in the way of regional leaders' visits to Haiti, referring to Caribbean Community and other regional leaders not being able to access the earthquake devastated island.

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Lake Grove, NY

#64 Feb 5, 2010
jacky you supposed to back antyman jukdeo .he running all over and getting nothing done .america wants haiti as a substitute for cuba where they can make billions as a tourist industry .corporations control everything in america .but your azz hole friend solace knows nothing . she thinks that anyone who talk facts about the ppp/jukdeo are black ppl or enemies .no one was helping haiti all the timev. they ship aristide out of the country to stop him from helping his country . he was banned from haiti where he was born . just like sadam party was banned from elections in iraq . where is justice/democracy .

New York, NY

#65 Feb 7, 2010
why is this very queer dude from Guyana even speaking??? he needs to help his own po ass people in his po ass excuse for a country!!!

Lake Grove, NY

#66 Feb 7, 2010
debbie he got nothing better to do than fly around the world at the expense of the country .he cant do nothing but helearn one thing from copenhagen--------just talk a lot and buy time .thats exactly what those rich countries doing to him . promise him so he can pass iton to guyanese ppp fools .he still didnt get no money as promised and the forests will be left idle insteadof earning cash to help the country and ppl .
Shut the hell up

Georgetown, Guyana

#67 Apr 29, 2010
I saw when Dr. Gupta went to get medicine and though if he can get the medicine and take it back why can't the US Army go and distribute medicine and food even if they have to walk and pull trolleys around to distribute. I would have walked if roads were too badly damaged to drive over.
IT just shows that they were waiting until the haitian people reached to the brink of starvation and outbreak of diseases to say "Oh, We did that! We saved them!".
And another thing people forgot that not only the US was there but several countries and non-govermental organistions. I saw on tv when the Swiss found people that was trapped under rumble and was trying whole-heartedly to get them out. They not say "oh we did that no one else could but we did!"
Ahh fudge you all who had/has something negative to say
If you don't like me...shut up and don't say a word
Shut the hell up

Georgetown, Guyana

#68 Apr 29, 2010
Debbie wrote:
why is this very queer dude from Guyana even speaking??? he needs to help his own po ass people in his po ass excuse for a country!!!
How dare you debbie! you know why Guyana is poor? huh?
Its your sorry excuse of a goverment and CIA that helped rigged elections for the PNC so that they could win. After they thought PPP who was accused of being a communism party who be the same as cuba and defend themselves from from the US and and their need to get involve into every little piece of shit that goes on.

After the US rigged the elections and put the PNC into power Guyana started deteriorating and the PNC who was really corrupted just filled their pockets and left Guyana's treasury empty and in debt. When the US couldn't get their way they cut off buying bauxite and other commodities from Guyana therefore leaving Guyana to starve and suffer even more.

Now and forever i would not ever called the US goverment an angel or the very much corrupted PNC.

Another thing, it's the PNC that that slows growth in Guyana because they just can't handle the fact that Guyan is improving after their reign that left Guyana dirt poor. All they try to do is stop and lie they was through everything.

So before you go calling us poor find out who made us made and who helped.

If you don't like me...shut up and don't say a word.
Ignorance shines through your post.


#69 May 17, 2010

An extract from the article written by Bill Quigley: Why the US owes Haiti Billions

After the 1804 revolution, Haiti was the subject of a crippling economic embargo by France and the US. US sanctions lasted until 1863. France ultimately used its military power to force Haiti to pay reparations for the slaves who were freed. The reparations were 150 million francs.(France sold the entire Louisiana territory to the US for 80 million francs!)

Haiti was forced to borrow money from banks in France and the US to pay reparations to France. A major loan from the US to pay off the French was finally paid off in 1947. The current value of the money Haiti was forced to pay to French and US banks? Over $20 Billion.

The US occupied and ruled Haiti by force from 1915 to 1934. President Woodrow Wilson sent troops to invade in 1915. Revolts by Haitians were put down by US military, killing over 2,000 in one skirmish alone. For the next nineteen years, the US controlled customs in Haiti, collected taxes, and ran many governmental institutions. How many billions were siphoned off by the US during these 19 years?

From 1957 to 1986 Haiti was forced to live under US backed dictators "Papa Doc" and "Baby Doc" Duvlaier. The US supported these dictators economically and militarily because they did what the US wanted and were politically "anti-communist" -- now translatable as against human rights for their people. Duvalier stole millions from Haiti and ran up hundreds of millions in debt that Haiti still owes. Ten thousand Haitians lost their lives. Estimates say that Haiti owes $1.3 billion in external debt and that 40% of that debt was run up by the US-backed Duvaliers.

Thirty years ago Haiti imported no rice; today, Haiti imports nearly all its rice. Though Haiti was the sugar growing capital of the Caribbean, it now imports sugar as well. Why? The US and the US dominated world financial institutions -- the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank -- forced Haiti to open its markets to the world. Then the US dumped millions of tons of US subsidized rice and sugar into Haiti, undercutting their farmers and ruining Haitian agriculture. By ruining Haitian agriculture, the US has forced Haiti into becoming the third largest world market for US rice. Good for US farmers, bad for Haiti.

In 2002, the US stopped hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to Haiti which were to be used for, among other public projects like education, roads. These are the same roads which relief teams are having so much trouble navigating now!

In 2004, the US again destroyed democracy in Haiti when they supported the coup against Haiti's elected President Aristide.

Read the Huffington Post for the entire article.
By Bill Quigley. Bill is Legal Director for the Center for Constitutional Rights and a long-time Haiti human rights advocate.

Centereach, NY

#70 May 24, 2010
thanks for the info veronica . hope some of these aszholes can understand some history .the US and rich countries never wanted the poor countries to develop-------unto now .they just let a few of the ppl or small % of the population get better . examples are india and china where the vast majority still live in poverty while a few live in comfort , so they can tell the world that things getting better-------- for them.mexico is right next door and still is one of the poorest countries . if mexico develops then US will loose its cheap labour . nasty world we lkive in and aszholes cant see whats going on .

Brooklyn, NY

#71 May 27, 2010
yup u guys are smack dead rite........people who cant see what america is deeply about is brain wash to society....that y i dont get caught up in there most powerful weapon the media.....thats how they control how they trying hard to control iran so there could offcially cement the middle east to suit them....i like to see people waking up to there senses that tells u america is loosing its power slowly but surely..

Centereach, NY

#72 May 28, 2010
its time those ppp aszholes who make comments and praise the ppp , get a life . aszholes like solace and observer and jackey and vibes .poor illiterate souls who dont even know which holes they came out from .solace read too much newspapers but got no knowledge about the actual events

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