Guy Philippe officiellement candidat au Sénat

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Guy Philippe officiellement candidat au Sénat

Post by Guysanto » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:17 pm

L'ex-chef rebelle anti-Aristide, qui vit dans la clandestinité depuis de longs mois, s'est fait enregistrer au BED de la Grand'Anse

Guy Philippe officiellement candidat au Sénat

Radio Kiskeya
lundi 12 janvier 2009,

L'ancien chef rebelle anti-Aristide Guy Philippe, visé ces derniers mois par plusieurs présumées opérations contre le narcotrafic, a officiellement effectué lundi le dépôt de sa candidature au bureau électoral départemental de la Grand'Anse (sud-ouest), à Jérémie.

Sans la moindre inquiétude, M. Philippe a été le premier candidat à se faire enregistrer pour briguer le siège vacant de la région dans le cadre des prochaines sénatoriales partielles fixées au 19 avril.

Le candidat affirme compter sur le soutien de tous pour remporter le scrutin sous la bannière de son parti, le Front pour la reconstruction nationale (FRN).

Lors de ce dépôt de candidature, Philippe était accompagné notamment de l'unique Député du FRN, Ronald Etienne, de la circonscription de Pestel/Beaumont.

Ex-commissaire de police et un des principaux chefs de la rébellion armée qui avait contribué en février 2004 au renversement du Président Lavalas Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Guy Philippe avait échappé in extremis à au moins deux interventions musclées auxquelles avaient officieusement pris part des agents des services haitiens et américains contre le trafic de drogue, BLTS et DEA.

Mais, l'intéressé, qui s'était mis à couvert, a toujours protesté de son innocence. spp/Radio Kiskeya

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Post by Guysanto » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:55 am

The Miami Herald

Posted on Wed, Jan. 28, 2009
Haitian Senate candidate a wanted man
BY JACQUELINE CHARLES AND JAY WEAVER

How do you campaign for Haiti's parliament when you are one of America's most wanted men?

Well, one-time coup leader Guy Philippe -- indicted in Miami on drug-trafficking charges -- may soon provide the answer.

Philippe was escorted by Haitian National Police officers when he recently went to register as a Senate candidate in the city of Jeremie, in the western part of the country. He is among 105 candidates vying for 12 Senate seats in the April 19 election.

Over the past two years, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents have tried -- and failed -- on at least three occasions to arrest Philippe in Haiti and bring him to justice in the United States.

Philippe, who has been wanted by U.S. authorities since late 2005, is a former top Haitian police official, a leader of the 2004 rebellion against deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and a presidential candidate in 2006.

The former rebel leader was charged on Nov. 22, 2005, in a sealed indictment with conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and money laundering while he was a police official, according to law enforcement officials and others familiar with the case.

His group of handpicked police officers allegedly provided security for Colombian cocaine shipments as they were transferred to traffickers in Haiti for export to the United States, according to law enforcement sources.

Philippe has always denied any wrongdoing. He is one of dozens of Haitian police officers, politicians and traffickers targeted by U.S. authorities since Aristide's ouster in early 2004. Many were convicted in federal court in Miami and are serving lengthy prison sentences.

Aristide is living in South Africa.

Philippe is not the only alleged trafficker. There are others. Haitian President René Préval, who has not publicly commented on Philippe's or anyone else's candidacy, has expressed concerns about narco-traffickers gaining a foothold in his government.

But Philippe's candidacy is not the only one raising eyebrows in Haiti.

Fanmi Lavalas, Aristide's political party, which boycotted the 2006 elections, is running a slate of candidates. Among them, Aristide's former minister of interior, Jocelerme Privert, who was jailed by the interim government. In fact, two branches of Lavalas have between them 17 self-described Lavalas candidates running for 12 seats, though it is alleged there are others running under other different party labels. Haiti's electoral commission has asked Aristide's former prime minister, Yvon Neptune, who controls one branch, and Aristide's former spokeswoman, Dr. Maryse Narcisse, who controls another, to reach an agreement on 12 candidates.

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Post by Serge » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:55 pm

When Graham Greene wrote "The Comedians", I was so vexed that my country could be used like this. Helas! Se misye ki te gen rezon. Nèg sa yo se yon pakèt komedyen. Fòk nèg ta ri si pat gen moun ki tap mouri poutèt enkonpetans yo....


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