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The G-8 will not meet the OAS mission

The opposition group G-8 thinks that it would be a waste of their time to meet with the Organization of American States' mission (OAS), as a result declined to meet them. The OAS mission came to Haiti last Sunday to help find a solution to the current electoral crisis, following an invitation from President Michel Martelly. According to Mr. Samuel Madistin who is a member of the G-8, the OAS mission is not welcome and unable to play any role as a mediator. "The OAS doesn't help Haiti come out of crisis, instead creates more crisis," said Madistin, referring to the 2010 election where Jude Celestin was eliminated from the run off.

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OAS To Deploy Observation Mission For The Upcoming Haiti Election

On Monday, 23 March 2015, José Miguel Insulza, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), during his two days visit to Haiti, met the Haitian President and the Haitian Prime Minister to discuss the issues on the challenges faced by the Haitian government in creating favorable conditions to hold the overdue election as a mark to show its commitment to the social and economic development of the country. The Secretary General has admitted the fact that the situation is very complicated and posing extraordinary challenges for the Haitian government because of its difficult economic condition and fragile political environment. Nevertheless, these have created more importance to put the country on a sounder footing.

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Laurent Lamothe at the 6th Summit of the Americas in Colombia

The designated prime minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe is to be attending the 6th summit of the Americas in Colombia on behalf of the president Michel. The summit is organized by the Organization of American States (OAS) and this year it is dedicated to the integration and the economic prosperity of the region. The president was scheduled to go for the summit but due to the surgery he had on his right shoulder earlier last week he canceled the trip on recommendation of his doctors. Though the president has recovered, going for the trip would jeopardize his recovery and interfere with his therapy sessions.

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Today it will be official, Jude Celestin or Michel Martelly

The two candidates who will be in the run-off Haiti election will be announced by Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council (CEP). We already know that Mirlande Manigat is a candidate. The real question now: Is it going to be Jude Celestin or Michel Martelly?

The choice has been made for us. We just need to be told at this point.

It seems to me that everyone is involved in making decisions for Haiti, except the Haitian population.

The OAS has recommended that Jude Celestin be replaced by Michel Martelly because of fraud in the November election. The US and United Nations seem to agree with the OAS recommendations.

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OAS not happy with Ricardo Seitenfus for criticizing MINUSTAH role in Haiti

Ricardo Seitenfus, the OAS representative for Haiti, was removed from his position for unflattering statement made about the role of MINUSTAH in Haiti. In an Interview with Le Temps newspaper, Ricardo Seitenfus said that the arrival of MINUSTAH in Haiti did not accomplish great things to the population. Mr. Seitenfus went on to say that: "When the level of unemployment is 80 per cent, it is unbearable to deploy a stabilization mission. There is nothing to stabilize and everything to build."

Ricardo Seitenfus commented that the presence of MINUSTAH in Haiti made things worst instead of better. He also said that " [They] want to turn Haiti into a capitalist country, an export platform for U.S. market, it's absurd."

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