Haiti : Cuba - Venezuela planned to build airport in Haiti

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Cuba-Venezuela to Build Haiti Airport

    Posted By the editor On January 2, 2010 @
    3:53 pm In Business & Economy,

    HAVANA, Jan. 2 – A Cuban-Venezuelan company will be in charge of building a new international airport in the city of Cap Haitien, reported IPS citing official sources in Port-au-Prince. The work will cost 33 million dollars, which will be defrayed by a loan from Venezuela to be paid in 25 years.

    http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=17682&print=1

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------In the early morning hours of October 25, 1983, the United States invaded the small Caribbean nation of Grenada. The fiery leftist President Maurice Bishop had been assassinated days earlier. The initial invasion consisted of some 1,200 US troops. At the time of the invasion, a delegation of 500 Cubans were in the country.

    They included doctors, engineers, teachers and construction workers, who were there to help build an international civilian airport for Grenada. When the US forces moved in they landed at the airport, they killed more than a dozen Cubans and more than 40 Grenadian soldiers. The U.S. quickly consolidated its occupation of the island and expanded its force to more than 7,000. By December a pro-American government was established.



    http://www.democracynow.org/2004/6/10/remembering_reagans_invasion_of_grenada
     
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    I appreciate this info. There is not much information given on Haiti in our educational system and I always wondered why. Now though, I'm wondering what kind of impact this island has on the western world powers. I'm wondering how the Haitians dealt with foreign influences.
     
  3. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I know you remember what happened to Granada, when Cuba planeed to make an airport there
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    NAOMI KLEIN: But as I write about in The Shock Doctrine, crises are often used now as the pretext for pushing through policies that you cannot push through under times of stability. Countries in periods of extreme crisis are desperate for any kind of aid, any kind of money, and are not in a position to negotiate fairly the terms of that exchange.


    And I just want to pause for a second and read you something, which is pretty extraordinary. I just put this up on my website. The headline is “Haiti: Stop Them Before They Shock Again.” This went up a few hours ago, three hours ago, I believe, on the Heritage Foundation website.


    “Amidst the Suffering, Crisis in Haiti Offers Opportunities to the U.S. In addition to providing immediate humanitarian assistance, the U.S. response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti earthquake offers opportunities to re-shape Haiti’s long-dysfunctional government and economy as well as to improve the image of the United States in the region.” And then goes on.


    Now, I don’t know whether things are improving or not, because it took the Heritage Foundation thirteen days before they issued thirty-two free market solutions for Hurricane Katrina. We put that document up on our website, as well. It was close down the housing projects, turn the Gulf Coast into a tax-free free enterprise zone, get rid of the labor laws that forces contractors to pay a living wage. Yeah, so it took them thirteen days before they did that in the case of Katrina. In the case of Haiti, they didn’t even wait twenty-four hours.


    Now, why I say I don’t know whether it’s improving or not is that two hours ago they took this down. So somebody told them that it wasn’t couth. And then they put up something that was much more delicate. Fortunately, the investigative reporters at Democracy Now! managed to find that earlier document in a Google cache. But what you’ll find now is a much gentler “Things to Remember While Helping Haiti.” And buried down there, it says, “Long-term reforms for Haitian democracy and its economy are also badly overdue.”


    But the point is, we need to make sure that the aid that goes to Haiti is, one, grants, not loans. This is absolutely crucial. This is an already heavily indebted country. This is a disaster that, as Amy said, on the one hand is nature, is, you know, an earthquake; on the other hand is the creation, is worsened by the poverty that our governments have been so complicit in deepening. Crises—natural disasters are so much worse in countries like Haiti, because you have soil erosion because the poverty means people are building in very, very precarious ways, so houses just slide down because they are built in places where they shouldn’t be built. All of this is interconnected. But we have to be absolutely clear that this tragedy, which is part natural, part unnatural, must, under no circumstances, be used to, one, further indebt Haiti, and, two, to push through unpopular corporatist policies in the interests of our corporations. And this is not a conspiracy theory. They have done it again and again.

    http://www.democracynow.org/2010/1/14/naomi_klein_issues_haiti_disaster_capitalism
     
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    United States took over the airport, I wonder if they have anything to do with it
     
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    Why don't you guys put up uplifting stories about the disaster in haiti..e.g the woman who just got pulled from the rubble after 6 days and is alive, rather this baseless consipracy theories? i mean, what purpose dose it serve?

    A 5.8 earthquake hit the Cayman Islands yesterday, but I have yet to see how you guys are fitting that into your conspiracy theories...geez.
     
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    1 There is no rule here where one can post such things mentioned if they want rather then worrying abiout what others post, which is usually understood to be a form of trolling,

    2 it is no conspiarcy that the rubble the sister was pulled from was due to a structure that was not built nor maintained, due to the abject povert enforced on that nation by the policies of the IMF, US and World Bank , and that is not a conspiracy but the actual historical fact.

    3 What is conspiratorial about posting the fact that Cuba and Venezuela both concidered enemies of this Corporatocracy, had planned to build an airport there in January?
    What is conspiratorial about posting the fact that Granada was invaded by the US due to the Cuban proposal to build a airport there?
     
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    United States taking over the airport isn't a "baseless consipracy theory", they had it on PBS boy. :bully:
     
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    ok if that is what you wish to focus on so be it...:SuN049: you calling me troll?..errrrr pot meet..ah never mind..lol.
     
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    thanks 'boy':whip: No comments on the cayman islands earthquake?..hmm figures.
     
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