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The U.S. Embassy welcomes the January 5 arrest https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-19720-haiti-flash-arrest-of-senator-guy-philippe.html by the Haitian National Police of Guy Philippe, a wanted fugitive, and we praise them for their professionalism in carrying out the arrest. Mr. Philippe has been transferred https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-19721-haiti-flash-senator-guy-philippe-extradited-to-the-usa.html to the custody of the United States. The United States and the Government of Haiti have long-standing cooperation on judicial and law enforcement matters, and we look forward to continuing our cooperation in the future.
There would be many other criminals elected deputies and senators
"I am happy and sad," said Pierre Espérance, Executive Director of the RNDDH who decried the election of Philippe. "I am pleased to see that people like Guy Philippe who are trying to get immunity to enter parliament, will not have the chance to do so. This is a small step in the fight against corruption and impunity in the country. But he is not alone. There are many others like him, bandits, criminals, drug traffickers, who have been elected deputies and senators..." but he refrains from citing names...
The Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed on Friday the publication of the final results of the presidential elections of 20 November in Haiti, which led to the election of Jovenel Moïse. Uruguay "congratulates the Haitian people for their participation in the process" and expresses "its satisfaction with this important step on the way to building a strong democracy" and the strengthening of national institutions in Haiti.
Reaction of Jean Henry Céant
Jean Henry Céant, former presidential candidate of the party "Renmen Ayiti", believes that the arrest of Guy Philippe can not have been possible without the direct involvement of the de facto President of the Republic, Jocelerme Privert and the Chief of Police Michel-Ange Gédéon they can not say that they are not aware of what has just happened [...] I think that the population must stand up to say its word [...]"
BNE in Benin
On Thursday, January 5, 2017, a delegation from the National Bureau of Ethnology (BNE) composed of anthropologists, dancers, ethnologists and drummers participated in a cultural exchange mission as part of the celebration of the National Day of Vodou in Benin and also of the 2017 edition of "here and elsewhere 3rd way" of the laboratory of contemporary arts. This mission is also part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the BNE. This exchange is initiated by Silvana Virchaux, president of the laboratory of contemporary arts and carried by Erol Josué, Director General of the BNE, artist and houngan.
Panama wishes success to Jovenel Moïse
The Government of the Republic of Panama congratulates the elected President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, and wishes him success in his mandate starting on 7 February, as well as in all the programs to be undertaken with his team.