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Several activities, including a Requiem mass and exhibitions of local products, were organized on Tuesday to mark the 93 years of the Marchaterre massacre in Les Cayes (December 6, 1929) perpetrated by United States Marine Corps troops who cowardly fired at Haitian peasants who were demonstrating peacefully against the American occupation. Balance sheet between 12 and 22 dead and between 20 and 51 injured.
83.5% of detainees in Haiti have never been tried
The latest report from the Directorate of Penitentiary Administration (DAP) reveals that in August 2022, 83.5% of detainees had been in prolonged preventive detention in Haiti, sometimes for many years and had never appeared before a judge. Out of a total of 11,718 detainees, only 1,935 have been tried and sentenced.
Kidnapping a growing industry
According to the UN, 1,107 cases of kidnappings were recorded between January and October 2022. The morning rush hour, between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., is also the time of kidnappings. Others are picked up during the afternoon rush hour, between 3 and 6 p.m. The ransoms can vary from 200 US dollars to 1 million dollars. Most victims come back alive if the ransom is paid...
Lawyer Salim Soucar targeted
Lawyer Salim Soucar aboard his armored vehicle was the victim of an armed attack in Laboule 12, but escaped safe and sound. His vehicle bears the marks of the impacts of the projectiles fired at him... This attack is attributed to the men of the gang led by Carlo Petit-Homme alias "Ti Makak".
Make students aware of their civic and patriotic duties
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at the Lycée national de Pétion-Ville, at the initiative of the Community and Educational Police (EduPol), the flag was raised to raise students' awareness of their civic and patriotic duties.
45th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution:
Tuesday, December 6, as part of the commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution, Prime Minister a.i. Ariel Henry reiterated his commitment to strengthening relations between Haiti and the Kingdom of Spain and declared "[...] In Haiti, we have chosen democracy as a political model of governance. On March 29, 1987, the Haitian people overwhelmingly voted for the Constitution which enshrines all fundamental freedoms and universal values. Together, we will have to improve it to better adapt it to our reality."