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Thursday, February 2, 2012

380,000 Haitians who work in all of Dominican Republic


Santo Domingo.- The Immigration Agency director on Wednesday said it collaborated with companies and producers to register 380,000 Haitians who work in all of Dominican Republic.

Jose R. Taveras announced advances in the National Foreigners Stabilization Plan, which he affirmed will solve the status of people who were born and live in the country, but don’t have family ties in their nation of origin, commonly known as “stateless.”

He said the Plan will regularize the situation of hundreds of Haitians and other of nationalities, who reside in the country illegally.

“There’s an entire blackmail industry around the Haitian immigration in the country,” the official said, interviewed by Huchi Lora and Patricia Solano on Telesistema, Channel 11. “I’ll neither tolerate blackmail nor extortion of immigrants by Immigration agents or officials in my tenure, and proof of that is that we charged 17 inspectors and agents who worked in the agency last month, who are being prosecuted for breaking the General Immigration Law.”

Taveras said the agents were charged for shakedowns of illegal Haitian immigrants to let them work in constructions and sell trinkets in the traffic lights. “In an operation with undercover agents, we managed to surprise and file charges against 17 inspectors who went out in the Immigration bus to gather undocumented people and if these paid they were released.”

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bill Clinton


William Jefferson Clinton was president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. The first president born after World War II, the first Democrat since Franklin D. Roosevelt to be elected to a second term, the first to lead in a post-cold-war world, Mr. Clinton also became the first elected president to be impeached, over his deceptions about an affair with a White House intern half his age.
Mr. Clinton was acquitted by the Senate, after a trial that was the most hair-raising of many roller-coaster moments in a volatile career. The episode has undoubtedly shaped his legacy. But Mr. Clinton is also likely to be recalled as the president who presided over -- some will say helped spark -- one of the greatest surges in prosperity and innovation in American history, and who helped make the transition from the standoff of the cold war to an era in which American influence was unchallenged.
Mr. Clinton was briefly hospitalized Feb. 11, 2010, after complaining of chest pains, and released the following day. The former president, who has a history of heart trouble, had two stents inserted into one of his coronary arteries after a bypass graft from an operation nearly six years ago became obstructed.
Mr. Clinton sought to remake a once-broken Democratic party in a more centrist mold. Beyond balancing the budget for the first time in three decades and overhauling the welfare system, he passed the North American Free Trade Agreement  and launched military strikes against Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic.
Part of Mr. Clinton's centrism came out of necessity. After the attempt to reform the health-care system, led by his wife, Hillary Clinton, foundered, Democrats lost control of both houses of Congress in 1994, ending four decades of control of the House. Mr. Clinton regained his political footing in jousts with the Republicans' leader, Newt Gingrich, the Speaker of the House, and cruised to reelection in 1996 over Bob Dole, the Republican candidate.
Democrats complained that Mr. Clinton's policy of "triangulation'' - - taking positions midway between his party's liberal wing and the conservatives led by Mr. Gingrich - - made for timid government. Republicans were infuriated that he retained his popularity despite a series of scandals. But in the 1998 elections, held at the height of the impeachment debate, it was the Republicans who lost ground in Congress.   
Mr. Clinton also moved the presidency from card files to e-mail messages and from a certain parental reserve to a more accessible image. From his saxophone and shades to his MTV answer about boxers or briefs, Mr. Clinton made the modern presidency more understandable and approachable, and eliminated a substantial measure of the distance that had insulated the office and its occupants.
Mr. Clinton exploited the daily rhythms of popular culture to redefine his office; he nudged the political culture to the center to reshape the Democratic Party; he rode the unbroken growth of the national economy to high approval ratings; and he helped foster the flowering of the information age, even as it amplified his flaws. He presided over a period of rapid change, in the world and in the presidency itself. He kept his office relevant and carried his country along on a wild ride.

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund


The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is a 501 nonprofit organization founded on January 16, 2010, by former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, to aid the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The organization was formed in response to the request of President Barack Obama for the former Presidents to assist in the Haitian rescue effort.
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is focused primarily on longer-term reconstruction, especially job creation and the promotion of economic opportunity.The fund's stated purpose is to support the restart, expansion and creation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, to which women are often key contributors; empower people and enterprises by helping them access the formal business sector; promote job creation (particularly jobs with direct social benefit, such as in health and education); and to provide life skills and job training, especially to youth, so that Haitians can embrace economic opportunity.