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Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review | UN & Pastor Rape, Merten, Prisons

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Join host Alice Backer from  as she goes over media clips and articles on the latest in UN sexual violence and trafficking crisis in Haiti, more on the aftermath of Kenneth Merten's recent appearance at Brooklyn College and the pernicious nature of foreign aid to Haiti in the form of prisons, among other topics.

Post-show notes: We were joined live by Cynthia Verna and Georges Bossous Jr. on the topic of rape in the Haitian community. 

00:00-17:00 Intro, quick Haiti news roundup

17:00 - 45:00 Komokoda reacts to Kenneth Merten visit and survey what they believe is wrong with the Haitian Studies Institute

45:00 - 1:30:00 What is statutory rape?  Is Pastor Billy Léveillé guilty of it? A conversation with rape victim advocate Cynthia Verna and Georges Bossous Jr. of Word and Action.

1:30:00 - End  The latest on UN and rape in Haiti as explained by Ezili Dantò on recent media appearances.

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