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We can’t find much of anything about Monica Petersen, who supposedly died in Haiti on the 13th of November. We can’t even find an official picture of any sort. However, we can find lots of information about her fellow Korbel Alumna Condoleezza Rice and her picture. And, information about Korbel and other illustrious Korbel Alumni.
Condoleezza Rice, Korbel grad
Condoleezza Rice: “attended an International Politics course taught by Josef Korbel… Rice later described Korbel (who is the father of Madeleine Albright, then a future U.S. Secretary of State), as a central figure in her life… In 1981, at age 26, she received her Ph.D. in political science from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver“. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condoleezza_Rice Condolezza Rice was George Bush Jr’s foreign affairs tutor, before she was his National Security Advisor and Secretary of State: http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a081998condigwb. In fact, Condolezza Rice was National Security Advisor to George Bush Jr when he worked with Canada and France to remove Haiti’s President Aristide from power a second time in 2004. The first coup against Aristide was orchestrated when Bush Sr was president. President Clinton actually formally restored Aristide to power during the Bush interregnum (i.e. between Bush and Bush).

Haiti had elections on Sunday. An American named Monica Petersen, supposedly working in Haiti, allegedly died one week before the elections. This is one of several important points that avid conspiracy theorists have overlooked. Haiti is of geostrategic importance for shipping, so the US will always involve itself in Haiti for that reason alone.
Haiti police clash with demonstrators ahead of election results
Posted:Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:30:23 -0500
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitian police fired tear gas at demonstrators backing presidential candidate Maryse Narcisse on Tuesday, in the second day of tension as the Caribbean nation awaited results from elections at the weekend.
“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/e1Lmu9bN51Y/us-haiti-election-idUSKBN13I05K

Monica Petersen supposedly died on the 13th of November 2016 in Haiti, exactly one week before the Haiti elections. According to the Director of the Human Trafficking Center:
November 13th: “MONICA PETERSEN
I am heartbroken to report that Monica Petersen died today in Haiti. She was a recent graduate of the Korbel School, a Research Fellow and an Assistant Director at the Human Trafficking Center, and had moved to Haiti to teach and start an NGO. Monica was a scholar-activist committed to serving the dispossessed and a clear and critical voice in the human trafficking field. She was also a dear friend and colleague to many of us. I will post the time and date of a memorial service soon.
–Prof. Claude d’Estrée Director, Human Trafficking Center
https://www.facebook. com/humantraffickingcenter/

There is no obituary found online for her. Her “memorial service” was removed from online (Human Trafficking Center Facebook Page), as has some additional information posted on Reddit. It is one of two links which are already dead on our earlier blog post re Monica Petersen. Someone asked the Human Trafficking Center to provide more information but they refused saying that they didn’t want to fuel the flame of conspiracy theory, or something like that. Monica had supposedly linked to our site re Morne Bossa mine, which is how we become involved: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/haiti-morne-bossa-gold-missing. If only people would get so excited about the nuclear industry poisoning all of us with legal and illegal radioactive discharges as they have about Monica’s alleged death! If you want a sad Haiti mystery read this series: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/part-vi-of-the-senate-inquest-report-on-the-troubling-death-of-judge-jean-serge-joseph-final-conclusions-recommendations/

Everyone, including us, appear to have overlooked a key fact: She was supposedly a graduate of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, (part of a private and probably very costly university). Students from Korbel “have interned with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense, the United Nations, the FBI, the OECD, and World Vision International,among others.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Korbel_School_of_International_Studies This fact alone appears central to her apparent disappearance – whether dead or alive.

If you read below, Korbel and its graduates seem to be very much at the heart of US government foreign affairs. The little bit of text attributed to Monica shows us someone who didn’t even bother to do her research before going to Haiti. It is in stark contrast with the brilliant (and hardworking) Monica presented in the memorial service, but maybe they didn’t want to insult the dead. If she wrote the piece found online, she didn’t even bother to check that George Bush and George Bush Jr. were president during the coup d’etats against former Haitian president Aristide. Clinton wasn’t President. In fact, he was very much loved by many poor and lower middle class Haitians for bringing Aristide back in 1994. In the online memorial service for Monica, her father read a pre-prepared piece with a voice totally devoid of emotion, again raising the question of if this was just a show and he was a poor actor. The Monica presented in the memorial did not seem to resemble the Monica found online. There are many Monica Petersens in US white pages too. We don’t even have an official picture of her. The little information which clearly belonged to her appears to have been almost entirely deleted. At the end of her memorial service, we were simply told that they are in a state of shock; they mourn; and “may never know exactly what happened”.

We hypothesize that Monica may not be dead at all, but rather be working for the US government in relation to the Haitian elections in some undercover op. It appears unlikely that she would have gotten into Josef Korbel or graduated if she was against the “system” (US Foreign Policy, Policymakers, State Dept., etc.). It is possible, however. If she had gotten her Ph.D. it would be close to impossible.
[Update: We found this information that a Monica Petersen was teaching at an elite prep school in Port-au-Prince called Union School. It is nowhere near Caracol or Morne Bossa, which are in the north and where she was supposedly going to snoop. It doesn’t change the fact that she could have been working for the US government or pulled out of the school to work for the government during the elections. On the other hand, there are many people there who could want her killed if she said the wrong thing. And, people have been kidnapped simply because it’s an elite school. It’s hard to believe that anyone who believed in social justice would be able to stomach teaching there: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_School_Haiti. http://www.unionschool. edu.ht/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2016-2017-Teachers-Orientation.pdf (link intentionally broken) ]

If she went to Haiti to snoop around before an election she would have been thought to work for the US government whether she did or not. If she found anything to get herself killed, it was possibly in relation to drug trafficking, rather than human trafficking, though they are not mutually exclusive. Snooping about and asking questions she may also have gotten some naive Haitians killed. The non-naive would not have spoken to her because they would have been certain that she was CIA. Haitians tend toward paranoid with good reason. There is yet another possibility – that she wanted to disappear herself for personal reasons, such as student debt.

Anthropological research is often used against poor people, whether intended by the researcher or not. We recommend that people follow Susan George’s well known adage to “Study the rich and powerful not the poor and powerless” Those who are interested in the Clintons should be starting in Arkansas. Those interested in Human Trafficking should start near to home. If home is Haiti, then start there. If home is in the United States, then start there.
Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Wikipedia CC p. 1 Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Wikipedia CC p. 2 Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Wikipedia CC p. 3 Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Wikipedia CC p. 4 Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Wikipedia CC p. 5
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Korbel_School_of_International_Studies (See the rest of the references below)

Former President Martelly’s Presidential choice, Jovenel Moïse lives not very far from the Caracol Industrial Park in the area that Monica allegedly said she was going to snoop around for human trafficking. These two spots are much closer to each other than to Morne Bossa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jovenel_Moïse
Former Senator Dieuseul Simon Desras declared on RadioTelevision Caraibes that the banana plantation of presidential candidate Jovenel Moise (PHTK) found at Trou-du-Nord (Nord-Est), also serves as a landing strip for cocaine trafficking:
L’ancien sénateur Dieuseul Simon Desras a déclaré, ce vendredi, sur les ondes d’une station de radio de la capitale, que le champ de banane du candidat à la présidence Jovenel Moise (PHTK) qui se trouve à Trou-du-Nord (Nord-Est), sert aussi de piste d’atterrissage pour des trafics de cocaïne.http://www.radiotelevisioncaraibes.com/nouvelles/haiti/simon_dieuseul_desras_une_piste_d_att_rissage_au_milieu_du_champ.html
Whether or not the above is true, it is well-known that Haiti is a drug transshipment site.

Morne Bossa, Caracol, Trou Du Nord
Locations exported from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracol,_Nord-Est


Korbel School References:
Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Wikipedia CC p. 6
Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Wikipedia CC p. 7