Politics & Elections

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    GoFundMe Appeal: Celebrate 25 Years of the Haiti Support Group!

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    The Jacobin Reports: Haiti’s Eroding Democracy

    Haiti has a new president. But Jovenel Moïse’s right-wing coalition is far from stable. The original article was published in Jacobin…

  • Haiti Support Group Speaks to TRT World

    Andy Leak of the Haiti Support Group speaks to Martin Stanford on Insight at TRT World about the recent elections…

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    Democracy Discouraged: HSG Report on 2015 Elections

    Democracy Discouraged: Haiti’s 2015 Elections (NEW YORK, September 19, 2016) As Haiti prepares for presidential and legislative elections on October…

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    Political Crisis in Haiti Worsens: Presidential Deadline Missed

    Article courtesy of Jacqueline Charles at the Miami Herald. Original piece was published on 23 April 2016 and can be accessed here. Once more,…

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    Election update: the “international community” gives its orders

    Haiti’s CEP (Provisional Electoral Council) has postponed sine die the second round of the presidential and legislative elections that had…

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    Electoral Farce. But who is laughing?

    Today marks the sixth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake and the country’s future is looking bleaker than ever: Fraudulent practices by party…

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    Fixing Elections: A Beginner’s Guide

    Beginner’s Guide to Fixing Elections. It is not always possible to control the outcome of an election (remember 1990?!). The…

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    Webinar: Haiti Elections Crisis

    Webinar: Haiti Elections Crisis. Want to learn more about the elections crisis in Haiti? Join the Institute for Justice and…

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    Foreign policy chief urged to aid accountability

    EU Foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton - © EU EU's Foreign policy chief urged to support democracy and aid accountability…

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    Duvalier Departs. Martelly’s Duvalierism Marches On.

    Duvalier Departs but Martelly's Duvalierism Marches On. Who needs elections? New Haiti Briefing out now! We are now fast approaching…

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    Death of U.S.-Backed Ex-Dictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier

    Democracy Now: Death of U.S.-Backed Ex-Dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier Won’t End Haitian Victims’ Quest for Justice Democracy Now gives its…

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    Van Rompuy in Haiti this Week – An Update

    European Council President Van Rompuy in Haiti this Week Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council, is in…

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    Seitenfus: Haiti’s Doctored Elections from the Inside

    Haiti’s Doctored Elections, Seen from the Inside: An Interview with Ricardo Seitenfus   By Dan Beeton and Georgianne Nienaber February…

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    NEWS FLASH: way paved for “Baby Doc” Duvalier to stand trial

    HSG NEWS FLASH: way paved for “Baby Doc” Duvalier to stand trial Source: The Miami Herald, 20th February 2014 By…

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    Haitian Protesters Demand President Resign

    Written by: Amelie Baron. Source: Reuters (Reuters) – Thousands of Haitians took to the streets on Monday calling for President Michel…

  • Why Richard Morse left Haiti’s government

    April 15, 2013  Catherine Porter, Toronto Star original article here Throughout his campaign and into the second year of his…

  • 2nd Haiti minister resigns in as many days

    April 11, 2013, The Tampa Tribune original article here PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Two radio stations in Haiti are reporting…

  • Haiti’s Finance Minister Resigns

    April 10, 2013  Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald original article here Haiti's minister of finance and economy has resigned, effective immediately.…

  • Pushed out for airing dirty laundry?

    Was a U.N. diplomat pushed out of his position for airing Port-au-Prince's dirty laundry in public? April 3, 2013  Jonathan…

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    Haiti’s Constitution Needs Revision

    March 31, 2013  Frandley Julien Op-ed in Miami Harald original article here Twenty-six years after the adoption of its latest…

  • Haitian legal system drags its heels in Duvalier case

    March 21,2013  Catherine Porter, Toronto Star original article here Alleged torture victim keeps waiting for chance to testify against Jean-Claude…

  • Haiti’s Prominent Political Party to Run

    March 21, 2013  Trenton Daniel, Montreal Gazette original article here   PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's most prominent political party said…

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    Martelly and Washington Push For Another “Electoral Hold-Up”

    March 20, 2013  Kim Ives, Haiti Liberté original article here March 20, 2013 marks the second anniversary of a patently…

  • Haiti Moves to Tighten Laws on Sexual Violence

    March 7, 2013  Ansel Herz, Inter Press Service original article here   Haiti is poised to enact major reforms to…

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    Duvalier on Trial: Justice or Joke?

    March 15, 2013 Beverly Bell, Other Worlds original article here March 15, 2013 Twenty-seven years later, the unimaginable has become…

  • U.S. Holds Key to Duvalier Prosecution

    March 1, 2013  Fran Quigley, Counterpunch original article here I am in the courtroom for a hearing on the cases…

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    Duvalier Must Face Justice

    March 4, 2013  Bill O'Neill, Miami Herald original article here After 27 years and 21 days, former dictator and President-for-Life…

  • Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier Hospitalised

    March 5, 2012  News 24 original article here Port-au-prince - An attorney for Jean-Claude Duvalier said on Monday that his…

  • Haitian Reporters Accuse President’s Security of Attack

    February 20, 2013  Sam Naik, Journalism in the Americas original article here Two Haitian journalists said they were repeatedly beaten…

  • Former Haitian Dictator Denies Abuses at Historic Hearing

    March 1, 2013  Jane Regan, Milot Milfort (IPS) original article here For the first time ever, on Thursday Haiti's former…

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    Double standards: The UN Condemns Baby Doc, but Exonerates Itself

    March 2, 2013 The Economist original story here  IN THE span of a few hours on February 21st, the United…

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    Duvalier Hearing Could be Historic Despite U.S. Obstruction

    February 20, 2013  Centre for Economic and Policy Research original article here In Argentina, Guatemala, Peru and other countries in…

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    Government “free school” Program – A Victory?

      February 13, 2013  Haiti Kale Je/Grassroots Watchoriginal article here The Program for Universal Free and Obligatory Education (Programme de…

  • Human Rights Advocates: Pursue Charges Against ‘Baby Doc’

    February 6, 2013  Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald original story here There is growing anxiety among human rights groups and victims…

  • WikiLeaks Cables: Did the US Green-Light Duvalier’s Return in 2011?

    February 6, 2013  Kim Ives, Haiti Liberté original article here   Feb. 7, 2013 promises to be a hot day…

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    STOP PRESS: Duvalierist Diktat and Disdain

    STOP PRESS: Duvalierist Diktat and Disdain 7 February 2013 Since the current Haiti Briefing – A Better Class of Dictator?,…

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    Better Class of Dictator? Rebelling against Lies and Illegalities

    From Haiti Briefing 73 (Haiti Support Group, February 2013) The full Briefing (and previous editions) can be downloaded for free here (you…

  • Martelly Regime Veers Hard Right with Cabinet Reshuffle

    January 30, 2013,  Thomas Péralte, Haiti Liberté original article here President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe reshuffled their…

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    Outsourcing sovereignty – Interview with Justin Podur on Haiti’s New Dictatorship

    January 1, 2013  Isabeau Doucet, briarpatch magazine original article here An interview with Justin Podur on Haiti's new dictatorship During…

  • World Bank “Success” Undermines Haitian Democracy

    December 20, 2012, Ayiti Kale Je/Grassroots watch original 3-part article and video here Part 1 Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Dec. 20 – A…

  • What Tom Paine may teach us on Haitian politics

    HSG from Tom Paine’s Cottage, New Rochelle, New York, 11-11-2011 Sadly, Tom Paine wrote very little about the Haitian Revolution…

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    Mobilization against Martelly: Point of No Return?

    October 10, 2012, by Yves Pierre-louis, Haïti liberté original article Workers, peasants, teachers, and the unemployed continued their protests across Haiti…

  • Haiti’s Constitutional Horror Show

    October 5, 2012 by CHARLIE HINTON, counterpunch (original article) For the past two weeks massive demonstrations have rocked Haiti, protesting…

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    Government Faces Mounting Popular Anger

    Photo: © Daniel Morel 1 October 2012, by Milo Milfort and Lafontaine Orvild Inter Press Service (original article) PORT-AU-PRINCE - Several…

  • Throwing Activists Into Crowded Jails: How Haiti’s Government is Silencing the Opposition

    17 September 2012, by Fran Quigley and Meena Jagannath, Alternet Two weeks ago, a weary looking yet jubilant David Oxygène stepped…

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    Pride and Palaces

    Photo: Reuters Sept. 14 2012, The Economist online Left half in ruin for almost three years, Haiti’s National Palace is…

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    Reviving Haiti’s Army would Harm Democracy

    6 September 2012 Miami Herald opinion piece BY JEB SPRAGUE original articleHaiti’s government is making plans to revive the country’s…

  • Cheering the Athletes, Booing the Government

    Cheering the Athletes, Booing the Government. HSG from London, UK, 09-09-2012 Third from the end on the western side, the…

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    Ban Ki-moon Recommends Renewal of MINUSTAH Mandate

    Photo: Andy Taylor  Sept. 9, 2012, Haiti Libre  In the Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission for…

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