Haiti Briefing (English)

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    Old Tricks, New Dog: US ‘Democracy Enhancement’ (HB31)

     87 Download(s) It is common knowledge that the United States uses covert operations and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to…

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    Hurricane George – Coup de Grace (HB30)

     62 Download(s) Rain brought by Hurricane George began to fall on the treeless mountainsides of Haiti on September 22. That…

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    US Makes a Mockery of Justice (HB29)

     71 Download(s) In a July interview with the US magazine, Emerge, Emmanuel Constant, the leader of the FRAPH death squad that…

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    Reappraising Vodou (HB28)

     161 Download(s) Vodou, the religion of Haiti, is a major feature of Haitian history, society, culture and identity.

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    Crack Appears in New Police Force (HB27)

     40 Download(s) Drug alert deepens as rocks of crack cocaine are found on sale in Cité Soleil.

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    Morale-Boosting Soccer Triumph (HB26)

     76 Download(s) While the political crisis deepened, with still no Prime Minister and half of the ministers of state also…

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    What a Foul-Up (HB25)

     68 Download(s) In the April elections for nine Senators and 700 seats on new local assemblies only 5% of the registered…

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    Teachers and Pupils Strike (HB 24)

     65 Download(s) School students and teachers from the state education sector took their protests to the street in May. Almost…

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    Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)

     64 Download(s) The ‘gran manjè‘ – literally the big eaters – are the ‘fat cats’, the corrupt politicians, the government…

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    Protests Leave Lavalas Shaking (HB22)

     132 Download(s) Roadblocks, demonstrations and strikes – during the month of January generalised discontent was channelled into action in a…

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    Wage Slavery (HB21)

     40 Download(s) Haitian workers in the capital’s assembly plants work in hot, airless, and dimly lit factories sewing gloves, underwear, sports…

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    Chickens Come Home to Roost (HB20)

     65 Download(s) Following several weeks of shootings and bomb threats, former soldiers from the disbanded Haitian army are threatening more…

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    Land Reform – the Number One Demand (HB19)

     64 Download(s) “Land is truly the Number One biggest demand of Haitian peasants who have fought and died for it,…

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    Piggy in the Middle (HB18)

     47 Download(s) “The first stage was when the police feared the people. The second stage that we are in now…

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    Between the Peasants and the Donors (HB17)

     43 Download(s) New President of Haiti, Rene Préval, unveils his strategy to try to repair Haiti’s shattered economy.

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    Farewell Aristide (HB16)

     69 Download(s) So it’s farewell to President Aristide who hands over to his successor, René Préval, on February 7th. As…

  • boil

    Pot Threatens to Boil Over (HB15)

     65 Download(s) The patience of many thousands of Haitians finally snapped following the November 7th assassination of the Lavalas MP,…

  • forward

    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (HB14)

     83 Download(s) Haiti’s parliamentary and local elections on June 25 resulted in a commanding victory for the Lavalas platform (PPL)…

  • shadow

    In the Shadow of the Sweatshop (HB13)

     73 Download(s) In the Shadow of the Sweatshop . Also featuring information on Harold Pinter Haiti Exhibition. Haiti is a…

  • photos

    Haiti Photos & Art (HB12 Sup)

     64 Download(s) As well as paintings and ironworks by Haitian artists the exhibition features photos of Haiti by twenty international photojournalists…

  • cardboard

    A Democracy Made of Cardboard (HB12)

     39 Download(s) Nobody with an understanding of the Haitian political scene believed that the return of Aristide last October would…

  • US

    Problems Not Solved by US Presence (HB 11)

     75 Download(s) There has been so little news in the mainstream media you could be forgiven for thinking that, with…

  • Aristide

    Aristide Returns — Mission Accomplished? (HB10)

     48 Download(s) Three years ago, who would have betted on President Aristide returning to Haiti? Let alone with the support…

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    Military Calls Clinton’s Bluff (HB9)

     74 Download(s) Will the invasion of Haiti happen? Does anyone know? Does Clinton know? As we go to press, sources…

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    Is the US Serious? Shutting Down the Dominican-Haiti Border (HB8)

     138 Download(s) The United States has added teeth to the new United Nations sanctions imposed in May by announcing it…

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    Hundreds Slain in New Wave of Terror (HB7)

     138 Download(s) The body of a well-known Aristide supporter, Dady Pierre, murdered on 10 March in Cité Soleil was found…

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    Clampdown in Jérémie (HB6)

     63 Download(s) Last October, when the Haitian army refused to comply with the UN-brokered accord to restore democracy, the international…

  • mourning

    Mourning Democracy in Haiti (HB5)

     71 Download(s) Before the September 1991 coup d’état, 1,500 sacks of charcoal per month were shipped from Jérémie on the western…

  • plan

    UN’s Plan for Haiti is On Again (HB4)

     61 Download(s) Coup leaders say yes – or is it maybe? The United Nations plan to end the political deadlock…

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    Mayor of Port-au-Prince to Address London Haiti Conference (HB3)

     64 Download(s) Mayor Evans Paul is a founder and leading spokesman for the Front for National Change and Democracy, Haiti’s most…

  • scandal

    Haiti: National Tragedy, International Scandal (HB2)

     34 Download(s) “The dogs eat the bodies very quickly” – Haitian peasant at Titanyen body dump “This is unique, horrifyingly…

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    The Haiti Support Campaign (HB1)

     40 Download(s) Haiti is so close to the enormously rich United States of America – a plane ride from the…