Celebrating 25 years of the Haiti Briefing...

Detailed, unique and incisive journalism from the Haiti Support Group

unwanted-giftsThe Haiti Briefing is twenty-five years old this year! Published quarterly, since 1992, it provides our members, Haiti watchers and decision-makers with analysis of Haiti’s development issues, reflected through the voices of popular organisations on the ground.

The Haiti Briefing is available in English, French and Spanish, is the key publication of the Haiti Support Group. The Briefing covers a broad number of themes covering contemporary issues of interest in Haiti.

Our team of Haiti watchers includes grassroots activists and campaigners, members of the Haitian and Caribbean Diaspora, legal experts, journalists, academics and development specialists. We are always looking for new writers and contributors so please click here to contact a member of our editorial team.

Unwanted Gifts: A Concise History of Harming Haiti
Unwanted Gifts: A Concise History of Harming Haiti
538KB Unwanted Gifts: A Concise History of Harming Haiti A historical insight into centuries of international meddling and mishaps in Haiti. Will they ever learn?     ...
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An Electoral Farce: But who is laughing?
An Electoral Farce: But who is laughing?
1.18MB The international community requires that elections in Haiti be ‘credible’, that is that they bear just enough resemblance to the ‘real thing’ for them not to be laughed off the stage... ...

New Pirates of the Caribbean
New Pirates of the Caribbean
1.18MB Tourism in Haiti is big business and set to get even bigger. Yet while most independent visitors to the country stay with family members or are off-road backpackers, the government is focusing its efforts on high-end luxury travel from North America,...
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Who needs elections?
Who needs elections?
763KB We are now fast approaching the fifth anniversary of the 12 January 2010 earthquake. In many ways, it will be a historic moment for Haiti. Not only because of the devastation caused five years ago but also as it is the day on which the country...
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The Miners Next Door
The Miners Next Door
301KB This edition examines the current state of mining in Haiti, the role of global mining corporations in taking advantage of local mining codes and the interest of foreign investors in exploiting Haiti's natural resources. We also speak to local groups...

Stateless in the Caribbean
Stateless in the Caribbean
1.3MB In 2013 the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court rescinded the nationality of hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian parentage sending shockwaves throughout the Caribbean and wider Americas with far-reaching consequences for the...
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Caracol: None of Your Business
Caracol: None of Your Business
1.8MB This Briefing analyses the situation at the Caracol Industrial Plant, a $424,000,000 assembly-plant "development" project that has created fewer than 2000 less-than-minimum wage jobs. Production may benefit foreign investors and consumers but it...
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Cholera: Immune. Immoral. Illegal?
Cholera: Immune. Immoral. Illegal?
238KB Haiti Briefing 74 concentrates on the United Nation's mendacious response to the cholera epidemic it has caused in Haiti. In the first article, we demonstrate how the UN is not only making a mockery of the concept of rule of law in failing to...
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A Better Class of Dictator?
A Better Class of Dictator?
630KB Rebelling against the lies and illegalities ...

Haiti
Haiti's Hunger Games
216KB Disastrous Food Policy Bites Hands that Feed ...

Wanted - An Agenda for Change
Wanted - An Agenda for Change
227KB EU Development – the Real Road to Poverty Reduction ...

Truth Out, Dying Season In
Truth Out, Dying Season In
200KB UN Cholera Response: Disdainful, Disingenuous and Deceitful ...
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Beyond Relief, Beyond Belief
Beyond Relief, Beyond Belief
155KB Beyond Relief, Beyond Belief ...

Nou Bouke Viv Anba Tant
Nou Bouke Viv Anba Tant
1.26MB We're fed up of living in tents! ...

Haiti Briefing 67: Victims Become Victims – Again
Haiti Briefing 67: Victims Become Victims – Again
2.19MB Relocation, Relocation, Relocation—Haiti style ...
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No joke as carnival music stops
No joke as carnival music stops
203KB Post-election political paralysis. Michel Martelly supporters seize control of Port-au-Prince, in response to official election results. ...

Plus ça change – the Republic of NGOs, but which ones?
Plus ça change – the Republic of NGOs, but which ones?
803KB Rescued Yes, Recovery No, Redevelopment: by whom, for whom? ...

No Room at the Inn
No Room at the Inn
253KB Haiti's biggest humanitarian challenge since Second World War ...
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Farmers want to end food dependence
Farmers want to end food dependence
446KB Haiti’s peasant farmers are organising and taking action to try and bring an end to the country’s dependence on food imports, and to avert the prospect of looming famine. ...

Haiti’s Horrible Year
Haiti’s Horrible Year
893KB The year started off badly, and it was downhill from then on. The fragile sense of stability that had been growing steadily since President Préval took office in mid-2006 was severely undermined by a sharp rise in the price of food and other...
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Les nouveaux pirates des Caraïbes
Les nouveaux pirates des Caraïbes
1.14MB Les yeux fixés sur le butin, les investisseurs étrangers en Haïti vivent des moments grisants : les affaires prospèrent et sont on ne peut plus prometteuses... ...
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Qui a besoin d'élections?
747KB Le cinquième anniversaire du séisme dévastateur de 2010 marquera un autre moment historique : ce jour-là, Haïti deviendra officiellement une dictature, faisant ainsi, à peine quelques mois après la mort de Jean-Claude Duvalier, un gigantesque...

Les Mineurs d
Les Mineurs d'à Côté
297KB Le gouvernement haïtien mise sur les récentes découvertes d’or et d’argent de son côté de la frontière pour sortir le pays de la dévastation causée par le séisme de 2010. Pourtant, évictions provoquées par l’industrie minière,...

Apatride aux Caraïbes
Apatride aux Caraïbes
203KB « J’ai 28 ans et… je n’y suis jamais allée [en Haïti]. Je ne sais pas comment c’est…je n’y suis jamais allée parce que je suis née ici...» ...

Caracol : c’est pas vos affaires
Caracol : c’est pas vos affaires
1.75MB Le cumul des échecs : plus grand mais pas mieux ...

Immunité. Immoralité. Illégalité?
Immunité. Immoralité. Illégalité?
509KB L’envoyé Spécial de l’ONU sur la question du Choléra: « Le Silence est la Pire des Réponses » ...

Un dictateur plus classe ?
Un dictateur plus classe ?
857KB Révolte contre les mensonges et les illégalités   ...

L’Enjeu de la Faim en Haïti
L’Enjeu de la Faim en Haïti
199KB Le Désastre d’une Politique Alimentaire qui s’en prend aux Producteurs ...

Recherche agenda pour le changement
Recherche agenda pour le changement
172KB Le développement européen : trouver la bonne voie ...

Adieu Vérité, Bonjour Saison Mortelle
Adieu Vérité, Bonjour Saison Mortelle
189KB La Réponse de l’ONU au Choléra : Mépris, Mystifications et Mauvaise Volonté ...

Un incroyable fiasco
Un incroyable fiasco
159KB Déconstruction de la Reconstruction de la CIRH ...

    Apátridas en el Caribe
    Apátridas en el Caribe
    197KB “Nunca he estado en Haití. No tengo dónde ir” ...

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