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The Jacobin Reports: Haiti’s Eroding Democracy
Democracy Discouraged: HSG Report on 2015 Elections
Political Crisis in Haiti Worsens: Presidential Deadline Missed
Election update: the “international community” gives its orders
Electoral Farce. But who is laughing?
Fixing Elections: A Beginner’s Guide
Webinar: Haiti Elections Crisis
Cheering the Athletes, Booing the Government
Aristide Statement to International Press
Foreign-led Commission now governs Haiti
Wyclef Jean’s uncle to run for president of Haiti
First Observations on Port-au-Prince Streets
Impressions on reactions to the election results
Duvalier Departs. Martelly’s Duvalierism Marches On.
Pushed out for airing dirty laundry?
Death of U.S.-Backed Ex-Dictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier
No Presidency for Wyclef
Van Rompuy in Haiti this Week – An Update
STOP PRESS: Duvalierist Diktat and Disdain
Comments on the run-off election on 20 March
Real Elections Winner?
Candidates for 2010 Presidential Elections
Interim government paves way for return of the military
Martelly and Washington Push For Another “Electoral Hold-Up”
Foreign policy chief urged to aid accountability
Democracy and Disarmament in Haiti: BBC Investigates
Special Edition New Internationalist: Haiti Two Years On
Seitenfus: Haiti’s Doctored Elections from the Inside
Interim Government Uses ‘Terrorist’ Smear to Repress Opponents
NEWS FLASH: way paved for “Baby Doc” Duvalier to stand trial
Duvalier on Trial: Justice or Joke?
HSG Election blog
HSG Election blog
Haiti’s Presidential Candidates’ Quest for Unity. For now.
Reality of Post-Aristide Haiti
Duvalier Must Face Justice
OAS with “shopping list” for Martelly
Few Answers at Presidential Debate
Double standards: The UN Condemns Baby Doc, but Exonerates Itself
Martelly Disguises Inexperience with Easy Charm
Haitian Protesters Demand President Resign
Duvalier Hearing Could be Historic Despite U.S. Obstruction
Lawmakers Urge Clinton to Ensure Haiti Elections are Inclusive
Justice pour Jean Dominique et Jean Claude Louissaint!
Better Class of Dictator? Rebelling against Lies and Illegalities
M. Pierre-Louis Speaking in London
Next Haitian President: Who Will It Be?
Delivering on the Elections: Haiti Grassroots Watch
Protests Erupt as Haiti Election goes to Run-Off
The Poor always Pay: Electoral Crisis in Haiti
Olympic Records – Lamothe Style
Baby Doc’s Return to Haiti Revives Dark Memories of Duvalier Era
Singer Faces Former First Lady in Presidential Runoff
Aristide Return: Haiti Spoiler or Savior?
Mobilization against Martelly: Point of No Return?
Haiti’s Constitutional Horror Show
Personality, not Politics, Divides Haiti’s Presidential Candidates
Reports on Aristide’s return to Haiti
Considérations au Niveau des Secteurs de Droits Humains
Haitian elections: split reactions to Martelly victory
Martelly: Making the Grade?
Haiti Brief on Political Situation March 2012
Delays Certifying Election Results
Haitian Diaspora Allowed to Vote
‘Killing Democracy’ in Haiti, Canadian-Style
Return of Aristide: Homecoming or Comeback?
Martelly PM Pick had Rocky Tenure as Top Cop
Haïti: Clinton, décoré et remis en selle
No Major Haiti Risk Seen from Wyclef Election Bar
Port-au-Prince or Port-au-President?
Discours du Président Martelly à la CIRH
Travaux de Refonte de la Loi Électorale encore Incertaines
Haïti: 100 jours sans aucun gouvernement formel
Gary Conille est officiellement désigné Premier Ministre
Conille gets Crucial Nod in Haiti
Faces from Haiti’s Brutal Regime Return
Haïti-Duvalier : Un an d’impunité et de mépris des victimes de la dictature
Amnesty Slams Haitian Judiciary for Dropping Duvalier Case
On Eve of Carnival, Political Crisis Looms
Haiti’s Prime Minister Quits After 4 Months
Haiti Prime Minister Nominee Made Official
Martelly impliqué dans un grave scandale de corruption, selon la presse dominicaine
Foreign Minister Approved as New Premier
Constitutional changes to become law in Haiti a year after vote
Government Faces Mounting Popular Anger
Martelly Regime Veers Hard Right with Cabinet Reshuffle
WikiLeaks Cables: Did the US Green-Light Duvalier’s Return in 2011?
Timeline of Haitian Politics
Former Haitian Dictator Denies Abuses at Historic Hearing
Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier Hospitalised
Haiti’s Finance Minister Resigns
2nd Haiti minister resigns in as many days
Why Richard Morse left Haiti’s government
Haiti’s Prominent Political Party to Run
Haitian legal system drags its heels in Duvalier case
Legislative Elections Postponed Indefinitely
Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)
Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)
20.51MB The government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, which came to power with a landslide electoral victory only two years ago, is facing sliding popularity and mounting protest on all fronts. At root of the deepening disillusionment is the continued...

Danger Signs After Coup Bid (HB45)
Danger Signs After Coup Bid (HB45)
8.76MB Political tensions deepened and violence flared following an apparent coup attempt against the government on the night of the 16th December. Around 30 armed men took over the Presidential Palace, but after exchanges of gunfire with police who...

Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)
Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)
9.13MB The United States' declaration of a "war on terrorism" following the 11 September attacks was met with some scepticism, if not cynicism, by those familiar with the case of Emmanuel 'Toto' Constant. Haiti's number one terrorist fled to the US in...

A Full House but Nobody Home (HB42)
A Full House but Nobody Home (HB42)
7.98MB Almost one year since elections that returned a Parliament completely dominated by President Aristide's Lavalas Family Party, the political scene in Haiti continues to waiver between farce and tragedy. ...

Aristide is Back (HB41)
Aristide is Back (HB41)
7.71MB Ten yearssince he was first elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide has returned to power following an election in November that was boycotted by all the main opposition parties. They refused to take part, claiming that, far from being independent,...

Scale of Lavalas Victory Questioned (HB39)
Scale of Lavalas Victory Questioned (HB39)
7.16MB The May 21st elections returned a huge victory for Jean-Betrand Aristide's new, populist Lavalas Family party. According to the official results, the Lavalas Family won 18 out of 19 Senate seats (the other went to an independent), 26 out of 83...

Chronicle of an Election Postponed (HB38)
Chronicle of an Election Postponed (HB38)
9.37MB Elections for every single elected office in Haiti, save the Presidency and a third of the Senate, have been due since the end of 1998. Members of Parliament had blocked new elections by vetoing the President's nominees for a Prime Minister, and...

Doing the Election Dance (HB35)
Doing the Election Dance (HB35)
8.93MB In 1990, the majority of Haitians were enthusiastic voters, but then saw their elected candidate overthrown by a military coup. When, three years later, President Aristide was returned to power by the United Nations, part of the deal was that...

Old Tricks, New Dog: US
Old Tricks, New Dog: US 'Democracy Enhancement' (HB31)
8.19MB It is common knowledge that the United States uses covert operations and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to destabilize and even overthrow progressive governments, and to subvert democratic political movements throughout the Americas and...

What a Foul-Up (Haiti Briefing 25)
What a Foul-Up (Haiti Briefing 25)
8.6MB In the April elections for nine Senators and 700 seats on new local assemblies only 5% of the registered electorate cast their votes. Commentators proffered various explanations for the pathetic turnout, ranging from the absence of a tradition...