HISTORY

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History and Haiti

To say that Haiti has had a turbulent history, is probably a massive understatement. Here the Haiti Support Group provides more information and analysis about the fascinating, if often tragic, past of the country.

80 Years On, Dominicans & Haitians Revisit Painful Memories of Parsley Massacre
Fighting for Freedom: Rebellion, Revolt and Revolution in the Caribbean
Celebrating 25 Years of the Haiti Support Group!
Akala Presents: Legacies of the Haitian Revolution
80 Years Onwards: the Haitian /Dominican Border
Unwanted Gifts: A Concise History of Harming Haiti
European Union and Haiti: Everyday Neocolonialism?
Incredible! Haitian Declaration of Independence Discovered
Death of U.S.-Backed Ex-Dictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier
NEWS FLASH: way paved for “Baby Doc” Duvalier to stand trial
The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference 2013
Haitian legal system drags its heels in Duvalier case
Duvalier on Trial: Justice or Joke?
U.S. Holds Key to Duvalier Prosecution
Duvalier Must Face Justice
Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier Hospitalised
Former Haitian Dictator Denies Abuses at Historic Hearing
Double standards: The UN Condemns Baby Doc, but Exonerates Itself
Duvalier Hearing Could be Historic Despite U.S. Obstruction
Human Rights Advocates: Pursue Charges Against ‘Baby Doc’
WikiLeaks Cables: Did the US Green-Light Duvalier’s Return in 2011?
STOP PRESS: Duvalierist Diktat and Disdain
Better Class of Dictator? Rebelling against Lies and Illegalities
Learning from past mistakes in Haiti
Toussaint Louverture! Finally a Feature Film!
What Tom Paine may teach us on Haitian politics
What binds the US, French and Haitian revolutions together?
Amnesty Slams Haitian Judiciary for Dropping Duvalier Case
Haïti-Duvalier : Un an d’impunité et de mépris des victimes de la dictature
Faces from Haiti’s Brutal Regime Return
Reports on Aristide’s return to Haiti
Aristide Return: Haiti Spoiler or Savior?
Singer Faces Former First Lady in Presidential Runoff
Baby Doc’s Return to Haiti Revives Dark Memories of Duvalier Era
Country’s Birth Celebrated Amid Crisis
Au Peuple D’Hayti: The Discovery of Haiti’s Historic Document
New Radio Play on Haitian Revolution
Conference: From Duvalier to Preval: Haiti Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
History of Haiti: An Overview
Timeline of Haitian Politics
Anti-Haitian propaganda in the interests of western imperialism?
Reality of Post-Aristide Haiti
Summary of Key HSG Events 1992-2000
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (HB14)
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (HB14)
8.93MB Haiti's parliamentary and local elections on June 25 resulted in a commanding victory for the Lavalas platform (PPL) supported by President Aristide. Lavalas candidates were outright winners of 5 out of 18 seats in the Senate, and 16 out of 83...

Problems Not Solved by US Presence (HB 11)
Problems Not Solved by US Presence (HB 11)
6.88MB There has been so little news in the mainstream media you could be forgiven for thinking that, with the return of Aristide, all Haiti's problems are over. Unfortunately, this is not so. The US-dominated multinational force is failing to achieve...

Military Calls Clinton
Military Calls Clinton's Bluff (HB9)
9.19MB Will the invasion of Haiti happen? Does anyone know? Does Clinton know? As we go to press, sources in Washington say it will be mid-September at the earliest. The passing of the United Nations resolution authorising an invasion certainly increases...

Is the US Serious? Shutting Down the Dominican-Haiti Border (HB8)
Is the US Serious? Shutting Down the Dominican-Haiti Border (HB8)
8.13MB The United States has added teeth to the new United Nations sanctions imposed in May by announcing it will assist the Dominican Republic to seal the border it shares with Haiti, and by suspending commercial flights and banning money transfers....

Hundreds Slain in New Wave of Terror (HB7)
Hundreds Slain in New Wave of Terror (HB7)
6.6MB The body of a well-known Aristide supporter, Dady Pierre, murdered on 10 March in Cité Soleil was found with his skull sliced open by machete and his face cut off. Witnesses identified the attackers as a soldier, two atttachés who work closely...

Clampdown in Jérémie (HB6)
Clampdown in Jérémie (HB6)
7.35MB Last October, when the Haitian army refused to comply with the UN-brokered accord to restore democracy, the international community needed to act decisively. It has failed to do so and as a result the Haitian crisis has gone from bad to worse. The...

Mourning Democracy in Haiti (HB5)
Mourning Democracy in Haiti (HB5)
7.02MB Before the September 1991 coup d'état, 1,500 sacks of charcoal per month were shipped from Jérémie on the western tip of Haiti's southern peninsular. Now, over two years later, that figure has risen to over 4,500. This simple statistic points...

UN
UN's Plan for Haiti is On Again (HB4)
5.54MB Coup leaders say yes - or is it maybe? The United Nations plan to end the political deadlock in Haiti appeared to be back on course again after an eleventh hour volte-face by the coup leaders. The proposed plan, engineered over the preceding four...

Mayor of Port-au-Prince to Address London Haiti Conference (HB3)
Mayor of Port-au-Prince to Address London Haiti Conference (HB3)
5.39MB Mayor Evans Paul is a founder and leading spokesman for the Front for National Change and Democracy, Haiti's most popular political party. The FNCD's candidate in the 1990 presidential election was Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Mr Paul was elected...

Haiti: National Tragedy, International Scandal (HB2)
Haiti: National Tragedy, International Scandal (HB2)
6.4MB "The dogs eat the bodies very quickly" - Haitian peasant at Titanyen body dump "This is unique, horrifyingly unique. It's the only case where we are forcibly turning people back to the custody of a regime which we have branded a gross violator...

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