Media, Comment and Analysis from the Haiti Support Group
Comments and analysis. Longer articles selected by the Haiti Support Group editorial team for their strength in analysing and presenting aspects of life in Haiti.
We hope that these insights will help offer readers a more profound understanding of Haiti, its culture and unique history and how these issues relate to contemporary issues in the country.
We do our best to amplify the voices of Haitian civil society organisations genuinely committed to empowering the poor majority, whether they are trade unions, women’s organisations, peasant groups, neighbourhood associations or others.
Our team of Haiti watchers includes grassroots activists and campaigners, members of the Haitian Diaspora, legal experts, journalists, academics and development specialists.
Caracol Industrial Park: Worth the risk?
Caracol Industrial Park: Worth the risk? March 7, 2013 Kale Je/Haiti Grassroots Watch. Original article here Caracol and Port-au-Prince, Haiti,
Debate on Aid to Haiti
James Reinl hosts a debate for VOR London on the second anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake and asks why half a
The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake
The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake Source: CNN World January 10, 2014 Report by Chiara Linguori, Special to CNN. Article
A Tale of Two NGOs: In Haiti, Disaster Aid or Aid Disaster?
March 6, 2013 Beverly Bell, The WIP Three years after the deadly earthquake in Haiti, what has become of the commitments
Haiti Support Group Letter to the Guardian on UN & Cholera
Haiti Support Group Letter to the Guardian on UN & Cholera The following letter was written by Phillip Wearne of
Duvalier Must Face Justice
Duvalier Must Face Justice. March 4, 2013 Bill O’Neill, Miami Herald. Original article here After 27 years and 21 days,
UN Behaviour Far Cry from Conscience of the World
Illustration by Andrzej Krauze UN Behaviour Far Cry from Conscience of the World. March 3, 2013 Ian Birrell, The Guardian.
Reconstructing Haiti: Our Comments
Reconstructing Haiti: Our Comments Haiti Support Group Executive Committee members Andy Leak and Mario Gousse took part in an expert
Double standards: The UN Condemns Baby Doc, but Exonerates Itself
Double standards: The UN Condemns Baby Doc, but Exonerates itself. March 2, 2013 The Economist. Original story here IN THE
UN fails to get its hands clean in Haiti
UN fails to get its hands clean in Haiti. March 3, 2013 Paul McGeough The Age. Original article here And
U.S. Holds Key to Duvalier Prosecution
U.S. Holds Key to Duvalier Prosecution. March 1, 2013 Fran Quigley, Counterpunch. Original article here I am in the courtroom
Assembly plants are no quick fix after the quake
HSG from Port-au-Prince, 12-09-2011 Recently, Antèn Ouvriye (Workers Antenna) organized a conference in Port-au-Prince on the application of the minimum
The Earthquake. Our Assessment
The earthquake of 12 January – our assessment The earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale was a natural phenomenon. However,
Cholera in Haiti: Murder by Foreigners with Internal Support
Cholera in Haiti: Murder by Foreigners with Internal Support. February 27, 2013 Etant Dupain, Let Haiti Live. Original article here
Duvalier Hearing Could be Historic Despite U.S. Obstruction
Duvalier Hearing Could be Historic Despite U.S. Obstruction. February 20, 2013 Centre for Economic and Policy Research. Original article here
Government “free school” Program – A Victory?
Government “free school” Program – A Victory? February 13, 2013 Haiti Kale Je/Grassroots Watch. Original article here. The teacher chants
The Promise, Politics and Profit of Primary Education for All
The Promise, Politics and Profit of Primary Education for All. From Haiti Briefing 73 (February 2013) On May 26, 2011,
12 January 2012: Year Zero + 2
Year Zero + 2. HSG from London, 12-01-2012 “People think solidarity is just about money. It’s not. It’s about your