Elections & Politics in Haiti

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    An Electoral Farce: But who is laughing? (HB80)

     1176 Download(s) The international community requires that elections in Haiti be ‘credible’, that is that they bear just enough resemblance to the ‘real thing’…

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    Who needs elections? (HB78)

     250 Download(s) Subscribe to download processing... Your Name: Subscribe We are now fast approaching the fifth anniversary of the 12…

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    Qui a besoin d’élections? (HB78)

     306 Download(s) Le cinquième anniversaire du séisme dévastateur de 2010 marquera un autre moment historique : ce jour-là, Haïti deviendra officiellement une dictature, faisant…

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    Un dictateur plus classe ? (HB73)

     204 Download(s) Révolte contre les mensonges et les illégalités  

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    A Better Class of Dictator? (HB73)

     360 Download(s) Rebelling against the lies and illegalities. Three years after the earth- quake of January 12, 2010, Haiti paused…

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    No joke as carnival music stops (HB66)

     247 Download(s) Post-election political paralysis. Michel Martelly supporters seize control of Port-au-Prince, in response to official election results. The smoldering…

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    Can Préval’s government deliver? (HB58)

     225 Download(s) Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis and President René Préval have demanded that all armed gangs surrender their weapons…

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    Election victory for the Haitian people (HB57)

     222 Download(s) Préval supporters took to the streets of Port-au-Prince to protest against alleged fraud and vote-rigging.

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    Doubts About Elections (HB56)

     242 Download(s) Voters stand in line outside a polling station in Port-au-Prince in 1995. Size of turn-out will determine success…

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    The End of Aristide (HB52)

     221 Download(s) The collapse of Aristide’s Lavalas Family government at the end of February can only partly be explained by…

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    Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)

     96 Download(s) The government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, which came to power with a landslide electoral victory only two years ago,…

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    Danger Signs After Coup Bid (HB45)

     92 Download(s) Political tensions deepened and violence flared following an apparent coup attempt against the government on the night of…

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    Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)

     97 Download(s) The United States’ declaration of a “war on terrorism” following the 11 September attacks was met with some…

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    A Full House but Nobody Home (HB42)

     78 Download(s) Almost one year since elections that returned a Parliament completely dominated by President Aristide’s Lavalas Family Party, the…

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    Aristide is Back (HB41)

     83 Download(s) Ten yearssince he was first elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide has returned to power following an election in November…

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    Scale of Lavalas Victory Questioned (HB39)

     92 Download(s) The May 21st elections returned a huge victory for Jean-Betrand Aristide’s new, populist Lavalas Family party. According to…

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    Chronicle of an Election Postponed (HB38)

     150 Download(s) Elections for every single elected office in Haiti, save the Presidency and a third of the Senate, have…

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    Doing the Election Dance (HB35)

     194 Download(s) In 1990, the majority of Haitians were enthusiastic voters, but then saw their elected candidate overthrown by a…

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    Collapse of Parliament Heralds Aristide Comeback (HB32)

     86 Download(s) The political crisis, simmering for the best part of two years, finally came to the boil in January.…

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

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

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    What a Foul-Up (HB25)

     83 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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    Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)

     85 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)

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

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    Farewell Aristide (HB16)

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

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    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (HB14)

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

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    A Democracy Made of Cardboard (HB12)

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

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    Problems Not Solved by US Presence (HB 11)

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

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    Aristide Returns — Mission Accomplished? (HB10)

     64 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)

     92 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)

     155 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)

     214 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)

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

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    Mourning Democracy in Haiti (HB5)

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

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

     81 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)

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

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    Haiti: National Tragedy, International Scandal (HB2)

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