Haiti Briefing (English)

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    Unwanted Gifts: A Concise History of Harming Haiti (HB81)

    In October 2010, a United Nations Stabilisation Mission (MINUSTAH) base near Mirebalais polluted the Meille River with faecal matter. The…

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    Nou Bouke Viv Anba Tant (HB68)

     305 Download(s) We’re fed up of living in tents! Nou Bouke Viv Anba Tant The sit-in that blocked the road in…

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    Petrol Price Rise Fuels Discontent (HB48)

     114 Download(s) In January, the cash-strapped Haitian government bowed to pressure from the International Monetary Fund and withdrew the state…

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    Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)

     125 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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    Suffering from Sanctions, Again (HB46)

     131 Download(s) The Haitian economy is more than just on its knees – it’s now a matter of skin and…

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    Danger Signs After Coup Bid (HB45)

     129 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)

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

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    Time for the ‘Politicians’ to Step Aside (HB43)

     120 Download(s) Diplomatic missions have come and gone. Eleventh hour meetings have been boycotted; others have been postponed. Shots have…

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    A Full House but Nobody Home (HB42)

     103 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)

     119 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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    Solidarity Boosts Union Action (HB40)

     170 Download(s) After a year-long campaign, the labour union representing some 300 workers at the Marnier-Lapostelle orange plantation in northern…

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    Scale of Lavalas Victory Questioned (HB39)

     124 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)

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

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    Unwelcome, Unwanted: Haitian Migrant Workers (HB37)

     349 Download(s) When a boat carrying some 400 Haitians ran aground just two miles off the Florida coast on New…

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    Death and Confusion – who Controls the Police? (HB36)

     121 Download(s) The question of criminal and political violence in Haiti has raised a great deal of controversy since the…

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    Doing the Election Dance (HB35)

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

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    Sowing the Seeds for a Grassroots Revival (HB34)

     111 Download(s) These are dark days in Haiti. The promise of economic renewal funded by international development aid has come…

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    Fed Up with Violence (HB33)

     126 Download(s) In Creole, there are many ways to express a dilemma. But these days, most Haitians would probably tell…

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    Collapse of Parliament Heralds Aristide Comeback (HB32)

     109 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)

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

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    Hurricane George – Coup de Grace (HB30)

     96 Download(s) Rain brought by Hurricane George began to fall on the treeless mountainsides of Haiti on September 22. That…

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    US Makes a Mockery of Justice (HB29)

     109 Download(s) In a July interview with the US magazine, Emerge, Emmanuel Constant, the leader of the FRAPH death squad that…

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    Reappraising Vodou (HB28)

     247 Download(s) Vodou, the religion of Haiti, is a major feature of Haitian history, society, culture and identity.

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    Crack Appears in New Police Force (HB27)

     59 Download(s) Drug alert deepens as rocks of crack cocaine are found on sale in Cité Soleil.

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    Morale-Boosting Soccer Triumph (HB26)

     112 Download(s) While the political crisis deepened, with still no Prime Minister and half of the ministers of state also…

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    What a Foul-Up (HB25)

     98 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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    Teachers and Pupils Strike (HB 24)

     91 Download(s) School students and teachers from the state education sector took their protests to the street in May. Almost…

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    Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)

     119 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)

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

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    Wage Slavery (HB21)

     64 Download(s) Haitian workers in the capital’s assembly plants work in hot, airless, and dimly lit factories sewing gloves, underwear, sports…

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    Chickens Come Home to Roost (HB20)

     101 Download(s) Following several weeks of shootings and bomb threats, former soldiers from the disbanded Haitian army are threatening more…

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    Land Reform – the Number One Demand (HB19)

     97 Download(s) “Land is truly the Number One biggest demand of Haitian peasants who have fought and died for it,…

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    Piggy in the Middle (HB18)

     66 Download(s) “The first stage was when the police feared the people. The second stage that we are in now…

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    Between the Peasants and the Donors (HB17)

     75 Download(s) New President of Haiti, Rene Préval, unveils his strategy to try to repair Haiti’s shattered economy.

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    Farewell Aristide (HB16)

     106 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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    Pot Threatens to Boil Over (HB15)

     116 Download(s) The patience of many thousands of Haitians finally snapped following the November 7th assassination of the Lavalas MP,…

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    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (HB14)

     126 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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    In the Shadow of the Sweatshop (HB13)

     114 Download(s) In the Shadow of the Sweatshop . Also featuring information on Harold Pinter Haiti Exhibition. Haiti is a…

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    Haiti Photos & Art (HB12 Sup)

     94 Download(s) As well as paintings and ironworks by Haitian artists the exhibition features photos of Haiti by twenty international photojournalists…

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    A Democracy Made of Cardboard (HB12)

     61 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)

     126 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)

     79 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)

     113 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)

     180 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)

     343 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)

     107 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)

     109 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)

     97 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)

     252 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)

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

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