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Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)
Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)
Download PDF 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...

Time for the
Time for the 'Politicians' to Step Aside (HB43)
Download PDF Diplomatic missions have come and gone. Eleventh hour meetings have been boycotted; others have been postponed. Shots have been fired, and stones have been thrown. Foreign development aid has been suspended, and dire warnings have been issued....

A Full House but Nobody Home (HB42)
A Full House but Nobody Home (HB42)
Download PDF 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. ...

Death and Confusion - who Controls the Police? (HB36)
Death and Confusion - who Controls the Police? (HB36)
Download PDF The question of criminal and political violence in Haiti has raised a great deal of controversy since the resignation on 7 October of the Secretary of State for Public Security, Robert Manuel, and the assassination, two days later, of former...

Fed Up with Violence (HB33)
Fed Up with Violence (HB33)
Download PDF In Creole, there are many ways to express a dilemma. But these days, most Haitians would probably tell you that they are "caught between two fires". One fire is the 'forces of darkness', the legions of former Tonton Macoutes, soldiers, paramilitary...

Crack Appears in New Police Force (HB27)
Crack Appears in New Police Force (HB27)
Download PDF Drug alert deepens as rocks of crack cocaine are found on sale in Cité Soleil. ...

Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)
Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)
Download PDF The 'gran manjè' - literally the big eaters - are the 'fat cats', the corrupt politicians, the government bureaucrats and other Haitians officials who are getting rich off the backs of the poor. The anti-gran manjè theme sponteneously...

Protests Leave Lavalas Shaking (HB22)
Protests Leave Lavalas Shaking (HB22)
Download PDF Roadblocks, demonstrations and strikes - during the month of January generalised discontent was channelled into action in a wave of protests against the government's economic policy. Towards the end of last year there were strikes by shopkeepers,...

Chickens Come Home to Roost (HB20)
Chickens Come Home to Roost (HB20)
Download PDF Following several weeks of shootings and bomb threats, former soldiers from the disbanded Haitian army are threatening more violence if their demands for back pay and release of imprisoned colleagues are not met. Under pressure from so-called...

Piggy in the Middle (HB18)
Piggy in the Middle (HB18)
Download PDF “The first stage was when the police feared the people. The second stage that we are in now is the police starting to use repression against the people.” ...

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