Reporting on Crime, Drugs and Security...

...as well as the UN Occupation of Haiti

Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)
Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB_47.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...
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Time for the
Time for the 'Politicians' to Step Aside (HB43)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB43.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...
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A Full House but Nobody Home (HB42)
A Full House but Nobody Home (HB42)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB42.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...
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Death and Confusion - who Controls the Police? (HB36)
Death and Confusion - who Controls the Police? (HB36)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB36.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,...
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Fed Up with Violence (HB33)
Fed Up with Violence (HB33)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB33.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...
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Crack Appears in New Police Force (HB27)
Crack Appears in New Police Force (HB27)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Haiti_27_English.pdf"] Drug alert deepens as rocks of crack cocaine are found on sale in Cité Soleil. ...
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Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)
Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB23.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...
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Protests Leave Lavalas Shaking (HB22)
Protests Leave Lavalas Shaking (HB22)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB22.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...
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Chickens Come Home to Roost (HB20)
Chickens Come Home to Roost (HB20)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB20.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...
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Piggy in the Middle (HB18)
Piggy in the Middle (HB18)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Haiti_18_English.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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