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The Jacobin Reports: Haiti’s Eroding Democracy
Democracy Discouraged: HSG Report on 2015 Elections
Political Crisis in Haiti Worsens: Presidential Deadline Missed
Election update: the “international community” gives its orders
Electoral Farce. But who is laughing?
Fixing Elections: A Beginner’s Guide
Webinar: Haiti Elections Crisis
Duvalier Departs. Martelly’s Duvalierism Marches On.
Death of U.S.-Backed Ex-Dictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier
Van Rompuy in Haiti this Week – An Update
Seitenfus: Haiti’s Doctored Elections from the Inside
NEWS FLASH: way paved for “Baby Doc” Duvalier to stand trial
Haitian Protesters Demand President Resign
Why Richard Morse left Haiti’s government
2nd Haiti minister resigns in as many days
Haiti’s Finance Minister Resigns
Haitian legal system drags its heels in Duvalier case
Haiti’s Prominent Political Party to Run
Martelly and Washington Push For Another “Electoral Hold-Up”
Haiti Moves to Tighten Laws on Sexual Violence
Duvalier on Trial: Justice or Joke?
U.S. Holds Key to Duvalier Prosecution
Duvalier Must Face Justice
Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier Hospitalised
Haitian Reporters Accuse President’s Security of Attack
Former Haitian Dictator Denies Abuses at Historic Hearing
Double standards: The UN Condemns Baby Doc, but Exonerates Itself
Duvalier Hearing Could be Historic Despite U.S. Obstruction
Government “free school” Program – A Victory?
Human Rights Advocates: Pursue Charges Against ‘Baby Doc’
WikiLeaks Cables: Did the US Green-Light Duvalier’s Return in 2011?
Better Class of Dictator? Rebelling against Lies and Illegalities
Martelly Regime Veers Hard Right with Cabinet Reshuffle
Outsourcing sovereignty – Interview with Justin Podur on Haiti’s New Dictatorship
World Bank “Success” Undermines Haitian Democracy
Mobilization against Martelly: Point of No Return?
Haiti’s Constitutional Horror Show
Government Faces Mounting Popular Anger
Throwing Activists Into Crowded Jails: How Haiti’s Government is Silencing the Opposition
Pride and Palaces
Pride and Palaces
Cheering the Athletes, Booing the Government
Ban Ki-moon Recommends Renewal of MINUSTAH Mandate
Tropical Storm Isaac: Victims fault government for not enough “concrete action”
Directorate General of Taxation (DGI) is “wrong” in the case of André Apaid
Le 5e conseil de gouvernement se tient aux Cayes
Constitutional changes to become law in Haiti a year after vote
Martelly: Making the Grade?
Foreign Minister Approved as New Premier
Martelly impliqué dans un grave scandale de corruption, selon la presse dominicaine
Haiti Prime Minister Nominee Made Official
Haiti Brief on Political Situation March 2012
Haiti’s Prime Minister Quits After 4 Months
On Eve of Carnival, Political Crisis Looms
Amnesty Slams Haitian Judiciary for Dropping Duvalier Case
Haïti-Duvalier : Un an d’impunité et de mépris des victimes de la dictature
Haiti-Séisme-2 ans: Un incroyable fiasco
Faces from Haiti’s Brutal Regime Return
Des organisations des droits humains exhortent la présidence
Conille gets Crucial Nod in Haiti
Gary Conille est officiellement désigné Premier Ministre
Haïti: 100 jours sans aucun gouvernement formel
Travaux de Refonte de la Loi Électorale encore Incertaines
Discours du Président Martelly à la CIRH
Haïti: Clinton, décoré et remis en selle
Martelly PM Pick had Rocky Tenure as Top Cop
Refugee Camps: Haitian Mayor’s Office Vows to Destroy Them All
Haitian Diaspora Allowed to Vote
Delays Certifying Election Results
‘Killing Democracy’ in Haiti, Canadian-Style
Haitian elections: split reactions to Martelly victory
Delays and Irregularities Mark ‘Smooth’ Election Day
Return of Aristide: Homecoming or Comeback?
Considérations au Niveau des Secteurs de Droits Humains
Reports on Aristide’s return to Haiti
Personality, not Politics, Divides Haiti’s Presidential Candidates
Aristide Return: Haiti Spoiler or Savior?
Singer Faces Former First Lady in Presidential Runoff
Baby Doc’s Return to Haiti Revives Dark Memories of Duvalier Era
The Poor always Pay: Electoral Crisis in Haiti
Al Jazeera Inside Story – Haiti: A Nation in Trouble
Protests Erupt as Haiti Election goes to Run-Off
Delivering on the Elections: Haiti Grassroots Watch
Beyond Wyclef: What Haitians Want From Elections
Next Haitian President: Who Will It Be?
M. Pierre-Louis Speaking in London
Democracy and Disarmament in Haiti: BBC Investigates
No Major Haiti Risk Seen from Wyclef Election Bar
Port-au-Prince or Port-au-President?
Legislative Elections Postponed Indefinitely
Timeline of Haitian Politics
Reality of Post-Aristide Haiti
Interim Government Uses ‘Terrorist’ Smear to Repress Opponents
Interim government paves way for return of the military
Justice pour Jean Dominique et Jean Claude Louissaint!
Aristide Statement to International Press
An Electoral Farce: But Who Is Laughing? (HB80)
An Electoral Farce: But Who Is Laughing? (HB80)
On 12 January 2015, the mandates of a second third of the Haitian Senate and of the whole of the lower house expired, leaving Haiti without a legislature. This was due to the failure of President Michel Martelly to hold any legislative or local elections...

Duvalier Departs, but Martelly’s Duvalierism Marches On: Who Needs Elections? (HB78)
Duvalier Departs, but Martelly’s Duvalierism Marches On: Who Needs Elections? (HB78)
The fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake of 2010 will mark another historic moment: it is the day on which Haiti officially becomes a dictatorshipand as such, just months after Jean-Claude Duvalier’s death,takes one more giant step back to...

Un dictateur plus classe ? (HB73)
Un dictateur plus classe ? (HB73)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/hb_73_french.pdf"] Révolte contre les mensonges et les illégalités   ...

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...

Danger Signs After Coup Bid (HB45)
Danger Signs After Coup Bid (HB45)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB45.pdf"] Political tensions deepened and violence flared following an apparent coup attempt against the government on the night of the 16th December. Around 30 armed men took over...

Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)
Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB44.pdf"] The United States' declaration of a "war on terrorism" following the 11 September attacks was met with some scepticism, if not cynicism, by those familiar with the case of...

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...

Aristide is Back (HB41)
Aristide is Back (HB41)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB41.pdf"] Ten yearssince he was first elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide has returned to power following an election in November that was boycotted by all the main opposition...

Scale of Lavalas Victory Questioned (HB39)
Scale of Lavalas Victory Questioned (HB39)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB39.pdf"] The May 21st elections returned a huge victory for Jean-Betrand Aristide's new, populist Lavalas Family party. According to the official results, the Lavalas Family won 18...

Chronicle of an Election Postponed (HB38)
Chronicle of an Election Postponed (HB38)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB38.pdf"] Elections for every single elected office in Haiti, save the Presidency and a third of the Senate, have been due since the end of 1998. Members of Parliament had blocked...


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