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The U.S. Elections: End Of Empire? A View From Haiti

Mark Schuller | Posted 11.21.2016 | Chicago
Mark Schuller

Many people were surprised at the results of last week's election. In hindsight, the signs were there to be seen, in plain sight. Many, either because they were paying attention or being targeted, were not surprised.

Did Trump's Visit to Little Haiti Help Him Win Florida?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

It was the American people's intervention that prevented the annihilation of Trump. Haitian activists were pivotal in this. We ask that Trump do for u...

'People's Tribunal' Launched In Haiti To Commemorate 101 Years Of U.S. Occupation

Mark Schuller | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Mark Schuller

Especially in this volatile electoral season - in Haiti as in the U.S. - it is easy to lose sight of history and structural causes of today's social ills. The People's Tribunal allows for an imagination and articulation of solutions.

Deadly River: Cholera Time Bomb Thrives in Haiti's Electoral Toxic Soup

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.04.2016 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Image courtesy of Deadly River If you see something, say something. Don't get excited. I am not writing about your next- door neighbor operating a we...

Questions about Haiti for Tonight's Democratic Debate in Brooklyn

Mark Schuller | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Mark Schuller

Tonight, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be debating issues in Brooklyn, five days before the New York primary, the biggest single cont...

For US in Haiti, Black Votes Don't Matter

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 01.29.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Basically, Haitians managed to put Washington in the situation of having to maintain that a runoff election with only one candidate, businessman Jovenel Moïse, would be legitimate, or postpone the election.

Haiti's Martelly and His Henchman Set the Stage for Tragedy

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Let's think about the evil absurdity of the crisis playing out in Haiti, and the complicity of international forces that set the stage for this loomin...

Haiti Postpones Presidential Election As Violence Erupts

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.23.2016 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti called off its presidential election on Friday, two days before it was due, over concerns of escalating violence spar...

Behind the "Banana Man" - Haiti's Only Presidential Candidate

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
Mark Schuller

by Jennifer Vansteenkiste and Mark Schuller If nothing changes, Haiti is scheduled to have a run-off election this coming Sunday, January 24. Only o...

Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Mark Schuller

Six years ago the world wept with Haiti, and along with our tears came one of the most generous humanitarian responses in history.

Preventing the Next Disaster in Haiti

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.12.2016 | World
Mark Schuller

By Ellie Happel and Mark Schuller The earthquake that rocked Port-au-Prince and killed hundreds of thousands of people six years ago today is often m...

Almost 6 Years Later, U.S. Intervention in Haiti Has Caused Instability and Aid Efforts Have Largely Failed

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 11.10.2016 | World
Mark Weisbrot

USAID, the U.S. State Department's development agency, pledged to build 15,000 homes but has so far only delivered 900. Of USAID contracts, more than 50 percent of payments went to contractors in Washington, D.C., while only one percent went directly to Haitian organizations.

Haiti: US interference Wins Elections

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

The security lapses, violence, disorganization and irregularities of the August 9 Haitian elections had been preordained by the U.S. subversion of these long overdue elections. The result has been further destabilization of Haiti.

Haiti Déjà Vu

Mark Schneider | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Mark Schneider

Secretary of State John Kerry just pulled off a compromise to save Afghanistan's elections from yielding widespread violence. He might considering doing the same in Haiti. Here's why.

OAS Insider Details Proposed Coup Against Haiti's Preval and Cholera's 'Genocide by Negligence'

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.26.2014 | Books
Georgianne Nienaber

This book details Seitenfus's dependence upon his own moral compass as he was forced to take a stand against powerful international players, including the United States, as the potential coup was put in motion.

Haiti's Latest Elections

Pius Kamau | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Pius Kamau

Haiti needs a change of heart among some of her small elite in whose hands real power in Haiti resides.

You Would Have to Put Your Hand on My Heart: Aristide's Return to Haiti

Laura Flynn | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Laura Flynn

For those who were asking if they could possibly go on struggling for change, Aristide's return is, at last, a taste of justice. For those sweltering in tents in the hot sun, this is a breath of hope.

Haiti Election: Why Martelly Stood to Win

Dyane Jean François | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Dyane Jean François

This may be one most significant elections in the Haiti's history. Visibility was especially important in this election because on paper the two candidates are rather similar.

Clinton Apologizes for U.S. Role in Destroying Haitian Democracy (Happy April Fool's Day!)

Isabel Macdonald | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Isabel Macdonald

When will Haitians get an apology for the brutal regimes that foreign governments have imposed on their country?

On the Move to Change

Wyclef Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wyclef Jean

Despite the many stories about my wound on the eve of the Haitian election, the story shouldn't be about my hand.

How Do You Spell Democracy?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Peacekeepers and observers may produce fairer elections in Haiti -- but education is the first step towards democracy.

Home Sweet Home: Aristide's Historic Return Trip to Haiti

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Democracy Now!

2011-03-21-aristide.jpg Democracy Now's Amy Goodman was able to interview Aristide hours before he was to arrive in Port-au-Prince. This is an excerpt of the exclusive interview:

Sovereignty, Stability and Sweet Micky: What is Going on in Haiti?

Nicole Skibola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nicole Skibola

Why aren't we outraged that the United States and the OAS pushed for the adoption of election results that many have deemed fraudulent?

In Haiti, Reliving Duvalier, Waiting for Aristide

Laura Flynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Flynn

For the veterans of this struggle to have to watch Jean-Claude Duvalier return a free man to the scene of his crimes now was excruciating.

Haiti's Next Leader: To Do List

Dyane Jean François | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dyane Jean François

Satisfying basic needs is then the best weapon of a despotic government. People living in violence and poverty will accept many things if they are promised security and food.