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

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 11.10.2015 | 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 10.14.2015 | 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?

Haiti Election Protests: Fires And Barricades After Election

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Protesters enraged by the results of Haiti's troubled presidential election set barricades and political offices ablaze,...

Haiti Presidential Candidates Lead Protest To Nullify Election

AP | JACOB KUSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Frustrated presidential candidates led a march through Haiti's capital Thursday to demand officials annul an election th...

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.

From Finger Pointing to Building Confidence in Haiti

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

How do we seize initiative in a country that knows only trauma and deception? There's no right answer. But actions that build confidence would be a big first step.

Rep. Maxine Waters Calls for New Elections in Haiti

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

To fail to act in the interests of the majority of Haitians, with the argument that a new election would be too costly, would be "penny-wise, pound foolish." It's worth $30 million to protect $11 billion.

Genesis of Haiti's Second Humanitarian Disaster

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

When cases of cholera began to emerge in late October, it would prove much more difficult to sound the alarm that a new catastrophe was in our midst and demanded our attention.

Haiti One Year Later: Light at the End of the Tunnel or Oncoming Train?

Mark Schuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

This summer I conducted a study of a random sample of over 100 camps in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. How much progress has been made since August? In short: almost none.

OAS Plan to Alter Haiti Vote Fails Bush v. Gore Standard of Equal Protection

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If you were a Haitian voter whose vote belonged OAS team sample, your vote will be treated differently than if your vote did not belong to that sample. This was the grounds on which the Supreme Court stopped the Florida recount.

Was Brazilian Diplomat in Haiti Fired for Slamming UN and NGOs?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

When Brazilian diplomat Ricardo Seitenfus was abruptly ousted as special representative of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti on Christmas day, timing proved to be everything.

Whose Side Is Bill Clinton On in Haiti, Anyway?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

What was Bill Clinton thinking when he told journalists in the Dominican Republic yesterday that Haiti needed "an objective" recount of ballots in the...

Haitians Protest Election and So Do I

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sheldon C. Good

The protests are only an expression of the Haitian people who feel their voice has been stolen, along with an election. And so I protest too. Our government must assist in reviewing the fraud.

Haiti's Election and the Politics of the Absurd

Pascal Robert | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pascal Robert

In Haiti, governments are known to function in several ways, most of them to the detriment of the Haitian people.