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Jean Bertrand Aristide

Haiti's First Free Elections In Years Hold Promise Of Bold Progressive Change

Danny Glover | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
Danny Glover

The United States isn't the only country in the midst of a drawn out election campaign marked by voter discontent and demands for bold, new policy directions that genuinely respond to the needs and aspirations of ordinary citizens.

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.

Stop the Political Persecution of Aristide and Fanmi Lavalas Once and for All

Danny Glover | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Danny Glover

It's time to end the campaign of attacks against Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Fanmi Lavalas once and for all. Aristide, like all Haitian citizens, must be allowed to participate in politics without fear and intimidation being the norm.

Haiti: In the Kingdom of Impunity

Michael Deibert | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Michael Deibert

There are many striking sights to be seen in Haiti today. In the north of the country, where over 200 years ago a revolt of slaves began that would ev...

Michael Deibert's Haiti Bookshelf

Michael Deibert | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Michael Deibert

Despite its image of relentless poverty and political unrest, Haiti is the most beguiling and charming of destinations for foreign observers, but also one of the most maddeningly complex.

President Hugo Chavez and America's "Backyard"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Hugo Chavez defied this history of power relations in the hemisphere. And for that defiance elite voices will vilify him, but a far larger number of people will see him as a hero.

After Charles Taylor, Justice for Haiti?

Michael Deibert | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
Michael Deibert

It is time that the government of Haitian president Michel Martelly and Haiti's parliament ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and give the victims of Haiti the justice that they have so long been denied.

U.S. Government Still Not Ready for Democracy in Haiti

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The U.S. government has spent millions and possibly tens of millions of dollars trying to railroad Haiti's former president. On behalf of U.S. taxpayers, we could use a Congressional inquiry into this abuse of our tax dollars.

Notes From Haiti's Long Hot Summer

Michael Deibert | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Michael Deibert

So the country, where an estimated 634,000 survivors of the quake still live in makeshift settlements in and around the capital, remains without a government.

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.

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:

Aboard Aristide's Airplane as Ex-Haitian Leader Returns From 7 Years In Exile -- Democracy Now! Exclusive

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Democracy Now!

2011-03-18-astride.jpgYesterday, in defiance of the Obama administration, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti for the first time since being ousted in a 2004 U.S.-backed coup.

An Open Letter to Our Brother, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rev. Jesse Jackson

In the strongest terms, we urge the United States government to cease its opposition to your return.

Can Haiti Get Beyond Politics as Usual?

Pascal Robert | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pascal Robert

At some point, the progressive forces who seek to liberate Haiti from the constant cycle of detrimental Western influence will have to get beyond their political differences.

Former President Aristide Back in Haiti -- a Risk of Instability or an Opportunity for Healing?

Nicolas Rossier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicolas Rossier

Days after the arrival of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier in Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide wrote an official letter to the South African authorit...

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.

Aristide Should Be Allowed to Return to Haiti

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Haiti's infamous dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier, returned to his country this week, while the country's first elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide,...

Haiti's Political and Economic Earthquake "Made in the USA"

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Michael Johnson

(updated below - Update II - Update III) This morning, as political and financial leaders from around the world convene at the World Economic Forum, ...

Haiti Election Fiasco: Chickens Come Home to Roost

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The flawed election, ignoring warnings about the electoral council, and the lack of honesty about and accountability for the cholera outbreak, suggest it is high time to turn a new page in US relations with Haiti.

WikiLeaks Honduras: State Dept. Busted on Support of Coup

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Despite the fact that the U.S. government was crystal clear on what had transpired, the U.S. did not immediately cut off all aid to Honduras except "democracy assistance," as required by U.S. law.

An Exclusive Interview With Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Nicolas Rossier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicolas Rossier

Currently in forced-exile in South Africa, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is still the national leader of Fanmi Lavalas -- one of Haiti's most popular political parties

How Our Governments Snuffed Out a Democracy And Kidnapped a President: A Modern Parable

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The people of Haiti, who have nothing, were bold and brave enough to campaign and organize to take power back from their undemocratic elites. Are we?

Haiti, Six Months After the Earthquake

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goodman

Haitians are angry, questioning where the billions of dollars donated in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake have gone. Most of the U.S. pledge of $1.15 billion is now being held up in Congress.

Haiti Hype is Dying Down, But the Rescue Continues

Leah James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leah James

In my several trips to Haiti, one thing has become abundantly clear. Though those living in the tent cities suffer, they are determined to rebuild -- even if the help goes away.

Numbing Numbers

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

By Peter Costantini - Seattle To get a feeling for the magnitude of the suffering in Haiti, you have to try to fit some context around those hallucin...