Category: Haiti

Yves Engler: Ugly Reality of Canadian Aid to Haiti

The primary explanation for the gap between what’s said and done is that power generally defines what is considered reality

Auset Marian Lewis: Black Lives Matter in the Dominican Republic

Racial profiling is not just for Freddie Gray and Michael Brown. Haitians in the Dominican Republic suffer the same discrimination

Mark Schuller: Humanitarian Occupation in Haiti

A century after the U.S. military invasion of Haiti in 1915, a U.N. “stabilization mission” continues to compromise the nation’s political and economic sovereignty

Nathalie Baptiste: Are Foreign NGOs Rebuilding Haiti Or Just Cashing In?

Haiti plays host to over 10,000 NGOs, whose foreign workers make up an affluent class of their own

Joe Emersberger: Kicking Away the Ladder in Haiti

In addition to US-led coups and economic sanctions, the destruction of local agriculture is a huge part of Haiti’s economic disaster since 1980

Marjorie Cohn: Book Review: ‘How Human Rights Can Build Haiti’

A review of How Human Rights Can Build Haiti by Fran Quigley

Joe Emersberger: US Court Dismisses 8,700 Haitian Lives

Those responsible for continued Haitian suffering enjoy impunity.

Beverly Bell: Five Years after the Earthquake in Haiti

Some things never change. In Haiti, no matter the century or decade in question, one can be certain that: the state and elite are trouncing the rights and needs of the majority, the population is protesting to demand land and justice, and the international community is taking the wrong side. Five years after the earthquake Read more…

Amy Wilentz: Duvalierism Lives On

The effects of Duvalierism, as conceived by Jean-Claude’s father, François (Papa Doc) Duvalier and continued by Jean-Claude, resonate to this day

Joe Emersberger: The USA’s Haitian Puppet Targets Jean Bertrand Aristide yet again

Former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide is once again being hounded with bogus corruption allegations by the government of Michel Martelly

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