This article below sheds considerable light on how former Haitian president Rene Preval tried to maneuver within a US imposed straightjacket after the 2004 coup. Preval was elected after the first post-coup election in 2006. Even Preval's very limited (and almost comically sneaky) attempts to achieve minimal independence were too much for the US to take.
Haiti Liberte and few other outlets obtained permission from Wikileaks to publish cables related to Haiti. The pace of Wikileaks revelations about Haiti has been quite slow but is now sure to pick up drastically.