Dan Coughlin covered Haiti for Inter Press Service from the UN and Port-au-Prince from 1992 to 1996. He is now news director of Pacifica Radio.
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Wednesday, June 08, 2011
WikiLeaks Haiti: Cable Depicts Fraudulent Haiti Election
The United States, the European Union and the United Nations decided to support Haiti’s recent presidential and parliamentary elections despite believing that the country’s electoral body, “almost certainly in conjunction with President Preval,” had “emasculated the opposition” by unwisely and unjustly excluding the country’s largest party, according to a secret US Embassy cable.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s triumphant return to Haiti after seven years of forced exile in South Africa signals a new stage in the Caribbean country’s popular and democratic struggle just as a resurgent right-wing prepares to lay electoral claim – for the first time ever – to the country’s presidency in a controversial U.S.-backed presidential poll on Sunday.