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Hillary Clinton and Electoral Coup in Haiti
The Clintons’ high-profile interest in Haiti dates back almost all the way to their wedding in 1975. Shortly after their honeymoon in Acapulco, Bill and Hillary Clinton received an invitation from David Edwards — a friend and Citibank executive — to accompany him to Haiti. Edwards’s motivation in...
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Obama’s Cuba Visit Illustrates US Arrogance
In his speech to the Cuban people in Havana, President Barack Obama declared, “I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas. … I’ve urged the people of the Americas to leave behind the ideological battles of the past.” But Obama made clear that his desire to end the...
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Haitian Elections Cancelled As Popular Dissent Against Ruling Party Intensifies
'If Haiti is to continue on its admittedly vexing path toward a real democracy... such utter contempt for the will of the Haitian people must end.'
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Haiti, Six Years Later
On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, leaving hundreds of thousands dead, more than a million displaced and virtually shutting down Haiti’s already weakened government. Out of the devastation, however, came some measure of hope. Haitians came together following the quake,...
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US Political Intervention in Haiti Has Caused Instability and Aid Efforts Have Largely Failed
When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, killing more than 200,000 people, former President Bill Clinton said that the reconstruction would provide an opportunity to “build back better.” Some $9.6 billion was pledged by the international community, including the U.S. government...
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Presidential Elections in Haiti: The Most Votes Money Can Buy
On Monday, Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) announced that the preliminary results of the October 25 presidential and legislative elections, expected to be announced today, would be delayed until Thursday. The delay has been attributed to the formation of a committee by the CEP to...
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Are You Haitian?
American media upped its coverage of the Dominican Republic’s internment and deportation practices, but the repression of Haitians continues.
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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.
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Red Cross Holds a Press Conference In Haiti. It Doesn’t Go Well.
Haitian reporters demand answers from the Red Cross but don’t get many.
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Caribbean Looks to Paris Climate Summit for Its Very Survival
Caribbean leaders on Saturday further advanced their policy position on climate change ahead of the 21 st Conference of Parties, also known as COP 21, scheduled for Paris during November and December of this year. The position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 14 independent countries, was put...
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