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Haitian Revolt 2019

Haiti fuel shortage: Protesters call for president's resignation
By Al Jazeera English - YouTube - September 17, 2019

Haiti's capital is at a standstill as violent protests continue over fuel shortage and a corruption scandal. The president is also facing renewed calls to resign.

Haiti Allocates Funds to Non-existent Gov't Offices: Report
By TeleSur - April 17, 2019
A report by the Citizen's Observatory for the Institutionalization of Democracy in Haiti (OCID) revealed that currently more than seven million gourdes (about US$87,500) are being allocated to non-existent parliamentary offices.

Jean Michel Lapin Is Haiti's New Prime Minister
By TeleSur - April 09, 2019
Haitian President Jovenel Moise announced Tuesday that after consulting with the leaders of both Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, he has decided to appoint interim premier Jean Michel Lapin as the official new head of government.

Haitian Opposition Calls for Nation-Wide Protests on March 29
By TeleSur - March 25, 2019
As nation-wide protests and riots have rocked the Caribbean nation since Feb. 7, sectors of the opposition in Haiti announced the resumption of anti-government mobilizations for March 29.

U.S. Mercenaries Arrested in Haiti Were Part of a Half-Baked Scheme to Move $80 Million For Embattled President
By Matthew Cole, Kim Ives - The Intercept - March 20, 2019
The American team included two former Navy SEALs, a former Blackwater-trained contractor, and two Serbian mercenaries who lived in the U.S. Their leader, a 52-year-old former Marine C-130 pilot named Kent Kroeker, had told his men that this secret operation had been requested and approved by Moïse himself. The Haitian president's emissaries had told Kroeker that the mission would involve escorting the presidential aide, Fritz Jean-Louis, to the Haitian central bank, where he'd electronically transfer $80 million from a government oil fund to a second account controlled solely by the president. In the process, the Haitians told the Americans, they'd be preserving democracy in Haiti.

Our Boss Will Call Your Boss
By Jake Johnston - CEPR - March 12, 2019
On February 17, Haitian police arrested seven Blackwater-like security contractors a few blocks from the country's Central Bank. They claimed to be on a government mission, and had a cache of weapons. Four days later the US "rescued" them. What happened?

Uruguay Urges OAS to Prioritize Crisis in Haiti
By TeleSur - March 09, 2019
In a letter, the Uruguay government stressed the need to know all the facts in order to offer cooperation for a solution before things worsen any further. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay officially requested Friday that the Organization of American States (OAS) prioritize an investigation of the political, social and economic crisis that Haiti is undergoing.

Haitian Opposition Questions US 'Mediation' Amid Crisis
By TeleSur - March 02, 2019
The United States' track record of meddling in Haiti hasn't lead to any positive outcome in the past, and the Haitian opposition isn't betting on it this time. The Haitian opposition questioned United States mediation of the ongoing crisis, and argued that Under Secretary of State David Hale's visit to the country Friday would not improve the situation.

Haiti Cancels Carnival As Protesters Demand End To Corruption
By TeleSur - February 28, 2019
Haiti's official carnival celebrations are canceled, the minister of culture announced. The religious and historical celebrations were set to begin Sunday in Gonaives, this year's selected host city, until Jean-Michel Lapin announced Wednesday that the national festival would be canceled in light of major protests across the country in the runup to the annual festival that ushers in Catholic Lent.

COMMENTARY: Stand with the People's Uprising in Haiti
By The San Francisco Bay View - February 27, 2019
On Nov. 15, 2018, in the midst of mass demonstrations taking place across the length and breadth of Haiti, Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization, the party of Haiti's poor majority, issued a statement titled "Crisis and Resolution." In the statement, Fanmi Lavalas denounced the regime of President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Jean-Henri Ceant as corrupt and dictatorial and called for a transitional government for a period of three years to address the needs of the population and to set the stage for new elections for an inclusive and democratic government.

26 Dead, 77 Injured in Haiti Protests So Far: IACHR Report
By TeleSur - February 26, 2019
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) published a report Monday which revealed that at least 26 people have died and 77 others were injured since the protest started on Feb. 7.

Haiti: Funeral of Two Riot Victims Unleashes New Protests
By TeleSur - February 23, 2019
The funeral Friday of two victims of the Haitian security forces repression, which has caused at least nine deaths in recent weeks, was transformed into a massive protest against President Jovenel Moise.

Canadian military in Haiti. Why?
By Yves Engler - February 22, 2019
Canadian troops may have recently been deployed to Haiti, even though the government has not asked Parliament or consulted the public for approval to send soldiers to that country.

Americans arrested in Haiti with arsenal of guns won't face U.S. charges
By Jacqueline Charles, David Ovalle, and Jay Weaver - Feb 21, 2019
The five heavily armed Americans arrested in Haiti earlier this week are back on their home soil and won't be facing any criminal charges in the United States – a decision already causing outrage among some Haitian leaders.

Canadian Policy on Venezuela, Haiti Reveals Hypocrisy
By Yves Engler - Feb 21, 2019
If the dominant media was serious about holding the Canadian government to account for its foreign policy decisions, there would be numerous stories pointing out the hypocrisy of Ottawa's response to recent political developments in Haiti and Venezuela. Instead silence, or worse, cheer-leading.

Americans arrested in Haiti driving around with an arsenal are flown to the U.S.
By Jacqueline Charles - February 20, 2019
A group of Americans arrested in Haiti driving around Port-au-Prince with an arsenal of weapons arrived back in the United States Wednesday night after failing to show up for their first court appearance before the Haitian justice system.

Haiti's desperate struggle against US imperialism met with silence as world watches Venezuela
By John McEvoy - February 20, 2019
With all eyes currently on Venezuela, very little attention has been paid to the desperate struggle against US imperialism in Haiti. It's time for that to change.

How the U.S. Is Strangling Haiti as It Attempts Regime Change in Venezuela
By Vijay Prashad - February 19, 2019
Their message is simple: if you won't let us breathe, we won't let you breathe, and if you suffocate Venezuela, you suffocate us

State Department reacts to reported arrests of Americans in Haiti
By Frank Miles, Fox News - February 18, 2019
"We understand that the Haitian National Police detained a group of individuals, including some U.S. citizens. When U.S. citizens are arrested overseas we seek Consular Access as soon as possible and provide appropriate Consular assistance as provided by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations," a State Department spokesperson told Fox News. It did not comment further.

5 Americans arrested in Haiti
By Miguel Marquez, CNN - February 18, 2019
Haiti Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond confirmed Monday that five Americans on the island have been arrested. Local authorities told CNN the Americans are being held on conspiracy charges, but have not been formally charged by Haitian authorities. The foreign minister has not confirmed the conspiracy charges.

5 Americans Arrested and Held in Haiti on Criminal Conspiracy, Illegal Weapon Charges
By Michael McDonald / Bloomberg - February 18, 2019
Five Americans, one Russian and a Serb were arrested in Haiti and charged with a criminal conspiracy and illegal possession of weapons, the AFP news agency said, citing Haitian police.

US Sponsored Coup d'Etat: The Destabilization of Haiti
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky - February 17, 2019
This article was written 15 years ago, in the last days of February 2004 in response to the barrage of disinformation in the mainstream media. It was completed on February 29th, the day of President Jean Bertrand Aristide's kidnapping and deportation by US Forces.

How Haiti's Spontaneous Uprising is Connected to Venezuelan Solidarity (1/2)
The Real News Network - February 15, 2019

Kim Ives of Haiti Liberté unravels how the new Haitian revolt entangles Duvalier style corruption of money stolen from Venezuela's PetroCaribe program and subtle US intervention

How Haiti's Spontaneous Uprising is Connected to Venezuelan Solidarity (2/2)
The Real News Network - February 15, 2019

Haiti in disarray as anti-government protests lead to prison breakout
By Peter Beaumont - February 14, 2019
Demonstrations over missing $4bn in development funds leave police overstretched, allowing 78 inmates to escape

Haiti's Unfolding Revolution Is Directly Linked to Venezuela's
By Kim Ives - February 13, 2019
Chaos reigns in Haiti for a seventh straight day as its masses continue to rise up nationwide to drive President Jovenel Moïse from power for his corruption, arrogance, false promises, and straight-faced lies.

Protests in Haiti, protests in Venezuela, but for Trump & Co. only the latter needs 'democracy'
By RT - February 12, 2019

There's a nation that saw violent unrest, looting and anti-government protests over the past days, but don't think of Venezuela. This is Haiti, a country that received no mention from the US except for a vague travel warning.

US piles pressure on Venezuela… but remains mute on Haiti anti-govt unrest
By Kim Ives - February 12, 2019
There's a nation that saw violent unrest, looting and anti-government protests over the past days, but don't think of Venezuela. This is Haiti, a country that received no mention from the US except for a vague travel warning.

Chaos & looting: Violent clashes grip Haiti
By RT - February 11, 2019

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the Haitian capital on Monday, clashing with police for the fifth straight day of demonstrations against economic mismanagement and corruption.

Allan Nairn, "Our Man in FRAPH - Behind Haiti's Paramilitaries," The Nation, Oct 24, 1994

As Haiti Burns, Never Forget: White People Did That
By Michael Harriot - September 07, 2018
As unrest envelops Haiti once again, it is important for us to remember that Haiti suffers from a worldwide collusion between America and European countries intent on making the tropical paradise suffer. To blame Haiti's problems on white people is not a harebrained hypothesis. It is an unbelievably treacherous fact that it often sounds like a kooky conspiracy theory.

WikiLeaks Haiti: The PetroCaribe Files
By Dan Coughlin and Kim Ives - June 01, 2011
How the US tried–and failed–to scuttle a Venezuelan oil deal even though it would bring huge benefits to Haiti's impoverished people.

Kwame Ture on Haiti

Kwame Ture (June 29, 1941 -- November 15, 1998), also known as Stokely Carmichael, was a Trinidadian-American black activist active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. He rose to prominence first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, pronounced "snick") and later as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party. Initially an integrationist, Carmichael later became affiliated with black nationalist and Pan-Africanist movements. He popularized the term "Black Power".[2]

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