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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 (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".