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UN Mission Helped Plan Haitian Raid that Ended in Civilian Massacre
A UN-backed anti-gang operation in the Grand Ravine area of Port-au-Prince ended in the summary execution of civilians on a school campus -- but the killings have been largely ignored. We speak to Jake Johnston, who reported on the incident for the Intercept

  January 16, 2018

From Haiti to Africa, US Owes More Than a Trump Apology
Donald Trump's racist "shithole" comments offer the US a new opportunity to reckon with its longtime destabilization and plunder of the countries he insulted, says Haitian writer Jean Saint-Vil

  January 13, 2018

Were Haitian Police Behind Assassination Attempt on Aristide?
Jeb Sprague-Silgado says the firing on the former president's motorcade took place in the context of mass voter disenfranchisement and an attempt to rearrange the country politically away from left forces

  March 24, 2017

Jovenel Moise Awarded Haitian Presidency as Opposition Parties Allege Massive Election Fraud
Haiti's electoral council limited access to the voter tally sheets as the opposition began uncovering fraud, says radio host Margaret Prescod

  January 6, 2017

UN Admits Fault in Haiti's Cholera Outbreak as Country Faces Prospect of Famine
Haitians continue to endure the aftermath of the forgotten disaster of Hurricane Matthew, says lawyer Brian Concannon

  December 7, 2016

Protesters in Haiti Say Moise Victory Amounts to 'Electoral Coup'
Some parties maintain their supporters were denied the right to vote and many are taking to the streets despite campaign of intimidation, says journalist Margaret Prescod

  November 30, 2016

Awaiting Presidential Poll Results, Haitians Worry of Election Theft
Margaret Prescod discusses the problems Haitian voters faced in the presidential elections, and says the Lavalas party is extremely popular among the impoverished majority but this is not reflected in the polls

  November 21, 2016

Haitian Activist Speaks Out Against Killing of Fellow Activist
David Oxygene discusses the perils of organizing in Haiti (This interview took place prior to the disaster wrought by Hurricane Matthew)

  October 15, 2016

How the Red Cross, UN, and Foreign Governments Made Haiti More Vulnerable to Hurricane Matthew
Interventions, an ongoing cholera epidemic, and the devastating 2010 earthquake left much of the country in a condition that's made the disaster worse

  October 7, 2016

Danny Glover: Upcoming Haitian Election an Opportunity for Self-Determination
The actor and activist discusses who he is supporting and what's at stake for the Haitian people

  September 28, 2016

UN Admits Role in Haiti's Cholera Outbreak After Years of Denial
A lawyer representing the victims says there needs to be continued pressure on the UN to ensure the safety of the host communities where its missions are deployed

  August 19, 2016

Leaked Report Reveals Unsanitary Conditions At UN Bases During Haitian Cholera Epidemic
The United States is actively discouraging countries from holding the UN accountable for bringing cholera to Haiti, says Brian Concannon, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

  April 6, 2016

Haiti's New Interim President has Close Ties to Business Elite
CUNY's Francois Pierre-Louis and Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford discuss how protesters forced former President Michel Martelly to step down, but the people could lose in the struggle for free and fair elections

  February 15, 2016

After Haiti Elections Postponed, Is the U.S. Rushing to Protect Clinton?
After massive protests and reports of election fraud, the U.S. continued to push for a presidential election runoff, but former OAS Haiti mission head says the US is protecting candidate Clinton's record

  January 26, 2016

Why America Remains Silent As Haitians Decry Fraud in National Election
Several reports find rampant fraud despite official results placing Martelly's party in the next round of presidential elections.

  December 5, 2015

Fraud Allegations Fly as Haitian Presidential Election Heads to Runoff
As Haiti's two leading presidential candidates head to a runoff, Queens College's Francois Pierre-Louis and CEPR's Jake Johnston discuss the lack of violence and implications of the international community's backing of the election results

  November 6, 2015

Clinton Emails Reveal Foreign Meddling in Last Haitian Presidential Election
As Haitians vote for their next president, Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network Ezili Danto and IJDH attorney Nicole Phillips discuss the past and present influence of the international community in election results

  October 24, 2015

Clinton Emails Reveal Foreign Meddling in Last Haitian Presidential Election
As Haitians vote for their next president, Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network Ezili Danto and IJDH attorney Nicole Phillips discuss the past and present influence of the international community in election results

  October 24, 2015

Multiple Scandals in Haiti Expose Weakness of Current Development Model
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux explores the root cause of the scandals involving USAID and the American Red Cross, and looks at whether there is a way to get donations directly to local communities with accountability.

  August 14, 2015

Despite Violence, Low Voter Turnout Int'l Community Calls Haitian Elections Good Enough
Joining us from Haiti, CUNY's Francois Pierre-Louis and CEPR's Jake Johnston discuss why average Haitians are disillusioned with the electoral process and the international forces invested in its results

  August 11, 2015

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