Haiti

Were Haitian Police Behind Assassination Attempt on Aristide?

March 24, 2017

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

Jovenel Moise Awarded Haitian Presidency as Opposition Parties Allege Massive Election Fraud

January 6, 2017

Haiti’s electoral council limited access to the voter tally sheets as the opposition began uncovering fraud, says radio host Margaret Prescod

UN Admits Fault in Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak as Country Faces Prospect of Famine

December 7, 2016

Haitians continue to endure the aftermath of the forgotten disaster of Hurricane Matthew, says lawyer Brian Concannon

Protesters in Haiti Say Moise Victory Amounts to ‘Electoral Coup’

November 30, 2016

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

Awaiting Presidential Poll Results, Haitians Worry of Election Theft

November 21, 2016

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

Haitian Activist Speaks Out Against Killing of Fellow Activist

October 15, 2016

David Oxygene discusses the perils of organizing in Haiti (This interview took place prior to the disaster wrought by Hurricane Matthew)

How the Red Cross, UN, and Foreign Governments Made Haiti More Vulnerable to Hurricane Matthew

October 7, 2016

Interventions, an ongoing cholera epidemic, and the devastating 2010 earthquake left much of the country in a condition that’s made the disaster worse

Danny Glover: Upcoming Haitian Election an Opportunity for Self-Determination

September 28, 2016

The actor and activist discusses who he is supporting and what’s at stake for the Haitian people

UN Admits Role in Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak After Years of Denial

August 19, 2016

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

Leaked Report Reveals Unsanitary Conditions At UN Bases During Haitian Cholera Epidemic

April 6, 2016

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

Haiti’s New Interim President has Close Ties to Business Elite

February 15, 2016

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

Why America Remains Silent As Haitians Decry Fraud in National Election

December 5, 2015

Several reports find rampant fraud despite official results placing Martelly’s party in the next round of presidential elections.

Fraud Allegations Fly as Haitian Presidential Election Heads to Runoff

November 6, 2015

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

Clinton Emails Reveal Foreign Meddling in Last Haitian Presidential Election

October 24, 2015

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

Clinton Emails Reveal Foreign Meddling in Last Haitian Presidential Election

October 24, 2015

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

Multiple Scandals in Haiti Expose Weakness of Current Development Model

August 14, 2015

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.

Despite Violence, Low Voter Turnout Int’l Community Calls Haitian Elections Good Enough

August 11, 2015

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

UN Peacekeepers in Haiti Force Girls to Trade Sex for Food, Medicine

June 11, 2015

IJDH executive director Brian Concannon and Code Blue co-founder Paula Donovan discuss the lack of accountability within the UN and the reforms needed for victims seeking justice

GAO Report Finds USAID’s Haiti Projects “Unsustainable”

June 8, 2015

CUNY Assoc. Prof. Francois Pierre-Louis and CEPR researcher Jake Johnston explain key findings in a report and the American development agency’s creation of a shadow government in Haiti