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Haitians Rise Up Against Corruption, Austerity

Haitians Rise Up Against Corruption, Austerity

October 28, 2018

A corruption scandal in Haiti has ignited a massive protest and thrown the Haitian government into crisis. At issue is the misuse of nearly $2 billion from PetroCaribe, a Venezuela-sponsored program that was supposed to help rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. We speak to Jake Johnston of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

UN Mission Helped Plan Haitian Raid that Ended in Civilian Massacre

January 16, 2018

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