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What Hillary Clinton’s State Department Emails Reveal About Haiti

Many who are following the scandal of Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails are missing the point that they make clear in regards to Haiti: The United States has been meddling in Haiti for a long time, and usually not for the best. This article analyzes what Hillary Clinton’s emails reveal, both by what they say and what is notably missing (like mentions of Haiti’s 2010 elections).

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What Are We Missing About Haiti in the Hillary Emails?

Georgianne Nienaber, The Huffington Post

September 14, 2015

The Fourth Estate is in foreclosure. The “who, what, where, when, and why” of traditional coverage is missing. A thorough analysis of what is redacted or completely missing in the Clinton emails is not forthcoming, and the real scandal resides in politically motivated reporting. It is time that the press wipe themselves clean of political bias and stop shouting about the paper tiger of wiped servers. To steal aquote from Hillary at the initial Benghazi hearing, “What difference does it make?”

The truth is that no one will ever be privy to the complete correspondences, but there is more than enough information available to discuss how the United States conducts corrupt foreign policy in Haiti. Even if a Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) were submitted to obtain every last email on the official State Department server during Secretary Clinton’s term, most would not see the light of day. Clinton’s staff, under the direction of Cheryl Mills, was known for blocking the release of what they deemed “politically sensitive” documents requested under the FOIA law.

I mention Haiti because, after spending a significant amount of time there post-earthquake, I have come to understand that corruption has been a part of our foreign policy for hundreds of years. I am not a Haiti expert, but I have seen firsthand the malfeasance of USAID, NGOs, the United Nations, foreign church groups, and international banking institutions.


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