Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Little Haiti calls on Clinton to visit, denies hate claim

Residents of Little Haiti reject Trump claims during the third debate that they hate Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Residents say that they are waiting for a visit from Secretary Clinton, especially after a letter went out on October 20th on behalf of 50 Florida Haitian-American organizations and leaders. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Little Haiti residents deny claim of Clinton hate Jeff Lenox, 7 News Miami October 20, 2016     MIAMI (WSVN) – Residents of Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood are denying claims that they dislike Hillary Clinton after Donald Trump made the claim in the final presidential debate. In the third presidential debate Wednesday, Donald Trump claimed the residents of Little Haiti in Miami do not like the Clintons. “You take a look at the people of Haiti,” he said. “I was in […]

The parallels between Martelly’s presidency and Trump’s campaign

In a thought-provoking piece, Jonathan Katz compares Martelly’s (whose presidential mandate ended on February 7th) campaign in 2011 to the current Donald Trump campaign. In addition to both being pop stars before turning to politics and being considered “jokes” at the start of their campaigns, Martelly and Trump garner their support from frustrated men who feel dismissed by establishment politics. Katz suggests that there might be disastrous consequences if Trump accesses power, based on Martelly’s calamitous record as a president between 2011 and 2015. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. What Happens When a Celebrity Becomes President Jonathan M. Katz, The Atlantic February 9, 2016 With his country descending into its worst political crisis since a 2004 coup d’etat, and thousands of people demanding his resignation in the streets, Haiti’s embattled outgoing president, Michel Martelly, went back […]

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