Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

The EU in Haiti: Neocolonialism?

The European Union has decided to withdraw from the Election Observation Mission in Haiti, highlighting rocky relations between Haiti and its international observers. The EU has been criticized for saying things were running smoothly in Haiti, when local populations report the exact opposite. In light of elections marred by irregularities and fraud, the EU has still insisted upon the validity and legitimacy of the elections. There is also concern over the lack of transparency in the mission, as well as the failure to watchful eye on previous president Martelly and his abuse of democracy in Haiti. Click HERE for the full article. — The European Union and Haiti: Everyday Neocolonialism? Frédéric Thomas The Haiti Support Group July 5th, 2016 On Wednesday June 8, following a report by the Independent Electoral Evaluation Commission (CIEVE)[1], the EU announced that it was to end its […]

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