Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haiti and Honduras: Two Countries, Two Coups, Two Stolen Elections

By The Haiti Action Committee On December 16, 1990 the people of Haiti had their first ever free and fair democratic elections. This vote of the people swept Jean Bertrand Aristide to power. Stand with the people of Haiti as they protest his continued banishment from Haiti and the banning of his political party from legislative elections to be held in February 2010. In an unprecedented victory for grassroots organizing, over 90% of Haitian people boycotted elections last summer after Fanmi Lavalas candidates were banned from running. Now, the Preval government at the behest of the US/UN occupation there has banned Fanmi Lavalas, the party of beloved President Aristide who was kidnapped by a US-backed coup in 2004, from running in legislative elections scheduled for February 2010. Ninety-eight of the 99 seats in the legislature’s Chamber of Deputies will be […]

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