Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

What will the US role be in Haiti’s fraudulent elections?

Many blame Haiti’s turbulent history, including the misuse of post-earthquake aid and the coups against former President Aristide, on Haitian corruption but fail to acknowledge the US role in these events. Now, as Haiti gears up for the third round of elections that are already marred by fraud, many wonder what the US role will be this time. Will the US accept any candidate that matches their interests or can activists force the US to stand for fair and democratic elections? Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Weisbrot: U.S. needs strict Haitian pledge before sending any aid. Mark Weisbrot, My Statesman November 5, 2015 When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, killing more than 200,000 people, former President Bill Clinton said that the reconstruction would provide an opportunity to “build back better.” Some […]

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