Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

The Betrayal of Haiti

By Emmanuel Broadus and Ryan Ffrench, Socialist Review January 7, 2011 One year on from the devastating earthquake that killed an estimated 300,000 people, ordinary Haitians are still suffering homelessness, cholera and an occupying army. Emmanuel Broadus reports on the situation from Haiti, with photos by Ryan Ffrench. It was supposed to be the day that Haitians voted in what has been called one of the most important elections in Haiti’s history. On the ballot on 28 November 2010 were 19 contenders for the five-year post of the presidency, all but one of the 99 seats in the House of Deputies and a third of the Senate. But this election only offers the choice between those candidates deemed suitable by the Franco-US alliance that leads the international community’s involvement in Haiti. Against the dire backdrop of last January’s earthquake, a […]

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