Haiti Facing Worst Crisis Since 1986? By Nancy Roc

10 April 2019 — Global Research

While Haiti’s failure is reaching a peak, the international community’s behavior needs to change to allow Haitians to turn things around themselves.

“Here we go again in #Haiti. Another messy morning in #PAP where getting gas has become a matter of who you know because pumps are only delivering on a privilege basis. This station at Bois-Patate says it’s only giving diesel to intl organizations”. This tweet from Miami Herald’s Caribbean correspondent, Jacqueline Charles, on April 2, 2019, captures the mood of what Haitians face on a daily basis..  And not just for fuel.

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American Mercenaries Arrested in Haiti Were Part of a Half-Baked Scheme to Move $80 Million on Behalf of Embattled President

22 March 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Matthew Cole and Kim Ives

The Direction Centrale de la Police Judiciaire (DCPJ) in Port-au-Prince, where American mercenaries who were arrested were detained on Feb. 17, 2019. Credit: Hector Retamal/ AFP/Getty Images

Most of the Americans arrived in Port-au-Prince from the U.S. by private jet early on the morning of Feb. 16. They’d packed the eight-passenger charter plane with a stockpile of semi-automatic rifles, handguns, Kevlar bullet-proof vests, and knives. Most had been paid already: $10,000 each up front, with another $20,000 promised to each man after they finished the job.

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Ghosts of Massacre in Haiti Haunt Bolsonaro Government Generals By Leonardo Fernandes

18 March 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Atuação no exterior teria formado uma "casta" dentro das Forças Armadas brasileiras, segundo especialistas - Créditos: Hector Retamal/AFP

Working abroad would have created a “caste” within the Brazilian Armed Forces, according to experts / Hector Retamal/AFP

Generals who have been at the forefront of controversial actions by the Peace Mission in Haiti hold strategic positions in government

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Haiti: imperialist aggression against Bolivarian Revolution sparks mass movement By Rob Lyon

22 February 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

Image: Green Left

Mass protests and a general strike against growing poverty, corruption, and demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse have shut down Haiti for the past two weeks. This mass movement is a direct continuation of the general strike that erupted last summer against proposed increases to the cost of fuel as well as the mass protests that took place last November in relation to a corruption scandal involving PetroCaribe funds.
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Mercenaries flown back to US after their arrest in Haitian capital By John Marion

22 February 2019 — WSWS

The threat of a military intervention in Haiti was demonstrated last Sunday afternoon, when five Americans, two Serbians, and one Haitian were arrested under circumstances that have no innocent explanation. Armed with pistols, assault rifles, drones, a telescope and three satellite phones, they were trying to gain access to the roof of the Banque de la Republique d’Haiti (BRH).

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‘We must live like people’: Chronicle of a red-hot Haiti

20 February 2019 — Peoples Dispatch

Lautaro Rivara, a sociologist and member of the Dessalines Brigade of Solidarity with Haiti, writes a reflection on the socio-political and economic crisis in Haiti and peoples resentment against the government of Jovenel Moïse

By Lautaro Rivara

Haiti protests

A wave of anti-government protests has been taking place in Haiti since February 7 (Photo: Alba Movimientos)

The social climate is heating up in Haiti, as social frustrations accumulate in a minefield that never ends up being deactivated. After last year’s intense mobilizations, with massive and radical epicenters in the months of July, October and November, the strategic truce at the end of the year gave rise to a materially precarious, but calm, Christmas. But the festivities were nothing more than a brief interval. Soon the battles would resume against the high cost-of-living, persistent corruption, social and economic crisis and the absence of a national model for the first independent republic emerging from the history of this side of Rio Bravo. The protests have been occurring for the last twelve intense days, and nothing seems to indicate that they are going to stop.

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Hispaniola Rising: How the US Coup in Venezuela Is Taking Root in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

15 February 2019 — Mint Press

For more than a decade Venezuela has aided the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through a preferential system known as Petrocaribe, and the people of those nations are not taking their governments’ support for the US coup in Venezuela lightly.

By  Ariel Fornari

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Mass Protests in Haiti, Like France’s Yellow Vests, Threaten Modern Oligarchic Structure By Whitney Webb

12 February 2019 — Mint Press

As Haitians throughout the country seethe with rage over Jovenel Moise’s blatant corruption, gross mismanagement and numerous scandals, the neo-Duvalier era in Haiti that has largely been orchestrated by the U.S. is now in danger of finally falling apart.

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Protests in Haiti over Hunger and Repressive Rule By Stephen Lendman

13 February 2019 — Global Research

US controlled Haiti endured over 500 years of severe repression, slavery, despotism, colonization, reparations, , unrepayable debt, overwhelming human suffering, and destructive natural disasters.

Elections when held are farcical, democracy pure fantasy, Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s tenure the exception to the longstanding rule.

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Mass protests shut down Haiti By John Marion

14 February 2019 — WSWS

Protests have shut down large portions of Haiti since last Thursday, the 33rd anniversary of Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s flight from the country as his regime collapsed.

The current protests are demanding a similar fate for President Jovenel Moïse, who in 2015 won an election in which only 20 percent of eligible voters turned out. Last July an attempt by Moïse’s government to cut fuel subsidies led to large protests and the resignation of his prime minister.

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