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Did He Jump or Was He Pushed? Aristide and the 2004 Coup in Haiti

By Peter Hallward - HaitiAnalysis    A shorter version of this article first appeared in the newspaper Haiti Liberté, in nine instalments, October-November 2007. Peter Hallward is the author of a new book, Damming the...

Haiti’s CCI: The Tail Wagging the Dog?

By: Mark Schuller - HaitiAnalysis Executive Summary The interim government submitted an Interim Cooperation Framework (in French, Cadre de Coopération Intérimaire, CCI) to the international community at a donor’s meeting hosted by the World Bank on...

Did He Jump or Was He Pushed? Aristide and the 2004 Coup in Haiti

(this article first appeared in the newspaper Haiti Liberté, in nine installments October-November 2007) A little less than four years ago, in late February 2004, France, the US and a few other old ‘friends of Haiti’ called on...

If stones could float: the British press and the Turks and Caicos

By Peter Hallward If stones could float: the British press and the Turks and Caicos boat disaster 15 July 2007 (updated 6 September 2007)    Every now and then something happens which helps to shed a little...

Father Gerard Jean-Juste Returns Home and Visits Parish

By: Wadner Pierre – HaitiAnalysis From the 17th to the 20th of August 2007, the well-known human rights activist and liberation theologian Gerard Jean-Juste visited his home in Haiti. During his recent visit Jean-Juste took...

Hallward Reviews Alex Dupuy’s “The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community and...

By: Peter Hallward - Haiti Liberte Peter Hallward's A review of Alex Dupuy, The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community and Haiti. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007. ISBN 0-7425-3831-1, 238 + xi pages. The basic argument...

Insurgency and Betrayal: An Interview with Guy Philippe

 ** final approved version, 22 March 2007 ** Guy Philippe was a commander in the Haitian National Police from 1995-2000, and in February 2004 he led an armed insurgency that helped to overthrow the government...

‘One Step at a Time’: An Interview with Jean-Bertrand Aristide

By: Peter Hallward - HaitiAnalysis Pretoria, 20 July 2006 - Complete transcript In the mid 1980s, Jean-Bertrand Aristide was a young parish priest working in an impoverished and embattled district of Haiti’s capital city Port-au-Prince....

Michael Deibert & Reporting in Haiti: How to Turn a Priest into a Cannibal

By: Diana Barahona When Haiti’s wealthy elites removed President Jean Bertrand Aristide from office in a February 2004 coup, they had the help of the Bush administration, as well as that of the French and...

Amnesty International’s Track Record in Haiti since 2004

By: Joe Emersberger - HaitiAnalysis     The coup that ousted Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide on February 29, 2004 led very predictably to the worst human rights disaster in the Western Hemisphere over the...
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