Haiti Crisis Worsened by Shortages and Corruption

Lautaro Rivara Haiti is heating up again due to claims of institutionalized corruption, nonstop combustible shortages and rumors of a possible increase in fuel prices which would directly impact the costs of transportation and food. Members of parliament and social movements opposed to the Government believe a measure of this kind would be a real…

The Haiti Patriotic Forum and the Four Challenges of Unity

Lautaro Rivara The levels of popular consciousness and organization, as subjective determinants of any process of social transformation, do not always go hand in hand. Haiti, with its own rhythm, with the peculiarities of its spatial and temporal location in a modernity not yet fully universal, has begun to advance in processes of unity that…

Haiti: “Down with the Rebels Against the Bill of Sale!”

Guy Endore One hundred years ago this fall, on the morning of October 7, 1919, a group of two hundred to three hundred armed Haitian rebels launched an attack on U.S. occupation forces in Port-au-Prince. Wielding “swords, machetes, and pikes,” these cacos (as they were called) entered the city with hopes of national liberation, driven…

Haiti: Fuel Shortages and Price Hikes Spark New Demonstrations

Kim Ives On Sep. 2, demonstrators blocked major roads in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, with burning tires, barricades, and stone-throwing to protest fuel shortages which have choked the country over the past few weeks. The shortages stem from the Haitian government’s non-payment of about $100 million to gas distributors. On several occasions this year, tankers have…

The Fire of the Latin American Right

Javier Tolcachier The flames in the Amazon synthesize the picture of the current political situation in Latin America. According to a recent bulletin from the Tricontinental Institute of Social Research, this year there have been 40,341 fires in the Amazon, the highest number since 2010. There is no doubt that the human and environmental catastrophe…

Haiti Papaye Declaration: Final Resolutions of the Patriotic Forum

1. Introduction From 27 to 31 August 2019, based on an initiative of the 4G Kontre platform, which brings together the peasant organisations MPNKP, Tèt Kole, KROSE and MPP, various organisations from civil society, the trade union movement, the student movement, peasant organisations, women’s organisations, human rights organisations, workers’ organisations, working-class neighbourhoods and political parties,…

The Current Haitian Exodus: Increasingly Complex and Vulnerable

Wooldy Edson Louidor A Haitian immigrant, Maxène André, died in Mexico on Tuesday, August 6, at the age of 34 in subhuman conditions. The Haitian migrant, Maxène André, died on Tuesday, August 6, in subhuman conditions at the Estación migratoria Siglo XXI internment centre located in Tapachula, south of the Mexican border. Sick and visibly…

The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti

NLG San Francisco Bay Area president and NLG International Committee member Judith Mirkinson participated in an April fact-finding trip to Haiti on the Lasalin Massacre. The NLG and the Haiti Action Committee released the following report documenting their findings, The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti. “The Lasalin massacre was designed to…

US Only Respects Rigged Elections in Haiti, Venezuela

The Haitian people reject the demand from the Organization of American States and the US, that they abandon the street campaign against President Jovenel Moise and wait for elections, said Daoud Andre, of the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti. Andre said the US has been rigging Haitian elections since 2004, when it overthrew…

Jovenel Moïse: A President Doomed to Leave Office!

Catherine Charlemagne By choice or by force, President Jovenel Moïse will have to step down. He will not finish his term as he would have liked. This is not a wish or speculation. It is obvious that this will become reality. It is the circumstances and the imperatives of the political conjuncture that will compel…

Haiti: The Epic of a Great Popular Uprising

Carlos Aznarez For almost two weeks now, the people of Haiti have been the protagonists of a large-scale insurrection. Two weeks, if not two months, two years or two centuries. But despite this, the world continues to ignore the bravery of these women and men who, as Haitian wrestler Henry Boisrolin rightly says, “have nothing…