By Kevin Pina |
September 26, 2004
Port au Prince, Haiti - Interim Prime Minister Gerard
Latortue flew into Gonaives, Haiti on March 20th where
a huge and boisterous crowd of thousands heralded him.
During the celebration Latortue embraced gang elements
and the former military that helped overthrow the
democratic government of President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide as "freedom fighters." Since then, Latortue
and his government have done little to take control of
Haiti's third largest city and has allowed gang
leaders like Buteur Metayer and Wilfort Ferdinand to
run it like a private fiefdom.
Tropical Storm Jeanne wreaks havoc in Haiti. 300,000 homeless, 1060 dead, mostly children under 16, over 1000 missing, 175,000 in need of immediate relief, many might die of thirst or hunger. Hundreds of years of imperialist deforestation leave Haiti at the mercy of floods.
"Seven Questions," on Haiti: Derrick O'Keefe and Anthony Fenton
by Anthony Fenton; August 26, 2004 - Znet
For those seeking to understand the roots of Canada's latest intervention in Haiti, there appears to be no better place to begin than the central figure of the emerging Canada-Haiti controversy, Quebec MP Denis Paradis.
ABC of Opportunism
By STAN GOFF
After a coup d'etat planned, coordinated, and executed by the most reactionary elements in Haiti, with the substantial material support of the governments of the United States and its ever-obedient Dominican Republic, the proud nation of Haiti is again under foreign military occupation. The shameful fact, however, is that this time the occupation is being carried out by not only by the French, whose savage imperial history there is well known, and by the Canadians (perennial handmaidens of the US), but by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile--three nations who have themselves been victimized by the covert operations establishment of the United States, and governments who are making the now-specious claim that they are "progressive."