Haiti Topics

Democracy Now! reports on the latest developments in Haiti, and former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s historic journey home after seven years in exile in South Africa.

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  • We speak with Max Blumenthal contibutor to Salon.com and author of a new investigative piece that examines the role of the United States in destabilizing the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand-Aristide through the International Republican Institute, a federally-funded, nonprofit political group backed by powerful Republicans close to the Bush administration. [includes rush transcript]
    Jul 20, 2004 | Story
  • We speak with Rep. Maxine Waters about the arrests of Haitian Prime Minister Yvon Neptune and prominent Haitian singer Annette Auguste (So Anne) by the new US-backed regime in Haiti. And labor leader David Welsh, who recently returned from Haiti, discusses the situation on the ground and the case of a local Haitian mayor who has been in hiding since the overthrow of democratically-elected Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide. [includes transcript]
    Jun 30, 2004 | Story
  • The new US-supported Haitian Prime Minister Gerard Latortue arrived in Washington Tuesday for his visit since the U.S. helped oust President Jean Bertand Aristide. Waters is calling on members of Congress not to recognize the new prime minister. [includes rush transcript]
    May 05, 2004 | Story
  • We speak with an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild which recently sent a delegation to Haiti. He says he saw hundreds of corpses being dumped by morgues in Haiti and describes bodies coming in with plastic bags over their heads and hands tied behind their backs, piles of corpses burning in fields and pigs eating their flesh.
    Apr 12, 2004 | Story
  • As Colin Powell returns from his one-day visit to Haiti, we speak with criminal justice professor Dr. Luis Barrios about his trip to the Dominican Republic where he says lawyers, journalists, and Dominican soldiers all claim 200 U.S. Special Forces were in the country to train the so-called Haitian rebel forces before going into Haiti to depose Aristide. [includes rush transcript]
    Apr 07, 2004 | Story
  • Randall Robinson, who accompanied Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on his historic return trip back to the Caribbean, reveals that National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice is telling the Jamaican government if Aristide is not immediately expelled from the country and anything happens to American forces in Haiti, consequences would be exacted against Jamaica in full force by the U.S. [includes rush transcript]
    Mar 25, 2004 | Story
  • Part II of Democracy Now!s exclusive broadcast of Amy Goodman’s interview with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide aboard his flight from the Central African Republic to Jamaica. [Includes transcript]
    Mar 17, 2004 | Story
  • Two days after President Aristide defied the Bush administration and the Haitian government by returning to the Caribbean, we go to Kingston, Jamaica to get a report from a veteran Jamaican journalist. [includes transcript]
    Mar 17, 2004 | Story
  • We hear an excerpt of MIT professor Noam Chomsky speaking days before President Aristide was flown to the Central African Republic about the first coup against Aristide in the early 1990s. [includes transcript]
    Mar 17, 2004 | Story
  • Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman talks with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide aboard his flight from the Central African Republic to Jamaica. He landed in Kingston on Monday defying the Bush administration and the U.S.-installed Haitian government.
    Mar 16, 2004 | Story