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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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  • The U.S. Government has released Emmanuel Constant, the head of FRAPH — the Haitian paramilitary group responsible for a brutal reign of terror during the Cedras dictatorship. Constant was in a U.S. detention facility in Baltimore, Maryland and was released in exchange for dropping a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of his detention. Constant, who admits he did work for the CIA, fled Haiti to escape murder charges; an ins...
    July 18, 1996 | Story
  • This weekend President Clinton released one of Haiti’s most feared leaders of Haiti’s death squad, Emanuel Constant. This happened two years after President Clinton used the
    brutality of Haitian government forces as a reason to attack Haiti. Possible reasons behind this decision are discussed, including the connection of Constant and CIA.
    June 18, 1996 | Story
  • Senator Dole and Senate Jesse Helms together have been holding up millions of dollars in aid that the U.S. promised to the government of Haiti to boost their economy and assist in a peaceful transition to democracy. Without this money, Haiti could see an exodus of economic refugees. The two Senators are insisting that the government of Haitian President Rene Preval investigate the killings of opponents of Jean Bertrand Aristide after he was...
    May 01, 1996 | Story