of Commerce, Industry and Professions of the Southeast
success in elections talks, IFIs should see how they
Haitian government must respect all of Resolution
806 and the opposition must show goodwill and return
to the table to reach a political agreement. A definitive
solution requires new elections. They are a sine qua non
for international aid.
of State Powell
27 , 2002
Top police commander says it was his duty to investigate
the entourage of drug traffickers and criminals, among
them top officials, senators, and police, that were swept
into power with Aristide's inauguration in February 2001.
When he did that, he was arrested and nearly assassinated.
806, Article 4b called for "the prosecution of
any person, and dismissal, when appropriate, of any person
found to be complicit in the violence of December 17,
2001, and subsequent days." Despite this, the judicial
and political authorities have shown no intention of carrying
out this fundamental article. The legal complaints brought
by the leading victims of these criminal acts have produced
no prosecutions of any of the persons named in the complaints
as directly responsible.
of American States
Jacques Roumain and Anthony Lespès offer two good
models. The true democrat tolerates all currents of opinion,
even of opportunists who usurp the democratic label to
pursue their selfish ends. But as the level is raised,
these types tend to reveal themselves by their very language.
Deputy assistant secretary of state says regime "refuses
to adhere to the most basic principles of good governance."
However, opposition parties that refuse to negotiate
"will be left behind."
Is to Blame for the Imposition of the Sanctions?
"The times have truly changed, because this question
is posed by an ex-supporter of Aristide, James R. Morrell,
who directs the Haiti Democracy Project, a continuation
of the Center for International Policy's Haiti Project
during the coup period. An adviser to the former priest
during the Governors Island negotiations and an OAS
observer during the contested elections of May 21, 2000,
Mr. Morrell poses this question in a commentary and
responds without ambiguity: 'Aristide himself . . .
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are being singled out for discriminatory treatment under
a targeted detention order.
death threats from murderers
of their son. Murderers are members of a pro-Aristide
gang in Petit-Goâve. Minister of Culture Guy Paul
said Lindor was killed because he was a member of the
Democratic Convergence, not an independent journalist,
which parents deny.
10 , 2002
F. Noriega, U.S. ambassador to the OAS
commission to evaluate compensation
All Others Go Free
message we'll be sending to the president and his brother
is that unless the Haitians are treated fairly, people
are going to remember that come election time . . .
order violations of press freedom and have others
do the deed. They might be president, cabinet minister,
army chief . . . (cont'd)
Today's riddle: Find the significant passage in this
Aristide's address to the U.N. Special Session on Children
Secretary of State Powell
Minister Neptune: He's entitled to his opinion, but the
Haitian people will be the sole judges.
for Jean Dominique
Aristide and new prime minister Yvon Neptune ramp up
war of words against opposition, international community,
and part of the Haitian private sector, blaming them
for international sanctions intended to pressure the
regime to hold fair elections. According to Aristide,
the sanctions created the conditions that forced Haitians
to take to the boats, resulting in drownings off the
Bahamas. Therefore, the opposition Democratic Convergence
was responsible for the suffering of the Haitian people.
"The Haitian people have a lot of understanding.
What they did not understand yesterday they will understand
tomorrow. What they do not understand well today they
can understand very well the day after tomorrow. And
you will not like it when they know who caused the economic
sanctions to be imposed and maintained on the country."
by James R. Morrell
earlier than December 2000)
the latest news
on map to see the vote
delivered at the Latin American Studies Association,
senatorial candidates outpolled FL in four of eight
discarded by top-four method exceeded votes won by either
FL senatorial candidate in six of eight departments.
of tallies finds greater diversity among electorate
than first reported.
Aristide's stated commitment to remedy Haiti's current
problems will only be meaningful if it is borne out by
genuine reform efforts.