Haiti elections, stop imperialist meddling

This video says about itself:

15 September 2016

Haiti Elections 2016 – Danny Glover endorses Maryse Narcisse – she talks about the Lavalas Program for the Diaspora.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Haiti: Campaigners calls for end to foreign meddling in election

Wednesday 16th November 2016

SOLIDARITY campaigners have said next week’s Haitian presidential elections must be free of imperialist interference.

Haiti Action Committee [in the USA] spokesman David Welsh said: “There can be no recovery unless there is a government in place that truly represents the people.”

He warned former colonial power France, along with the US, Canada and the United Nations, to stay out of Haiti’s business and stop financing a “terror campaign by a minority elite” against the poor.

Haiti’s first democratically elected president Bertrand Aristide — twice deposed in US-backed coups — is running the presidential campaign of his Fanmi Lavalas party’s candidate Dr Maryse Narcisse.

Mr Welsh welcomed the prospect of “the first woman elected president of Haiti and the first since president Aristide to be chosen by and speak for the impoverished majority.”

On Monday, the Trump Administration announced that some 60,000 Haitian nationals would not have their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) renewed. Under TPS, Haitians that sought refuge after Haiti’s earthquake in 2010 have been allowed to live and work in the United States. The nationals now have until July 2019 to leave the country or face detention and deportation: here.

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  4. July 3, 1993: In the first of what would become many capitulations, deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide signed an agreement brokered by the US State Department granting a full amnesty to the military thugs responsible for the coup of September 30, 1991 and the subsequent murders of some 3,000 Haitian political activists, workers and peasants.

    The accord, far from restoring “democracy” to the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, maintains Haiti’s status as an object of manipulation by Washington. The ten-point deal was based upon the military’s acceptance of Aristide’s return to power, set for October 30, in return for amnesty for the officers who took part in the coup. The coup leaders agreed to step down, but their replacements were to be chosen from within the military according to its own rules of promotion.

    General Raoul Cedras, in a televised address to the nation, boasted, “All the changes will be done according to the Constitution and army regulations. I have not accepted, and will not accept, that one single member of the army be removed.”

    The crimes for which the Cedras junta was responsible, besides the thousands murdered, included arbitrary detention of 28,000 people, the forcing out of their homes of 350,000 people, of whom 80,000 fled either across the border into the Dominican Republic or on open boats across the sea to the Bahamas or the United States.

    In reality, it would take more than a year for the agreement to be implemented, as the military and the Haitian ruling elite put up one obstacle after another to delay the return of Aristide to Port-au-Prince. Even then, he was to do nothing more than provide a democratic face to the continued domination of the country by US imperialism and its corrupt Haitian stooges.

    It was revealed during that time that Cedras and police chief Michael Francois were on the payroll of the American Central Intelligence Agency from the mid-1980s, underscoring that the 1991 coup and subsequent bloodbath were directly ordered by Washington.



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