Haiti

Some truths about the Minustah that will not be forgotten

The Minustah's term (United Nations' Mission for the Stabilization of Haiti) is close to an end. Troops from Brazil and other countries are leaving Haiti and will be replaced by the Minusjuth, with a smaller quota. By Eduardo Almeida. The bourgeois press made a positive balance of the Minustah, keeping the...

Mobilizations for minimum wage

Co-optation and Resistance In Haiti, the political and economic climate is decaying by the day: the despicable mess in the institutions of the state contradicting itself continuously and unavoidably indulging in indefensible drifts and miasma; while the so-called “economic recovery” so much advertised has failed to materialize, and the people,...

Haiti, The Small Country Forgotten By The World

Who remembers there is a small place in the Caribbean Antilles, surrounded by the sea and with no rivers, with about ten million souls whose majority is forced to live in misery, many times without electric light (even because when there is light they cannot afford it), no clean...

Haiti – Two Tragedies: The Hurricane and the Military Occupation

A new tragedy fell over Haiti. The hurricane Matthew left a trace of destruction along the country. The South coast and part of the interior of the West region in the country were strongly hit. The official numbers mention almost 900 deaths, plus 350.000 shelterless. Certainly the real numbers...

Out with Martelly! Minustah troops out of Haiti now!

 The shameful military occupation of Haiti by the UN troops (MINUSTAH) reveals its true face once again. Michael Martelly’s right wing government finishes its term on February 7th, wrapped in a huge political crisis. The fraud attempt on the past elections unleashed a popular rebellion and prevented the second...

The Haitian struggle for life and dignity in Brazil

It's a rainy and cold afternoon in São Paulo. Along with Fedo Bakuti, 38, coordinator of the Social Union of Haitian Immigrants (USIH), an association affiliated to CSP-Conlutas, I go to the shelter in which are hundreds of Haitian immigrants that arrive every day at São Paulo.  On the...

Four years after the earthquake and ten years of military occupation

Millions of dollars entering the country are used to deepen social inequalities, ending up in the hands of big business and international NGOs. January 12, 2014 marks the fourth anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti, destroying its capital and near cities and leaving a balance of more than...

Protest Anti-Worker DR Court Decision

On September 23, 2013, the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic issued a ruling that effectively targeted and revoked the Dominican nationality of descendants of Haitian immigrant workers born in the Dominican Republic since 1929 on the ground that these workers were “in transit”.  While the legal basis for...

“Troops intervened to squash worker mobilizations and protect imperialist demands”

Interview with a Haitian activist on the Imperialist Occupation of Haiti The New York branch of Workers’ Voice interviewed Kiki Makandal, a One Struggle member in New York City and one of the organizers of Batay Ouvriye Solidarity Network. A longstanding Haitian activist living in New York since 1981, Makandal told...

New York Protests against the Occupation of Haiti

Last week Workers Voice took part in two days of protests in New York City against Brazilian Troops in Haiti. In July 26th we participated in a rally against the occupation of Haiti.  This rally was an International Workers Solidarity (IWS) and NYC SOLIDAR joint initiative and marked the...

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