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Haiti: Aristide

Much of the work had already been done by people who came before me, people like Father Antoine Adrien and his co-workers, and Father Jean-Marie Vincent, who was assassinated in 1994. They had developed a progressive theological vision that resonated with the hopes and expectations of the Haitian people. Jean-Bertrand Aristide interviewed by Peter Hallward, […]

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Haiti: Péralte

Nov. I, 1919.—Killed Charlemagne Péralte, Commander-in-Chief of the Bandits. Brought Charlemagne’s body to Grande Rivière, arriving 9 A.M. Went to Cap Haitien with the body. Received orders to proceeded to Fort Capois next morning. Went to Grand Riviere via handcar, arriving 9 P.M. Wrote report re death of Charlemagne. Captain Herman H. Hanneken quoted in […]

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James Weldon Johnson on the National City Bank of New York and Haiti

To know the reasons for the present political situation in Haiti, to understand why the United States landed and has for five years maintained military forces in that country, why some three thousand Haitian men, women, and children have been shot down by American rifles and machine guns, it is necessary, among other things, to […]

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Haiti: History

Amid evocations of a desperate people and festering landscape, the media and the “humanitarian” community continue to ignore the history of the island. Without reference to the foreign occupation, intervention, and exploitation that define the Haitian political experience, we cannot appreciate the sinister politics of Clinton and Bush’s promise of “compassion.” Colin Dayan, “Civilizing Haiti,” […]

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Roger L. Farnham of the National City Bank of New York on Haiti

I think that the Haitian can be taught to become a good and efficient laborer. If let alone by the military chiefs, he is as peaceful as a child, and as harmless. In fact, today they are nothing but grown up children, ignorant of all agricultural methods and they know nothing of machinery. They must […]

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