President Aristide under U.S. tutelage (Oct.1994–Dec.1995)
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- What U.S.
Humanitarian invasion did to
- By G. Dunkel, Workers World, 10 June
1999. U.S. troops, acting under a UN mandate, invaded Haiti
in September 1994. In November 1994, the U.S. troops
changed their helmets and officially became part of a UN
command so that President Aristide, elected by a landslide
in 1990 and then disposed of by a right-wing military coup
in 1991, might be returned to office.
- Aristide more trapped than ever
- Although he's following U.S./elite dictates, he's
trying to preserve space. From Haiti Info, 17
- In the Aftermath of Invasion
- By Jane Regan, Covert Action Quarterly, 21
December 1994. The Aristide Government, US development/AID,
and the popular movement.
- ‘Truth Commission’ Buried in
- From This Week in Haiti, 4–10 January
1995. US-Haitian Truth Commission to investigate the crimes
of the three-year military dictatorship.
- Haiti: Aristide's Hopes for 1995
- By Ives Marie Chanel, IPS. 6 January 1995. New Year's
message one of hope and for reconciliation.
- New Year, Same Struggle. New Challenges and
Contradictions Will Mark 1995
- Haiti Info Editorial, 14 January 1995.
- A Window of Opportunity
- By Jeremy Allaire, 2 February 1995. Now that US has
restored Aristide, the options for the future.
- A Feb. 7 of morosity and disillusion
- Haiti Info, 11 February
Reconciliation and Neoliberalism in the Place
of Joy and Dechoukaj.
- US State Department Human Rights Report:
- From Human Rights Network, 23 March 1995.
- Has Rightist Violence Stopped?
- From Weekly News Update on the Americas, 29
January 1995. UN scheduled to take over Haiti occupation on
March 31 despite continuing disorders.
- Update, May 19, 1995
- Update is the newsletter of the liaison
office between Aristide's government and the US
(ILOP). It conveys the government's views on the
peasantry and rural development, the OAS Electoral Mission,
women, news briefs, and revival of popular art.
- Justice and impunity
- From Haiti Info, 17 June 1995. In July, The
Truth and Justice Commission will begin to investigate the
human rights violations of the military regime, but the
Commission is criticized.
- Aristide/Michel government defends
neo-liberalism despite growing protest
- From This Week in Haiti, August
30–September 5, 1995.
- Carrying privatization football, Aristide
feints left, cuts right
- Haiti Progres,
This Week in Haiti,
13–19 September 1995. After claiming to be
sympathetic to popular outcry against the structural
adjustment program (SAP) being forced upon Haiti, President
Aristide has launched an all-out blitz to sell the
neo-liberal shock therapy to a skeptical and resistant
population, both in Haiti and its diaspora.
- Statement by the International Liaison
Office for President Aristide
- Haiti Update 15 December 1995. The government
positions on disarmament, elections, women, justice, police,
economy, and art and culture.