U.S. economic intervention under the first term of President Aristide

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USAID Aid for Haiti Atwood meets with Aristide, signs balance of payments agreement
USAID Press Release listserv: Press Release: Monday, December 19 1994.
USAID, Soros Fund at Work in Haiti
Weekly News Update on the Americas, 5 February 1995. Relation of Reginald Boulos to USAID funding and to FRAPH. Privatization and neoliberal policies being pushed by US Soros Foundation.
SAP: The Outcome of a Policy of Capitulation
Haiti Info, 11 February 1995. Aristide capitulates to US capitalism and accepts a structural adjustment program.
U.S. Grooms More Puppets
By Pat Chin, Workers World, 23 February 1995. Preparations for elections in April. IMF and Soros money support for Boulos.
Privatization: What the Haitian People Can Expect
Haiti Info, 25 February 1995. The structural adjustments that the IMF requires Aristide to carry out, and their implications for power relations.
Aristide government hosts neo-liberal strategists
This Week in Haiti, 7–13 June 1995. Aristide capitulates to IMF, World Bank and USAID.
Le gouvernement, conteste, prepare des reformes
Haiti hebdo, 15 septembre 1995. Le premier ministre Smarck Michel, le ministre des finances et des membres du patronat ont sejourne du 5 au 15 septembre aux Etats-Unis pour des consultations avec les milieux financiers et americains au sujet du programme d'ajustement structurel, dont dependra l'octroi de quelque $120 millions en aide etrangere.
Neoliberalism in Haiti: The case of rice
Haiti Info, 16 September 1995. Haiti has been undergoing privatization since the early eighties, when the Jean-Claude Duvalier began to apply some liberal measures, and with the big push for liberalization in 1987. The current privatizations are part of a program aimed at integrating Haiti into the international market which means the U.S. and its multinational companies.
U.S. Congress Meddles in Haitian Affairs
Christian Peacemaker Teams, CPTNet, 6 October 1995. The U.S. Congress is currently deliberating cutting off U.S. aid to Haiti if the Haitian government fails to meet certain conditions. CPT workers in Haiti report anxiety among Haitians in the face of economic insecurity exacerbated by the uncertainty of international economic assistance. Long term planning is put off.
Gore Wields neo-liberal hammer
Haiti Progress, This Week in Haiti, 18-14 October 1995. One year after the return of President Aristide, no end to the misery, no aid, no foreign investment, no justice, no democracy, and, yes, the refugees keep leaving and, yes, the troops will be staying.
NGOs say they are not for sale
By Yvette Collymore, IPS, 29 October 1995. Haitian grassroots groups declined a meeting with U.S. aid officials to express their distaste for U.S.-backed privatisation plans and indicated they would neither be co-opted nor bought by the architects of structural reforms which they say threaten the informal sector and the lives of poor peasants.
Debate over privatization
A debate on the Haiti-list, October 1995, concerning privatization and structural adjustment.
NGOs Condemn USAID for Undermining Haitian Democracy
Oxfam America, news release, 8 November 1995. Non-governmental organizations accused the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today of undermining democracy in Haiti by withholding previously committed aid.
Haiti suffers Neo-liberalism
By peg:jclancy in cdp:reg.carib, 18 December 1995. There is nothing new in the sale to US corporations of all national assets. If the industry and services that have Haitian workers are sold off for ‘efficiency,’ then where will the sacked workforce earn their 5-10 cents per hour and still pay tax? One peasant described these neo-liberalist methods as a death plan.
Selling privatization and continued occupation
Haiti Progres This Week in Haiti, 27 December 1995–2 January 1996. The U.S. propaganda agency (USAID), with the apparent involvement of the World Bank and the approval of the Haitian government, signed an $800,000 contract with a Canadian public relations firm to hype privatization. The money will be used to explain what privatization does, one USAID official said.