Haiti during Aristide's second term (Dec.2000–Dec.2004)

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Haitian opposition escalates its provocations
This Week in Haiti, Haiti Progres, 20–26 December 2000. The Haitian opposition's project to form a parallel government to challenge that of Haitian President-elect Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who takes office February 7.
Privatization of Electric and Telephone Companies in Haiti
Labor Alerts, Monthly Index, February 2001. Labor organizers report that the Government of Haiti is pressuring the management of both the state-owned electric company and telephone company to quickly move forward with plans to privatize the companies. Privatization of state-owned industries and an attack on unions is part of structural adjustment programs of the IMF and the World Bank.
Is Aristide hostage of the international community?
This Week in Haiti, Haiti Progres, 7–13 March 2001. Last week, President Aristide shocked many of his supporters and allies when he rolled out his new government and a new electoral council, both filled with former Duvalierist ministers, coup d'état participants and supporters, neoliberal champions, and consummate opportunists.
BBC Country Profiles, 29 March 2001. A brief compendium of facts with an outline map, as apply to the time of Aristide's second term as president.
As Leaders Call for Peace, Nation Buzzes With Talk of a Civil War
By Mark Fineman, LA Times, 30 March 2001. Jean-Bertrand Aristide marked his 50th day in power with a call for peace, but talk on the anarchic streets was of the prospects for civil war. Members of Aristide's Lavalas Family party marched with a coffin meant for the opposition's self-declared parallel president, Gerard Gourgue.
Seeking approval at summit, Aristside slapped instead; Massive protests buffet meeting of hemisphere's heads of state
By Kim Ives & Greg Dunkel, This Week in Haiti, Haiti Progres, 25 April–2 May 2001. Aristide had hoped that his participation in the Third Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, Canada from April 20–22 would provide consecration of his legitimacy. Instead, the U.S. and Canadian orchestrators of the Summit used the occasion to pillory Aristide and wring more concessions from him.
Summit of the Americas and the FTAA; Summit of the Peoples of the Americas; Aristide Progress on Eight-Point Agreement and the OAS
Haiti Report, Prepared by Haiti Reborn/Quixote Center, 2 May 2001. The Secretary General of the OAS will visit Haiti to check on political progress and hinted that aid money was linked to the political reforms.
Ex-general once ruled Haiti, now is held in jail there; Opposition demanding his release
By Yves Colon, The Maimi Herald, 31 May 2001. Haiti' ex-dictator and human rights abuser treated sympathetically in this U.S. paper.
7 senators' resignations signal new course for Haiti
By Yves Colon, The Maimi Herald, 5 June 2001. Seven senators from President Aristide’s Lavalas Family party resigned to clear the way for his government to correct serious irregularities from the May 2000 elections. [U.S. newspaper's position contrasts with that of the nationalist Haiti Progres].
OAS Approves Haiti Crisis Proposal
By Michelle Faul, AP, 6 June 2001. In a resolution carefully couched with provisos, foreign ministers of the 34-nation Organization of American States gave a key endorsement of Jean-Bertrand Aristide's timetable to hold new elections in stages between this year and November 2004.
Negotiations drag on as economy and justice founder
This Week in Haiti, Haiti Progres, 27 June–3 July 2001. Deadline of 25 June 2001 proved ephemeral. By this date, President Aristide promised the OAS he would appoint a new Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to organize elections for 7 Senate seats voluntarily vacated earlier this month by Aristide's party, the Lavalas Family (FL), as part of a package of concessions to the OAS to unblock Haiti's political deadlock and frozen aid.
OAS Approves Aristide plan to solve crisis
Haiti Report, by Haiti Reborn/Quixote Center, 29 June 2001. Aristide outlines to the OAS five steps that will hopefully resolve the difficulty: seven senators resign to end the election controversy, a new CEP appointed, this CEP will set a date for elections, organize early parliamentary elections. The OAS accepts the electoral timetable.
Tenth Anniversary of the 1991 coup d'etat; President Aristide denmounces economic terrorism
This Week in Haiti, Haiti Progres, 3–9 October 2001. The city of Gonaoves, where Haiti's declaration of independence was signed in 1804, is considered a symbol of resistance, and it was there that President Jean Bertrand Aristide celebrated the anniversary of the September 30 coup d'état which overthrew him ten years ago. He addresses various current issues.