The development of capitalist relations under Famni Lavalas

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Bientot des privatisations
Haiti—hebdo, 27 aout 1995. Le premier ministre Smarck Michel a annonce le 10 la prochaine privatisation (qu'il appelle democratisation) de deux entreprises d'Etat. Michel a declare que ces ventes par l'Etat etaient essentielles pour financer des reformes. Selon lui, les trois annees d'embargo international ont deja provoque 60% des adjustements structurels requis par les bailleurs de fonds √©trangers.
The Michel Plan
Dialog from Bob Corbett's Haiti list, 23 October 1995. The people who now can afford to buy any of the companies are the same people who have been abusing them. The Michel Plan goal is to sell all public property, such as Ciment d'haiti, the Electrical Company, Telecommunication and others, to private purchaers.
Haitians resist structural adjustment—US reacts by withdrawing aid
Action Alert!, 27 October 1995. Appeal for action and sample letter for USAID.
Haiti—One year later: Popular groups fight privatization, U.S. rule
By Pat Chin, Workers World, 2 November 1995. Against the backdrop of mounting anti-privatization protests, numerous popular groups are denouncing the lack of justice, the high cost of living and the U.S. occupation. Gore read the riot act to Aristide on adhering to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Structural Agreement Program.
Controversy over privatization
Haiti Update, 8 November 1995. The Government of Haiti declined to sign a letter of intent which was required for the release of $100 million from the international financial institutions to the Government. Immediately the U.S. Agency for International Development suspended $4.6 million in balance of payments support, reducing income to limited domestic revenues.
Haiti Economic Elite Families Adapting to New Competition
By Robert P. Waltzer, Dow Jones, [21 February 1996]. As foreign lenders push Haiti to open its economy and consolidate democratic reforms, the country's leading business families are in a process of rapid adaptation.
Privatization again and again
Haiti Info, 5 April 1996. Preval's solemn pledges in Washington to privatize Haiti's state enterprises, have unleashed a wave of contestation and relaunched the struggle against privatization and neoliberal policies.
Bankers ‘forcing migration’
By Richard Thomas, Guardian, Monday 16 September 1996. The World Bank is privately warning that Haitian peasants could be forced to emigrate in order to find jobs, in sharp contrast to the Bank's public endorsement of a people first development strategy.
IMF Criticizes Haiti For Poor Economic Policies
Dow Jones News of 3 March 2003 and a comment on it from the Haiti list, 21 March 2003. The IMF expressed deep concern about Haiti's worsening economic and social conditions, and in particular, the widening of the fiscal deficit, the accumulation of external arrears, and further increases in poverty.
Electricity supply problems far from over
AlterPresse, 30 September 2003. Union leaders from the state-owned electricty company talk about the current situation and voice their opposition to any future privatisation of the company. Shortages could return at the end of two years, if measures are not taken to make EDH operational; availability of the additional 30 megawatts is due to a contract with the international company, ASERVIN.