Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment
Verso, 2007 - 442 pages
Once themost lucrative European colony in the Caribbean, Haiti has long beenone of the most divided and impoverished countries in the world. In thelate 1980s a remarkable popular mobilization known as Lavalas, or “theflood,” sought to liberate the island from decades of US-backeddictatorial rule. After winning a landslide election victory, in 1991the Lavalas government led by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide wasoverthrown by a bloody military coup. Damming the Floodanalyzes how and why Aristide's enemies in Haiti, the US and Francemade sure that his second government, elected with another overwhelmingmajority in 2000, was toppled by a further coup in 2004.
The elaborate international campaign to contain, discredit and thenoverthrow Lavalas at the start of the twenty-first century was perhapsthe most successful act of imperial sabotage since the end of the ColdWar. Its execution and its impact have much to teach anyone interestedin the development of today's political struggles in Latin America andthe rest of the post-colonial world.
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6 January 1991 7 February 1991 30 September 1991 3 July 1993 Summer 1993
11 September 1993 21 – 22 April 1994 Macoute leader Roger Lafontant attempts
a pre - emptive coup d ' état against Aristide , but is overwhelmed by popular ...
social experimentation ” ( Robert White , cited in Randolph Ryan , “ Aristide ' s
Plans for Reform May Face Opposing Tensions , ” Boston Globe 25 September
1994 ) . 43 . Fatton , Haiti ' s Predatory Republic , x , 107 ; cf . Alex Dupuy , Haiti in
Kevin Pina , “ Rolling Haiti Back to Colonialism , ” ZNet , 21 September 2004 . 86
. As Reding pointed out a decade ago , so long as “ Haiti lacks a functioning
judicial system [ . . . ] , the development of which will require foreign assistance ...
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