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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28 During the last years of Préval ' s administration , levels of international aid
had already dropped to a fraction of 1995 levels , and just weeks before the May
2000 vote , Helms managed to overcome State Department resistance and chop
It is perhaps a sign of how extreme things had become that in the months before
the formation of Aristide ' s administration even his old opponent Marc Bazin , the
very incarnation of traditional US interests in Haiti , came to side with FL against ...
PRÉVAL ' S SECOND ADMINISTRATION Préval ' s re - election was a major
victory for ordinary Haitians , in open defiance of the full might of their foreign and
domestic enemies . Short of re - electing Aristide himself – an option blocked , as
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