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.
Résultats 1-3 sur 85
rights work has been controversial in Haiti ever since the CIA began running
training courses , in the late 1980s , about ... Reports published by the most
frequently cited human rights groups of the 2001 – 04 period , NCHR , CARLI
and CEDH ...
Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment Peter Hallward. In early 2004 ,
Brian Concannon spelled out what should have been the obvious conclusion :
yes there were some human rights violations during the decade following Aristide
' s ...
The United States and Latin America in the 1990s : Beyond the Cold War .
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 1992 . Harvard Law Student
Advocates for Human Rights and Centro de Justiça Global . Keeping the Peace
in Haiti ?
Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire
One Step at a Time An Interview with
2 autres sections non affichées