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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exist for a few months , it quietly faded away later that spring . It is perhaps a sign
of how extreme things had become that in the months before the formation of ...
... coup ( at which point his uncle was in a position to pay him $ 25 , 000 a month
to arrange for his personal security ) . ... in the last months of 2003 , between
Chamblain and Philippe ' s rebels in the DR and Tatoune ' s gang in Gonaïves .
As Father Rick Freshette put it a month before the end of Latortue ' s
administration in 2006 , “ It has done absolutely ... help push food prices up by
around 400 % ; the price of rice had already doubled just five months after the
February coup .
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