“I want to congratulate you for the leadership. I know you played a very important role in the last election when you sent a team and basically helped the will of the people become a reality, because it wasn’t so before your visit.”

– Former prime minister Laurent Lamothe

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Avoiding a Democratic Disaster in Haiti

The Washington-based Haiti Democracy Project’s James Morrell has written: “By the time the commission is through, there will be little left for the voters to do on election day. Most of the choices will already have been made for them.” Foreign Policy magazine, July...

Fourth Senatorial Visit

On July 15 and 16, the distinguished former Haitian senator Rudolph Boulos visited Washington to discuss U.S. policy toward Haiti’s upcoming elections. He figured as one of the most popular of the many candidates excluded for thinly-disguised political reasons by the...

U.S. Policy Toward Haiti Elections Faltering Badly

By James Morrell. In 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had this to say to the Haitian people: We understand your anxieties heading into this election. The United States will be at your side. And she was as good as her word. When then-President René Préval...

Senate Hearing on Haiti

Overview of U.S. Policy Towards Haiti Prior To the Elections Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, And Global Women’s Issues Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015  Add to my Calendar Time: 02:30 PM...

This Mob for Hire

The electoral commission’s exclusion of many high-profile candidates with national followings and its inclusion of criminals and corruptionists guarantees that the rent-a-mobs will be busy this season. How they do it...

Politics Behind a Candidate’s Exclusion

Acte de naissance – Archives Nationales ACTE-DE-NAISSANCERHB-1 – Certificat de naissance Recu_des_documents_de_candidat Certificate of Nationality Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship, 2007 Passeport-Mere   Rudy Boulos vs Haiti’s Electoral Council: A...

Cronyism Where There Should Be Impartiality

Mirlande Manigat. La manière de fonctionner du CEP établi sur la base d’un consensus boiteux, sans aucune assise constitutionnelle – toléré par lassitude — a souligné à la fois, son incompétence, une carence de professionnalisme et une espèce de légèreté dans la...

U.S. Should Criticize Dominican Expulsions

Amb. Ernest H. Preeg, Latin America Advisor, A Daily Publication of the Inter-American Dialogue. What Will Become of Undocumented Haitians in the DR? Q A deadline for Haitians living in the Dominican Republic to register with government offices or else risk...

Préval Said to Control 3 to 5 Election Commissioners

Radio Métropole.   René Préval accusé de contrôler 3 à 5 conseillers électoraux. Plusieurs personnalités politiques, dont Camille Leblanc de Renmen Ayiti et le candidat au Sénat écarté Roudolphe Boulos, accusent l’ancien président René Préval des manœuvres...

Qui a trahi trahira

René Garcia Préval ak trayizon dòmi nan menm kabann : se pase pran m m a pase chache w. Préval trayi Lavalas lè li chwazi kazak Lespwa pou l fè wont tounen kòlè. Aprè lamayòt INITE a, li pote yon kanaval manti bay pèp la pou verite.

Apply Rubio Amendment Now

Thank you, Senator Rubio, for adding the reporting requirement, “A description of any attempts to disqualify candidates for political office in Haiti for political reasons.”

Rubio: No Funds for Any but Free Elections

Miami Herald, Jacqueline Charles. Republican presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t necessarily known for carrying the Haiti agenda in Congress. But he stepped out on a limb this week as Haitians waited to learn which candidates would make the final...

Proposal for a Parallel Count

Plan to send Haitian observers into one of every ten polling places in the nation to photograph the polling return and upload to collection center. Also, Haiti’s first quantified incident reporting

NOAH Joining in Electoral Observation

One of the most long-lived, vibrant Diaspora organizations adds its heft. The National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians will find qualified Diaspora to manage the large groups of Haitian observers we plan to deploy