Latest Haiti Democracy News

Why Women Candidates?

We are not talking here merely of righting the wrong of male domination, important as that is. We are talking about furnishing Haiti with a corps of committed improvers the likes of which it has never seen

Les bandits ne connaîtrons pas la paix

““Tant que je serai commissaire du gouvernement, les bandits ne connaîtrons pas la paix.” So says Jean Ernest Muscadin in Nippes. This prosecutor is not waiting for the foreign force to come

Gang Violence Flaring

The U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights says in the first two and a half months of this year 531 people have been killed. “Most of the victims were killed or injured by snipers who were reportedly randomly shooting at people in their homes or on the streets.”

La Journée internationale de la femme 2023

Marchant en Terrier Rouge, le Regroupement National des Femmes Candidates (RENAFECA) et des organisations sœurs protestent contre la violence envers les femmes. Tous les articles sur les femmes candidates de cette section principale sont des reprises d’articles de l’encadré. All the articles about women candidates in this main section are reprises of articles in the sidebar

Elegy for the Fallen Police

By Dr. Frantz Large, valued participant in the Haiti Democracy Project’s 2009 conference for a Strategy of National Salvation. “Ce soir notre cœur se serre pour la disparition au Champ d’honneur des agents de la PNH . . .Ce soir, des épouses se retrouvent sans mari, et leurs pauvres mains chercheront en vain sous les couvertures un corps désormais rigide et froid. Ce soir de petites mains attendent en vain un père”

U.N.: Haiti Needs International Force to Beat the Gangs

Le besoin d’appui par une force internationale spécialisée « demandée par le gouvernement haïtien depuis octobre sans réponse concrète: La réalité est que sans ce déploiement international, opérant de manière intégrée avec la Police, les effets très positifs du processus politique et des sanctions resteront fragiles et susceptibles d’être inversés ».

Seven More Police Killed

They were killed defending a police station in the Artibonite on January 25 as 150 gang members stormed it

What must Be Done for Haiti to Survive?

By the Haiti Democracy Project for the Inter-American Dialogue. Washington is living in a dream world. It believes it can fight the Russians to the last Ukrainian and Haitian gangs to the last Canadian. It believes that Haiti will conveniently go away next year, a U.S. election year. It’s time to put away these fantasies and concentrate on the few essential, doable tasks we need to do near our border

U.N. Secretary-General’s Warning

“Gang-related violence reached levels not seen in decades . . . Armed gangs sought to expand their influence into neighbourhoods of the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area that were considered relatively safe until recently . . . Despite the end of the siege of the Varreux oil terminal, I reiterate the urgent need for the deployment of an international specialized armed force.”

Three Police Killed

A driver was also killed and another policeman injured in Petionville on Friday, January 20. Update: “Face à la puissance de feu des bandits du gang Krazé barrière, 3 policiers ont été tués et un autre porté disparu.” The tragedy is sowing discord between the top brass and the rank-and-file

Going Door-to-Door to Stop Cholera

“I have been working in Cité Soleil for eight years. The situation has deteriorated . . . the people are very fearful about the return of cholera.”

Taking Haiti Concerns to the Hill

On December 15, 2022 a Haiti Democracy Project staff delegation saw Rep. James McGovern, chairman of the House Rules Committee, to raise issues of security and migration. Our delegates were Wilby Louis and Rev. Garry Théodate.

Jacques Bernard: Elections the Solution

Marking one-year anniversary of his death. Originator of the Tabulation Center, organizer of the freest and fairest election in Haiti’s history, administrator of the last election to draw a majority of the voters

Lowering the Boom

How a sanctioned senator made himself a multimillionaire in five years, where he got his money, and how he reacted to the news of retribution by Canada and the United States