Majority Party in Haiti Banned from Elections: Living in tents, dying of cholera, the majority can't vote for their candidate anyway

by Wadner Pierre HAITI—On the eve of presidential and legislative elections in Haiti, skepticism and disenchantment among Haitians is widespread. “I am not going to vote,” said Elause Jacques, a mother of two who runs a cyber cafe with her husband in Port-au-Prince. “I have no candidate.” Jacques’ sentiment is shared by many Haitians, who […]

Haitian Voodoo Economics

By Christopher McManus On January 7th, President Rene Preval of Haiti put the final touches on the privatization of Haiti’s public telephone company, TELECO. Five days later the horrific earthquake leveled Haiti, killing over 200.000 people. The selling off of assets, the International Monetary Fund’s austerity measures, were under full swing under the Preval administration […]