US administrations may change, but US interests don’t. A recent leak of 1,918 WikiLeaks cables related to Haiti reveals the known—but rarely acknowledged—corrupt US dealings with Haiti. Despite a distracting veneer of red cross assistance and earthquake relief volunteers, it seems that a new cold war is developing, this time between the north and south of the western hemisphere.
The Nation‘s Dan Coughlin and Haïti Liberté‘s Kim Ives join The Leonard Lopate Show to explain the cables and the picture of manipulation and interference they paint of US involvement in Haiti. Read the latest in the series of articles on Haiti, “The Post-Quake ‘Gold Rush’ for Reconstruction Contracts.”
—Anna Lekas Miller