Recently-released WikiLeaks cables reveal that Haiti’s self-appointed guardians—the US, EU and UN—supported an election in the country despite obvious evidence that it was severely flawed. Although one party was shut out of the running entirely—the equivalent of the Republicans banning the Democrats—the United States government still funded the election. This is just one of the many injustices a trove of diplomatic cables obtained by the transparency-advocacy group have revealed as they have been released over the past several weeks.
In an exclusive two-part conversation on Democracy Now! this morning, The Nation‘s Dan Coughlin and Haïti Liberté‘s Kim Ives explore this and other revelations from the WikiLeaks Haiti cables. Click here to watch the first part of this interview, and here to watch the second.
—Anna Lekas Miller