From the US pushing its self-interested political agenda in Haiti to corporations refusing Haitian workers even a dismal minimum wage, the diplomatic cables from Haiti recently made available by the transparency-advocacy group WikiLeaks have confirmed many Haitians’ worst suspicions about international meddling in their country. The collaboration between The Nation and Haïti Liberté to analyze the contents of the cables has made many of these back-door operations clear for the first time.
In this Nation Conversation with executive editor Betsy Reed, The Nation‘s Dan Coughlin explains why he believes this newfound transparency could be the grain of sand that brings the country’s machinery of corruption grinding to a halt.
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—Anna Lekas Miller