Ansel Herz is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. His work has been published by Haiti Liberté, Reuters Alertnet, Inter-Press Service and Free Speech Radio News (FSRN).
Secret US Embassy cables depict a far-reaching campaign to prevent Haiti's democratically elected leader from returning to the country after the 2004 coup.
Cables made available by WikiLeaks show how disaster capitalists sought "opportunity" in the devastated country.
Despite reports from its own embassy that the post-quake situation in Haiti was “calm,” the United States launched a massive military operation that sparked an international backlash.