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Haiti news and analysis from The Nation
March 22, 2021
Gangs Rule the Streets of Jovenel Moïse’s Haiti
A whole country has been kidnapped by a bloodthirsty, money-hungry cabal. And how does the US State Department respond? By calling for “dialogue.”
March 4, 2021
Parents in Prison: An Interview With Chesa Boudin
Plus Amy Wilentz on protest in Haiti.
Start Making Sense
March 1, 2021
After a Decade of Misrule, the People of Haiti Have Had Enough
But apprentice dictator Jovenel Moïse won’t go as long as the Biden administration backs his violent, corrupt regime.
February 9, 2021
Haiti: Too Many Presidents, Too Little of Everything Else
President Jovenel Moïse’s claims that his opponents were plotting a coup was a joke—but his counter-coup is deadly serious.
November 17, 2020
There Is a Name for Women Like My Mother
In the Haitian Creole language, “Gwo Fanm” means “Big Woman,” a woman who shoulders more than their fair share of burdens in this life.
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November 3, 2020
Letters From the November 16/23, 2020, Issue
L'union fait la force… A familiar playbook… The fine print… Please don’t go!
September 22, 2020
First Came the Hurricane, Then Came the Campaign of Terror
Climate change made Hurricane Dorian a monster that pummeled the Bahamas’s Haitian minority. Human cruelty made its aftermath brutal. Both could have been prevented.
January 16, 2020
Hunger and Hope in Haiti
Amy Wilentz on Haiti, Mia Birdsong on poverty, and Kate Aronoff and Michael Kazin on socialism.
Start Making Sense
January 10, 2020
Can Haiti Rise From the Ashes?
Over the past decade Haitians have suffered a devastating earthquake, a failed reconstruction effort, and chronic political corruption. But resistance continues, and there are signs of hope.
January 9, 2020
Haiti Is in the Eye of the Storm
Despite the current respite from months of protests and government violence, the country’s rampant corruption threatens to unleash chaos once more.