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Canadian Foreign Policy and the Coming Elections in FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
2009-09-30
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
Featuring the impact of minority government on Canadian foreign policy, Haitian democracy, U.S.multilateralism in the Americas, Colombia-UNASUR relations, Cuban bloggers, and boosting Canada's relatio...
Focus on Honduran crisis, Haiti and more in the July-August issue of FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
2010-07-07
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
This edition draws together analysts, policy-makers and development practitioners to look into current issues in Honduras, Haiti and Central America among others on themes such as democracy, energy, t...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Ideale FM radio station closed for refusing to reveal sources
2009-04-10
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the 8 April 2009 closure of IdA#ale FM, a privately-owned radio station in Haiti for allegedly "obstructing justice" by refusing to reveal sources.
Reporters Without Borders to create centre of operations for Haitian journalists
2010-01-15
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders intends to set up a centre of operations for Haitian journalists in Port-au-Prince in order to enable them to cover the situation and thereby assist the process of providing ...
Sources welcomes Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
2008-12-13
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to strengthening Canadian relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
Support urgently needed for Haiti after 7.0 quake
2010-01-13
Canadian Feed The Children
Canadian Feed The Children's community partners in the worst hit areas - urgent support needed
The April edition of FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas is out
2010-04-07
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
This edition draws together analysts, policy-makers and development practitioners to look into current issues in Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti and Mexico ranging from disability to multilateralism, fr...
Thinking Haiti - Special Edition of FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
2010-03-10
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
Thinking Haiti - Special Edition of FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas. This edition draws together analysts, policy makers, development practitioners and diaspora representatives to offer...
US military must explain why marines censored Haitian photographer
2010-02-07
Reporters without Borders
Homère Cardichon, a photographer working for the daily Le Nouvelliste in Haiti, had his camera confiscated by US marines while covering a demonstration by disgruntled residents outside the US embassy ...

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Organizations and experts on Caribbean topics.
The Case for Haitian Reparations
Alcenat, Westenley
Article
2017
Jacobin
A history of France's exploitation of colonial Haiti, the aftermath of Haiti's independence, and the lasting social and environmental impacts, arguing for Haiti's recent demands of reparations from t...
The 'Civic Death' of Dominicans of Haitian Descent
Mendes-Franco, Janine
Article
2015
Global Voices
Imagine being born in a country and then being told you have no rights as a citizen; that you're not wanted there. That is exactly what has been happening to Dominicans of Haitian descent.
Connexions Library: Central America and the Caribbean Focus
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Central America and the Caribbean.
The Destabilization of Haiti
Bernstein, Dennis
Article
2004
A short summary of the illegal and suppressed details of American intervention in Haiti during the 1990's and early 2000's.
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Haitian Revolution
Connexipedia Article
Article
The only successful slave revolt in history which established Haiti as the first republic ruled by blacks.
How to Write about Haiti
Herz, Ansel
Article
2010
Mediahacker
How to make sure that you stick to the tried and proven cliches.
Ideale FM radio station closed for refusing to reveal sources
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the 8 April 2009 closure of IdA#ale FM, a privately-owned radio station in Haiti for allegedly "obstructing justice" by refusing to reveal sources.
Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Common Courage Press
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
The Lost Revolution
Malik, Kenan
Article
2014
Kenan Malik
A discussion of the Haitian revolution, read through the lens of Julia Gaffield's paper on the lost and found Haitian Declaration of Independence.
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
williamblum.org
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Season of dread returns as Haiti awaits devastating hurricane season
Decades of deforestation left the Carribbean island defenceless against last year's catastrophic hurricanes. But Haiti hopes attempts to sav
Goldenberg, Suzanne
Article
2009
The Guardian
An examination of the continuing effects of recent hurricanes on the economy and ecology of Haiti.
"Sovereign" Deportations: The Dominican Republic deportations cannot occur without US blessing
Podur, Justin
Article
2015
People born to undocumented Haitian parents in the Dominican Republic have left under threat of violence. "Voluntary" deportations have had a strong US influence given the political and economic power...
US-Haiti
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2004
Znet
By examining the role of the USA in the tragedy of Haiti, Chomsky highlights the democracy deficit and failure of the American state. He calls for those concerned to take on the task at home of paying...
US military must explain why marines censored Haitian photographer
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Homère Cardichon, a photographer working for the daily Le Nouvelliste in Haiti, had his camera confiscated by US marines while covering a demonstration by disgruntled residents outside the US embassy ...

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Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Press for Conversion #60
March 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
This issue of the magazine exposes ten ways in which Canada's Liberal government was complicit in aiding and abetting the 2004 coup d'état that ousted President Aristide's democratically-elected gover...
Press for Conversion #61
September 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) helped overthrow the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. In the years prior to this US-led regime change, although...
Press for Conversion #62
May 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) helped overthrow the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. In the years prior to this US-led regime change, although...
Press for Conversion #63
November 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
CIDA-funded "NGOs" in Canada rationalized the destabilization and overthrow of Haitian democracy and then covered up the atrocities of the Canadian-backed dictatorship after the coup. This issue exami...

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