Haiti Relief and Reconstruction Watch

Protests, Repression Mark Police Chief’s First Week

2 days 17 hours ago

On November 18, the 217th anniversary of the Battle of Vertières where Haitians delivered a fatal blow to Napoleon’s troops during their struggle for independence, thousands took to the streets across the country to protest rising insecurity and government inaction. Anti-government actions took place in Cap-Haitien, Gonaïves, l’Estère, Saint-Marc, Delmas, Tabarre, Port-au-Prince,Cayes, Jérémie, Mirebalais, and […]

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Jake Johnston

At Odds with Presidency, a Government Watchdog is Weakened by Executive Decree

2 weeks 6 days ago

Tradiksyon Kreyòl On Friday, November 6, the Haitian government published in Le Moniteur a new decree limiting the powers of the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA). The decree itself was signed by the president and ministers nearly two months earlier, on September 9, but was not formally made public until this past […]

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Jake Johnston

Depatman Leta Ameriken Fè Yon Gwo Kontra ak Yon Konpayi Sekirite ki Gen Koneksyon Politik

2 months 3 weeks ago

In English An Novanm 2019, nan kad sipò li pou PNH, Biwo Entènasyonal Dwòg ak Aplikasyon Lalwa nan Depatman Leta Ameriken bay bay lapolis yon kontra $73,000 pou pwovizyon “kit anti-manifestasyon” pou inite lapolis ki chaje kontwòl foul, CIMO, daprè enfòmasyon ki genyen nan baz done kontra gouvènman Ameriken. Nan komansman ete a CIMO ak […]

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Matt Sedlar

State Department Awarded Contract to Politically Connected Security Firm

3 months ago

An kreyòl In November, 2019, as part of its support for the Haitian National Police (HNP), the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) awarded a $73,000 contract for the provision of “riot gear kit[s]” for the police’s crowd control unit, CIMO, according to information contained in the US government’s contracting […]

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