|Voices from Haiti|
"If poverty persists, the thirst to challenge poverty also persists, and from this persistence movements for social change are constantly renewed." - Jean Bertrand Aristide
"The UN is an accomplice of the war against the poor in Haiti." - Lovinksy Pierre-Antoine
|February 2004 Coup|
The February 2004 overthrow of Haiti's constitutional government brutally ended 10 years of democracy. Orchestrated by the US, France and Canada, the coup forced President Aristide into exile and instituted a UN military occupation.
Political prisoners represent the ongoing attempt to silence Haiti's grassroots pro-democracy movement.
Widespread violence and human rights violations have been unleashed against Haiti's popular majority who support Fanmi Lavalas, the party of President Aristide.