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Subject: urgent: need information on recent civil war in haiti
Category: Reference, Education and News > Current Events
Asked by: drkay-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 28 May 2004 13:26 PDT
Expires: 27 Jun 2004 13:26 PDT
Question ID: 353293
i require good resources regarding the recent civil war in haiti (in
2003 i believe). i would like an article(s) that outline the cause to
the conflict and what excatly happened.

I require this information by Monday, May 31, 2004.
Subject: Re: urgent: need information on recent civil war in haiti
Answered By: scribe-ga on 29 May 2004 10:25 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello drkay,
The recent events in Haiti earlier his year are usually characterized
as a "revolt" rather than as a civil war. But even "revolt" is a bit
misleading because it implies a general uprising of the population,
which was not the case. Instead, the "revolt" was begun by disaffected
ex-military and police, and gathered enough momentum to sweep Aristide
from power. Demoralized by the country's continuing economnic
problems, the country's vast number of poor people, who had been
Aristide's power base, failed to come to his defense in the face of
this revolt.

Here are some good sources for further information.
1. This UPI analysis gives good background: 

2.  So does this article from the Houston Chronicle, which appeared orginally in
   the New York Times: 

3.  And here is a veritable treasure trove of articles--many describing 
   describing the revolt as it evolved, others offering explanations of the 
   events--from an excellent source: The Latino Studies program at 
   Indiana University: 

4. Two explanatory  articles listed at the Indiana U. site may be especially
   useful to you:

5. Finally, a (probably too narrow) view of the revolt that sees it as nothing
   but another chapter in Haiti's involvement in the international drug trade:

I hope all of these sources will be of value to you.
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