Category: Caribbean

Adolf Alzuphar: Leftwing Haitian singer Emerantes De Pradines

Understanding De Pradines’s importance begins with Haiti’s social history

Beverly Bell: The Blood of the Earth: Agriculture, Land Rights, and Haitian History

Peasant groups are fighting to protect their rights, to get land, to undo the public policies being adopted by the government

Carlos Aznárez: What is happening in Haiti is a genuine anti-imperialist popular rebellion

Port au Prince and other Haitian cities are today the scene of the biggest popular uprising in decades of the suffered Haitian nation. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to show their revulsion against the present government headed by Michel Martelly, who decided, against the thinking of the vast majority, to Read more…

Nixon Boumba: “The Struggle for Land Justice Knows No Borders”: Corporate Pillaging in Haiti

An interview with Nixon Boumba, Democratic Popular Movement (MODEP) and American Jewish World Service Edited by Natalie Miller, Other Worlds Since the earthquake of January, 2010, Haiti has increasingly become a target of extraction and private business development by Haitian and foreign investors. Income and trade – if the wages are livable and the trade Read more…

Pambana Bassett: In the Caribbean: What Are Reparations?

Belizeans and other Caribbean nation’s visions for reparations and Belizean hopes to garner government’s support

Pete Dolack: Speculators Circling Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s governor may have said the commonwealth’s debt is not payable, but that doesn’t mean Puerto Ricans aren’t going to pay for it. Vulture capitalists are circling the island, ready to extract still more wealth. You may already know the drill: capital is sucked out by corporate interests that pay little in taxes, and speculators swoop in

Yves Engler: Ugly Reality of Canadian Aid to Haiti

The primary explanation for the gap between what’s said and done is that power generally defines what is considered reality

Justin Podur: “Sovereign” Deportations: The Dominican Republic deportations cannot occur without US blessing

The influence that the U.S. has on Haiti and the DR give a special responsibility to North American friends of those countries

Auset Marian Lewis: Black Lives Matter in the Dominican Republic

Racial profiling is not just for Freddie Gray and Michael Brown. Haitians in the Dominican Republic suffer the same discrimination

Mark Schuller: Humanitarian Occupation in Haiti

A century after the U.S. military invasion of Haiti in 1915, a U.N. “stabilization mission” continues to compromise the nation’s political and economic sovereignty

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