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Elections in Haiti in 2000, Epilogue

Okay, just one more thing on this topic. On February 1, 2004, John Maxwell (no relation) wrote a column entitled The End of Nationhood for the Jamaica Observer. The article highlights some of the international community’s attitudes towards Haiti and how those attitudes are causing grave harm to the country. Especially check out the last […]

Elections in Haiti in 2000, Part I

Tomorrow, I will return the focus of my research – and consequently the entries on this site – to Toussaint Louverture. I’m glad I’ve taken some time to know Haiti’s current situation a little better, but it’s time to get back to the whole point of this enterprise, which is getting to know the man […]

Elections in Haiti in 2000, Part II

Source: Haiti Election page of the International Coalition of Independent Observers This thorough, detailed report is an excellent source of information about the 2000 elections. One caveat: The website states that “The ICIO observed the local and legislative elections in Haiti on May 21, 2000 as the only group of observers completely independent from government […]

Elections in Haiti in 2000, Part III

Source: United Nations The UN maintained a mission in Haiti, UNIMH from September 1993 to June 1996, in part to set the stage for a fair election. In 1990, 1994, and 2000, the UN provided technical assistance to Haiti during their elections. This support included working with Haiti’s police, strengthening the justice system, and promoting […]

Elections in Haiti in 2000, Part IV

Source: The Organization of American States The OAS appears to have been the organization most involved in the Haitian Electoral process and took the most active role in resolving the disputes subsequent to the May 21 election. One note about the OAS website: forget trying to find information by using their search function. In order […]

Elections in Haiti in 2000, Part V

Perspectives It’s time for me to get back to the main purpose of my research – the story of Toussaint Louverture. The study of the 2000 elections, though, has left me with some questions that I would follow up on if I had time. Perhaps I’ll get back to these at some point, or perhaps […]