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Paramilitarism and the assault on democracy in Haiti

Author: Jeb Sprague
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. Sprague focuses on the period beginning in 1990 with the rise of Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and the right-wing movements that succeeded in driving him from power. Over the ensuing two decades, paramilitary violence was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeb Sprague
ISBN: 9781583673003 1583673008 9781583673010 1583673016
OCLC Number: 768793099
Description: 400 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A history of political violence against the poor --
Popular democracy and attempts to turn it back, 1990-2000 --
The return of paramilitarism, 2000-2001 --
The initial attacks on the Aristide Presidency, 2001 --
War of attrition, 2002-2004 --
The "uprising" of January and February, 2004 --
The post-coup period, 2004-2005, and beyond --
Conclusion : unending social conflict Haiti.
Responsibility: by Jeb Sprague.
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Investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. Sprague focuses on the period beginning in 1990 with the rise of Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and the right-wing movements that succeeded in driving him from power. Over the ensuing two decades, paramilitary violence was largely directed against the poor and supporters of Aristide's Lavalas movement, taking the lives of thousands of Haitians. Sprague seeks to understand how this occurred, and traces connections between paramilitaries and their elite financial and political backers, in Haiti but also in the United States and the Dominican Republic. From publisher description.

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