CIDA’s Key Role in Haiti’s 2004 Coup d’État:
Funding Regime Change, Dictatorship and Human Rights Atrocities,
one Haitian "NGO" at a Time
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) helped overthrow the
democratically-elected Haitian government of President Jean Bertrand Aristide in
2004. In the years prior to this regime change—led by the U.S., Canada and
France—although Aristide and his Lavalas government were extremely popular among
the country's poor citizens, CIDA drastically cut bilateral aid to Haiti.
CIDA simultaneously poured millions of dollars into extremely partisan Haitian
organizations that represented the selfish interests of Haiti's corporate elite.
These groups helped destabilize Haiti's legitimate government and called for its
overthrow. (The most prominent pro-coup recipients of CIDA largesse, were NCHR,
G-184, PAPDA, CARLI, CONAP and ENFOFANM.)
Then, following the Canada-backed coup, CIDA and its proxy groups in Haiti backed the brutal dictatorship that oversaw the illegal imprisonment and mass murder of thousands of Haitians whose crime was simply to support the constitutional government that they had duly elected. CIDA also funded the illegal coup regime's "Justice" ministry. It was responsible for overseeing Haiti's police, prisons and courts, which led the witch hunt and persecution of pro-democracy advocates.
CIDA's phony "human groups" not only covered up the coup-installed regime's brutal atrocities, they also fabricated evidence to frame the leaders of Lavalas party. By kidnapping and exiling President Aristide, and by illegally imprisoning Prime Minister Neptune, various cabinet ministers, MPs, mayors and other key organizers and activists, the coup regime and its international backers made it impossible for Lavalas to compete in the rigged, CIDA-funded elections of 2007.
For more details on the Canadian government's role in the 2004 coup, see issue # 60 of Press for Conversion! (March 2007).
Press for Conversion! September 2007 (Issue #61)
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Acknowledgements and Prologue
National Coalition for Haitian Rights—Haiti (NCHR)
The Canadian-backed Coup Regime’s Reign of Terror:
How CIDA-funded NCHR Promoted and then Covered up Atrocities
|htm||• Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine has Disappeared!|
|htm||• Stop Canada’s Persecution of former-Lavalas MP, Jean Candio|
|• Human Rights Office Ransacked after Exposing NCHR-Haiti|
NCHR-Haiti Reviews Coup Regime’s "First 45 Days":
"Blame-the-Victims" Approach Betrays Democracy and Human Rights
|htm||• POHDH: Another recipient of CIDA largesse|
Faking Genocide in Haiti:
Canada’s Role in the Persecution of Prime Minister Yvon Neptune
CIDA Bankrolled Coup’s Deputy Minister of "Justice":
Shills and Scam Artists in the Deadly Con Game of Haiti’s 2004 Coup
|An Interview with Mario Joseph|
The Group of 184 (G184)
The G184: Exposing the Haitian Elite’s Enthusiasm for Violence
The G184 melts into the
The G184’s Powerbrokers — Apaid and Boulos:
Owners of the Fourth Estate; Leaders of the Fifth Column
Other Haitian "NGOs"
"Alternative Development" includes Coups and Repression
CARLI: Using Radio Waves to Fuel Haiti’s Climate of Fear
CONAP and ENFOFANM: CIDA funds the "REAL Women" of
"N" word of Haiti
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