Brazilian State of Acre in Illegal Immigration Alert, Haitian Citizens Major Demographic

The Brazilian state of Acre has declared a state of emergency after the arrival of a surge of illegal immigrants from neighboring Bolivia and Peru. Officials said most of the immigrants originally came from Haiti but now come from as far as Bangladesh, Senegal and Nigeria. Many of the Haitians are refugees from the 2010… Continue reading Brazilian State of Acre in Illegal Immigration Alert, Haitian Citizens Major Demographic

New Report on US Aid to Haiti finds “Troubling” Lack of Transparency, Effectiveness

A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) identifies significant problems with the delivery of US aid to Haiti and finds an overall lack of transparency in aid disbursement. The report, “Breaking Open the Black Box: Increasing Aid Transparency and Accountability in Haiti,” by CEPR Research Associate Jake Johnston and Senior Associate for International Policy Alexander… Continue reading New Report on US Aid to Haiti finds “Troubling” Lack of Transparency, Effectiveness

Haiti’s Election Conundrum: Fraught But Necessary?

On March 26th at the US Institute of Peace, panelists participated in a discussion entitled “Can Elections Save Haiti?.” The contributors,  Jonathan Katz, Thomas Adams, Raymond Joseph and Mark Schneider, discussed the factors which erode the ability of Haitians to participate in free and fair elections. The event was moderated by Dr. Robert Maguire, who… Continue reading Haiti’s Election Conundrum: Fraught But Necessary?

C-SPAN link for Panel on Haitian Politics and International Aid

The discussion between a journalist, former ambassador, and aid executive was one of the most engaging conversations that has taken place this semester… Weren’t able to make it to the panel? Don’t worry, the most recent event put on by the Western Hemisphere Working Group at GW and Focus on Haiti will be archived online… Continue reading C-SPAN link for Panel on Haitian Politics and International Aid

March 26th panel live feed on C-SPAN

Today, Tuesday March 26th, as part of the Western Hemispheric Research group at the Institute for Global and International Studies, we’ll be hosting a dynamic panel entitled “Big Trucks, Pop Star Politicians, and Consensus Building: The Politics of Development in Haiti.” The panel will feature Raymond Joseph, former Haitian Ambassador to the US, Jonathan Katz, journalist and author and Mark Schneider,… Continue reading March 26th panel live feed on C-SPAN