RealNews

Haiti teeters as protests to oust Aristide mount

In a country known for violence and chaos, Haiti has reached a new nadir as government-backed vigilantes known as chimères, or monsters, attack and kill pro-democracy protesters with impunity. Forty-five people have been killed in street demonstrations in the past four months as the chimères intimidate protesters, burn tires, stone passersby and shoot up opposition radio stations amid mounting calls for President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to resign. However, critics say the leaders of the Western Hemisphere, including Prime Minister Paul Martin, should hold Mr. Aristide accountable to democratic standards at this week’s Summit of the Americas in Monterrey, Mexico. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.