Haiti garment workers protest deaths of co-workers denied medical care

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Garment workers in Port au Prince July 31 protest death of Sandra René, pregnant coworker, after hospital turned her away. Bosses never paid health insurance deducted from her pay.

MONTREAL — Garment workers at two plants in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince held work stoppages beginning Aug. 4, outraged at the deaths of two workers who were refused medical care by hospital authorities. They were turned away because bosses where they…


Thousands protest in Haiti, demand president, prime minister resign

Vol. 83/No. 9 - March 4, 2019
Haitian working people gather in Port-au-Prince Feb. 7 demanding President Jovenel Moise resign. Protests were triggered by soaring inflation, youth joblessness and rampant corruption.

Working people in Haiti have been mounting widespread protests since Feb. 7 demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Jean Henry Ceant. A social crisis has wracked the country since hurricanes hit in 2008, 2012 and 2016,…


Protests hit widespread gov’t corruption, misrule in Haiti

Vol. 82/No. 46 - December 10, 2018

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Haiti for several days and some went on strike starting Nov. 18, protesting government corruption and theft. The crisis of capitalist production, trade and jobs has hit hard in Haiti,…


Fuel hike protests bring down Haiti prime minister

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018
Demonstration July 8 in Port-au-Prince during week of general strike and protests that forced government to suspend fuel hike.

Haiti’s Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned July 14 after a two-day general strike and a week of protests sparked by the government’s announcement of sharp price hikes for fuel. Demonstrators marched, barricaded roads, looted stores and burned cars and…


US rulers’ long record of plunder in Haiti

Vol. 82/No. 5 - February 5, 2018

Weeks after revoking Temporary Protected Status for tens of thousands of Haitians living and working in the U.S., the Donald Trump administration barred Haitians from obtaining visas for temporary work in agriculture and other industries Jan. 17. Do these moves…