Press for Conversion #62
Publisher: Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
Date Written: 01/05/2008
Year Published: 2008
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: Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) helped overthrow the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. In the years prior to this US-led regime change, although Aristide and his Lavalas government were extremely popular among the country's poor citizens, CIDA drastically cut bilateral aid. CIDA then poured millions into extremely partisan Haitian groups that represented the interests of Haiti's corporate elite.