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Volume One Winter 1997-Spring 1998 Numbers 1-2.
FOREIGN AID AND ACCIDENTAL REVOLUTION: INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE IN HAITIAN
Department of Political Science
Washington, D.C. 20059
Published online: December 15, 2016
The United States and several international organizations have sought since the last years of the Duvalier regime to promote democracy in Haiti through a variety of political and economic pressures. Major efforts occurred in 1985-1986 with the fall of Jean-Claude Duvalier, in 1990 with the election of Jean-Bertrand Aristide and in 1993-1994 with the reinstatement of Aristide. In each instance, foreign support and pressure were misdirected but some progress toward democracy resulted despite the misguided foreign policies.