Getting Haiti Right This Time: The U.S. and the Coup (Read and Reist)
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The majority of this book is made up of transcripts from Democracy Now! radio and television broadcasts, and while a good introduction to the situation as it occurred in 2004, it does not adress any thing about steps to remediate the years of US and French backed coups. It does not explain the statements made by either Aristide and his supporters or the claims made by US officials - such as claims of corruption, etc.
The coverage by average US media organizations of this entire event was rather poor, much like the current coverage of the elections taking place currently in Haiti.
I read every days LA and NY times,and had only vague idea about this island until this book. The book kept suprising me too much for me to stop reading. It shows grim current situation and future of the nation, and the clear violation of Human right and internation regulation by US contras.
All other chapters are interviews from the daily TV show "Democracy Now!". As the show itself, these interviews suffer from one-sidedness. The only people appearing in the talks are pro-Aristide, and show host Amy Goodman doesn't seem at all interested in asking tough questions to Aristide.
This is what I'm always noticing when I watch her show. While she does a good job in gathering interesting information that is deliberately or inadvertently ignored by the main-stream media, her guests are typically biased and you hardly ever have people in her show disagreeing with each other.