An Anarchic Heritage Haiti

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Watch the An Anarchic Heritage Haiti video, June 2001 In 2000 gunmen murdered Jean Dominique Montas He was a straight talking popular journalist who investigated the corrupt He worked alongside his wife Michele Montas at Radio Haiti Today Michele opens her own radio show with a recording from her husband It s 7 o clock good morning everybody His voice from the grave has become a reminder of how delicate Haiti s stability still is The young priest Jean Bertrand Aristide was a populist who led an uprising against dictatorship but today he seems to be succumbing to Haiti s same old violent riddles Having overthrown their slave masters Haitians became the victims of a chain of dictators Now Aristide has his own band of loyal street thugs the Chimeres who do his bidding in much the same way that Papa Doc s Tontons Macoutes did his In Haiti s bandit territory we investigate the assassination of Jean Dominique And later at the gleaming presidential palace Aristide makes a rare appearance He insists his government is doing all it can but then why does the investigating judge not even have a fax machine Will the charismatic Aristide deliver justice or will he stoke the culture of violence and use it to become Haiti s next President for life Produced by ABC Australia Distributed by Journeyman Pictures

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