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Stanley Lucas is a specialist in political development projects. He has worked as a Senior Program Officer in Afghanistan and the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Lucas is currently the Executive Director for for the Washington Democracy Project. He is living in political exile in Washington D.C.

Stanley Lucas est un specialiste des projets de developpement politique. Il a travaille en Afghanistan, le Moyen Orient, l'Afrique et l'Amerique Latine. Lucas est actuellement le Directeur Executif du Washington Democracy Project, 202-256-6026. Il vit comme exile politique a Washington D.C.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011     

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Duvalier Returns to Haiti; Merely a Pawn in the Political Chaos
(1 comments) Duvalier is a pawn-Preval is using his return as a distraction to buy time to complete his electoral coup and Aristide supporters are using it to open the door for his return. There are only two possible outcomes for Duvalier: jail or execution. His return highlights a corrupt political web put in motion by Duvalier and continued by Aristide and Preval. This web of corruption has blocked reformers from bringing change to Haiti

Thursday, January 6, 2011     

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Haiti interim reconstruction commission: Haitian members express outrage with foreign counterparts.
(2 comments) After the January 12 earthquake, the international community worked with the Haitian Government to establish an interim reconstruction commission to manage the disbursement of aid in Haiti. The HIRC is co-led by former President Bill Clinton and Haitian Prime Minister Bellerive. A year later, Haitian members of the HIRC are expressing frustration and outrage with the awarding of contracts and projects to foreign actors.

Thursday, November 4, 2010     

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Cholera in Haiti: Is the United Nations Mission trying to cover up the origin of the epidemic? By Stanley Lucas
UN Mission in Haiti source of cholera outbreak in Haiti. UN officials caught dumping sewage in Artibonite River and connecting toilets to the river. UN denies the reports, but US CDC finds the cholera strain comes from South Asia and it is the Nepalese base of the UN implicated in this scandal. Questions arise about the role of the UN in Haiti after six years of high spending, few results and a string of controversies.

Friday, August 6, 2010     

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Lugar Calls for Business Reform; Proposes Haitian-American Enterprise Fund
On July 22, Senator Lugar released a report, authored by senior staff members, entitled, "Without Reform, No Return on Investment in Haiti", The report misses a critical element of why the business sector is in such disarray, and why there is almost no political will to make the necessary reforms. A business cartel known as the "Groupe de Bourdon" controls 95% of the economy and contributes less than 4% of the income taxes

Friday, June 25, 2010     

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Senator Lugar Calls for Haitian Elections, but Challenges are Significant
Response to Senator Lugar's report calling for elections in Haiti to proceed November 2010 despite serious damage to the electoral infrastructure, discredited Haitian electoral authority and lack of security plan for the people. Article presents a series of recommendations and an alternative constitutional scenario to November elections.

Thursday, June 17, 2010     

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Sestak Case: Foreshadowing Clinton's Influence on Haitian Elections?
As Preval pushes for elections with the support of the international community, questions arise about Haiti's readiness for elections technically and politically. President Clinton's powerful role in the country and his influence peddling politics recently highlighted by the Sestak case highlight the vulnerability of the elections to outside political influence as well as the limited impact he has had in the relief efforts.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010     

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Response to Senator Dodd: The Haitian People Deserve Sovereignty
(1 comments) Senator Christopher Dodd calls for Haiti to be placed under a UN "Trusteeship" essentially suggesting a soft occupation and usurping Haiti's national sovereignty. While the international community sorts out who has power over Haiti, the people remain suffering on the streets. It is time to come up with some more practical solutions and avoid adding insult to injury to a people who have suffered enough

Friday, March 12, 2010     

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Haitian President Visits DC: What Results Should We Expect?
An agenda for Preval's visit to the U.S. Immediate and long term prioritiesfor the United States' role in the rebuilding of Haiti.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010     

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Haiti: Let the Pontificating Begin
There are now as many reconstruction plans as there are aid organizations. Everyone who has even had tangential exposure to Haiti has put forth an opinion on how it should be rebuilt. Reconstruction plans for Haiti proliferate, but who decides which plan goes forward? I am confident that there exists enough Haitian bandwidth to lead this initiative with the support of the international community.

Thursday, February 18, 2010     

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Stanley Lucas: Response to Calls for UN to Govern Haiti
Recent articles calling for an international coalition led by the United Nations to takeover governance of Haiti, essentially making UN Special Envoy and former President Bill Clinton the de facto Governor General of Haiti. it is not what the Haitian people would want either. They have just experienced a devastating earthquake; they have not lost their rights and forfeited their country.

Thursday, February 18, 2010     

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Stanley Lucas: Response to Calls for UN to Govern Haiti
Dumas Simeus called for an international coalition led by the United Nations to takeover governance of Haiti, essentially making UN Special Envoy and former President Bill Clinton the de facto Governor General of Haiti. I am not willing to give up on my country it is not what the Haitian people would want either. They have just experienced a devastating earthquake; they have not lost their rights and forfeited their country.

Saturday, February 13, 2010     

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A Haitian-Free Rebuilding Plan?
The discussions around rebuilding Haiti have almost completely neglected Haitian input. The UN and the U.S. -- as one of the leading donors -- will play a central role in the reconstruction. But what about what is best for Haitians? A plan like the one being discussed currently flies in the face of all development theory for two reasons: 1. This plan replaces the "client" by not seeking Haitian input;

Wednesday, July 8, 2009     

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Former President Clinton Takes His First Trip to Haiti as UN Special Envoy
(1 comments) Since the announcement of President Clinton as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti, the Haitian community in-country and Diaspora have initiated an animated debate over the choice. It will be challenging for President Clinton to effect any meaningful change in this context. But with someone of his stature focused on Haiti, there is a real opportunity for meaningful change. In Clinton's own words, "It's the economy stupid".

Thursday, June 4, 2009     

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The International Aid Debacle: How to Get a Return on the Investment in Haiti
The international community has invested more than $15 billion in foreign aid in Haiti since the late 1970s. Looking at the current state of the country, there is nothing to show for it. We need to put in place an appropriate framework to make the system really work.