Haiti: CONAREPA, a New Peasant Organization

“A new coalition composed of six peasant organizations from different regions was created May 4″ says (Fr) Alterpresse. “CONAREPA's [National Coalition for Haitian Peasant Demands] objective is to look for appropriate solutions to the peasants’ main problems” and “does not embrace a particular political ideology or any political party.” Their preoccupations include: “reforestation; agrarian reform; road construction in rural areas; decentralization of social services [away from the capital] and judicial reform. ” One of the organizations, Tet Kole, took an official stand against peasant groups who supported presidential candidate Charles-Henri Baker during last month's presidential election, explains Alterpresse.

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