Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)
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RESERVE, ROODY. Haiti Crisis Without End. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.2, pp.361-378. ISSN 0718-090X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-090X2010000200010.
2009 has been in general terms a positive year for the economy, the society and the Haitian polity. Most of the indicators have been good. This article assesses briefly the conjuncture throughout 2009. It reaches the conclusion that, despite the critical economic and political context that characterizes this period, some advances can be observed in terms of a consolidation in the political field in this Caribbean Nation. Two facts may well illustrate this view: first, the destitution of the Prime Minister Michele Viene Louis, and her quick substitution by a new Prime Minister, Jean Max Bellerive. I argue that the promptness with which the authorities acted marks a new reality worth to be analyzed in the Haitian context. The second fact that retains our attention is the new constitutional reforms approved by the parliament, in September 2009. This event is highly significant, because of both the decision by itself, and because of the contents of the new text.
Palabras clave : Haiti; democracy; crisis; Constitution; Parliament.