This study is the second part of a research project on violence in Haiti. The project was started after President Aristide’s departure into exile in early 2004 and the arrival of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
Researchers, political analysts, the international community and non-governmental or-ganizations (NGOs) have generally focused their attention on political violence in Hai-ti, perhaps because of its high visibility and the human toll it has taken in a relatively brief period. Political violence is nevertheless discontinuous and event-related. Coups d’état, electoral violence and food riots are not ongoing occurrences.