Over the past two months, I’ve had two new publications come out. The first, “Building Corruption in Haiti” is a reflection on the recent protests movements in Haiti driven by revelations of massive government corruption in the management of Petrocaribe money. Much of the money seems to have been funneled into private bank accounts through construction projects that were never started, never finished, or offer an anemic version of what had been promised. My article, in NACLA, contextualizes this moment within longer histories of construction and corruption. But these enduring relationships of extraction are not ahistorical, I argue. They are constantly modified and inflect ever-shifting web of domestic and international dynamics.
🚨 Article alert! 🚨 Check out my newest piece in @NACLA placing the PetroCaribe scandal w/in #Haiti's larger history of corruption in the construction industry. 👷🏽 Also, it includes new research on the origins of Republic of NGOs! Something for everyone? https://t.co/4MCn1kxwiC— Claire Antone Payton Ph.D. (@clairepayton) May 30, 2019
The second publication is an H-Haiti book review of Greg Beckett’s excellent new ethnography of urban life in Port-au-Prince in the early 2000s.