Discussion: The U.S. Double Standard on Elections in Latin America and the Caribbean

When & Where
UC Berkeley School of Law
215 Boalt Hall, room 145
November 15, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact

The National Lawyer’s Guild, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti and the Center for Economic and Policy Research invite you to:

The U.S. Double Standard on Elections in Latin America and the Caribbean

An evening roundtable discussion with election monitors and foreign policy analysts

A light dinner will be served.

Panelists:

  • Mana Bararai, workers’ rights attorney at Sundeen Salinas & Pyle, election monitor of Venezuela’s 2012 presidential elections
  • Pierre Laboissiere, co-founder of Haiti-Action Committee
  • Alexander Main, analyst at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, election monitor of Haiti’s 2010 national elections and Venezuela’s 2012 presidential elections
  • Nicole Phillips, staff attorney at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, monitor of Haiti’s 2010 and 2011 national elections

Moderator: Susan Scott, National Lawyer’s Guild member, monitor of Venezuela’s 2012 presidential elections

Event Description:

Why did the U.S. administration support and finance flawed elections in Haiti in 2010?  Why is electoral democracy in Venezuela so frequently misrepresented in the mass media?  Why were we the only country in the hemisphere to support elections in Honduras under a coup regime?

Join foreign policy analysts and monitors of recent elections in Venezuela and Haiti for a wide-ranging discussion on how our government has sought to influence both the results and public perception of key elections in our hemisphere. 

Additional co-sponsors:

Bay Area Latin American Solidarity Coalition
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Global Exchange
Haiti Action Committee
Human Rights Advocates
SOAWatchWest
Task Force on the Americas/Marin Interfaith Task Force
UC Haiti Initiative