The G184’s Powerbrokers — Apaid and Boulos:
Owners of the Fourth Estate; Leaders of the Fifth Column
By Richard Sanders, editor, Press for
Andy Apaid and Reginald
“fourth estate”—often presented them
“founder of Tele-Haiti,”1 the “main ca-
‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier.” Apaid Jr. followed
sion 2000.and Le Matin
,”3 which de-
“the political footsteps of his father”
scribes itself as “a non-partisan, non-
184, the political ‘movement’ or asso-
ideological newspaper.”4 While Haiti’s
ciation” that was so “ardently opposed
“‘civil society’ campaign to support
tral, it was instrumental in the political
Apaid is not even a Haitian citizen.7 But
successes of the Group of 184 (G184).
the fact that he was born in the U.S.
the least attractive of his qualifications
for representing Haiti’s largely-desti-
lobbyists in the U.S.”13 for the military
rican slaves. In fact, being of Syrian her-
after his first landslide election in 1990.
eastern segment of the Haitian elite.”8
public voice behind” the G184, “as well
firms as Canada’s Gildan Activewear.
agenda of Haiti’s elite to its logical con-
Boulos—like Apaid—is a multi-million-
as “68 cents a day” at the time of the
aire of middle-eastern, not African, her-
with a more business-friendly regime.
porter to U.S. war industries like Sperry/
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Haitian,” Haïti Progrès
, November 12,
babies in Cité Soleil, a dirt-poor Port-
‘fronting’ for U.S. foreign policy in
times” stronger than “normal.” This
sentatives, March 3, 2004, p.98. <www.
to “combat the dictatorship” of Presi-
10. Miami Times, February 26, 2004, cited
dent Aristide.24 As such, Haiti’s media
past tense,” February 20, 2006. <www.
of Cité Soleil as medical guinea pigs.
1993, cited in Ronald Cox, “Private In-
fects”19 when, “without…informed con-
and the Caribbean Basin,” Contested
Social Orders and International Poli-
, David Skidmore ed., 1997.
12. “Haitian Opposition Leader not even
Haitian,” Haïti Progrès
, November 12,
13. Charles Kernaghan, “Sweatshop or Real
Development,” Contested Social Or-
ders and International Politics
14. NCHR-Haiti, cited by U.S. Citizenship
against Haiti’s poor, or set the stage for
15. Haiti Information Project, “New Attack
in Haiti,” ZNet, January 20, 2006.
scribed as “really excellent people,”21
16. “Lack of Government Regulation Pro-
tested,” Haiti Information Project (HIP)
18. “Medicines poison kids,” HIP, June 28,
controversial topics as the privatization
1. Yifat Susskind, “Haiti - Insurrection in
19. “Reproducing Inequities (in Haiti),”
December 1, 2006. <thdblog.wordpress.
20. “Lack of Government Regulation Pro-
2. David Adams, “Confusion rules Haiti;
posedly popular, neutral “civil society”
Clark,” mattcampbell.ca, Oct. 12, 2006.
3. “Profile: Rudolph Boulos.” <www.
22. “The Role of the Private Sector in Re-
building Haiti,” September 9-10, 2005.
4. Haitian Links Directory <www.haitian
23. “Membres,” G184 website (Archived
5. Thomas Griffin, Haiti: Human Rights
Investigation, Nov.11-21, 2004
24. “The Freedom of the Press Barons,”
panache—media darlings for the G184.
University of Miami,
, February 1, 2007. <www.
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