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Michael Deibert’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Miami Herald, Le Monde diplomatique, Folha...

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The U.N. in Haiti: Time to Adapt or Time to Go


AP / Ramon Espinosa

After seven years in Haiti, it is time for the U.N. peacekeeping mission to either significantly refocus its mission or close its operation and leave the business of governing and reconstruction to the Haitians themselves.

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Old Habits Die Hard in New Orleans


Associated Press

New Orleans, despite its great charm, can often seem like a city out of place and time, where the fortress-like class dynamic one sees in economically stratified societies such as those of Central America has somehow set down pernicious roots.

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Cartel Wars


AP / Miguel Tovar

In the annals of a conflict that has killed more than 34,600 since Mexican President Felipe Calderon militarized his country’s battle against drug traffickers in December 2006, the conflict in Tamaulipas is writing a new and bloody chapter.

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Michael Deibert
Michael Deibert

Michael Deibert’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Miami Herald, Le Monde diplomatique, Folha de Sao Paulo and the World Policy Journal, among other publications. He has been a featured commentator on international affairs for the BBC, Channel 4, Al Jazeera, National Public Radio, and WNYC New York Public Radio.

In his role as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University, which promotes processes of reconciliation by non-violent means at all levels throughout the world, he aids the Centre in its mission to increase and sustain dialogue on international peacebuliding and development issues, with a particular focus on Africa and Latin America.

A recognized authority on the Caribbean nation of Haiti, which he first visited in 1997, Deibert is the author of “Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti” (Seven Stories Press). Michael Deibert’s most recent books are “In the Shadow of Saint Death: The Gulf Cartel and the Price of America’s Drug War in Mexico” (Lyons Press, 2014),  and “The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair” (Zed Books, 2013).

Deibert is a resident of New Orleans. His blog can be read at http://www.michaeldeibert.blogspot.com. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/michaelcdeibert.

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