Lavalas

Lavalas, the Kréyòl word for "avalanche", may refer to:

  • The Lavalas Political Organization in Haiti, founded in 1991 by Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his supporters, later part of the Struggling People's Party
  • Fanmi Lavalas, a populist leftist political party in Haiti, formed in 1996 by Aristide and his supporters

Other articles related to "lavalas":

Jean-Bertrand Aristide - Accomplishments - Achievements in Education
... During successive Lavalas administrations, Jean Bertrand Aristide and Rene Preval built 195 new primary schools and 104 secondary schools ... Lavalas also provided thousands of scholarships so that children could afford to attend church/private schools ... school education rose to 72%, and an estimated 300,000 adults took part in Lavalas sponsored adult literacy campaigns ...
Fanmi Lavalas
... Fanmi Lavalas is a leftist political party in Haiti ... Fanmi Lavalas governments claim to support a policy of "growth with equity" based on Caribbean and Western European social democratic principles ... Fanmi Lavalas governments claim to invest in education and health care and refused International Monetary Fund austerity measures ...
Lespwa
... of Jean Bertrand Aristide and his Fanmi Lavalas (Waterfall Family) ... USAID and the IRI attempted to form a rump Lavalas organization with Marc Bazin, but Aristide along with nearly all of Fanmi Lavalas refused to recognize Bazin's candidacy ... While publicly boycotting the elections, Lavalas overwhelmingly supported the election of René Préval, which it saw as a return to peace and democracy ...
Struggling People's Organization
... Pèp Kap Lité, OPL) is a Haitian political party originating from the Lavalas political movement ... The OPL grew apart from Lavalas gradually during the 1990s before making a final break in 1997, when the party's name was changed from Organisation Politique Lavalas to its present appellation ... The split of Fanmi Lavalas from OPL meant that the new Lavalas (or Fanmi Lavalas) would have few of the intelligentsia that had at one time supported Aristide ...