Covert Operations Against Labor
J. Peter Grace Jr. was Chairman of the Board of American Institute for Free Labor Development (renamed American Center for International Labor Solidarity or Solidarity Center), a joint program between the AFL-CIO, USAID, and the National Endowment for Democracy(NED), when it received funding from the CIA to destroy the Haitian labor organization CentraleAutonomne des Travailleurs Haitiens (CATH) (Blakeley 161). NED and USAID, “gave $189,000 toseveral civil groups that included the Haitian Center for the Defense of Rights and Freedom, headed by Jean-Jacques Honorat” who “became prime minister in the coup government” (Blum 373). Alsoreceiving funding was a Catholic Radio station, Radio Soleil that “refused to air a message fromAristide” (Blum 374). NED provided substantial funding in Haiti, primarily to three conservative organizations – the International Institute for Research and Development (IHRED), the Federation of UnionWorkers (FOS), and the General Organization of Haitian Workers (OGITH). IHRED received$500,000 (Blum 373).These organizations supported presidential candidate Marc Louis Bazin, former World Bank executive and Minister of Finance and Economy under the Jean-Claude Duvalier dictatorship andActing President of Haiti between June of 1992 and June of 1993 (Blakeley 161, Blum 373). Nonetheless, when the elections occurred, he only received 14% of the vote to Aristide's 67%.In 1986, officers of the Haitian army were recruited by the CIA to form the NationalIntelligence Service (SIN) which engaged in drug trafficking (Blum 375).
Grace's Web of Intelligence and Business Cohorts
J. Peter Grace, Jr. was director of the First National City Bank (Citibank) and the KennecottCopper Co. He was the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Americares which included PrescottBush, Jr. The President of Americares is Zbigniew Brzezinski, the Former Director of the TrilateralCommission, the former Director of aforementioned NED, former Director of AmnestyInternational, on the National Security Advisory Task Force for President George H. W. Bush, and