Lowering the Boom

How a sanctioned senator made himself a multimillionaire in five years, where he got his money, and how he reacted to the news of retribution by Canada and the United States

U.S. Doing Little

By Amb. Pamela A. White. There is zero sense of urgency by the television media or politicians in the United States that our neighbor nation’s people are suffering unbearable hardships. Almost two million are suffering very acute malnutrition. We need to gradually send in two thousand armed guards to protect aid delivery from the gangs

Sanctions Build on Haitian Voters’ Own Effort to Clean House

While they are correctly deemed as external, the Canadian and U.S. sanctions merely pick up where the Haitian electorate left off. In three presidential elections the voters consistently rebuffed the corruptionists. The corrupt ones fought back with electoral fraud and assassination. Is it any wonder they have denied the Haitians the right to vote for six years?

Everyone’s Going Around in Circles

By Frantz Duval in le Nouvelliste. All the actors are milling around aimlessly. Canada is wondering how to help the Haitian police. The U.N. Security Council’s resolution is marking time. The Haitian government, after getting the foreigners to sanction the bad actors, isn’t proceeding against them. The Haitian politicians are afraid to break with them. And the gangs know no life beyond shooting up the population. We are about to blow one more opportunity.

Haitian Police Retake Fuel Depot

As if inspired by the news of help on the way, they swept into the Varreux fuel terminal today, chasing out the gangs that had blockaded it since September. It has 70 percent of Haiti’s fuel. The lack of fuel propelled cholera and near-famine conditions across the country

Cholera Overwhelming Haiti

Deaths are spiking amidst the crisis. “Only God knows my pain,” said Viliene Enfant at a Docteurs sans Frontières clinic. the body of her 22-year-old son lay on the floor wrapped in a white plastic bag

Children in Cholera’s Death Maw

For the hundreds of thousands of children already famished, the spread of cholera is a death sentence — UNICEF. That’s why the Haiti Democracy Project, despite our aversion to foreign boots on the ground, has endorsed an international rescue mission. Most Haitians feel the same way

Boots on the Ground Now

By Haiti Democracy Project in the Washington Post. Haiti’s request for multinational police backup for the Haitian police should be immediately granted so that the port can be cleared and the rapidly-spreading cholera epidemic checked

L’aide étrangère ne peut rien pour Haïti

By Loic Tassé, le Journal de Montréal. It is illusory to think that foreign forces can save Haiti from the corruption and incompetence of its own elites. Rather they should aid the minuscule Haitian army, which is better placed to restore order — even at the cost of a military dictatorship.