Elegy for Police Felled in Artibonite

Reprised from January: By Dr. Frantz Large, presenter at the Haiti Democracy Project’s 2009 conference for a Strategy of National Salvation. “Ce soir notre cœur se serre pour la disparition au Champ d’honneur des agents de la PNH . . .Ce soir, des épouses se retrouvent sans mari, et leurs pauvres mains chercheront en vain sous les couvertures un corps désormais rigide et froid. Ce soir de petites mains attendent en vain un père”

Gangs Infest Lower Artibonite

Report by U.N. high commissioner for human rights. Despite valiant efforts of the Haitian National Police, as at Liancourt last year when seven policemen bravely gave their lives in the struggle, gangs have spread from the capital into the lower Artibonite. They execute members of the local population during attacks on villages. They burn abductees to force their families to pay ransoms. Haitian senators have connived with them. To support the police and courts, the high commissioner urges that the Security Council’s multinational mission be sent as quickly as possible.

70 Percent Want U.N. Back

A new poll commissioned by the Haitian Health Network finds this percentage in favor of the U.N.’s return. Slideshow

O Canada, Check Your Facts!

Fact-checking. So boring and plodding. Can’t one ever give wing to one’s soul untrammeled by those stubborn things? Yes, back in graduate school one’s professors insisted on it, but that was so long ago! This explains how Justin Trudeau and the whole Canadian parliament could rise in rapturous applause of a Ukrainian Nazi mass-murderer. There was no fact-checking. There was none, either, in Canada’s recent sanctioning of two of Haiti’s most reputable businessmen.

Mobile Clinic in Carrefour-Feuilles

The Haiti Democracy Project’s women candidates send a mobile clinic of nurses and caregivers to the hard-hit neighborhood of Carrefour-Feuilles where numerous families have been driven out of their homes by the gangs. Slideshow

Return of the U.N.

Alone in decrying the departure of the U.N. in 2017, we are elated that it is back. Its mandate is narrower than the last mission’s, but well-focused on the emergency. The Security Council should consider the successes as well as the failures of the last mission and morph this coalition of the willing into a full-scale peacekeeping mission administered by the United Nations, and with a mandate broad enough to put Haiti on its upward path

Solidarity with the Police

Several women police are interested in eventually running for office, if and when elections are held. They invited us to police headquarters to brief them. The two-day meeting finished off at the Office of Citizens’ Protection. Slideshow

Hail Kenya. Where Is the U.S.?

By the Haiti Democracy Project in the Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor. Kenya is to be widely applauded for its offer to lead an international force in support of the Haitian police. Where is the United States?

We Will Brief Police

Scheduling a separate seance of the Good Governance seminar in September for interested police. To be held at police headquarters. An earnest of the Haiti Democracy Project’s support for the Haitian police in their hour of trial

Liliane Pierre-Paul Attended Our Seminar

The brave owner of Radio Kiskeya attended a Haiti Democracy Project seminar twenty years ago that focused on the undermining of the police. a key issue still plaguing Haiti. Later, our web page covered the delivery of a shotgun bullet to her radio station with a letter threatening to kill her if she did not air a demand that France repay billions of dollars of reparations

Non-Paper Equals Non-Mission

The Miami Herald has illuminated the debate by publicizing a U.S. “non-paper” describing the possible makeup of a U.N. mission to Haiti’s police. But a non-paper is not a negotiation. Although Russia and China have approved all past U.N. missions, the United States, after declaring these countries public enemies one and two, would have to seriously negotiate with them to get their stamp on any sort of armed mission.

Loose Canon

Canada’s latest decree, erroneously mixing Andy Apaid in with a den of bandits, has undermined the credibility of sanctions that were laying the groundwork for replacing the corruptionists with more progressive forces