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