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

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

Private Sector Supports Rescue Mission

Understands and supports the difficult but responsable decision to seek foreign support against the resurgence of cholera and the gangs’ month-long blockage of the country’s principal fuel depot. And because the police despite their best efforts can’t make headway against the gangs

Foreign Cleansers

Historian Georges Michel: “It’s a foreign force that has to come to clean up the place because we can’t do it. To pacify the country you’ve got to import a foreign army.”