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.”

Women Endorse Multinational Police

Eleven Haitian women’s organizations, ours included, call on foreign police to help their Haitian counterparts to restore order — part of a larger call to repress the gangs and make way for elections. Together these organizations claim to represent 250,000 Haitian women

Boots on the Ground NOW! — Amb. Pamela White

“It is time to throw away the gloves and stop pretending that ‘normal’ diplomacy will work in Haiti. Boots on the ground right NOW. I personally don’t care if they are mercenaries or UN troops or former New York policemen – the killing has got to stop!” says the former ambassador. BRAVA!