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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

Women’s Political Agenda

A paper derived from several workshops. The Federation of Women Mayors worked out this task list in consultation with the Women Candidates and other organizations. Basis of discussion at the June 2, 2023 atélier presented below and provides an overview of the deep economic, social, and political problems facing Haiti’s women

Give This Job to the Security Council

By the Haiti Democracy Project in the Washington Post. It would be a hundred times better if the Haitian politicians settled things among themselves. They can’t. Meanwhile, gangs rampage freely and several million very poor people teeter on the brink of starvation and cholera. Over seventy years ago the international community invented the United Nations’ peacekeeping machinery for just such emergencies. If there was ever a place and time it was needed, it is here and now

Channelize the Population’s Anger

By Sauveur Pierre Etienne. The population’s spontaneous resistance to the gangs is a force to be reckoned with, yet undirected it could lead to anarchy. It remains the responsibility of the Haitian elite to forge a functioning state extending its sovereignty over the whole territory,

Bring Back the U.N.

By Haiti Democracy Project in the Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor, May 19, 2023. In 2017, while the other pundits nodded off, we wrote, “The withdrawal of the U.N. mission is based on wishful thinking. Its ounce of prevention has averted a ton of headaches.” Today, tens of thousands of deaths later, there’s a growing awareness among the pundits of the need for the mission, but as yet no conception of the negotiations it would take in the Security Council to get it.

The Project’s Push for Solidarity with Haiti

Since 2017 the Haiti project has consistently pushed first for retaining, then returning the U.N. mission to Haiti to avert complete disaster. We’ve just made the case again in the Washington Post and with the Inter-American Dialogue (above). Here we reprise our previous articles with them