Latest Haiti Democracy News
How a sanctioned senator made himself a multimillionaire in five years, where he got his money, and how he reacted to the news of retribution by Canada and the United States
Tomorrow the Haiti Democracy Project joins a conference in Port-au-Prince on preventing violence toward women and on increasing the number of women candidates. Sponsored by the U.N. and Canada and held at the Hotel Montana
By Amb. Pamela A. White. There is zero sense of urgency by the television media or politicians in the United States that our neighbor nation’s people are suffering unbearable hardships. Almost two million are suffering very acute malnutrition. We need to gradually send in two thousand armed guards to protect aid delivery from the gangs
While they are correctly deemed as external, the Canadian and U.S. sanctions merely pick up where the Haitian electorate left off. In three presidential elections the voters consistently rebuffed the corruptionists. The corrupt ones fought back with electoral fraud and assassination. Is it any wonder they have denied the Haitians the right to vote for six years?
As the first snows fall in the northern United States, the beaches of Punta Cana are looking awfully good. But before putting down your card, better check your skin color
Besides the Haiti Democracy Project, no one dared to connect them with the gangs until Canada made its extraordinary announcement today
Writing for the Inter-American Dialogue on May 17, the Haiti Democracy Project called Haiti’s violent gangs “foot soldiers” of Michel Martelly and Laurent Lamothe in their deadly rivalry for the presidency
By Frantz Duval in le Nouvelliste. All the actors are milling around aimlessly. Canada is wondering how to help the Haitian police. The U.N. Security Council’s resolution is marking time. The Haitian government, after getting the foreigners to sanction the bad actors, isn’t proceeding against them. The Haitian politicians are afraid to break with them. And the gangs know no life beyond shooting up the population. We are about to blow one more opportunity.
They pull the visas and freeze the assets of two top senators long suspected of assassinations and drug-running. The Haiti Democracy Project has had its run-ins with both
Canada is struggling to decide whether to lead an international rescue mission to Haiti knowing that it will be accused of interfering in Haiti’s affairs
Canada may lead an international operation to aid the Haitian police. Meanwhile, those police used armored cars just provided by Canada to retake the country’s major 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
As plans firmed up for a Canadian-led contingent to aid the Haitian police, we sent a delegation to urge the United States on to greater efforts to save Haitians from cholera and famine
Deaths are spiking amidst the crisis. “Only God knows my pain,” said Viliene Enfant at a Docteurs sans Frontières clinic. the body of her 22-year-old son lay on the floor wrapped in a white plastic bag
Roberson Alphonse, prizewinning journalist in Haiti and member of our Thirty-Seventh Business Delegation to Washington in 2015, was shot in a terror attack in Port-au-Prince yesterday in both arms and is recovering at a hospital there. His car was riddled with bullets. He was saved by a Good Samaritan bystander
The outbreaks of cholera are in the slums, where conditions are unsanitary, where there is no clean water. Yet without fuel we can’t get it to them — hospital administrator Jean William Pape
For the hundreds of thousands of children already famished, the spread of cholera is a death sentence — UNICEF. That’s why the Haiti Democracy Project, despite our aversion to foreign boots on the ground, has endorsed an international rescue mission. Most Haitians feel the same way
Russia and China expressed reservations about sending a police force, citing opposition groups that have criticized foreign interference. Both, however, acknowledged the gravity of the situation
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
By Loic Tassé, le Journal de Montréal. It is illusory to think that foreign forces can save Haiti from the corruption and incompetence of its own elites. Rather they should aid the minuscule Haitian army, which is better placed to restore order — even at the cost of a military dictatorship.