Latest Haiti Democracy News

Everyone’s Going Around in Circles

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.

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

Cholera Overwhelming Haiti

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

Children in Cholera’s Death Maw

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

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

L’aide étrangère ne peut rien pour Haïti

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.

And Back in Haiti?

By Frantz Duval in le Nouvelliste, October 15, 2022. While the international actors perhaps put together a mission, what is happening here in Haiti? Click on the orange to find out

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

Intervention Not a Blank Check

A foreign intervention, if it comes, should not be a blank check. It should be in the service of the country, not the government in power, leading to a transition government. Excerpt from article by Jean-Marie Théodat, Sorbonne University

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.”