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Ariel Henry on verge of violating Haiti’s constitution as February 7 looms | Opinion

Either Jovenel Moïse was an unconstitutional president after February 7, 2021 or he was within the fifth 12 months of his time period on the time of his assassination. A time period that may’ve ended February 7, 2022 had he been alive. It is that this latter argument that makes Ariel Henry a reliable prime […]

Opinion: Haiti’s pillars are women and essential to its bright future

MONTREAL — Shortly after the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, final July, Le Devoir – a Montreal newspaper – requested me to write an essay about my imaginative and prescient for the future of Haiti. As Jan. 12 marked the twelfth anniversary of the nation’s devastating earthquake—an up to date reflection appears much more […]

Haitians in the DR: Students with no real choice | Opinion

The Dominican Republic and Haiti share the island of Hispaniola, however relations between the two international locations have been rancorous for nearly two centuries. As Haiti as soon as once more teeters on the brink, I spent every week in the Dominican Republic, conversing with Haitians dwelling there. This is the second column of a […]

Opinion | Haiti’s Best Hope for a Functioning Democracy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — On the streets of Port-au-Prince in February, demonstrators demanded that the Haitian president, Jovenel Moïse, step down as a result of he had overstayed his elected time period. His administration had dissolved Parliament after failing to carry elections, and he had illegally packed the judiciary and electoral commissions. Armed gangs, appearing along […]

Merten’s return to Haiti an insult, spells danger for Democrats | Opinion

Haitians should fear about one other appointment of Kenneth Merten to Haiti as formally Chargé d’Affaires, which is a de-facto ambassador since there at present will probably be no official ambassador for a while.  As the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti from 2009 to 2012 and Haiti Special Coordinator from 2015-2016, Kenneth Merten was an electoral […]

Opinion | How the Biden administration can help Haitian migrants without sending the wrong message

The numbers belie the Republican declare that Haitians have been admitted into the nation wholesale. Since mid-September, when 1000’s of migrants started gathering beneath a bridge in Del Rio, in southern Texas, the administration has deported a minimum of 7,500 of them, on some 70 flights to Haiti. Thousands extra have crossed the Rio Grande […]