Jovenel Moïse was a violent and corrupt tyrant. While his passing may not elicit much sympathy, the Haitian president’s assassination should not be celebrated. Backed by Washington and Ottawa, Moïse appears to have been killed by elements within his own violent PHTK political party. The well-organized operation was probably bankrolled by one of the country’s … Continue reading The Assassination of Jovenel Moïse
A Haitian teachers' organization called for a strike starting Monday [19 April 2021] demanding more security after the killing of an educator, and in solidarity with 12 people abducted by an armed gang on April 11.
What does it mean that a supposedly ‘unimportant’, impoverished, nation is the only non-enemy government mentioned by those in charge of US and Canadian diplomacy?
The United Nations may be necessary to build a better world, but that doesn’t mean the international body should be above criticism. The case of Haiti reveals how the UN can be part of the problem rather than the solution.
Thirty-five years later not much has changed. After forcing Jean-Claude out Haitians struggling for a more just and democratic society face a similar predicament. They not only have to contend with the power of their own ruling elite but are also up against Canada and the US.
The two-day strike was convoked to reject President Moise's intention to remain in office after February 7th.
Since Monday, protests have increased when people hit the streets against a referendum promoted by Moise, who seeks to extend his mandate until 2022. According to the opposition, Haiti's President Jovenel Moise ordered security forces to mobilize ahead of protests on February 7, when his mandate expires. Since Monday, protests have only increased when people hit … Continue reading Haiti: Unions Call Protests for February 1st
The human rights violations by Haitian law enforcement officials and the human rights abuses by gang members during the social unrest of 2018-2019, are documented in a report by the Human Rights Service of the UN Integrated Office in Haiti and the UN Human Rights Office. The report shows a pattern of human rights violations and abuses followed by near lack of accountability. In addition, it documents violations to the rights of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. The report also documents the impacts of the demonstrations and barricades erected, especially in 2019, on the daily lives of the Haitian people. More specifically, it addresses the restrictions on their liberty of movement, their access to health care, including sexual and reproductive health, their access to education, and their right to food. It also highlights the impact of barricades in the prison population.
The Caribbean Community CARICOM has congratulated the Government and People of the Republic Haiti on its Two Hundred and Seventeenth Anniversary of Independence, while highlighting the impact of the country’s inspiring history on the Region.
As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary, a campaign is seeking to round up 100,000 signatures on the UN75 website, to request reparations for at least 10,000 Haitians killed by Cholera. The campaign cites 800,000 Haitians as having been contaminated.