[International] efforts are not sustainable without a credible Haitian political consensus in place. Hence, a policy disconnect persists between multilateral diplomacy and street-level reality.
Global Americans and the Caribbean Policy Consortium hosted an event to discuss the Summit of the Americas and its implications for the Caribbean and the hemisphere more generally.
Last week, The New York Times published an investigative article detailing how Haiti’s “independence debt” to France contributed to the country’s underdevelopment. After the Haitian Revolution, in which Haitians revolted against French slaveholders and declared independence, France sent warships to the island and demanded reparations.
Supportive rhetoric carries little weight in the face of economic challenges and countries’ objectives. Four key factors can incentivize a country to engage with China.
If there is a consensus among most of Haiti’s political factions and, belatedly, among much of the international community, it is that rushing toward elections in 2022 is unrealistic and simply dangerous for both voters and candidates. To hold a credible vote, Haiti’s leaders will have to work against the shaky track record of the past three decades.
A New York Times report on Sunday uncovered new details about the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.