Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Can West help Haiti without taking it over?

By Jennifer Green, The Journal News The earthquake that struck Haiti destroyed the thin web that held the country together. It is a monumental challenge to bring the country back to life and restore the pride of its people. The United States and a host of other nations have pledged to help rebuild Haiti and heal its people. Doing so will require real commitment and care. Considering the traumas that this country and its people have had to endure over the years, it is a minor miracle that the Haitians have the strength to keep going. For the poorest of the poor who occupy Haiti, the crawl upward will rival a rising of the dead, even with pledged international assistance. This is not the only time in history that Haitians have suffered destruction by a force outside their country. Haitian […]

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