Haiti’s cry for help

In WORLD, IJDH’s Brian Concannon provides insight on a history of foreign intervention and the current crisis in Haiti. 

“Haiti has faced political and societal turbulence for nearly all of its 200-year history. Brian Concannon, a human rights lawyer and executive director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, pins much of the blame on international powers like the United States and France….” On foreign military intervention amid the current crisis, “‘Haitians see this as one more attempt to prop up a repressive and corrupt government,’ Concannon said….‘What Haitians are saying is there’s no quickie solution to the gangs. But today, we can stop making things worse.’”

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