Haitian man voting during 2015 elections. Photo credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre

By Garry Pierre-Pierre

It is an understatement to say that I’ve been deeply disturbed by the way our politics have been upended by the candidacy and the presidency of Donald Trump. Sometimes my outrage borders on obsession. We hear, see and read every day of how the Russians successfully launched an attack on American democracy. As an American, I am outraged.

But as a Haitian American, I am equally outraged by my adopted government’s policy of undermining my homeland’s nascent democracy by supporting candidates and meddling into Haitian presidential elections. Washington policy makers and operatives have at times outright rigged election results to impose leaders that are decidedly rejected by the majority of the Haitian people. The consequences have been catastrophic as these Washington puppets have misled and mismanaged Haiti into the troubled state it finds itself today.


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