Haiti opposition parties not impressed with OAS visit

Opposition political parties in Haiti say the visit earlier this week of a delegation from the Organisation of American States (OAS) will not bear fruit unless President Jovenel Moise agrees to step down amid allegations of embezzlement among other issues.

“The arrival of the OAS delegation will not change anything in the position of the Democratic and Popular Sector. No political cohabitation is possible with Jovenel Moïse. The solution to the current political crisis inevitably involves the resignation of Jovenel Moïse,” said André Michel, the spokesman for the so-called “Democratic and Popular sector.

On Wednesday, the United States ambassador to the OAS, Carlos Trujillo, led a high-level delegation to the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country at the invitation of Haiti’s Foreign Minister, Bocchit Edmond, who in a June 14 letter to Trujillo, had requested that that hemispheric body help facilitate a dialogue between Moise and the opposition forces.

The opposition parties have been staging street demonstrations and several people, including one journalist, were killed last week, as the protesters demand Moise’s removal from office.

In a message posted on his Twitter account, President Moise said “I met the OAS delegation around the current crisis.

“The interview also focused on the problems of security and precariousness in the country. I remain convinced that dialogue is the only asset that will allow us to resolve our political differences.”

Moïse said he had agreed with a proposal by the OAS to form a Commission comprising independent international experts in finance, to assist in the audit of the management of PetroCaribe funds. Continue reading

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Jun. 24, 2019

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Haiti opposition parties not impressed with OAS visit”

  1. Woltourd says:

    Yo rele tèt yo Opozisyon Demokratik epi yon vle yon Prezidan ki eli 2 fwa sou yo kite pouvwa-a pou al no kote? Se nan eleksyon wi Prezidan te genyen yo. Se pou yo aranje yo tann 5 an pou yo pran pouvwa si yo kapab. Yap dechouke, vòlò piye tout sa yo jwenn sou wout yo epi yap do yo demokrat. Se paske yo konnen yo pap janm jwenn pouvwa epi dyòb yo se politichyen kifè yo bezwen pouvwa san travay. Pap gen pouvwa san eleksyon. Bann chimè, dechoukè, krazèd-peyi. Nou toujou ap pran pòz moi renmen Ayiti toi se yon ki rayisab, ki egoyis, ki san-pitye epi nou toujou ap bay etranje responsab eta nou. Nou pa gen enterè nan peyi-a tout byen moi ak fanmi moi nan peyi etranje bay Ayiti yon soif.

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