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Organizations Throughout the Americas Show Solidarity with Haitian Citizens in Fight Against Corruption

200 plus organizations throughout Latin and South America sign open letter to Haitian citizens calling for the ouster of President Jovenel Moise

A collective of human rights organizations penned an open letter to the people of Haiti, conveying their solidarity and support of their quest to remove President Jovenel Moise from office.

“From the most diverse corners and sectors of our American continent, we want to convey our solidarity and support to the struggle that you have been realizing in the streets and in many other  ways, after a fair and urgent demand,” it said in the letter. Among the signatures is Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, who won the prize in 1980 for his human rights work in Latin America.

The letter expresses support for Haitians’ demands and denounces international interference in the Haiti’s political affairs.

“The consensus of Haitian society is unanimous in the rejection of the continuity of the ‘neoduvalier’ regime of the PHTK, of the the humiliating presence of the United Nations,  and of all foreign interference,” it said int the letter. “The widest social sectors, from businessmen to the peasants, workers, self-employed, intellectuals, professionals, the Catholic church, students, women, artists, the entire political spectrum of the Haitian opposition, refuse to recognize a regime with external interests, which condemns them and sacrifices them to hunger and the most brutal deprivations, all to serve foreign powers.”

On Oct. 11, Haitians took to the streets once more to demonstrate and call for the resignation of Moise. Protesters targeted Petion-ville and the president’s affluent neighborhood of Pelerin. At least 18 people have died so far this year in anti-government protests.


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.
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Oct. 12, 2019

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Organizations Throughout the Americas Show Solidarity with Haitian Citizens in Fight Against Corruption”

  1. Tim says:

    I love Haiti but I am not Haitian. it is my opinion that corruption is what is killing Haiti and corruption takes two forms. The customs official who takes a bribe becuase he has not been paid in moths so he can feed his family. that is not good but understandable. Then there are those who steal billions , legislators who get great sums of money that go into their pocket for a vote. Double dipping contracts that go to cronies for roads that are never built. That type of corruption needs to stop. Those are the people that need to be held accountable. Haiti needs to remove the senetors immunity from prosecution . They need to Weaken the central government and legislator in favor of a state system . Leave the Central governemnt the power to deal with national issues but devolve power to a level of government closer to the people. Most of all they need to hold those who steal accountable . I do fear what comes next I hate to say this but the politicians have used division of the people so well that they will not unite after the government falls. Ronald Reagan a great US president used to say “My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy” . That is not ho Haitian politics have worked . That has to change. There is much you all agree on state with what you agree on which will build trust to tackle the disagreements latter

  2. US might need to decide the fate of Haiti or the Deep States might grab that poor Country for good!

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