Todd Robinson, Brian Nichols,
American diplomats Todd Robinson (left) and Brian Nichols (right). Photo via U.S. Department of State

MIAMI — Hours after leaving Port-au-Prince Wednesday, Todd Robinson, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, said officials need to be more efficient in helping Haiti.

“It’s not a secret that there’s a lot of fear in Port-au-Prince because of what’s going on and it’s understandable,” Robinson told The Haitian Times during a stop at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC). “We all need to do better for ordinary Haitians.”

Haiti has been experiencing a severe fuel shortage for nearly one month because a gang took control of the Port-au-Prince port where gas comes in and is stored, on top of kidnappings that have skyrocketed following the assassination of the country's president. 

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

Garry Pierre-Pierre

Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer-prize winning, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. In 1999, he left the New York Times to launch the Haitian Times, a New York-based English-language publication serving the Haitian Diaspora. He is also the co-founder of the City University Graduate School of Journalism‘s Center for Community and Ethnic Media and a senior producer at CUNY TV.