NEW YORK — A former top U.S. diplomatic official said the Haitian people should be given the chance to govern themselves free of intervention from international actors. Daniel Foote, the former U.S. Special Envoy for Haiti who resigned publicly after two months, also said the Haitian diaspora can provide “cultural coaching” to help Haiti out of its quagmire.
“The Haitian people will fix this,” said Foote, who was speaking during a Feb. 7 Haitian Times community conversation panel. “It will take unity and trust within an interim government to move toward elections and they need to give people reasons to trust them.”
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