diplomats talking about Haiti
People who are talking about Haiti's future. From top left, Fritz Alphonse Jean, Provisional President selected by the Montana Group; Joseph Biden, US President; Ariel Henry, Acting Prime Minister of Haiti; Helen La Lime, BINUH Lead; Andy Levin, US House Rep; Brian A. Nichols, US State Department

The game has been running ardently  for about a year, in view of spectators the world over. Players on the field represent multiple teams, and stands are filled with spectators, watching. 

Yet, rules are murky and keep changing. There’s no clear date of when a play ends and goal posts change. What’s most frustrating for viewers is when key players huddle, then come back to the field to announce new rules. In the year since the last flagrant foul — July 7, 2021 — no goals have been met, frustrating many spectators.

“Too slow!” they shout. 


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J.O. Haselhoef is the author of “Give & Take: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti.” She co-founded "Yonn Ede Lot" (One Helping Another), a nonprofit that partnered with volunteer groups in La Montagne ("Lamontay"), Haiti from 2007-2013. She writes and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.