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Opinion: Time for a new American foreign policy in Haiti

As proud successors of the Duvalier dictatorship and the military rule of the late 80’s and 90’s, the Moïse administration responded with increasingly more violence, relying on a cadre of gangs and the domestication of the national police force to achieve its ends to stay in power and maybe organize the next election for his predecessor, the corrupt Michel Martelly, aka, Sweet Micky. The US Congress, through Representatives Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Andy Levin (D-MI), understands the tragic situation the people of Haiti are currently living in under this authoritarian regime. Multiple hearing sessions with members of Haitian civil society have highlighted the need for a complete overhaul of the American foreign policy toward Haiti and the Moïse administration. These calls have so far fallen on deaf ears, to the dismay of hundreds of thousands of Haitian-American supporters of this administration.