For months now, Haitians and Haitian-Americans have been sending out cries for help to President-elect Joe Biden and his team to save them from Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse — whom multiple experts have labeled as a dictator, a liar, and the force behind gang-related attacks.
To Ashley Laraque, a Haitian actor in Port-au-Prince, it seems his compatriots are simply too caught up in the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. It’s gotten to the point that things in Haiti are being neglected, a heated Laraque said on a radio show Thursday.
From his home in Carrefour-Feuilles, Port-au-Prince, Handy Calixte, 37, keeps up with U.S. elections news through television, radio and the internet — almost as much as he does Haitian news.
Thousands of Haitian-Americans queued up in early-voting lines across the United States this past weekend, joining millions of other voters primed to participate in the 2020 elections.
Thrown into one of Montreal’s most diverse public high schools, the young Ms. Harris — whose father was from Jamaica and mother from India — identified as African-American, her friends from high school recalled. At the same time, they said, she deftly navigated the competing racial and social divisions at the school.
Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. emphasized the high stakes of the November election, while addressing voters at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex in Miami, on Oct. 5.
Investing in Haiti’s prosperity and security is in the national security interest of the United States, said Joe Biden, in announcing policy priorities that impact Haiti and Haitian-Americans. The Democratic presidential nominee made the statement in a media release before an expected visit with Haitians in Miami on Monday.