Posted inThe Conversation by Garry Pierre-Pierre

With the ​country’s decline and rise of gangs, “Ayisyen mele”

Gang infestation of a neighborhood, a city or a country — in this case, Haiti — is a clear example of what happens when government distances itself from providing its population the most basic human rights: healthcare, education and security. The seminal question is that when are Haitian leaders going to start the diplomatic approach by providing jobs, enforcing the rule of law and close the equality gap that is as large as the indigo blue Caribbean Sea that hugs most of Haiti’s pristine coastline. They talk of constitutional referendum whose ostensible goal is to protect corrupt politicians not to reform the country’s legal framework.