/ 14 March 2024

Heating up in Haiti

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Yesterday, we mentioned that Haiti’s PM Ariel Henry had been forced to resign as escalating violence overtakes the country – the majority of which is being led by various gangs who had long demanded Henry’s resignation. Now, an international panel of Caribbean nations and the US is scrambling to identify a transitional council and leader until elections can be held. Reports say it won’t be that simple, with the country’s distrust of traditional politics and the armed gangs who are dominant in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Gang leaders have rejected plans for the international community to get involved, with one – Jimmy ‘Barbecue’ Chérizier – saying the “Haitian people will choose who will govern them”. US officials expect the interim council to be appointed in the next 2 days.

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