Security and political situation in Haiti, "the silence is broken"

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Demonstrators protest against President Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 15, 2021. REUTERS - JEANTY JUNIOR AUGUSTIN

Text by: Mikaël Ponge

9 mins

On March 12, 2021, in the suburbs of the Haitian capital, an anti-gang operation resulted in the death of at least four police officers and the loss of equipment, which remained in the hands of criminals.

The bodies of the deceased officers have not been returned.

A fiasco that angered the police.

Tensions, even though kidnappings in Haiti are daily and the political blockage continues.


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A few days ago, in

the newspaper

Le Monde

, the Haitian poet and writer Évelyne Trouillot launched an appeal: " 

It is time for the friends of Haiti

 " she wrote " 

to speak out against an unconstitutional, corrupt and repressive government .

 »Guest of Mikael Ponge in the

Journal d'Haïti et des Amériques

, this Wednesday, March 24, she gives us her perspective on the security and political situation in her country.


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