Despite a Grim Today, Prosperity Is Still Possible in Haiti

By Xavier Michon

After years of dire events, a new transition offers a window to lay plans for societal success.

PORT-AU-PRINCE—Haiti’s seemingly unsurmountable hardships are well known, but a different story awaits. Despite the disruptive gang violence of recent years that led to the virtual collapse of the state, the most impoverished country in the Western Hemisphere may take a different course as a new political transition is underway. Will its leaders seize this moment A governing council has been set up, and interim Prime Minister Garry Conille, a senior UN official who served as Prime Minister from 2011-2012, is determined to reestablish security and deliver credible elections next year,...

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