Haiti’s Ariel Henry Makes a Play for Power

By Emmanuela Douyon

The process of rebuilding Haiti’s government has pitted the acting prime minister against much of civil society.

PORT-AU-PRINCE - In recent days, the world has seen the struggles of Haitian migrants far from home, from the streets of Chile to the jungles of Panama to the deserts of the U.S.-Mexico border. Back home, another crisis is raging as hope for a solution to the country’s protracted political crisis dims – with an assist from Haiti’s internationally-backed interim leader. On September 27, acting Prime Minister Ariel Henry dissolved the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) responsible for organizing Haiti’s long overdue presidential and parliamentary elections in November. While the...

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