How the US Could Really Help Haiti

By Malick Ghachem

Foreign involvement is inevitable, but the mistakes of the past can be avoided.

The assassination of President Jovenel Moïse has prompted yet another round of commentary on the chronic instability and insecurity of life in Haiti. But the international community has, in truth, done little to alleviate these conditions over the years, massive influxes of foreign aid and declarations of humanitarian intent notwithstanding. On the contrary, American policy, above all, has been the very embodiment of instability, veering from military intervention in 1994 to a more recent policy of apparent detachment from Haitian affairs over the past few years. However, after several...

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