35 Burst results for "Haiti"
AP News Radio
UN agencies warn of starvation risk in Sudan, Haiti, Burkina Faso and Mali, call for urgent aid
"Two UN agencies have warned of rising food emergencies, including starvation in Sudan due to the outbreak of war, Haiti, Burkina Faso and Mali are said to be facing or already suffering from the same emergencies due to the restricted movement of people and goods. The four countries join Afghanistan, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen at the highest alert levels. They say communities are already facing or are projected to face starvation with the risk of sliding towards catastrophic conditions, the report by the World Food Program and the food and agriculture organization calls for urgent attention to save both lives and jobs. It warns that 1 million people are expected to flee Sudan while an additional 2.5 million inside the country face acute hunger in the coming months with supply routes through port Sudan disrupted by safety issues beyond the 9 countries at the highest alert level, the agencies said 22 countries are identified as hotspots risking acute food insecurity. I'm Lawrence Brooks
AP News Radio
Mexico moving migrants away from borders to relieve pressure
"Mexico has been using planes and buses to move migrants away from the U.S. border. Mexican authorities have been flying migrants south away from the U.S. border and busing new arrivals away from its border with Guatemala. To keep them from massing along the U.S. southern border. One official speaking anonymously says about 300 migrants are being transferred south each day. Among them are about a thousand migrants that the U.S. has returned to Mexico. After title 42 restrictions were lifted, people from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Cuba. The director of a human rights group in Washington, Adam isaacson says. The northern part of the migrant route is being emptied out a bit, but it adds more people to the southern and middle parts, and equilibrium, he says that can not be sustained. The U.S. reports a more than 50% drop in the number of illegal border crossings since title 42 expired about 4000 a day. I'm Jackie Quinn
AP News Radio
UN: 258 million people faced acute food insecurity in 2022
"A new study finds more than a quarter of a billion people in 58 countries faced acute food insecurity last year. The global report on food crises also says people in 7 countries were on the brink of starvation due to conflicts, climate change, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, the worse of nations were Somalia, Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, the global report is an alliance of humanitarian organizations founded by the UN and the EU. UN secretary general Antonio Guterres says the report is a stinging indictment of humanity's failure to implement UN goals to end world hunger. I'm Charles De Ledesma
AP News Radio
US, Mexico agree on tighter immigration policies at border
"U.S. and Mexican officials have come to an agreement on new immigration policies to deter illegal border crossings. Illegal border crossings are expected to increase after pandemic restrictions come to an end next week, Homeland Security adviser Liz Sherwood Randall met Tuesday with Mexico's president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and other top officials, and they've come up with a 5 point plan under the agreement Mexico will continue to accept migrants from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba and Nicaragua, were turned away at the border, and up to 100,000 people from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, who have family in the U.S., will be eligible to live and work there. On Tuesday, the U.S. said that 1500 active duty U.S. troops would be deployed to the southern border for administrative support. Dot of water Washington
AP News Radio
Mob kills 13 suspected Haiti gangsters with gas-soaked tires
"Violence surges in Haiti. Police and witnesses in Port-au-Prince say a mob on Monday, beat and burn 13 suspected gang members to death, with gasoline fired tires. After pulling the men from police custody at a traffic stop, the horrific, vigilante violence underlines public anger over the increasingly lower situation in the capital, where criminal gangs have taken control over an estimated 60% of the city, since the July 2021 assassination of president Gemini moisi. I'm Charles De Ledesma
AP News Radio
Pope leads Holy Thursday service in Vatican basilica
"Pipe Francis has led the first of two major holy Thursday ceremonies as part of his challenging Haiti weak appointments, which come days after he was released from hospital. Despite being released just 5 days earlier from hospital for bronchitis, the Pope's voice sounded strong as he read a long homily during a mass in St. Peter's Basilica. As part of his schedule, the pontiff will take part in a foot washing ritual at a juvenile prison in Rome, the same location he famously washed the feet of prisoners shortly after being elected Pope in 2013, upon his release from hospital the Vatican confirmed the pontiff would carry out the complete holy week schedule. His appointments include the good Friday procession at Rome's coliseum and Easter Sunday mass in Saint Peter's square. I am Karen Chammas
AP News Radio
Family of US couple kidnapped in Haiti pleads for release
"The family of an American couple kidnapped in Haiti, pleads for their release after they say they paid $6000 and now the kidnappers want more money. Jean Dickens toussaint and his wife Abbey were kidnapped by gangs while visiting Haiti from Florida on March 18th according to sister Nikes toussaint. The gangs are now demanding $200,000 each. The family says it paid someone they trusted $6000 to give to the gang, but the money vanished. It's not unusual for gangs in Haiti, which often kidnap people to refuse to release them after ransoms are paid. The U.S. State Department says it's in contact with Haitian authorities, according to the UN, at least a 101 kidnappings were reported in the first two weeks of March with another 208 people killed in gang clashes. I'm Julie Walker
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Thank You for Continuing to Support Our 'Food for the Poor' Campaign
"Missions here at the Mike Gallagher show is to welcome the generosity of our listeners to help people all over the world. We have a partnership with the Christian ministry food for the poor. I've been highlighting the great work of this great nonprofit relief organization for years. And right now, worldwide the perfect storm of economic decline loss of work, skyrocketing food prices, children are starving and food for the poor has people on the ground in Haiti, Honduras, the Caribbean, all over the world, and I told you Friday we were behind in our spring campaign. Our goal pretty modest goal of $40,000 and we were less than half that, well, you got us over the hump on Friday. Do you know that a $144 will feed two children for two meals a day for a year? That's an amazing way that you can start your work week. I hope you'll take a moment if you're listening to my voice. Please go to Mike online dot com and give whatever you can afford to give on the give food, give life bright red banner at the top of the page. And let's make a difference in the world. God calls us to be good stewards and to look out for one another. And I can think of a better way to do it than with food for the poor, a beautiful Christian ministry. I've traveled all over the world with these folks. And they mean a lot to me. They build a house in honor of my late wife. There's a Denise Gallagher house in Jamaica that a family proudly lives in and they had previously been living on the side of a hill under a tarp. That's the kind of work food for the poor does. Please go to Mike online dot com. If you're blessed and you want to share your blessings with the less fortunate, please go to Mike online dot com, click on that red banner at the top of the page or pick up the phone and call 8 four four H 6 zero hope 844-860-4673 and thank you. Thank you for your love for your support for your generosity.
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Please Support Our 'Food for the Poor' Campaign
"We are in our march food for the poor campaign, a Christian ministry that is saving lives all over the world. These children throughout the world are being blessed by your gifts. And as we head into the weekend, we're so close to getting to the halfway point. Our goal is $40,000. It's a big goal, but we'll get there. We're going to get there. I know we have our own problems, but it's safe to say that none of us face conditions like what children and families on the ground in places like Honduras and Haiti, Guatemala, Jamaica go through. I've been there. I've seen children eating just out of filthy bulls. No food, no nourishment, but you can change that. I'm so impressed that already we have about $18,000 raised. We got a long way to go. Our goal is 40,000. I want you to bless our campaign by getting us over at least the halfway point. Please get us over $20,000 today. For a gift as little as $47, you'll be able to feed two starving children twice a day for an entire year. Do you know how great that's going to make you feel? You're going to feed two starving kids two hungry children. For $47, that's two meals twice a day for an entire year. That's a game changer. Trust me, your gift in any amount will not only save lives, but you'll feel great too throughout the entire week, and you're going to do some like I like to say you can do a little bit of God's work. You're going to spread the love and joy of God and Jesus Christ. Through our Christian ministry partners, food for the poor. And all we need, we just need a hundred people. If I can touch a hundred hearts today, we'll be well over our halfway point of our goal.
Joe Biden Finally Brings up Fentanyl During SOTU
"Joe Biden at the state of confusion speech He's mentioned fentanyl for the first time Mister producer go Fentanyl is killing more than 70,000 Americans a year You got it So let's launch a major surge that's not fentanyl production in the sale and trafficking with more drug detection machines inspection cargo stop pills and powder at the border He acts like he's never been in government He acts like he's an outsider He's been in government forever He's been a senator forever he's been vice president 8 years He's probably a nice so let's inspect car Well then do it But as we know he's mister open border Mister producer go We now have a record number of personnel working to secure the border resting 8000 human smugglers seizing over 23,000 pounds of fentanyl in just the last several months We've launched a new border plan last month Unlawful migration from Cuba Haiti Nicaragua and Venezuela has come down 97% as a consequence of that But American border problems won't be fixed until Congress acts If we don't pass my comprehensive immigration reform at least pass my plan to provide the equipment and officers to secure the border And a pathway to citizenship for dreamers those on temporary status farm workers essential workers
Dennis Prager Podcasts
To Say 'Slaves Built the Country' Is an Outright Lie
"A, I think, an unanswerable objection or proof that that is a lie, slaves built the country. First of all, slavery was only in the south. And the south was the poorest part of the country. So if slaves built the country, how do you explain the fact that the poorest part of the country was the part with slavery? Here's another answer to that lie. Now, if there's no denying that slaves built the sugar and cotton economies which are important, but to say built the country is just a lie. If slaves built the country, why isn't Brazil rich? Brazil had what was a ten times as many slaves I don't remember the figure. Way more slaves than the United States. Why isn't why isn't Brazil wealthy? Why is Haiti one of the poorest countries in Latin America, which is saying something? A slave state essentially. It's one of the few black countries of Latin America. Maybe the only black country in Latin America. Zero number one that you can think of. I can't. There are blacks and other countries, but Haiti is essentially all black. Dominican Republic which shares the island with it is European racially speaking. You have to understand that most college graduates today do believe slaves built the country.
AP News Radio
Journalist deaths jumped 50% in 2022, led by Ukraine, Mexico
"Journalist deaths jumped 50% in 2022, led by Ukraine and Mexico. The worrying rise in the number of journalists killed is largely driven by the slayings of reporters in Ukraine, Mexico and Haiti, according to a report by the New York based committee to protect journalists. At least 67 news media workers were killed worldwide in 2022. The highest number since 2018, journalists in the three countries say the increased danger has forced them to work under extreme stress. The effect is particularly notable in Haiti, a country of only 12 million people, where 7 journalists were killed in 2022
AP News Radio
US stops hundreds fleeing Cuba, Haiti by sea, returns most
"Hundreds of migrants are fleeing Cuba and Haiti by sea to Florida. But most of them are being sent back. I'm Ben Thomas with the latest. The coast guard says it's returned another 177 Cuban migrants cona Florida's coast earlier this month back to Cuba. Meanwhile, a group of 25 Haitians who fled the turmoil in their country aboard a sailboat, swam ashore near downtown Miami. U.S. customs and border protection says they've been taken into custody, while others still aboard the boat were being processed by federal officials at sea. That typically means their return to their home countries with inflation soaring and economic conditions deteriorating in their home countries increasing numbers of Cuban and Haitian migrants have been attempting the risky Florida state's crossing in recent months. I'm Ben Thomas
AP News Radio
Biden, Trudeau talk Haiti, trade at Mexico City summit
"President Biden and his Canadian counterpart are pledging to boost the futures of people throughout North America. The president damn prime minister Justin Trudeau say they've worked together on several issues from migration to climate change and there's more to come. Demonstrating the unlimited economic potential. That we have when we work together and in the hemisphere and to help the entire hemisphere. There's a lot of reasons to be optimistic, especially for those of us in our countries. The two men showed an easy warmth before reporters. A stark contrast to yesterday's meeting between President Biden and Mexican leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has not been on particularly good terms with the president and complained of abandonment and disdain for Latin America, Sagar Meghani, Washington.
AP News Radio
On eve of Biden's border visit, migrants fear new rules
"President Biden is visiting the border city of El Paso, Texas today for a firsthand look at the migrant situation. Some 300 migrants camped out on sidewalks outside a church, chanting the good outnumber the bad. Many say they're afraid to seek formal shelter with the president's new restrictions announced last week that some from Cuba, Nicaragua Haiti and Venezuela would be expelled to Mexico. If they entered the U.S. illegally, advocates describe a new level of fear and confusion. Rosemary Rojas says they're hoping for humanity. That people will be seen for the humans that they are, not by the color of their skin and the degradation of these racist policies. President Biden after visiting El Paso. Meets with North American leaders in Mexico City. Immigration and drug trafficking are on the agenda. I'm Jackie Quinn
Biden Administration Announces New Border Strategy
"Joe Biden announces a new program to curb illegal migration as he prepares for visit to border rights Politico They're really oppressed operation for Joe Biden In a rare White House address on the nation's border crisis Biden unveiled a new policy that will accept ready 30,000 migrants a month From four nations but also cracked down on those who fail to use the plan's legal pathways I don't understand this We have existing federal immigration laws Enforce them what is this I'm going to accept 30,000 migrants a month from four nations But also crack down on those who fail to use the plan's legal pathways First of all he's not going to do it He said the policy will grant humanitarian parole To eligible migrants from Cuba Haiti Nicaragua Venezuela It will work as part of a border strategy that incorporates expanded use of title 42 expansions Well he doesn't know that His government has been arguing against title 42 In court
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Dinesh Unpacks Aristotle's Magnanimity
"If we go to ancient Greece and Rome before Christianity, there was a certain ideal of doing good, which I would describe not as compassion, but as magnanimity. So what is magnanimity? Well, Aristotle speaks about what he calls the great souled man. And the great salt man actually helps people. And he also does all kinds of things. What we would today called social service for the community for the polis. But why does he do it? He does it because he's great. He does it to express his greatness or his superiority. Aristocrats and ancient Greece and Rome would fund bats and statues and parks and board their names of Caesar famously in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar goes I'm going to give all the land this side of the tiber to the Roman citizens, but this is magnanimity. This is not the same thing as compassion. Compassion is fellow feeling. It means really, well, the actual word means suffering along with other people. And so we help people in Haiti and Rwanda, not because we're better than them, but because we're like them. Because we are all in the same human predicament. We're all as we say in the same boat.
The Dan Bongino Show
Dan Bongino: We're in a Bubble Right Now
"Jim do you remember during the real estate bubble right before like 2007 or so You don't have to agree with me The rules not you can open your mic and save crazy It never happened to me But I specifically remember sipping around the housing market Seeing everything was really expensive and saying to myself gosh this seems really high And at least 20 or 30 smart people I know I'm not talking about libs either I'm talking about just regular average kind of moderate voters whatever involved in politics but not too involved said to me now man land they ain't building more It's gonna continue right Did you not hear something like that A real estate It'll never go down man They're not everybody needs housing I heard a thousand excuses and I thought to myself well that doesn't make sense Because again why don't they have like a Bentley factory in the middle of Haiti Huh No I'm serious Why don't they make roses in Haiti For that to sell them in Port-au-Prince Because there's just not an economy there to support it In other words sooner or later you got to have a product people can afford dude You can't have a product that continues to go So one bedroom condo in Manhattan is going to go up 10% every year You know it like compounding interest and stuff The one bedroom condo is $740 million Does that make any sense to you And I thought to myself this doesn't make sense Sooner or later there's got to be some corrective mechanism because you can't have a product nobody can afford Does that make any sense We're selling this product great but nobody can afford it Well who's buying it No one because they can't afford it That's not the way the supply demand market clearing price intersection point of a supply and demand curve works We're in one of those bubbles now Stock prices can't go up forever
"haiti" Discussed on Trumpcast
"Press might be on the crisis in. Haiti is still raging after a devastating earthquake and a presidential assassination. What the people of. Haiti need to build a more certain future. We're asking people to donate to individual groups. In haiti that are local and already on the ground and who know what haitians need to know how to get what they need to them. The way forward for haiti coming up on a word with me. Jason johnson. stay with us. Welcome to a word a podcast about race in politics and everything else. I'm your host jason johnson. The island nation of haiti is just beginning to catch. Its breath after a massive august earthquake and that catastrophe struck just a few weeks after the assassination of president giovanelli maurice which left the government in a state of chaos while haiti could use international aid in its recovery. The country suffered from a history of colonial oppression and interference that leaves its citizens wary of efforts to help something that could complicate efforts to rebuild haiti's physical and political infrastructure. Joining us to talk about it. This morning is marlena doubt. She's a professor of african american and african studies at the university of virginia. She specializes in caribbean studies. And is the author of tropics of haiti race in the literary history of the haitian revolution in the atlantic world and professor. Marlena doubt joins us. Now welcome to a word funchal so much for having me. We're now a couple of weeks after the earthquake. What was the scope of the damage in haiti. And what do we know about where the recovery now. I think a lot of americans again we. It's not just that we have short attention spans. We have enough crises in this country. That a lot of people didn't pay a lot of attention to how bad things were in haiti. Yes so the earthquake hit the southern peninsula. Of haiti its epicenter was near the haitian city of lake high. And if you were to look at a map of haiti you'd see that the southern peninsula kind of extends out pretty far into the atlantic and so it makes getting to the furthest reaches of the peninsula pretty difficult given the status of roads. Unfortunately also a tropical storm hit the island. Only a few days afterwards complicating both the relief than disaster recovery effort and the ability to kind of find people who were still trapped under the rubble. One thing that was a little bit more fortunate than last earthquake in two thousand ten was at this one hit about eight twenty nine. Am so there weren't a lot of people kind of out and about but at the same time being inside wasn't necessarily the safest place to be either because of the way that buildings are constructed and our last episode we heard from an environmental leader about disaster capitalism. That's how in the aftermath of natural disasters millions and sometimes billions of dollars in aid distributed. But most of it never goes to the people who actually need it. Have we seen disaster. Capitalism play out in haiti after the most recent tragedy earthquake disaster capitalism has spent a part of haitian history for a really long time. I think it most visibly came into the frame in two thousand ten. When haiti suffered a seven point zero magnitude earthquake in the capital of puerto class. This is a moment when we saw millions if not billions of dollars of aid pour into the country supposedly through various aid groups. The most famous example of aid money that was donated for the relief and recovery effort in haiti but never reached. Haitians is the red cross the npr propublica report which is now sort of infamous that that half a half a billion dollars. Excuse me that was supposed to go towards building houses. We saw six houses built. The rest of the money was either funneled into their other projects because they were involved in development. They are disaster relief so they gave tents and t shirts but they weren't really able to continue with the effort in the years following when reconstruction needed to happen. And so this is the situation in the scenario that we would definitely like to avoid this time around and so we're asking people to donate to individual groups in haiti that are local and already on the ground and who know what haitians need to know how to get what they need to them. I'm an american and i live in central illinois. I live outside of dallas. I'm living in riverside california. How would i go about finding the local groups because even people were passionate about these issues. Like hey i've got five hundred dollars a donate. I've got one hundred dollars to donate. I've got fifty dollars to donate. How do they know the proper ways to send their money to actually help people on the ground. In haiti as opposed to having it funneled into you know some cfo's pockets. That's a great question. I would direct people to one website. They can use to find information which is fo cow. This is an aid organization. That's long standing haitian base. They've been in the country for a very long time. They are haitian run and work with haitians and on their web page they can also they also direct you to places in the southern peninsula particularly that could use help and assistance at this moment but i would say beyond that and i think this is sort of gets at the more difficult problem a sort of more theoretical problem that underlies the question. Which is that you know. Haitians for a lot of people are abstract people who live over there and so the because they don't necessarily know a lot of haitians they don't have people they can reach out to to say. Who are some people who i can individually help because in the moments directly following the earthquake the best way it turns out to help and get money to haitians was to send it to them individually to send people that you knew money who could then distribute things like water and food could purchase things there and so this is i think what compounds the the tragedy is that we don't wanna be giving our money to these huge organizations but as you mentioned most people in the united states don't necessarily have a contact in haiti. They don't know who they should reach out to who they should find it so i would say some churches hatian churches in miami and new york could also be other or in your communities because there are haitian communities in chicago in boston for example and to a lesser extent in places like houston in los angeles and so reaching out some of those churches that are haitian congregations and finding out what they suggest is. Well take a short break when we come back. More on the path. Forward for haiti. This is a word jason johnson. Stay tuned this. Is jason johnson hall civil word snakes. Podcast about race impulsive and everything. I wanna take a moment to welcome our new listeners. If you've discovered a word and like what you hear. Please subscribe rate in review wherever you listen to podcasts. And let us know what you think by writing at a word and sleek dot com. Thank you.
What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"haiti" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Katz is about to put all of the united states on blast over. Its treatment of haiti. So let me just come in here and say americans are also really generous. We've got big fix it energy. We funneled millions to port-au-prince when its ramshackle buildings came down after the twenty ten earthquake but jonathan. He thinks that big fix it. Energy can be problematic if you don't spend enough time considering just what you're fixing or why like. Maybe you're feeling compelled to send cash to haiti right now. If you're an american is sitting here thinking like okay. Well i guess. Should i give money to the red cross like. Would you do that. No that that that i wouldn't do because that. That doesn't really help anybody. Because the red cross doesn't address. The root causes of the problems in haiti and in fact has a history of of adding to the root causes. You know we. I mean specifically as americans have played a major role in causing haiti's poverty like a direct role in in baking haiti. As poor as it is today. So i would say that like if americans want to get involved in fixing haitian poverty that that is possible but it means first and foremost addressing the inequities and and the the extraction and just all of the the roiling that we have done as americans in the past. You can't just come in and say it's day zero you know. Haiti is in its natural state of poverty and i brave american. I'm going to fix. It really takes a lot more digging a lot more self awareness and that is it worth looking at the two thousand ten quake as an example of like. Here's where you see where the will is there. But the resources aren't and when the resources come in they come in in the wrong way. Oh hundred percent one of the funniest examples that i remember from twenty ten was that the fiji water company. They donated water that they flew in from fiji. If you look at a map of the world you'll see how far fi she is from haiti and that seems like a little extra yes very much. So he's also an island. Eighty has water it just needs and it has some water treatment. It just needs to stand up that that amount of water treatment. It didn't need to be like this like spring water from the south pacific. But when people remember if you believe in now remember the the quake eleven years ago. They often remember that. There were these sort of big proteomic. Figures floated about money often in the sentence or the question. Where did the money go. And if you actually look back at that money first of all much more was pledged than was ever delivered and the money that was spent the vast majority of it never went to haiti. Kinda just went in circles from from one hand to the next in the donor countries. One of the biggest figures was a half a billion dollars went to the department of defense. The us department of defense and the point of that money was to fund military response. That did do some things. I mean the the. Us military helped prepare the port in port-au-prince but the vast majority of that money the vast majority of time and resources were there to prevent social unrest and to essentially keep people from leaving haiti and coming to the united states. The risk of all of those things happening were extremely overblown. But you know the vast majority of us soldiers marines airmen coasties that went never left their ships they never they never set foot on haitian soil so they were there to do a job that they didn't really need to be doing exactly exactly so you mentioned the red cross. They also had a half billion dollars exactly. And they spent it internally. I'm not saying they pocketed. There's just like this is how an organization works like they have people. They have to pay their salaries. They have to pay their travel. And then they bought like a bunch of hygiene kits. they bought a bunch of tarps. They distributed those. But you know a vanishingly. Tiny fraction of all of the money was spent or talked about or whatever ended up in the hands of haitians. I mean it was it was. It was far less than one percent and much of that you know went to sort of the haitian elite. The vast majority of just ordinary haitians saw nothing got a tarp. They got whatever they got. A t shirt from an ngo. Maybe they got a bag of rice. That lasts them. You know a couple of weeks. And that was it. So they end up clearing the rubble themselves repurposing it and rebuilding their own homes and the way they rebuild. Their homes is as fragile and unsafe as it was before the last disaster struck. Yeah we talk about you know. Don't give a man a fish. Teach him to fish sort of things and it seems like this is what's happening in. Haiti is the opposite of what we tell each other. Were supposed to do when folks are in a bad situation. Yeah that particular phrase often comes up. It gets everything backwards. Haitians are by necessity the most self sufficient creative people That you know you will ever be in your life. This is a country where everything that you do. You have to do for yourself. If your house catches fire and i have been in a fire in haiti so i can tell you this firsthand if your house catches fire you're gonna put it out yourself. There's oh fire department. That's gonna come and take care of it for you if the road is in disrepair which all roads are in haiti. All the time. You're not gonna wait for like the state construction crew to come fix it. You're going to go and use whatever little money you have and by a like a bag of cement ra- bag of any kind of road filling material and then you'll sit out in the road and you will fix the pothole yourself. And just sort of flagged down passing cars and asked them to like chip in to help you pay for for the bag of cement. These kinds of things happen all the time. If any country in the world is full of people who could teach us how to fish. It's haiti. the problem isn't a lack of know how the problem isn't a a lack of desire or or will it is really a lack of material resources but understanding why those resources are.
"haiti" Discussed on Post Reports
"There are some very small things that you can do in terms of where you put the steel in your concrete structure to make sure that it's ductile. We say doctor want structures that can bend during an earthquake go back and forth flex but not break in as a way of doing that but you have to be educated in on really understand exactly what you place. The steel in connection areas to build that duck tape in many of the structures in haiti did not have that. The vast majority of the engineer structures didn't have that level of detail because they weren't designed that way and to tell me a little bit more about that process of figuring out what needs to change so we were pretty quickly able to realize what was wrong. What needed to change. And so you'll you'll see. There are a number of organizations that were in haiti and some of them are still there. Some of them unfortunately had to leave because of security issues in the country but they will focused on on teaching the masons. The one of the challenges in a place like haiti. And it's not just a sink to haiti. But many developing countries most of the structures are not built over ninety percent of not built by engineers or professionally designed built by local masons. And so and they don't have professional engineers engineering design and so you have to get on the ground in the neighborhoods in the communities and teach people. this is how you make concrete. That's going to be strong once. it said. This is the sequence of construction that you wanna use to make sure your structure has a chance of withstanding earthquake and those efforts have been going on since two thousand ten probably not enough but certainly. I think it's had some impact. They've been all over the country in the northern part of the country where we thought the next earthquake would occur because of the false structure and it didn't but there's been those efforts taking place throughout the country. I also think that there's been more conversation at least in the us recently about the history of colonialism in haiti and how that has really undermined some of the systems that could be in place to help people and especially in moments of natural disaster. So how do you think that legacy fits into this conversation about buildings and why they aren't strong enough to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes. That's exactly right. Hey what happened in. Haiti wasn't just something that's happened in the last ten or twenty years. It's really a dates back to history of colonialism. It is back to win. Haiti became the first free black black nation in the world and the subsequent events that happened because of that and the way he was treated by the international community. Those effects are still there to this day. If you look back. Several hundred years that when haiti obtained his freedom from france that everybody knows france imposed the debt on. Hey the debt. That haiti was paying really until last week's in decades and so because of that haiti was never really able to To recover as a country. Because they've been paying back the debt to france for for many decades and i think that all has implications in terms of how they're able to to rebuild things safely. We're seeing it play out today. Played out in two thousand ten with just a challenge to had in recovering from that event and responding to it is going to happen again. Now it's going to be even worse because of the recent assassination and obviously the other challenges they have with with a covert security issues that are eighty right now. It's going to be a really long road for them to recover from this event and do you think that he is better off in this moment. And they were in the aftermath of the twenty. Ten earthquake do you think that enough has changed in terms of the ways that buildings are designed and built that they are at least in a slightly better place not not like i slightly better certainly there in a slightly better place in in port-au-prince where they've made sure some of the major structures that are in haiti now were built using the right codes build using the right types of construction practices. I think the challenge is will remain in the rural areas like loci in northern part of the country. Where they don't have that same focus In haiti i think you're gonna continue to see Problems unless they really invest in earthquake resistant design invest in people on the ground being trained to be able to build these these structures to be much more safe. What do you think. The international community can do now for haiti multiple things in the short term. Right now. they're still in the acute response recovery phase of the earthquake and they need to do that as expedition csi care and there are a number of challenges with security issues and obviously coveted but trying to to to reach out and trying to help them in the short term remove all the debris and trying to get back to some level of normalcy in the in those communities and obviously treating bills that are injured and trying to help them recover. I think beyond that. We need to continue this effort of having organizations in haiti to build capacity around this. This is something that they will have to deal with forever. We may not have one in the near future but haiti will continue to have earthquakes. And so we need to figure out a way to.
The Economist: The Intelligence
"haiti" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Today. In haiti tropical depression grace will bring rains. That may cause flooding and mudslides. That will complicate rescue efforts following a massive earthquake on saturday tonight. Haiti is reeling after being struck by a new disaster the quake rocked residents of southwestern haiti into the streets. Buildings and homes collapsed into rubble and dust. so far. it's known that more than fourteen hundred people have died. The tremor claimed many hospitals that would have aided the injured and many churches that are at the center of haiti's social safety net as aid trickles in from abroad. Patients are trying to push their way into areas of shelter guarded by police. Eighty now fears. What may come from above as it reels from what happened below at a time when the political situation on the ground represented its own disaster. Poor haiti seems unable to catch a break. Sarah burke is the economists bureau chief from mexico central america and the caribbean. It's plagued for years by political turmoil poverty and natural disasters because of where it's located in the caribbean but of late. Those problems of seem to come in particularly quick succession most recently with this earthquake. And where and when did the earthquake habit so it was saturday morning around eight thirty. Am patient time and it was seven point two magnitude so that's pretty big. It's stronger than the seven magnitude earthquake that hit haiti and twenty ten. Which killed one hundred thousand people. This one was in the southwest of the country hundred kilometers west of port-au-prince the capital two sons. So spent an aid worker. At seth who actually lives in that area and he was listening to meditation music of all things when he felt his house. Moving side to side shoes so pamirs years to really say. He said he pulled out his earphones and almost fallacy ran down the stairs. I mean he described it to me as surfing a great wave. He went outside and did some initial damage assessment.
THE EXPLODING HUMAN with Bob Nickman
"haiti" Discussed on THE EXPLODING HUMAN with Bob Nickman
"Sixty Hundred dollars energetically knowledged and sixty thousand dollars of goods because you one million dollars plus four percent of its value. So that's why people take their money from the paper desalegn and exchange for bitcoin. Why because more and more people wants to bitcoin which increased this cassidy increase the value and also the fact that more people wanted more people will use it to Trade between between each other right so because more people are using it adoption. then it's value is going even more appreciative. The value increase even more so. That's the the value of bitcoin to answer. Your question is one bitcoin. Now what can you buy with it. That's when you go into how does this and i. It's sort of a rhetorical question. But i want you to answer it the how does this change how. The economy works in haiti in particular to go around these corporations that are controlling things. How do we get from People basically peer to peer Transactions as opposed to this middleman. That's controlling yes. This is what you're trying to do. This is what we ought to be doing right now. It's so exciting okay. It's a great question. Here's what we do to send money to haiti right now. It costs If i want to send fifty bucks is going cost me seven to eight dollars. Each gave twenty to twenty five percent of the value. That i'm sending over there. Wants the money get they're going to dig on to convert the american dollar to haitian dollars and they're going to take money out of it as well and once the person half the money you spin it as soon as possible because if you hold it too long is gonna lose value through inflation gay and not only that but because of sick you insecurities in haiti right. If you are known to have a lot of cash in your whole will you're exposing yourself to tap a a valid crimes kidnapping etc so mud had not having money's issue and having too much of it is a nation now crypto when i said one little haiti coined care. Which is our queen. When i send a coin from here. Little haiti to haiti. All i'm paying is the gas right now is the cousin paying is about two dollars right and it will be two dollars if i will transfer ten thousand words of a haiti quaint or i will send ten dollars worth of your haiti coin. All i would want to send Let's say a million dollars worth of little haiti quake to haiti. The cost stays the same. The reason is it's peer to peer and cauquenes card. Danell ecosystem is so marvellously built that it goes fast and also it attentive fis. The transaction through independent knows right knows which is dependent computers. That allows me to say Bob i'm sending you ten thousand dollars. Can thousand dollars worth of little haiti. When to your wallet right now once you receive it and haiti and your cell phone. All you need is an internet connection and you have it on your food. I didn't have to go to the money. Transfer office paid them. Twenty five percent up to twenty five percent of the value. I want to send. The person didn't have to risk their lives to go to the trend to the official transfer office. And get the money right. And then after that did he convert that money etcetera and the money is stays on their phone. The crypto stays on their phone and the government. That's that's another aspect if you ask any haitian you said you you tell any haitian joe. Enter tired of that dollar fifty. Didn't we xactly what you're talking about. Because the government of haiti is charging us each that. We send money to haiti. Did charge us a dollar fifty of additional tax. Nobody knows where money's going so we're sick and tired of paying the government for the right to feed our families families there. This is why crypto is such an enormous revolution economic revolution. That will help haitians over there to free. Themselves from the economic oppression. Totally understand it. You literally. it's you're doing a pure. it's pure money. There's no there's nobody else. Getting in there and taking their cut in why should the exactly and by the way they all so much money that they play with the with the currency over there right. They can buy american dollars. Sal american dollars whenever they want to so. The population is always Kidnapped by the situation. We are hostage so when we have little haiti coin. Our goal is to distribute by september seventh k. We have about a month. This to butte fifty thousand little haiti gwen to fifty thousand youth. And haiti why do we wanna do that. Because we want peace you to have an learn about cryptocurrency and also be a bridge to us that are here if you wanna send value to haiti so we can send it directly to their cellphone in his one. Key to understand about haiti. The median age and haiti is twenty four years old. It's a very young nation. Sixty one percent of haitians are under twenty five years old. That is ten years from now. Instead of if it stays the same it will still be a thirty four years old real nation when you know that europe. The i think it's a sixty four percent of europe is over sixty four years old. That is there is hope this one in hope there is a future always have to do is to equip them with the proper tools in order for them to the able light. We did back in the time to be able to start trading with americans that wants to help the best way to help. Haiti is not to send money. The best way is to send crypto and my mission is to make it easy for anybody to send crypto to haiti when but the way that we do it. I'm tired. I don't like that the like charity what. I don't like charities demand the hand that is giving is always on top..
THE EXPLODING HUMAN with Bob Nickman
"haiti" Discussed on THE EXPLODING HUMAN with Bob Nickman
"And haiti the rise. From our kensit's when bill clinton was a governor of arkansas he created a to providers subsidize subsidize the rice or kansas farmer right and then after that when he became president will he impose to addison Back in the day ipe impose into slash off the tariffs on the rise from fifty percent to three percent. So now if you have a rise that he's already subsidize by the country right and none after that. Do the gate. That's supposed to keep products out your territory. It's our it's been open then The the rise from a united states became more affordable to haitians in haiti. Then they are over there. Okay so now. If you put in context you will ask yourself. Well if haitians wants to consume their authorized that is cheaper for them. Well good for them. Well it's their choice. Well what choice is it. What is the choice that you house. When sixty eight percent of your revenue goals and to feeding your family okay. So that create. It's not like you have a market here and you you look at your disposable income and you say hey what. What type of rice do. I wanna buy right. You wanna take the cheapest one available the one that is mostly distributed. And this is what the family's going to eat because you most likely you don't only feed your family. Which is your son daughters and your wife. Family in haiti is all the cousins into neighbors as well. Okay so by subsidizing. The rice with what clinton has done is totally eradicated the market for the local farmers so these are the type of mechanism that distraught a country. That is a neighbor country. Auto people would say. Hey it's fair competition etc out saying okay let let. Let's let's do it like that it. Let's take that it's a it's a competitive world. And he took the opportunity to open a market for a american farmers that understand but when you have to nonprofit organizations that tree tend that they are doing good for our country and by the same rights from the same subsidized rise from the same farmers because they want to buy the rice the cheapest that he can find but you have to look at their salary when they go in haiti and mission the they make more money that they have ever made india their profession. So you ready to get cheaper rise to serve the people but you will give yourself a cheaper salary. So i yeah district minds me of the simple version would be when walmart goes into a small community or a medium is community undercuts all the prices of the mom and pop stores and those go out of business and then all the the local people are now out of because their stores are going under but they get to buy cheaper stuff at walmart. They've cut their own throats. Basically and that's what business after that they raise the price right so shirk term think. Yeah so it's very important for me to put it in context right when you say awardees. Companies these companies companies that are financing political campaign right so their interest will become america's interests. Okay so that's why. I'm i'm organizing right now Boycott movement Spearheaded by the haitian community outside of haiti will about three millions. Outside of haiti Hades population is eleven million in a three million outside of the island Our goal is to target these brands that that a sale to oligarchy. In haiti that were responsible and killing our president. Recently that are responsible of controlling the price of goods in haiti that are participating and currency manipulation and haiti dot. rr basically oppressing the people of the island for their own benefit so our goal is to tar get all these corporation that are doing business with them was a if you want to sell your product to these people so they could see a haitians in haiti us. Haitian outside of haiti. We will not buy your product gay. I don't wanna be unfair and start seeing a site names because The list of products to boycott is not a have not even Built yet but the goal is if product a is sold in. Haiti is well we. We said we're gonna buy product de que instead of product. A outside on haiti and our my Our strategy is to harness our buying power. I'll give you an example to quantify it. In south florida haitians represent four point. Seven billion dollars annually If we aren't as that some folk win seven billion dollars and revenue newly and we use it to target corporations that do business with these people. in haiti. they're gonna fill it and then you're gonna to have to take a business decision. Do we continue to sell to these guards and to these people that are laundry money that'll financing to resume haiti or do we prefer to to to serve largest market and to haitian society that is an united states and canada etc. It is it is the decision. It's the same decision that the i've ask haitians to make when it comes to rice. I want these corporation to take the same decisions when it comes to our buying power. Well that is really where. You've gotta hit people's pocketbooks and the corporations are no different than than anyone else they. They will change if it costs them money to not change exactly. So that's where that's where it's coming. And how does crypto fit into this. Are we circumventing the system in a way that so it's pure transactional kinds of things. What i say is that haiti is the perfect ecosystem. For crypto to live perfect you have corrupted government. You have a the oligarchy. That are there that control the market. I will say in twenty nineteen the haitian a currency have lost twenty six percent of its value against the american dollar and twenty twenty the same currency have lost its value by through inflation of twenty percent. Now the county town loss of value all this currency you know for the people that that needs to buy food without money. So that's why. I say that said. Stop sending money to haiti. Sent them crypto. And i'm not asking anybody to try something that i've worked before. I just take a bitcoin beach. You accustomed to.
On The Media
"haiti" Discussed on On The Media
"But you're saying that's not true. No it's not there's an economics to interventions when people say for example that patients wondered thirty billion dollars in aid. Well your average ation did not get a check. The money did not go to people. It went to organizations. It went to the ngos mostly foreign lead. Did we forget that. That was a complete disaster. Haitian people at the grassroots level and we say absolutely not. We do not need the boots on the ground. so what are the haiti stories. That we're not hearing. There are people in haiti. Who are committed to haiti. Despite our harsh things of ben. There's love in haiti people's commitment to one. Another right people get together in debate and try to think through and figure out what are the possible ways of engaging we tend to not think about that like when we see people protests for example. We see the opposition. But we don't see what is the inspiration. Is there a path for the american media to actually cover haitian news well and not just the tragedy in the violence. We are living in a moment in a world where class struggle is everywhere. When we're thinking about the gap between the rich and the poor and the entire world there's been of evil so the ordinariness of that. I think is something that we need to keep more in mind so that we don't continue to demonize haiti and this narrative of hashtag dorm oil. Just coming back to haiti every time. There's a moment is not the way to cover eighty who's talking to the civil society groups right now after this dies down. What are they doing. That would be fascinating story. professor released. Thank you so much. thank you so much brandy. Tina athena release is a professor of feminist studies at uc. santa cruz and author of. Why haiti needs new narratives..
On The Media
"haiti" Discussed on On The Media
"I actually want to stay away from thinking about these big historical moments. Because i think there's a way when we talk about haiti we focus on what has become a brief time line of haiti and here are the key moments we need to pay attention to. They tend to be moments of quote unquote. Upheaval you're saying that we cherry pick. Or maybe i suppose tragedy. Pick the news out of haiti. We only turn our lens to the country when there's violence or suffering or a crisis going on and that turn distorts how we view those events. You're a writer. And i was really interested in the appetite for haiti stories. I've pitched a story and somebody said to me. Oh no no no. We don't have time for this right now. Why don't you just come back the next time. There's a crisis. We can get you to do something else i was like. Wow clearly this person is not going to be interested in a non crisis story. It erases the humans who are living with this. They seen a super brazilian right or the fact that. Oh well they're haitians. They use to violence actually. No they're not in your book. You referred to a particularly salient moment in. Haitian earthquake coverage. That happened on cnn. Can you describe that that was a painful moment. When anderson cooper was interviewing in hall..
On The Media
"haiti" Discussed on On The Media
"On july seventh haiti's president giovanella moe's was assassinated in his home. In haiti the first lady also shot authorities in haiti said the assassins were foreign mercenaries who had posed as us drug enforcement administration agents in the raid on his home. The question of who is behind the assassination is still an open one but moe's had his share of enemies for the last eighteen months. The fifty-three-year-old had been ruling the country by decree without parliament. The opposition accused him of corruption and ties to organized crime in the wake of noises. Assassination international media coverage followed a time timeworn template to describe events in the island nation emphasizing instability. Haiti has been in more than its usual. Share of chaos. Recently haiti is a country in chaos. Where acts of everyday life have come to pose a mortal rich and violence. Life in haiti seems to return to normal but the normal haitians are used to is violence. It's a pattern with old routes yours port-au-prince haiti in nineteen fifteen sheep city of an island nation torn by internal troubles. United states marines landon in haiti to battle haidian bandits threatening destruction of american properties and native time and again after a coup an earthquake and assassination. The world's first black republic is flattened into a narrative of perpetual chaos. Haitians turned into desperate victims in need of generous international aid where their largest donor in terms of assistance of all kinds. Spare a thought for our brothers and sisters and haiti tonight..
"haiti" Discussed on Post Reports
"Supremacy of the day could not allow there to be an independent black nation. The bulk of the nineteenth century. The us tried to isolate or ignore haiti. It only recognize haiti in eighteen. Sixty two which is you know more than half a century. After the actually won its independence. The french the former colonial country involved in the matter only recognize haiti in eighteen. Twenty five but they did so only after the military pressure. They forced the haitians to accept paying for their freedom. Haiti was required to pay france today. About twenty one billion dollars and to pay off that debt. It took them more than eighty years was the only time where the loser of award demands ransom for the winner. Haiti is the poorest country hemisphere because not despite for an intervention. The slaveholders punished haiti for their role in ending slavery. I kind of indemnity. That many experts stories believe permanently enfeebled katie's development for decades thereafter. Haiti only able to pay off its debt to france for its freedom in the twentieth century so from its inception. Haiti was saddled by kind of burden of history placed on it by these western powers. This history got even more complicated in one thousand fifteen. That is lenin. President woodrow wilson sent. Us marines to haiti as part of this effort to control haiti's political and financial interests. And this is the troubling precedent. Right the last time a haitian president was assassinated was in nineteen fifteen and that precipitated a political crisis which saw us troops go into the country. Prop up a kind of client regime and remain from nineteen fifteen to nineteen thirty four nineteen year occupation. That lasted almost as long as the current. Us presence and of coniston. But very few americans think about it or remember it when they think about their own history and their own committed war efforts. The us occupation installed lighter skin elite. It's made the us treasury fiduciary controller of the haitian treasury nation. National bank was ruled by the military end by citibank and there was a brutal counterinsurgency carried out by the us. At the same time you had major financiers. From new york's wall street's go about consolidating. The haitian economy for american interests a major efforts in the early twentieth century period of american imperium in the caribbean and in central america all sorts of american interventions in that region. Then it's a history that we don't often think about anymore and what kind of affected that almost twenty year occupation have on haiti going forward while it's now part of just a long history of intervention trauma Misdeeds mistakes haiti went on to have of course rather turbulent rest of his twentieth century most notably under the dynasty dynasty of delays who were kleptocrats murderous leaders. They were anti-communist so they were propped up by the us for quite some time if you fast forward to the nineteen ninety s where the us intervened on behalf of the democratically elected leader. Joan bitar steed. That was another moment where the us thought it was coming in to salvage and help and redeem the the haitian public and bolster is democracy. They didn't quite turn out that way at the same time. The clinton administration forced haiti to drop tariffs on american agricultural imports and as a result essentially played a role that bill clinton has since apologized for in state ing the haitian agricultural sector especially its rice farmers. So they're all sorts of political economic legacies linger. Of course haiti's problems are not only foreign imposed but at the same time you do have a pretty significant groundswell of haitian activists and civil society figures. Cry out for their voices and their ideas and their solutions get prioritized in whatever takes place in the coming months. I was find it really interesting. That these eras of history like the haitian revolution and how the us reacted to that or the fact that the us occupied haiti for almost two decades. The fact that we as a country forget about those parts of history. I think shape how we see haiti now. That people are very quick to write it off as chaotic or dysfunctional or just endemically troubled but that we don't really take responsibility as a country for our role in that absolutely. That's the kind of central tension when thinking through what happens next in that yes. Haiti is troubled. Country it's a country that needs all sorts of practical assistance at this point. But at the same time you cannot approach it as this place that you will come and redeem and save. Because haiti is a part of your at the american story is well. It casts a shadow on the american narrative. Its own independence and freedom and in the present day you have a major haitian american diaspora that is vibrant and vocal part of the american society. And rather than seeing this crisis as taking place in this benighted hopeless place that it's it's part of a shared hemispheric story that america does have to have some responsibility. And do you think that the way we talk about. Haiti is racist in interpreting. The we there you'll yes. It is racist. It's racist basic terms not the role that white supremacy in global racial capitalism has played in destroying haiti but also in ways in which this quote unquote superiority. That we're living in is built on literally the death of enslaved laborers you call it failed state Resistant to progress as david brooks have. You can look at french ambassador libra. It's a tragic country. I mean these are. These are discourses that are meant to make white majority society settler societies or former colonial societies. Feel good about ourselves. Yes i think there is a very real argument to make. The the approach will view that has dominated. American thinking about. Haiti is shaped by racial tropes. And this is kind of Cemented american understanding and thinking about haiti. You had then. Senator joe biden in the mid nineties seeing in a tv broadcast that as far as america's concerned it would make a difference of haiti's sank into the bottom of the ocean. God thing to save. Haiti just quietly sunk into the caribbean or rose up three hundred feet. It wouldn't matter a whole world. What does that mean. And why is it okay to think that way about a country. Haiti and not say other parts of the world where there are more explicit geostrategic american interests. It sounds like there's so much to be worried about right now in haiti. I'm wondering if there's anything that people are finding comfort in her anything that people feel hopeful about. If you come to haiti one thing you will hear alert. People talk about is the haitian with religion in its history. But i think it's symbolic as you have all these people with different.
"haiti" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Morning we reached out to whitlow. Merrin cou he's the editor in chief of a news. Organization called a yibo post in port. Au prince haiti right now. I am not in hiding. But i'm not that might place because since wednesday i think as a cushion remeasure. I should not be living at my place. It's very difficult in murky situation and there is a list of known and we know that. In haiti insecurity is a big issue and during a dime where division vacuum in leadership. Anything can happen tonight. The nation of haiti is reeling after the assassination of its president inside. His home last wednesday at one am precisely. According to the prime minister of haiti comando of foreign individuals including colombians. And at least two haitian americans entered the residents of the president of the attackers. Seen here approaching. The president's residence in trucks apparently pretended to be agents of the us drug enforcement administration between this early in the morning The president was in his bed. His wife and two of his children was in the house as well. The commandos entered the house killed the president and his wife and then the assailants left the place. Philly dot com. This was carried out by tran. Skinner's right after this attack fully surfaces fire.
"haiti" Discussed on The Daily
"Problem. Everything that you have just described would seem to put his assassination potentially a slightly more complicated light. You just described him as a who is increasingly loathed by his people who is violating democratic norms and seeking to overstay his very term. I wonder how much you n people you're talking to in your reporting are reflecting on that as they try to puzzle through the motives of potential assassins. There's multiple theories that are circulating. One is out. Perhaps this was the oligarchy. That was very upset with the fact that he was trying to hold them accountable and do things like pay their fair share of taxes. This also according to other theories could be just an internal government power struggle but we are very short on the answers. And that's what we hope to try to unfold and and the days and weeks to come will given the lack of democratic norms that you just laid out. I'm curious who has taken power since president moi's was killed. Has there been any kind of orderly transition of power. No in fact. Two deputies are now dueling for the leadership of country and because president moi's was part of this very long years long hollowing out of haiti's institutions. Nobody really has any good answers for who should actually lawfully lead this country and haiti's now left with no functioning presidency no functioning parliament and no functioning supreme court because the head of the supreme court died recently of cova and president ways suspended several of the judges on the bench while a huge vacuum a huge vacuum and sometimes in in such chaos solutions will be found but most of the people. I'm speaking to feel that. Chaos only worsens the situation and allows for.
"haiti" Discussed on The Daily
"And while the political crisis deepens haiti's economy continues to deteriorate and this is also happening in tandem with the pandemic which is taking an already very devastated economy and putting it on the brink of actual claps at this point by some estimates. Some sixty percent of haitians are underemployed and half of the country is facing severe malnourishment then on top of everything else clashes between a small number of protesters and police forces erupted near the presidential policy in port-au-prince in height president moi's refuses to step down when his term expires in february of this year Your position in the country says precedents juvenile mois mandate ended on february seventh. He says his five year term expires in twenty twenty two and demands that he has an extra year in power at this point. The streets of port-au-prince erupt in.
"haiti" Discussed on The Daily
"And there's no incentive for some of these government officials to actually take on the reforms that that a country like haiti needs to build up institutions. And that's the issue that we're seeing with haiti. Is that actually in the ten years or eleven years that it's received all of this foreign assistance the institutions that fuel the state from the police to the healthcare to judiciary. They've actually just become even more hollowed out from.
"haiti" Discussed on The Daily
"Today. The stunning assassination of haiti's president in his own hole. I spoke with my colleague. Maria ali habib about what. We're learning about the suspects and what the attack may mean for haiti's future it's friday july ninth maria. Can you describe exactly what happened on. Wednesday morning in haiti. Yes so at about one thirty a. m. on wednesday a team of about fifty men some on foot and some in about seven to ten four by fours and pickups stormed the presidential residence of president. Juvenal maurice. they looked very much. You know like they were maneuvering militarily. Which would suggest that they are very highly trained. What do you mean maneuvering. Well you have a column of cars in the middle and then that column of cars vehicles is buffered by two columns of men on either side and the way that they're weaving in and out and marching in a protective yet offensive way towards the palace. It really was quite reminiscent. When i saw the cici tv footage it was reminiscent of the embeds. I've done with the us military in afghanistan as they're about to do a raid on a taliban home for instance so they approached the president's residence and they start screaming da da. And what it what it. What does that mean to them. Like american drug enforcement agents. Yeah that's right so you have to remember that we're in a region where the da is like is the american government because this is a place where drugs are trafficked and produced and then shipped off to destinations around the world. The united states europe and other places so screaming out. da that is instant name recognition like these people. They're trying to make. It seem like we are connected to the. Us government so the president's guard needs to drop their weapons surrender and basically allow this group of fifty highly armed men to enter into the presidential compound and just to be clear these were not officials from the da in the us. No so this is the kind of reuss well what happens. What are those security guards do when they hear. Da well they basically let these men through and these men are speaking spanish and english and don't appear to be haitian some of them so these men charged passed without a shot being fired. It seems from our sources charged towards the president's home office ransack rummage through all of his papers. And then they make their way to president ways bedroom where he and his wife have been sleeping at this point. It appears that his daughter heard these men marching towards her father's bedroom. She then runs over to her brother's bedroom where she hides with her brother and a firefight ensues as the men enter. President ways bedchamber where he and his wife are.
"haiti" Discussed on Front Burner
"I wanna talk to you a little bit about what what led to this that there have been protests against moses government since he first came to power in two thousand seventeen but but things really escalated in january of twenty twenty. And can you tell me about what happened. Then and how moe's responded at the time. Okay so human. We is a controversial figure in haiti. He's named his personal name and his company stated in civil Corruption cases in haiti. And he someone who jimmy his terms Really registered the mini mass protests again. His against his own government. These men chant the thief. His critics say he took office under bad circumstances but made them much much worse. Jove now doesn't have any respect for the constitution your job now. You don't have respect for the constitution. He presided over a country in turmoil. Of almost all the time you have gang. People gang members controlling according to one human rights organization about twenty percent of the country and these thirty percent of the country is the large swath of the country. Because you know. Elizabeth people leaves And last year. What happened in twenty. Is he declared that. The element is ineffective and unilaterally. She got some senators would not be able to continue Even when there is debate which would go some if they expired and this year People were using the same allergic he used. Then so Remove a couple of senators but she refused to step down and saying that he's been Wasn't expired and since then it looks put of the opposition did not consider him as president of the country s activity even though he had the backing of the international community. Mentally you west friends. It was under background of constitutional crisis and political crisis that you have worsened. Insecurity climates Remember just last week Twenty people were killed in port-au-prince Immonen them you had a high. I human rights and political activists and Eh journalists and According to the report of ended the which is the leading human rights organization in haiti The gang that did the job killing the murders Where doing it in the name of Goop that is allegedly close to the government And a couple of weeks before that you had the clash between gangs that caused a lot of people to be killed in inquiry. I react And of people had to flee thousands of people flee their homes and are trying to shelter because of Of the situation this insecurity situation so very dire situation that was already Very critical with four million people in several in cheever needs the food That you have now if vacuum in our And you will probably have struggle with regard to who is the president and we will be able to conduct a condition and get eighty bucks tweets food. How did moas respond to people in groups that challenged his power Well he. She was very stubborn. President oakland will tell you that she's not someone who was listening to opponent in. He was nothing when neither we listen to the international community. A couple of example. He was trying to change the constitution. he was doing that in an illegal manner because he was trying to organize the referendum but the nineteen eighty seven constitution which is the longest constitution in terms of duration in the history of eighty These condition forbid referendums because we have a bloody History of Constitution has being changed by referendum in these countries. Protesters insist it's vital. We consider the one thousand nine hundred eleven constitution to be the birth certificate of democracy. So that's why we're here. The streets defending our constitution this huge democratic game that the haitian people made so many sacrifices to achieve good mood. You're one person one group quick can't change it if the constitution needs to the whole country must agree to it so The us in several other organizations and an actress were killing the president. You can do that. You shouldn't do that and You win actually pigment saying oh the the way that you're doing. This is not inclusive. I know i so We think that we should not go there. The you you you opean vitamins chris. Released to condemning know. Discussions with dependent was The one to go there anyway. Louise's defended his right to change the constitution. I protein into one to do this president pro. Who served two terms try to amend. The constitution fails where he said that. This constitution is for the country And according to his peniche that because he wanted shield himself from prosecution because inside the Goes institution he would be. He would not be able to be prosecuted by just after his term and it looks like people not be able to neither the us and canada to have also supported The moi's government at end. What has the impact of that venue think. Well i talked to will eat one High-profile human wise leader in haiti. She told me that the international community Spent the last years speaking only in listening only to the government because they were supporting the government. And it's time for them to listen to the people because they were listening to the people. What is happening may not have been May not have happened So these people will tell you at. The international community is at least morally complicit with regard to the situation right now if they exerted Depreciate that they could have exerted at the time probably the situation would not have gotten As.
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"And you mentioned the prime minister. Just they are. I understand in the wake of the killing of the president is not really clear who should be taking over lead of the country who is in charge of the country at the moment because is no legal pathways is really putting the whole country in doubt and can you tell me. Can you tell me about that. Yes prime minister clutches. He resigned Recently because he was replaced by l. e. i as a new prime minister. These prime minister had as mission to reunites do position in conducted elections but he decreed that declare as prime minister went out in the official Paper of Or haiti but he was. He has he had yet. He sworn in and twenty nine dollars because to be conducted this week but as the president did There was a vacuum in the head of the speech In terms of who is conducting the government and was looking to the international community and the interim prime minister step up and Feel this position but at the same if you got to collisions. If you talk to conditions in our people are telling you this guy. I mean prime minister. She is very controversial. They don't want him there he he resigned. You're not supposed to be conducting a offers in the name of of the government in haiti. You don't have any illegal orangey amour authority whatsoever So it's yeah. I lawyer told me that we are in a vacuum because there is nothing in the books. Been in you how you deal. We decision that. Wow wow wow. And i just for our listeners. point out that the current minister the man.