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A network of Haitian organizations calls for intervention

As the New York-based People’s Forum shared on Twitter, the group urges the global community and inclusive mechanisms, especially for popular and progressive governments, to reject new attempts at occupation in this nation of Caribbean.

“The solution to Haiti’s internal problems must be carried by the people themselves, without foreign intervention and giving priority to sovereignty, self-determination and democracy in the country”, underlines the text.

Port-au-Prince has been experiencing an economic, political and social crisis for several years, aggravated by the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse (1968-2021).

Armed groups have developed and are currently established in strategic areas, where the number of kidnappings and murders is increasing.

Since mid-September, the gangs have also blocked the distribution of fuel, jeopardizing the functioning of essential services such as medical care, water purification and public administration.

Politicians are unable to reach a common agreement and recently Prime Minister Ariel Henry called for the deployment of international forces to contain the gangs’ action, a decision deemed outrageous by experts and rejected by the population.

“It is obvious that they are building public opinion to justify military intervention. Creating a chaotic and unsustainable situation of humanitarian crisis helps this project,” economist, political analyst and professor Camille Chalmers told Prensa Latina.

According to the letter from the International People’s Assembly, this state faces a possible new military occupation similar to what happened between 2004 and 2017 through the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti.

All this also happens when in this country at least 37 people have died from cholera, an illness that has already reached four of the 10 departments of the territory, although the highest incidence is still in the capital.

The day before, the United Nations Security Council approved a resolution which aims to put an end to the violence in Haiti by imposing sanctions on armed groups causing the destabilization of the country.