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Haiti's President Says He Won't Step Down as Violent Protests Grip the Capital
Soaring inflation has also led to worsening living conditions for the population, 60% of whom live on less than $2 a day.
Moise said in his address that he had taken measures to improve the lives of Haitians, urging patience for reforms to take effect. He has reportedly called for dialogue with the opposition, to no avail.
Protesters appeared unmoved by the president‚Äôs speech and some were back on the streets shortly after.
The U.S. Department of State has raised its travel alert for Haiti to level 4. ‚ÄúDo not travel due to crime and civil unrest,‚ÄĚ the Bureau of Consular Affairs advised on its website....
Mario Ariza wrote: .... The Jesuits, the Haitian conference of bishops, and representatives of local Protestant and Anglican churches have called for the removal of the street barricades and a resumption of political dialogue, but the broad lack of confidence in the political establishment as a whole will be a challenge. ‚ÄúThe population is demanding profound change, given the corruption that is present at all levels of government,‚ÄĚ said Mario Serrano Marte, S.J., a Jesuit who works on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic and was trapped in Port-au-Prince during the street protests, ‚Äúbut the resignation of the president is fundamental.‚ÄĚ...
excerpt from, "After 10 days of protest, Haiti steps back from the brink"
This is an interesting article from the Jesuit magazine, "America."
Of course what one should get from the article is that he needs to be a country that has a majority of Protestants rather than Catholics. The Protestant islands in the Caribbean seem to do better financially, and certainly religiously ‚Ěó
In early 90s, former President Bill Clinton attempted to build a bridge of ships to the US from Haiti because he felt it would help him politically with the African American vote. No one will ever know who many Haitians died at sea because their sea hasn't yet given up her dead.
Fast forward to the present and there is a different President attempting to stop people who were encouraged by Progressive liberals to place themselves at incredible risk by journeying thousands of miles from Central America, through Mexico, to our Southwest border. Democrats wish to harm these people to make political hay with a different minority voting block.
Perhaps the Democrats instead of building a wall would rather build a bridge...to Haiti...which wouldn't solve Haiti's problem.