Hait is in perpetual conflict which when combined with natural disasters and famine has created a political mess for decades. A new movement, #FreeHaiti, has been created to promote Haitian democracy. But can it successfully bring accountable government to the struggling people? A new article in The Grio by Wen-kuni Ceant attempts answer this question. Here is an excerpt:
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the globe have been fighting for their lives. But in Haiti, the constituents have been fighting a different sort of disease. Plagued by government mistrust, corruption and foul play —the hashtag #freeHaiti has permeated social media and airwaves for the last week.
Yet, upon hearing it I wondered if it was in fact the right name for a burgeoning political movement in my embroiled country. What was the turbulence that led to this viral hashtag in the first place — and why is Haiti suddenly getting attention from the international community? Attention, arguably, the country has deserved for years.
How is the international community accountable for this quandary, if at all? After being shunned by its Dominican neighbors and its French ex-colonizers, Haiti has always had a somewhat turbulent relationship with the international community — and the United States has been no exception.
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