Intervention in Haiti?

Source: CounterPunch
by Mel Gurtov

“Governments invested in Haiti typically urge that the solution to a politically chaotic situation is to hold elections right away. As though a changing of the guard will magically reverse Haiti’s misfortunes. Frankly, an election is about the last thing the Haitian people need right now. A new government is no more likely than the last one to address poverty, a public health crisis, crime, and business closures. All a change of administration will do is salve the consciences of foreign governments that regard poor countries like Haiti as basket cases and sources of more immigrants. … Nor is yet another foreign intervention in Haiti an answer.” (07/16/21)