A Reluctant Case Against Intervening In Haiti

Source: The American Conservative
by Matt Purple

“Even today, America’s breath can be felt on the Haitian neck. Whereas once Haiti was a victim of our chess-playing imperialism, today it’s a victim of our do-gooding humanitarianism. The honeycomb of aid groups and NGOs active on the ground in Haiti has arguably grown more powerful than the government itself. And while sometimes well-intentioned, these organizations have produced unintended economic consequences, bred resentment, and pocketed money intended for the Haitian people. The contractors ostensibly working to rebuild the nation are little better. An AP study found that of every $100 of reconstruction contracts awarded by Washington to Haiti following the horrendous earthquake there in 2010, $98.40 ended up back in the hands of American companies.” (07/19/21)