Los Angeles Times, By Amy Wilentz, June 8, 2021
This month may prove to be crucial for Haiti’s future.
Americans used to think that any country’s political problems — and thus all its other difficulties — could be solved with a good, solid, democratic, U.S.- supported election.
But in many countries where we’ve proposed and followed through with backing for such elections, problems have continued or even been exacerbated. Haiti is one extreme example.
One reason for this, in Haiti as elsewhere, is that when the U.S. wants to help support and certify democratic elections, it usually already has a preferred dog in the race.
And that dog is not always a good dog.
In Haiti today, the dog also has many masters, who are…