Haiti Responds to US State Dept. Tweet Urging ‘Respect for Democratic Norms’

VOA, By Sandra Lemaire, February 18, 2021 WASHINGTON – Haiti has responded to a tweet by Julie Chung, the U.S. acting assistant secretary for the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, expressing alarm at “authoritarian and undemocratic acts” by President Jovenel Moise. Chung’s tweet on Wednesday also said, “Respect for democratic norms is vital … Read more

‘Down with the dictatorship’: Protests continue in Haiti

Aljazeera, February 15, 2021 Thousands of people have rallied in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, accusing the government of trying to establish a new dictatorship and denouncing international support for President Jovenel Moise. The protests on Sunday were mostly peaceful, although a few clashes broke out between some demonstrators and police, who fired tear gas and … Read more

Thousands march in Haiti to say ‘No to dictatorship’ as peaceful protest turned violent

Miami Herald, By Jacqueline Charles, February 14, 2021 A peaceful march to protest against the reinstatement of a dictatorship in Haiti and demand the ouster of President Jovenel Moïse ended in violence Sunday with at least one dead, several journalists injured and police firing tear gas and rubber bullets onto crowds in the country’s capital. … Read more

U.S. warns against moves that damage institutions in Haiti amid political gridlock

Reuters, February 10, 2021 PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – The United States said on Tuesday it was “deeply concerned” about Haiti’s fragile institutions, although it stopped short of chastising President Jovenel Moise after his government retired three Supreme Court judges who posed a threat to his leadership. Fresh political turmoil engulfed the volatile Caribbean nation this weekend … Read more

Tensions Run High in Haiti Amid New Anti-Government Protest Calling for President to Step Down

By VOA News, February 09, 2021 Tensions are running high in Haiti Tuesday, a day after police clashed with anti-government protesters demanding that embattled President Jovenel Moise resign. Opposition groups angered that Moise’s term expired on Sunday named their own leader of the impoverished country after officials claimed they had averted an attempt to kill … Read more