Five factors you must know about the current protests and turmoil in Haiti

Nii Ntreh December 09, 2019
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President Jovenel Moïse enjoys support from the United States. Photo Credit: The Guardian

The support enjoyed by US-backed Haitian president Jovenel Moïse

President Moise’s center-right government is supported by Washington, a fact that has only served to make suspicions worse. The people remember that the United States all but supported the repressive Duvalier dynasty.

Moise has, therefore, come across as a neoliberal tool in the interests of the United States. The contested legitimacy of his 2016 elections does not also help matters.

For Haitians, protesting the government is synonymous with pushing against US imperialism.

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