Haiti’s Continued Struggle for Human Rights

Bertin M. Louis, Jr.
Mar 11, 2019 - 5:00
Haiti's Continued Struggle for Human Rights

Haiti is in the news again. Haiti, the first nation in the Western hemisphere to abolish slavery, usually appears in the news when it fits into Western media depictions of Black violence, incompetence, instability, and pathology. Over the past several months, the island nation of over 11 million has been gripped by social unrest. In the Haitian cities of Gonaïves, Gros-Morne, Port-au-Prince, Port Salut, Jacmel, and Les Cayes, protesters have taken to the streets to express anger over government corruption and intensifying poverty. The ongoing demonstrations are attempting to dislodge President Jovenel Moïse from power. While some news...

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