With tensions rising, many see Monday as a deadline for the government to step down.
American policy decisions are vital to understanding Haiti’s political instability, and why it remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
In the months before his murder, President Jovenel Moïse took a number of steps to fight drug and arms smugglers. Some officials now fear he was killed for it.
Dans les mois précédant son meurtre, Jovenel Moïse avait entrepris de lutter contre des trafiquants d’armes et de drogues. Certains responsables craignent aujourd’hui que ce fut sa perte.
Misuse of previous aid money, Haiti’s political convulsions, and competing humanitarian demands may signal less generosity this time.
Officials are examining whether President Jovenel Moïse’s killing was tied to the drug trade. The man in charge of his safety was a suspect in a major trafficking case, they say.
Nearly a week after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake wreaked death and devastation in southern Haiti, survivors were growing increasingly frantic over the slow trickle of relief.
The contest for power is taking place on two levels. One battle pits current politicians against one another; the other is among power brokers vying for control behind the scenes.