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Tires burn and police try to extinguish the flames and clear the road for vehicles in the Lalue neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after protesters unhappy with the growing violence set them on fire, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

The crisis in Haiti reflects the failure of the international community to stabilize the country

It is necessary to put an end to the external shock therapy that has failed to generate a new social contract in Haiti and bring the country the prosperity it has been promised.
Haitians seeking asylum. gather July 10, 2021, at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti after the president’s assassination plunged the country further into chaos, VALERIE BAERISWYL/AFP via Getty Images

Who’s running Haiti after president’s assassination? 5 questions answered

President Moïse is dead. Two politicians say they’re in charge. Parliament is suspended. A Haitian studies scholar explains Haiti’s power vacuum and says elections alone won’t restore democracy there.
Presidential guards patrol the entrance to the residence of late Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 7, 2021. Moïse was assassinated there early that morning. AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn

Slain Haitian president faced calls for resignation, sustained mass protests before killing

The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in his home outside Port-au-Prince ended a presidency that had plunged the already troubled nation deeper into crisis.

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