Haiti Braces for Country-wide Protests Against Power-hungry President and Desperate Starvation

Haiti’s current president Jovenel Moïse. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

Haiti prepares for country-wide protests as opposition leaders call on the current president, Jovenel Moïse, to step down. Some are concerned he is trying to amass too much power, and want elections for a new parliament.

Moïse’s term is ending, but he claims he has one more year due to the chaos of the last election that prevented him from taking office at first. During his time in office, he has been accused of embezzlement and fraud.

But Eva DeHart of For Haiti with Love says hunger drives much of the unrest. “People are blaming him totally for what’s going on. They want him out of there. He says his term’s not up, he’s not leaving. So it’s kind of a standoff. The difference with Haiti is that they pre-plan their riots, they actually get approval for their riots. Port-au-Prince was scheduled to explode in February. But it’s our understanding that might be accelerated.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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