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AQ Podcast: Haiti’s Political Crisis: An Overview and Ways Forward

The assassination of former President Jovenel Moïse touched off a crisis that was years in the making.
Donald Partyka

In the past year Haiti has lived through the assassination of a president, multiple natural disasters and an exodus of people. Now, a simmering political crisis has put pressure on the country’s leadership and raised questions about how it will chart a path toward new elections. What role should the international community play in helping Haiti find a way forward? What are the limitations of U.S. involvement? Monique Clesca, a journalist and member of the Commission to Search for a Haitian Solution to the Crisis, joins the AQ podcast to provide an overview of where the country stands today.

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Guests

Monique Clesca is a journalist based in Port-au-Prince, a former UN official and a member of the Commission to Search for a Haitian Solution to the Crisis.  

Brian Winter is AQ’s editor-in-chief.

Supplemental reading: 

Haitians Deserve a Rethink on International Aid by Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis

Haiti’s Ariel Henry Makes a Play for Power by Emmanuela Douyon

How the US Could Really Help Haiti by Malick Ghachem


Tags: AQ Podcast, Ariel Henry, Elections, Haiti, Jovenel Moise
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