Loud & Clear Interviews Kim Ives about Jovenel Moïse Ruling by Decree and the Haitian People’s Continuing Uprising

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise began his first day of one-man rule yesterday, saying "I'm not a dictator." But protesters say otherwise.

Haitian President Jovenel Moise began his first day of one-man rule yesterday upon the end of the country’s bicameral legislature. Haiti failed to hold legislative and local elections in October, so the lower chamber was disbanded. And two thirds of the upper chamber also left office.

Thousands of Haitians demonstrated almost non-stop for three months, demanding, not just Jovenel Moïse’s resignation, but “system change.”

President Moise said that he would take the money that would have been spent on legislative salaries and spend it instead on education, but protesters accuse his administration of extreme corruption.

Kim Ives, an editor of the newspaper Haiti Liberté, joins Brian Becker and John Kiriakou on Jan. 14, 2020.

 

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