The Heat: Haiti Crisis

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Violence erupts again in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, days after Haiti’s transitional council names a new prime minister.

Gunmen launched a string of fresh attacks, burning homes and exchanging gunfire with police. That was one of the biggest outbreaks of violence since the appointment of Haiti’s new prime minister. The country’s transitional council chose a little known former sports minister – Fritz Bélizaire – to succeed Ariel Henry. Henry resigned after Haiti’s armed gangs united in opposition to the government.

To discuss: William O’Neill is the UN’s Independent Expert on Human Rights in Haiti

Kim Ives is an editor with Haiti Liberté.
Roromme Chantal is a former UN official in Haiti and currently a political science professor at Moncton University.
Etienne Cote-Paluck serves as Editor-in-Chief of two publications — Haiti Magazine and Haiti Weekly.
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