Haiti holds immense wealth, including quality gold, copper, gas and mineral deposits. Large deposits of glittering white calcium carbonate are also present. Overall, Haiti sits on a pool of wealth. Yet, the country is among the world's poorest nations. Why?
The month of October was quite stormy for the people of Haiti as thousands of people in the crisis-torn nation took to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince, against the government’s decision to seek foreign military assistance to quell gang-related violence.
The protesters have declared that they are not happy with the current government which is essentially backed by the west. The demonstrators demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who had asked international partners for “the immediate deployment of a specialised armed force, in sufficient quantity” to stop the “criminal actions” of armed gangs across the country. This voice of dissent was crushed by the police. Several people were shot and one person was reportedly killed during the police firings. So, one could easily understand that the condition of the nation is unquestionably really volatile.
Meddlers enter the spectrum!
The UN and the US intervened to defend Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s action against the protesters. Ariel is regarded as a pro-Western leader as he has Western backing.
According to reports, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his support for the Haitian government and advocated for the swift arrival of a special international force. The ambassador of Haiti to the US also suggested that the US and Canada take the initiative in constructing a force to combat Haitian “gangs”.
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