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Haiti urges the world to intervene in the country in the face of violence by armed gangs

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The members of the UN Security Council have not yet reached a compromise on sending a foreign force to the Caribbean nation.

The Haitian ambassador to the United States, Bocchit Edmond, has urged the international community to speed up talks on the deployment of a foreign force in his country given the threat of it falling into the hands of armed gangs.

“It is important to see how we can move quickly and make sure we eliminate these armed gangs, because if we do not do it urgently, it is a matter of time take over the whole country. It’s not going to be in the interest of all of our closest neighbors if we allow something like this to happen,” Edmond told The Guardian.

Reportan que EE.UU. no consigue encontrar un aliado para enviar tropas a Haití

Washington has not yet been able to persuade any allies to participate in an eventual International military intervention in Haiti, a measure that he proposed to the members of the UN Security Council. Several countries have demanded that a concrete plan

be drawn up in writing before voting on the resolution.

The political and social climate in the Caribbean nation has suffered a serious deterioration since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July of 2021. Conditions have become especially difficult in recent months, as hundreds of criminal gangs have taken control of the capital, Port-au-Prince, blockading the fuel terminals of the country.

Dozens of kidnappings, rapes and looting newspapers mainly related to the armed gangs that operate in the metropolitan area.

Due to the serious shortage of food and water, the national economy was paralyzed and the hospitals were forced to close amid a cholera outbreak.

These turbulences led to a sharp increase in prices and a resurgence of violence in the streets. The situation sparked weeks of massive protests by citizens demanding the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

At least 96.000 people were forced to leave their homes in Port-au-Prince, pushed by the violence provoked by armed gangs, according to a report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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