One year after the assassination of Haiti’s president, the country’s political and economic systems are in a state of free fall. The most recent evidence of this is a surge of gang violence in Haiti within some of the country’s major cities. The UN reported that 99 people were killed in gang violence last week. This weekend the Washington Post reported that 315 children and adults took shelter in a local school to escape the violence.
My guest today is James North, an independent journalist who has been covering the global south for the past 47 years and offers insightful reports on events in Haiti.
- Haiti Is On the Verge of Catastrophe. An American Diplomat Saw It Coming – Washington Monthly
- A History of Haiti – the End of History