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posted by dru Geography: Latin America Haiti Topics: media

January 16, 2007


Haiti Analysis is a new website featuring writing and, well, analysis about the political situation in Haiti. They're off to a good start, with a decent article on So Ann's visit to New York by Kim Ives.

“We are wasters of power,” she said of the Lavalas movement generally. “Several times we have taken it and each time we waste it.”

She reproached Préval for consorting with imperialism and playing into Washington’s game of repressing the masses and implementing neoliberal reforms such as privatization of key state-owned companies. Referring to his previous term as president from 1996 to 2001, Sò Àn said “Préval has already taken this class and now he is repeating it. I thought he would be the smartest in the class, but it seems he is the dumbest.” Préval has surrounded himself with opportunists, she said.

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Privatization of State own companies

I fully support the privatization of all state own companies in the country; they're nothing more than corruption breeding grounds where the people's tax "Gourdes" go into drains and never to be seen again.

The government should not be in the business of running any other enterprises outside of running the people's business. Privatizing state own companies serves the interest of the people while allowing the government to focus on the day to day running of the country.

Some people may be against it, but at the end of the day it would be a good thing in bringing in new investment into the country. Anyway one looks at it, it's a win win for the people of Haiti.

Current situation in Haiti

My criticism of the current government is that I think they've been too soft on crimes and those involving in criminal activies. I believe that the government should take a much tougher approach in dealing those muderers and kidnappers.

Anyone who's trying to project the impression that the government has been too hash in managing the security crisis facing the country would be utterly irresponsible. We should never presume that it would be ok for the majority of the Haitian people to live at the mercy of the few criminal elements roaming the streets of Haiti.

I, therefore support any actions undertaken by the government to bring those criminals in line, even if that means having some coleteral domage in the course of achieving that goal.