Episode
October 29, 2019

Can Haiti move away from constant crisis?

Recent wave of protests and lack of functioning government contribute to increasing turmoil in Caribbean nation.
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Demonstrators in Haiti are continuing their call for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and are demanding change over the country's food and fuel shortages, lack of public services, and alleged government corruption. At least 20 people have been killed in the current wave of protests which are in its seventh week. Some protesters have formed road blocks and violence between police and demonstrators have put everyday life at a standstill. Many businesses have been forced to close and an estimated 2 million children are unable to attend school.

Despite billions of foreign aid going to the country, why do many Haitian citizens say they've not seen any benefit to the people? In this episode we'll hear from protesters and others on how Haiti can move out of crisis mode and towards a better future.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Velina Élysée Charlier @VelinaEC 
Activist
noupapdomi.org

Etzer Emile @etzeremile
Economist and Author, “Haiti has chosen to become a poor country” 
etzeremile.com

Etant Dupain @gaetantguevara
Journalist and Filmmaker 
madansarafilm.com

Bocchit Edmond @BocchitEdmond
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Worship of the Republic of Haiti
mae.gouv.ht

Read more:
Opinion: What is really behind the crisis in Haiti? - Al Jazeera 
Haiti protests: President Moise under pressure to resign - Al Jazeera                            


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