Can a foreign force restore order in Haiti?

From: Inside Story

The country is running out of food and fuel as gangs control the streets.

Haiti’s government is appealing for an international force to combat gangs, a call echoed by the United Nations secretary general and the United States. But any foreign force is a reminder of multiple US military interventions, and many Haitians oppose the proposal.

The country is still reeling from a series of crises over the past 12 years. They include earthquakes, hurricanes, cholera, gang violence and a political vacuum left by the assassination of President Jovenel Moise last year.

So what is needed to stabilise Haiti?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan

Guests:

Laurent Lamothe – prime minister of Haiti from 2012 to 2014

Joseph Harold Pierre – academic and consultant on Latin America and Haiti

Daniel Foote – former US diplomat and former US special envoy to Haiti

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