Authorities reported that Ariel Henry, Haiti’s acting head of state, survived an assassination attempt during an independence day event on January 1
On July 28, 1915, a day after then president Jean Vilbrun Guillaume Sam was assassinated, the US Marines occupied Haiti and ruled until August 1, 1934. Following the recent assassination of de-facto president Jovenel Moïse, civil society organizations fear that international interference by the US and allies could increase in Haiti
While police and government authorities seem to be withholding key facts in the investigation into the assassination of de-facto President Jovenel Moïse, Haitian organizations are working to build a transition to rebuild democracy and institutions
The assassination came amid a growing political and social crisis in the country due to increased in violence by illegal groups and Moïse’s attacks on state institutions
Islanda Micherline spoke to Capire about the alarming situation faced by the Haitian people and calls for solidarity with the country
The resignation of Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe deepens the political crisis within the government and adds to the internal disagreements in the ruling far-right Haitian Tèt Kale Party
According to the article 134-2 of the Haitian Constitution of 1987, Jovenel Moïse’s presidential term ended on February 7, however, he has refused to leave power and has unleashed brutal police repression against protesters
In response to protests, Moïse’s government has cracked down on opposition, arresting several leaders and unleashing violent repression on protesters in the streets.
Jovenel Moïse has launched an attack on opposition forces who have demanded he respect the country’s constitution and step down. Meanwhile they have appointed a judge as interim president
A new wave of protests began in Haiti on January 10 against US backed president Jovenel Moïse and his attempt to extend his term in office till Feb 2022.
Haitian citizens, social movements, trade unions and opposition political parties are demanding the resignation of president Jovenel Moïse, who seeks to extend his term of office until February 2022, which according to the constitution ends this February 7
After agreements were signed among opposition parties for a possible interim government, different sectors and organizations relaunched mobilizations across the country