Thursday, July 7

Haiti, as always



Since the first of January 1804, some slaves in rebellion declared the independence of the first black republic in the world, the history of Haiti has always been marked by extreme violence. In the poorest country in Latin America – a perfect example of all the suffering that a failed state can generate – life is worth nothing. Not even that of President Jovenel Moïse, shot at night and treachery at his residence in Port-au-Prince.

The fate of this former plantation foreman, better known as ‘Banana Man’, is part of that sinister Haitian tradition for which murder is considered a tool for political change. Colossal efforts have been of no avail