MID-MARCH UPDATE ON THE SITUATION IN HAITI

The Haitian Studies Association is holding a webinar with scholars and activists to help understand what is happening on the ground.

Since our last webinar on March 8, 2024 de facto Prime Minister Ariel Henry has agreed to step down. The various political parties are sending their nominees as part of the transitional presidential council. The attacks are ongoing and the number of deaths are increasing. People are suffering from hunger and displacement amidst the rampant violence. The majority of international organizations workers have left. The U.S. have chartered a plane for U.S. citizens that arrived in Miami this past weekend and last week it sent military forces to protect its embassy. On March 19, Gen. Laura Richardson might have stated that the US Southern Command is “prepared,” with reports by the Southern Command acknowledging that US troops might [already] be stationed in the Caribbean nation. In the meanwhile, Haitians in Haiti continue to live in a state of non-stop violence.

Panelists will discuss what is happening right now in Haiti and offer updates about steps being taken to put in place a transitional government.

Time is Eastern Standard time!

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