Haiti Haiti Events
January 1 marks the day when the country became independent of France after more than 300 years of colonialism. Haiti has a long history of civil war, unrest and political instability. On October 17, Haitians honor Toussaint Louverture, the first president of what is now Haiti to name it after himself. He was a military leader who worked for Tousedsain Louvertsure and gave the countries of Haiti their name. Haitian government, there was corruption and the creation of a machine, but eventually he made his way out of the corruption machine that was their government and Haiti is celebrated and has its own history and culture.
OAS and UN establish International Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to monitor the human rights situation in Haiti. On 22 October 1994, a team of 260 human rights observers, consisting of representatives of the United Nations, the Organisation of American States (OUS), the European Union (EU) and other international organisations, returned to Haiti. The Oas and IachR sent a fact-finding mission of more than 1,000 people to investigate the situation in the country from 16 to 27 May 1995 and again from 20 to 23 May 1996, for the first time since 1994.
The Dominican Republic reiterates its premature decision to withdraw its peacekeeping mission from Haiti. After the coup plotters have agreed to resign and withdraw, troops are returning to Haiti for the first time since 1994.
Returning tens of thousands of Haitians would strain the small country's limited resources, endanger the lives of returnees, cut off the financial pipeline to Haitians working in the US, helping them keep their jobs, and endanger their lives after they return. This would confirm the longstanding commitment of the United States to Haiti and its people and send a clear signal of its commitment to the country and its citizens.
No single organization can meet all Haiti's needs, but American Red Cross donors can be grateful for their generosity in helping Haitians on their long road to earthquake recovery. American donations to Haiti since the earthquake have helped rebuild the Haitian Red Cross blood bank, fight the epidemic, and fund the construction of the country's first HIV / AIDS medical center.
The United States recognized Haiti's independence only in 1862 and refused to trade with Haiti, fearing that slaves in the South would be given the opportunity to stage their own revolution. The United States continued to import Haitian agricultural products and export its own goods to Haiti, despite an unfavorable trade policy towards Haitians.
On 16 September 1915, the US government established a 20-year protectorate over Haiti, and the Council held an open debate. The Council heard more than thirty speakers on Haiti, including representatives of the United States, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and France. Speakers at the meeting included President William Rene Grosvenor, Secretary of State John F. Kennedy, President George H.W. Bush, Vice President Woodrow Wilson, Senator Robert E. Lee, Representative William J. Taft, Republican John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Senator John C. O'Hara. The Haitian Senate ratified the US protectorate on 11 November 1916 by 52 votes to 4, with two abstentions.
Haiti was ruled from 1957 to 1986 by President Francois Mitterrand and his son Papa Jean-Baptiste, who ruled Haiti from 1957 to 1986. The United States Ambassador to Haiti, William Bogue Jr., spoke at the meeting and detailed the lack of government authority in Haiti. He also pointed to the US role in supporting ineffective and corrupt Haitian governments, including its support for dictator Francois Bouchard.
The situation in Haiti quickly became unstable, with seven presidents assassinated or overthrown, which increased the instability of the country's political system and its political instability in general. In 1915, Haiti's first president, General Jean-Baptiste Dauphin, was assassinated. Since then, seven presidents have been assassinated and the number of murders is rising.
Haiti's subsequent crippling debt prompted the US to invade Haiti in 1915 and occupy the country for 19 years. When the street situation in Haiti became too serious, Haitians who left the island by boat were banned from entering the country and returned to Haiti on their way back to the United States. The successor to Haitian President Jean-Baptiste Dauphin was hand-picked by a new regime that satisfied many of his supporters and drove the expelled executive out of the country. In 2003, after the earthquake struck Haiti and the collapse of the Haitian economy and political system, US President George Bush lifted the embargo on US factories in exchange for a $1.5 billion aid package.
Although Canada has provided Haiti with a lot of aid over the years, Haiti and Canada have behaved very differently in recent years. I support Moise because he is a great Haitian democrat and good for Haiti, and he was a wonderful counterweight to Cuba. There is no better way to analyse Haiti's state today than through the prism of the current political situation in Haiti.