Demonstration April 1, 2021 as Haitian people continue months of actions for freedom, democracy and human rights and to end the death-squad democracy
This interview was conducted during the week following the assassination on July 7 of Haiti’s President, Jovenel Moïse. Since then, on July 20 Ariel Henry was sworn in as Haiti’s Prime Minister. Henry had been a cabinet minister in previous governments, including that of President Michel Martelly in 2015 and 2016. His appointment follows an agreement with acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph who resigned on July 19 to make way for Henry to assume the position.
The Marxist-Leninist: Frantz, can you give us your assessment of the situation that the Haitian people and Haiti are facing following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse on July 7? Please first explain the context in which this assassination took place. [More]
Joint Statement and Call to Action by Haitian Activist Organizations
In response to the crisis in Haiti, which has deepened in the wake of the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, we, the undersigned individuals and organizations, express our condolences and sympathy to all of the Haitian families that have lost a loved one to the ongoing violence. We further recognize that activists and human rights defenders in Haiti are currently facing grave danger as they continue to work for a better future for all Haitians. [More]
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez speaking to people in the streets of San Antonio de los Baños, Artemisa, Cuba, July 11, 2021
On Sunday, July 11, 2021, incidents took place in some parts of Cuba.
It was not a “social outburst,” but demonstrations on a limited scale in which people with legitimate concerns participated. However, provocative and criminal elements took advantage of the situation to commit in some places acts of vandalism and violence against entities, headquarters of organizations and shopping centers, attacking workers, officials, law enforcement officers and police cars. Unfortunately, one person died in one of these incidents. [More]
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