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In Haiti, the Legalization of Thugs

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Just when one believed that Haiti could not reach a lower point, everything is pointing to an even lower abyss for the prideful and history-rich nation. It is an abomination to read quotes from people who …

Haiti’s Martelly: Army, Stronger Police Can Eventually Replace MINUSTAH

 Above: the UN Security Council delegation talks with President Martelly (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly hopes the creation of armed forces and a stronger National Police of Haiti can eventually replace the UN peacekeeping …

Ilio Durandis: Haiti Does Need an Army

 Above: a UN training exercise in Haiti (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By Ilio Durandis Haiti’s army was disbanded in 1995, shortly after the first return from exile of President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Ever since, the reinstating of the army has been …