Haiti: Ariel Henry’s U.S.-Backed “Criminal Regime” Faces Gang Uprising; U.N. Set to Deploy Kenyan Police

Haiti is under a state of emergency after the country’s gangs freed thousands of people from the country’s largest prisons and are reportedly uniting to bring down Haiti’s de facto Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who has yet to return to the country since he traveled to Kenya last week to discuss a deal to bring a U.N. force of 1,000 Kenyan police to the island. “It is a desolation that we are feeling. It is a terror that we are living,” says Haitian pro-democracy advocate Monique Clesca about escalating gang violence that has already displaced thousands of Haitians. “We have been terrorized for the last 30 months of Ariel Henry’s government,” she says, emphasizing “the Biden administration has its hands in the bloodshed.” We are also joined by researcher Jake Johnston, who traces the relationship between U.S. intervention and Haiti’s unrest, “a process stoked and perpetuated by the international community, and namely the United States,” and we speak with Kenyan MP Otiende Amollo, who opposes the plan to send Kenyan “peacekeepers” to Haiti, calling it a move “that flies in the face of the rule of law.”, This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show in Haiti, where Port-au-Prince’s international airport is reportedly under siege by armed gangs as Haiti is under a state of emergency. Tens of thousands have been displaced across the Haitian capital as they flee rising violence. DISPLACED HAITIAN: [translated] The armed gangs forced us to leave our homes. They destroyed our,2024-03-05 13:10:00,Read More