December 26, 2010

OAS Haiti Chief describes failures of international organisations in Haiti

Editorial comment: The following interview with Ricardo Seitenfus, outgoing representative in Haiti of the Organisation of American States (OAS), by the Swiss daily “Le Temps”, is a rare but welcome admission, by a top official of one of the intergovernmental organisations that have for decades exercised a disproportionate influence in Haiti, how many of the policies of the “international community” have failed Haiti, and that finally it is time for them to give room to the development of a “Haitian vision for reconstruction”.


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