Haiti’s Corrupt and Illegitimate President Assassinated
We begin with the assassination of the President of Haiti Jovenel Moise who was gunned down along with his wife who was wounded in his residence by a hit team apparently posing as DEA agents. Joining us to discuss the volatile situation in Haiti is Haitan-born Alex Dupuy, Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Wesleyan University and author of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti and Haiti: From Revolutionary Slaves to Powerless Citizens whose latest book is Rethinking the Haitian Revolution: Slavery, Independence and the Struggle For Recognition. We discuss how Moise was both increasingly authoritarian and increasingly unpopular having overstayed his welcome after his term had expired in February along with having purged the Supreme Court and proposed a referendum that would keep him in power until 2032. Yet Moise had support from the OAS and Trump liked him because he was a strongman thug and the State Department continued to support him in spite of worsening economic and security conditions in the country.
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