This years been a rough one as far as politics are concerned. Its only just begun.
According to Kim Ives, President Michel Martelly is trying to fire the Director General of the Haitian National Police (HNP) Mario Andrésol, but the police chief is refusing to step down. This scenario comes after the president divested Prime Minister Garry Conille of power in February. “The showdown for control of Haiti’s only official armed force, and the crux of state power,” he writes, “is part of a larger, complex class struggle between three sectors: Washington, Martelly’s neo-Duvalierists, and the Haitian masses.” See excerpts with a link to the full article below:
Andrésol is a key pawn of Washington on Haiti’s political chessboard, as was Conille (see “Class Analysis of a Crisis: What Lies Behind PM Conille’s Resignation?” in Haïti Liberté, Vol. 5, No. 33, 2/29/2012). Since becoming Haiti’s police chief in 2005, he has been viewed by Washington as “trustworthy,” according to numerous secret U.S. State…
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