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Campbell speaks to LA Times about assassination of Haiti's president

July 13, 2021

Los Angeles Times

Horace G. Campbell

Horace G. Campbell

Last week, Haitian president Jovenel Moise was assassinated inside his home on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. As officials continue their investigation into the murky circumstances surrounding the killing, Haiti’s constitutional crisis deepens, with multiple politicians battling for control of the impoverished country and one faction calling on the United States to deploy troops to the island to ensure stability. What is needed, says Horace G. Campbell, professor of political science and African American studies, is for members of Haitian civil society to take the lead in crafting a solution to the current crisis with the support of neighboring Caribbean countries. "The Haitian people need room to create their own democratic spaces," Campbell says. "The combination of oligarchs, gun runners and outside political forces have ensured that the Haitian people have had very little say about any of this." Read more in the Los Angeles Times article, "Who killed Haiti’s president? Plot thickens as Moise’s guards come under scrutiny." 

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