Crime/Justice

Haiti can’t build its future without confronting its brutal past — MiamiHerald.com


logomhEver since the devastating January 2010 earthquake, many have talked about “building Haiti back better” and that “Haiti is open for business.” Neither statement can be true unless Haiti first faces its past and identifies the reasons for its deep poverty and predatory governments. The impunity Duvalier and his associates have enjoyed is directly connected to Haiti’s enduring ills. Establishing Duvalier’s criminal responsibility for his acts as president is a first step in reversing the power of the old Creole proverb: “Laws are paper, bayonets are steel.” – MiamiHerald.com

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