Western interference blocks Haitian political parties from participating in a real political process, which makes people unable to build their country, Solomon Comissiong, Host and founder of Your World News Radio Show and Media Collective, told RT.
The capital of Haiti was partly destroyed by an earthquake in 2010. The country is facing large anti-government demonstrations against corruption and the policy of President Michel Martelly who is accused of serving US interests.
RT: Haiti received a lot of international aid after the earthquake of 2010; however it didn’t help the country to recover much after this disaster. Why is it so?
Solomon Comissiong: Because much of the worldwide efforts has been coming from disingenuous sources, has been coming from Western entities, like the United States, France and so forth, which have never had Haiti’s best interest in mind in the first place. And so Haiti is a country that’s overrun with non-governmental organizations – NGOs – and so much of the aid that’s coming into Haiti has strings attached to it much as it did in the 90s and so forth where, for instance, you know the conditions in which Jean-Bertrand Aristide was restored to power in the 90s after the US orchestrated a coup that overthrew him in the first place. There were strings that were attached to him coming back to power that enable the US to flood Haiti’s market with cheap US flour and things of that nature. A lot of the aid that’s coming in really doesn’t allow the Haitian people the self-determination they need to build up their country, it’s with way too many strings attached, and that’s why Haiti continues to find itself in a position it is in, because it’s much the same with Western involvement, just meddling and not having the Haitian people’s best interest in mind in the first place. via — RT Op-Edge