23 | 01 | 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay officially requested Friday that the Organization of American States (OAS) prioritize an investigation of the political, social and economic crisis that Haiti is undergoing.

In a letter, posted on Twitter, the Uruguay government stressed the "need to know the all the facts in order to offer the brother country cooperation in its search for a solution with the participation of all involved actors, before things aggravate”.

This petition comes as critics have questioned the OAS sole prioritization of the political situation in Venezuela and not the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Caribbean island. “Those dead [in Haiti] do not seem to matter to Luis Almagro, the OAS and so on. Imagine the...

Can we talk about a new crisis in Haiti? Since February 7, the Caribbean country has been experiencing a wave of protests due to a sharp deterioration in living conditions as Haitians survive on average on less than $2 a day. Already in June, after several weeks of popular revolts in Port-au-Prince and under pressure from MPs, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant was forced to leave office...

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