2017
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UN troops have occupied Haiti since June 2004, in violation of the Haitian Constitution and the UN Charter. While claiming the troops will finally be withdrawn by Oct. 15, the UN is keeping an armed force of 1,400 foreign police officers in Haiti under a new name – MINUJUSTH – to “supervise” Haitian elections and governance. Meanwhile, through massively shunned elections, neo-Duvalierists have captured the presidency and parliament, while Lavalas currents are divided and weak. What do all these developments mean for Haiti’s 30-year-old movement for democracy, justice, and sovereignty?