There’s a nation that noticed violent unrest, looting and anti-government protests over the previous days, however don’t consider Venezuela. That is Haiti, a rustic that obtained no point out from the US aside from a imprecise journey warning.
1000’s of individuals demonstrated within the Haitian capital, demanding that President Jovenel Moise step down. Protesters, who engaged in bloody skirmishes with police wherein at the least 4 folks had been killed, additionally vented their anger at financial hardships, embezzlement and widespread corruption.
Simply throughout the Caribbean Sea, Venezuela is going through an anti-government disaster as nicely, however that is the place the similarities finish. The Venezuelan authorities has been sanctioned by the US, its opposition is backed and acknowledged by the West and elected President Nicolas Maduro is portrayed as a politician with tyrannical traits.
Haiti, for its half, didn’t have the consideration to be talked about by US policymakers in latest days. The State Division has solely warned American vacationers to suppose twice earlier than going to the crisis-ravaged nation.
Again in 2017, nonetheless, Washington hailed Haitian election, saying “inauguration of a democratically-elected president permits Haiti to return to democratic and constitutional rule.” That election wasn’t a mannequin of democracy as voter turnout was solely 21 p.c, and each tenth poll sheet was discarded.
Notably, Moise positioned himself as a giant fan of Donald Trump, hailing Trump’s entrepreneurial abilities and suggesting they’ve a lot in frequent.
RT’s Ilya Petrenko weighed in on the placing variations between two ‘related’ conditions.
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