From the Haiti Information Project:
HIP – Port au Prince, Haiti – Most people do not know that the Pentagon is directly involved in funding pacification programs in Haiti due to the presence of a large UN mission in that country.
A reminder of the Defense Department’s role in Haiti came Friday when protesters burned tires outside of Cite Soleil’s mayor’s office to call attention to a $20 million program called the “House of Justice” initiative. One of the protesters who spoke via telephone on condition of anonymity stated, “We are taking this action to draw attention to the fact that our country is now being run almost completely by the US government. Although the UN may cover for them, it has always been the US who called the shots.”
Read the full article at the Haiti Action Committee website.
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