UN: 'Armed Action’ Needed In Haiti Amid Growing Crisis

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The Facts

  • On Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for "armed action" in Haiti, as a weeks-long gang blockade of the Varreux terminal in Port-au-Prince continues. Guterres said intervention is needed to "release the port and to allow for a humanitarian corridor to be established." He added that residents face a "nightmarish" situation.

  • Elsewhere, at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced that the US and Mexico are preparing a proposal to authorize an international "non-UN" mission to help improve security in Haiti.

The Spin

Establishment-critical narrative

Foreign powers are to blame for the ongoing crisis in Haiti - criminal gangs are in cahoots with the US-puppet, illegitimate regime with the aim of provoking chaos and prompting another imperialist intervention. Haitians are fed up with foreign occupations and must be allowed to find a concrete solution for themselves as a sovereign people.

Pro-establishment narrative

The situation in Haiti is worse now than ever before, with gang-related violence affecting even the nation's ability to sustain normal activities. The only way to prevent the country from soon becoming a failed state is to suspend its national sovereignty and put the nation under the custody of international governance on behalf of the UN.

Nerd narrative

There's a 64% chance that Haiti won't become a World Bank upper middle-income country before 2050, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

Establishment split



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