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March 29, 2024 (EIRNS)—In his interview published March 29 with Izvestia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a few recommendations for the Biden administration on Haiti, whose situation was described yesterday as “cataclysmic” by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk. Lavrov was commenting on “help” the U.S. has ostensibly provided to many countries—Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Vietnam—and, of course, the demand that it continue to help Ukraine because Russia can’t be allowed to win. The legacy of that “help” is ugly.

Lavrov remarked in his reply: “Speaking of help provided by the United States, they have a small nation of Haiti sitting right next to them, which they have been taking care of for more than a hundred years now. Even before the UN was created, they were nurturing dictators, toppling them, and putting in new ones. However, the Americans are powerless when it comes to preventing thuggery, rampant theft and embezzlement of public funds in that country, which is probably the world’s poorest economy.”

Why not take a “sliver of the Ukrainian pie and solve at least this problem,” Lavrov suggested. But instead, the U.S. has “showed up at the UN Security Council again and are trying to lure in someone from Africa”—Kenya—"to ensure law and order in Haiti (the U.S. fiefdom). Let them first sort things out in their own backyard, or rather a small portion of it.” It is sad, Lavrov went on, “to acknowledge that the psychology of global dominance and retaining hegemonism at any cost has never helped the United States solve any issues on the ground.”

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