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Haitian Transitional Council Installed with Little Optimism It Will Be Successful

April 29, 2024 (EIRNS)—Although he had announced his resignation in mid-March, Haiti’s former Prime Minister Ariel Henry finally made it official on April 25. A day later, the Provisional Transition Council (PTC), tasked with forming a new cabinet, to address the dire security crisis and create the conditions for the election of a new President and Prime Minister before Feb. 7, 2026, was officially installed. Former Finance Minister Patrick Boisvert, who had been acting Prime Minister in Henry’s absence, was designated as the interim Prime Minister.

There is little optimism that the PTC will be successful, given the country’s daunting security, economic and humanitarian crisis and the fact that “solutions” imposed on Haiti from the outside, as this one was, have historically failed. Gang violence is out of control, especially in the capital of Port-au-Prince. Half of the population of almost 12 million is acutely food insecure. While this scheme has been portrayed as “Haitian-conceived and Haitian-led,” it is the brainchild of the “international community,” orchestrated by the Biden administration and its allies, using the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) merely as a convenient black-faced façade.

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