Ongoing Problems For Haiti

As the violence escalates in Haiti and the country is overrun by gangs, U-S  Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick of Florida, is calling for Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry (center in photo) to step down, and hand over power to a transitional government.

The Cherfilus-McCormick is the Co-Chair of the Haiti Caucus on Capitol Hill, and says in 2023, there were nearly five-thousand murders in Haiti.

Comparatively, 18,456 people were murdered in the United States in 2023.

Of course, the U-S population is about 330 million people.  Haiti has 11 and a half million people.   95% of Haiti’s population is black.

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti is evacuating its non-essential staffers.

U-S Secretary of State Antony Blinken is also talking with Caribbean leaders about a transition of power while attending a Caribbean Community meeting in Jamaica.


FILE – Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry attends a public lecture at the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, March 1, 2024. The prime minister had traveled to Kenya to push for the U.N.-backed deployment of a police force from the East African country to fight gangs in Haiti. Henry, who is facing calls to resign or form a transitional council, remains unable to return home. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku, File) used locally March 11th 2024.