Who knew? Well, all of us if we think about it.
Every time a new piece of evidence is uncovered about the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, it points back to Miami.
Watching this video, it reminded me of what I'd read about early 20th Century China, as the last weak dynasty fell and waves of revolution rocked the nation. Followed by unrest and another revolution, and then another revolution, each one bloodier than the last.
Into that chaos and vacuum arose brutal gangs, that sometimes aligned with corrupt politicians. This is what we are seeing in Haiti today.
January 1 is the 1st day of the year, there are 364 days left
Today's number is 1
The fraud, corruption and wasteful mismanagement is so deeply ingrained in the present capitalist system that it can make a person "insane" trying to follow up the politicians of both parties, the large corporate charities, the bankers, transnational corporations and media cronies as their corruption poisons the world.
OK... I have questions in chat of which charities have a good reputation in Haiti for actually doing something to help Haitians both short term and long term. In my experience big International aid agencies (Think Clinton Foundation, Red Cross etc.) are mostly "disaster capitalists" and can have serious problems with actually helping.
This morning I had the unfortunate experiance of listening to people who should know better that Haitians themselves are to blame for Hurricane Matthew (and poverty):
1. Because they worship the devil and don't follow Jesus.
2..Because the became independent of France (unlike neighboring Guadeloupe).
3. Because they are corrupt.
4. Because they destroyed their forests/habitat/environment.
Market in Port-Au-Prince Yesterday
I have been a consistent critic of big money "aid" programs to countries like my own for decades. USAID programs. Bolivia, for example, were often directed at subverting our elected socialist government and constitutional process in Bolivia.