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Haiti’s Last Resort: Gangs and the Prospect of Foreign Intervention
Criminal gangs are wreaking havoc in Haiti, nudging public opinion toward accepting the idea of an international force that would help restore security.
Outside powers should prepare a mission only with solid backing from the country’s politicians, including their pledges to form a transitional government.
Violent gangs have taken the opportunity presented by Haiti’s prolonged political crisis to seize control of much of the country, bringing its economy to a halt.
With cholera resurgent, Haiti’s government has called on the…