NEW YORK / HAITI – As Haiti becomes further enmeshed in violence and turmoil this year — with armed groups blocking crucial deliveries of fuel supplies as the latest crisis, all while ill-equipped police stand by — calls have emerged for the international community to step in more vigorously.
Some Haitians, like Michel Philemon of La Montagne, a remote village in southern Haiti, believe they cannot rely on outside help to solve the country’s problems.
Outsiders could assist, Philemon admits — as long as Haitians take the lead.
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