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In ban on Haitian senators over drugs, some hope for a sweep of more corruption

By Onz Chéry and Murdith Joseph & Juhakenson Blaise

CAP-HAITIEN — The United States and Canada’s travel ban on long-time politicians Youri Latortue and Joseph Lambert for their alleged drug trafficking activities and ties to gangs is drawing some hope from residents of Haiti and raising new questions from observers.

“Besides Joseph Lambert and Youri Latortue who would have taken actions against democracy, I am sure that there are other actors who are involved but who keep a low profile,” said Nickson Atis, who studied law and international relations.


The United States and Canada sanctions on Haiti’s Joseph Lambert and Youri Latortue on suspicion of drug trafficking and ties to criminal gangs does let go far enough, some residents say.

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