Haitians must worry about another appointment
As the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti from 2009 to 2012 and Haiti Special Coordinator from 2015-2016, Kenneth Merten was an electoral fraud expert, a vote manipulation guru and an election violence enabler. Worst of all, the U.S. government gave him their full support to violate the Haitian constitution and the electoral decree. They gave him full authority and unlimited resources to destroy Haitians’ empowerment to elect a president, enjoy freedom, build democracy and uphold the rule of law in their own country.
So what is the plan here? Daniel Foote recently resigned as US Special Envoy
As U.S. Ambassador and Haiti Special Coordinator, Merten turned a blind eye to a government that fomented rising insecurity and gang proliferation in Haiti. Mind you, one of his principal mandates was to restore democracy by strengthening public institutions, local government and the Haitian National Police.
Merten is a member of many networks of Haitian operatives who promote political chaos, bad governance
The United States insults the will of Haitians and Haiti sovereignty in appointing Merten as its top diplomat to the country. The U.S. government does not care about Haitian democracy and U.S. political strategists have no intention
Did the Biden administration consult the Haitian-American diaspora before this latest appointment was made? Obviously not. If they had, they would have been reminded that Merten’s actions in Haiti resulted in the community’s repudiation of Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy in 2016. Then again, maybe the administration was aware and just doesn’t care. It may come to care in 2022 and