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#1710: Sinai joinsthe discussion on changing Haiti

From: Joshua Sinai <jsinai@erols.com>

The most constructive efforts now need to be devoted to systematic analyses
of how to improve the political, security and economic conditions in
Haiti--rather than blaming external forces for the country's misfortune.
In fact, the most unfortunate aspect about the role of external actors is
their great apathy towards Haiti.  In June 1997 the Special Representative
of the U.N. Secretary General to Haiti told me that unless Haitian factions
came together to solve their own problems, soon the hemisphere would focus
its attention on post-Castro Cuba, not Haiti.  And it seems that his
forecast is coming true in the dawn of the 21st century.