Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: Haiti’s Political Crisis: An Overview and Ways Forward

The assassination of former President Jovenel Moïse touched off a crisis that was years in the making.
Donald Partyka
Reading Time: < 1 minute

In the past year Haiti has lived through the assassination of a president, multiple natural disasters and an exodus of people. Now, a simmering political crisis has put pressure on the country’s leadership and raised questions about how it will chart a path toward new elections. What role should the international community play in helping Haiti find a way forward? What are the limitations of U.S. involvement? Monique Clesca, a journalist and member of the Commission to Search for a Haitian Solution to the Crisis, joins the AQ podcast to provide an overview of where the country stands today.

Subscribe to the Americas Quarterly Podcast on AppleSpotifyGoogle and Soundcloud


Monique Clesca is a journalist based in Port-au-Prince, a former UN official and a member of the Commission to Search for a Haitian Solution to the Crisis.  

Brian Winter is AQ’s editor-in-chief.

Supplemental reading: 

Haitians Deserve a Rethink on International Aid by Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis

Haiti’s Ariel Henry Makes a Play for Power by Emmanuela Douyon

How the US Could Really Help Haiti by Malick Ghachem

Tags: AQ Podcast, Ariel Henry, Caribbean, Elections, Haiti, Jovenel Moise
Like what you've read? Subscribe to AQ for more.
Any opinions expressed in this piece do not necessarily reflect those of Americas Quarterly or its publishers.
Sign up for our free newsletter