During the recent manifestation by Haiti’s Civil Society, Mario Andresol gave interviews in which he warned of imminent dangers to the PNH, and its officers – saying they would be targets for murder – by Haiti’s drug dealers.
Andresol also described a major problem he encountered, while serving President Martelly.
Whenever he arrested a drug-dealer, the President would order his release.
When Michel Martelly was elected, we all knew of his earlier involvement with the cocaine business, via his brother-in-law Kiko St. Remy. Everyone was willing to overlook this lapse, a lapse made by many others, provided he did not continue.
At first it looked like Martelly was doing his best. At one point Kiko and Bebe St. Remy were barred from the Palace.
Now Kiko seems to be running things, along with his sister, First Lady Sophia Martelly.
Drug dealers have been appointed to key positions in government. One was named to head the anti-drug office.
Ambassador Pamela White, and her American government associates, must bear a large responsibility for Haiti’s present situation.
Martelly was expected to solve the “Aristide Problem” and promised to do so.
Many suspect a few millions solved this problem to the benefit of both Martelly and Aristide, the detriment of Haiti’s people.
Now, and emboldened Kiko declared war on Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and seems to have won.
What is the next step in this move towards a Narco State Status?
Perhaps it is too late to stop this threat.
Perhaps the new American Ambassador Peter Mulrean will be the one to take decisive steps necessary to protect the Haitian people, along with those in the United States.