Once again, American meddling leaves the Haitian train on the rush to a wreck. Gary Cannille is a nice, young, inexperienced guy who has spent so much time outside of the country that he is not tuned in to Haitian reality.
Most importantly, he does not meet the residency requirements, stipulated by the 1987 Constitution, for Prime Minister.
This fiasco seems to be the outcome of a recent meeting between American Ambassador Merten and some problematic Haitian Senators, including Lambert, Bastien, Beauplan and others. The ambassador mention their American dossiers, that include such misdemeanors as murder, kidnap, theft and cocaine trafficking. They mentioned their desire to have positions in Martelly’s cabinet when their senate term expires in November.
No one mentioned the fact that the Americans could do everyone a big favor by demanding the extradition of these people to the United States for trial.
When Big Brother wants something everyone ignores the rules, rules that apply to those who might not march to the Big Brother’s drumbeat.