Danse Petro: Bloodbath

From the Collection of Jude Papaloko of Miami

Bel Air is still on fire and people stream out of the neighborhood in search of safety. Early this morning, shots are ringing out, not only there, in the center of Port-au-Prince, a few steps from the National palace, but all over town as well. This day, a gray Wednesday in September, when we expect school children noisily going about, traffic clogged streets and people enjoying a peaceful way of life, we are faced with terror, murder and mayhem. The beginning of this month has been the continuation of the campaign to terrorize the population into submission, while isolating and marginalizing the opposition. The young leaders of Petro Challenge, Nou Pap Domi and other groups demanding change, justice and accountability for the billions of dollars stolen from the Haitian people the past ten years are fighting to stay alive, their peaceful protests savagely broken up by police units following orders from the palace. All dissent is severely put down, as armed bandits are allowed to parade, shoot innocent people, burn and dismember each other unhindered. Savagery is used by PHTK, President Moise and their allies to force the population to accept upcoming elections.

Jovenel Moise, the President of Haiti, not to be confused with Jean Charles Moise, the fiercely engaged opponent of PHTK one and two, has set his sight on organizing elections at all cost. With the help of the U.S. embassy, Jovenel hopes to find enough cronies to hold a made to order contest that will yield a Senate and Lower Chamber of criminals, drug dealers and cooperating individuals eager to enrich themselves. These fools will then promptly change the constitution to re-elect the president and continue the country’s descent into the abyss.

The past ten years Haiti has sunk to a level we could not even imagine, thanks to the administrations of Martelly and Moise. Education is only in name, and almost all schools in the country are on the brink of closing because there is no leadership from the Ministry, no money being invested to sustain the system and parents are unable to contribute anymore. What little money is coming in from the diaspora is used to buy food and basic living ingredients at ridiculously high prices. Famine is a step away for nearly half the population, so there is no money for school and the basic education of children. We can all thank Martelly and PSUGO, his plan for education for this, not to forget the past three and a half years of ineptitude.

Time is running out and Jovenel needs to hold parliamentary elections by January of next year at least, then he can have them extend or validate his mandate to end in 2022. After, the ready made parliament will change the constitution so the president can re-elect himself as vital eternam, or for a couple of decades. This is the plan, as concocted by Jovenel, with some help from the “friends of Haiti”.

With students from the School of Law and public schools leading the way, demonstrations are forcing the government to rely on armed bandits and paid squadrons of killers to stem the tide. With the murder of Monferrier Dorval, a law professor and the President of the Bar Association of the West, which encompasses Port-au-Prince, students from the State University are galvanized, and they want justice. The opposition needs to seize the moment and start mobilizing again, bringing people together. Even though the G 9, the armed henchmen working for PHTK is ready to pounce, the people have to fight or perish. The murder and destruction in Bel Air is not a coincidence. It shows that the government is desperate to stop the population by raising the stakes and showing its true colors. Jovenel cannot hide behind an innocent facade anymore, and his handlers in the diplomatic community are silent, watching the drama unfold. The only response is a massive mobilizing that will involve the whole country to stop this macabre plan and bring justice to all. Unless this happens, the upcoming weeks will bring lots of pain and sorrow for 🇭🇹 Haiti.

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