Update on Haiti – 20 July 2021; Ariel Henry sworn in as prime minister


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Feb 20, 2019

Haiti has a new acting prime minister, Dr. Ariel Henry. A neurosurgeon, 71-year old Dr. Henry was sworn in on 20 July 2021. He had been chosen for the position on 5 July by the late President Jovenel Moise. He is the seventh prime minister appointed by Moise over more than three years in government. Dr. Henry replaces Claude Joseph, who will continue as foreign relations minister.

Dr. Henry takes charge when Haiti is sliding deeper into the present health, economic, political and social crisis. The country is under siege by gangs, and kidnapping is said to be the lead industry.

Upon taking office, Dr. Henry promised to promote a sincere dialogue with the opposition and sectors of civil society to find solutions to the crisis unleashed by the murder of President Jovenel Moise. He announced meetings to find an inclusive agreement. He promised to reestablish order and...

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