Ariel Henry

Haiti Prime Minister Resigns While American Media Tries to Debunk Cannibalism

(DiscernTV)—Haiti is suffering through absolute chaos. Ariel Henry has finally resigned as Prime Minister. A transition council will be formed to try to bring order. But in America, corporate media is busy trying to debunk claims on Twitter that cannibalism is occurring on the island.

For the record, cannibalism is definitely occurring on the island no matter how often Twitter and Facebook delete video evidence.

Here’s independent journalist Ian Miles Cheong receiving an inquiry from NBC News asking for proof of cannibalism:

Yes, we live in a clown world right now. Here’s the news itself generated from corporate media reports:

In the latest development, Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry has agreed to resign following weeks of mounting pressure and increasing violence in the impoverished country. The announcement came after regional leaders met in Jamaica on Monday to discuss a political transition in Haiti.

Currently stranded in Puerto Rico after being prevented by armed gangs from returning home, Mr Henry addressed the nation in a video statement. He declared, “The government that I am leading will resign immediately after the installation of [a transition] council,” and urged the Haitian people to remain calm.

Mr Henry had led the country supposedly on an interim basis since July 2021 following former President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination. He repeatedly postponed elections, claiming that security must be restored first. Many questioned his prolonged governance without an elected president.

Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince and the surrounding region are under a month-long state of emergency, with a curfew extended due to heavily armed gangs tightening their grip on the streets. They demanded Mr Henry’s resignation and even attacked the main prison, helping thousands of inmates escape.

Matthias Pierre, a former elections minister in Haiti, confirmed Mr Henry’s resignation to the BBC before it was publicly announced. He described the current situation in the country as “very precarious.”

The gangs now seek inclusion in any new power-sharing deal, with Mr Pierre asserting that a political settlement is impossible without the “support” of an international armed force. Mr Henry had been in Kenya to sign a deal on the deployment of such a force when the gangs attacked police stations and stormed two of Haiti’s largest prisons.

Mr Henry’s plane was prevented from landing following the sustained attacks at Haiti’s international airport. His resignation has been expected for several days, as the Caricom group of Caribbean nations viewed him as an impediment to Haiti’s stability. The White House initially wanted to see Mr Henry return to Haiti to oversee the transitional process, but the escalating violence altered their stance.

Without the support of the US state department or his neighbors, Mr Henry had no alternative but to resign. Although he wishes to return to Haiti, the security situation must improve before he can do so, according to the US, which was present at the talks in Kingston on Monday.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken committed an additional $100 million to the 1,000-strong UN-backed security force that Kenya is expected to lead in Haiti. The proposed US contribution to the security force now stands at $300 million following Mr Blinken’s announcement, with a further $33 million allocated for humanitarian aid.

Chairman of the Caricom group and Guyana President Irfaan Ali said, “We acknowledge his resignation upon the establishment of a transitional presidential council and naming of an interim prime minister.” The council will consist of two observers and seven voting members, including representatives from coalitions, the private sector, civil society, and one religious leader.

The council has been mandated to “swiftly” appoint an interim prime minister, with President Ali adding that anyone intending to run in Haiti’s next elections will not be eligible. It is hoped that the council will pave the way for the first elections in Haiti since 2016.

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