When Will MINUSTAH Leave Haiti?
Dady Chery

A man sharpens his machete inside Port-au-Prince's Petionville Club, a golf and tennis resort where some 50,000 Haitians displaced by the earthquake have set up makeshift shelters. The residents of the sprawling camp have also opened barbershops, beauty salons, and a market.

UPDATES UPDATE #2, June 20, 2017. In a continuing joke on Haitians, MINUSTAH will soon be replaced by MINUJUSTH, a smaller group of blue-capped paramilitary police that will continue to occupy the Haitian territory and exterminate from it all patriotic fervor. The JU in the acronym stands for … Continue reading

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