Haiti covers an area of ​​more than 27,750 square kilometers

This title may seem risky, controversial, misunderstood or disliked by some. The idea is not to further divide a country that is facing all kinds of political, economic and social difficulties, but in writing this I want to continue to defend the rhetoric and actions of those who fought before me. Against the failure of the Haitian diaspora. In short, this is a way to remind the Haitian authorities that Vertier’s story was not made for Haitians who are made up of a small group of Haitian greed and arrogance.

Haiti is not only the country of the Greater Antilles that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, but also the cradle of independence for all black people in the world. Haiti is not only this corner of the Caribbean with an area of ​​27,750 square kilometers, with a population of about ten million, but also an extension of all Haitians in all overseas Haitian communities.

Haiti is the Haitian Patti fraternity. They are students, political exiles and businessmen who invested millions of dollars in the Dominican Republic.

Haiti is an extension of the thousands of Haitians in Latin America. Young people also have to be in universities and career centers in the country, but unfortunately, due to the impossibility of living imposed by gangs with and without subsidies, they travel to expand territory to Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, etc.

Haitians, are athletes who float in international competitions in blue and red. And the citizens of this country are persecuted and humiliated at US borders by agents of star states and educators of democracy and human rights.

citizen of Haiti Dukens Nazon, A famous Haitian striker who plays in a foreign land. He is When playing a match with the Haiti football team, the country may be represented in all competitions worldwide, but for constitutional reasons, you may not be a candidate for elective office. Be of Haitian descent and never give up your citizenship. “And, therefore, it is a constitutional condition to run for an elective position as a Deputy, Senator or President of the Republic.

The 1987 constitution, more than thirty years later, continues to disappoint the Haitian community living in a foreign land. This error should be fixed. The Haitian diaspora wants and demands their rights, because they are Haitians too. They want, politically, to participate in changing the country. They want a constitution that recognizes them and their children and grandchildren. Because they are capable, as they have shown in many great societies, in Europe, America, Africa, etc.

After every political crisis, coup or social upheaval, the international community is always called upon to help. It supports, in its own way, programs aimed at respecting human rights or institutional reforms in the country. In short, a program of cooperation was signed between the international government and Haiti, both national and local.

To address some of the social problems, donations and loans were also made to Haiti. Unfortunately, all of that is not enough to move the nation’s economy. It is the diaspora, with its daily remittances, that allow Haitian families to breathe economically.

A big economic contributor, the twelfth person in foreign stadiums during the matches of the national team, the resource of athletes, especially international competition football players, the diaspora for a long time remained a reserve that could cover the Republic of Haiti. However, this overseas Haitian community never achieved the implied honor of being willing to mobilize to defend the country.

Rarely does an election period pass without a politician visiting the diaspora in the middle of a campaign. They have come here and there to storm our ports of New York, New Jersey, Miami, Boston, Montreal, Paris and elsewhere, leaving on their trains the bitterness of false promises about recognition of dual citizenship or calls from the CEO of this diaspora to come last and take part in the public affairs of the country. But once they came to power, they forgot all about election promises.

Diaspora, Haitian resource. less exploited

In addition to its financial contributions, from reserve banks to sports, the Haitian community abroad has the resources capable of revitalizing Haiti’s productive and institutional systems. But the wealth of these Haitians abroad is sidelined as if they had committed the crime of high treason for the sole reason that they were left elsewhere in search of a softer sky to fulfill their dreams.

Talking about development is certainly not possible without talking about human resources and competent executives in state affairs. Unfortunately, it has been proven that Haiti, with its influx of immigration, lacks people who are trained and capable or who have demonstrated their ability to reason. In an era of symbiosis where the world is a village, in our country, exclusion is the norm. This must change and we must achieve good governance which requires the participation of all the daughters and all sons of the nation in the public affairs and sovereignty of the country.

For Haiti of about ten million people, some estimate the Haitian diaspora at more than two million. Of course, this estimate does not take into account the diaspora living in African and Asian countries which is increasing every day. This means more than a quarter of their children live abroad. This figure logically shows that it is impossible for any government or country to think about development.” Ignoring or ignoring some of the population, on the grounds that these residents are far from their homeland. »

Paradoxically, this country not only needs financial assistance, but daily exploits the sporting talent of these children who, for petty political reasons, claim to be unrecognized. Therefore, for the State to be consistent and pay its debts with this economic, sporting and intellectual power, it is important that the diaspora, as in many countries, has the possibility to fully enjoy its civic and political potential. right.

More than 30 years after the post-Duvalier constitution, it seems the diaspora still only has a job: send money to Haiti, play football games, and press when the country is in danger from dictators and coup plotters or when Haiti’s image is in danger. At stake, as in the case of AIDS.

More than thirty years after the vote to ratify the 1987 constitution, issues remain unresolved as the diaspora begins to usurp their political rights. Haitian Americans, Canadian Haitians, and all Haitians living overseas do not yet have the right to dual citizenship. They can’t vote or vote. Therefore, it is impossible for them to hold elective positions.Haitians abroad are no stranger to Haiti. »

If they are not outsiders when it comes to demonstrating their economic contribution and talent in sport, they are politicians unfortunately. They seem to be more considered foreigners than members of the international community who are in their homeland. For this diaspora to have a duty, it also needs recognized and indisputable constitutional rights.

Meanwhile, as the debate over dual citizenship continues, the diaspora, through those who still retain Haitian citizenship, must accept jobs in the Haitian Ministry living abroad. However, this situation often does not reach the true representatives of the diaspora. In almost all cases, the choice of minister who can represent the diaspora is always someone who knows not only immigrant issues, but also Haitian issues. So, if it is this simple nominal position that encapsulates all diaspora efforts, then the Haitian community abroad wants real representation at all political levels of the country claiming to be diaspora political activists.

If poor results or the participation of some diaspora executives in the mismanagement of public affairs still lead them to believe that they are incapable of achieving good results, it must also be acknowledged that some Haitian leaders and politicians want to stay away from the country’s laws. constitution, a valid diaspora framework. While Haitians living abroad are not accused of being arrogant, some Haitian patriots, especially traditional politicians, see them as people who do not understand the realities of the country.

So, Haiti, it’s not just the millions of Haitians who live on 27,750 square kilometers divided into ten geographic areas. In addition, all overseas Haitians are eleventh.

Professor Esau Jean Baptiste

Hadwin Floyd

"Coffee enthusiast. Hipster-friendly social media fanatic. Certified zombie expert. Problem solver."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *