Fanmi Lavalas Press Release

Fanmi Lavalas

July 8, 2018

The Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization salutes the courage and determination of the Haitian people who decided to rise against the misery, hunger, exclusion and corruption that have been the hallmarks of this government. With the skyrocketing cost of living already intolerable, the government is adding fuel, gasoline, and kerosene to the fire to completely destroy any hope among the population. Enough is enough.

The cauldron of corruption is tipping, and we need to completely overturn it at this juncture so that finally the Haitian people can find some room to breathe. Stealing elections is one thing; having a mandate to protect the well-being of everyone is another. Stealing elections in order to continue stealing from the state coffers is one thing; providing security for all Haitians is another. Too much deception, too many lies. Enough.

The cauldron of corruption and lies has been boiling non-stop 24 hours a day. The time has come to overturn it for Haitians to begin to see the light of peace. Haiti is for all Haitians. Why are members of the police force being exploited and not getting paid while those who stole the “PetroCaribe” funds, the “petrothieves,” are becoming richer, more arrogant, more cynical, refusing to hear and see? Members of the police and government workers cannot continue to be used for others to profit.

Fanmi Lavalas is certain that when the cauldron of these assassins is overturned, peace will spread all over the country. This is why Fanmi Lavalas is asking the population not to reverse course, not to demobilize, not to listen to messages of deception until the country is liberated from these criminals.

All of us who thirst for peace need to come together as one to bring about the birth of liberation. Yes, Yes, after suffering comes deliverance.

Alone we are weak

Together we are strong

All together

We are Lavalas

Executive Committee of Fanmi Lavalas

Translated by Pierre Labossiere for Haiti Action Committee