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Canada sent $100 million to Haitian police to fight violence

MADRID, March 25

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this Friday that he will donate 100 million Canadian dollars (67.19 million dollars) to the Haitian Security Forces in an effort to bring them back to the Caribbean country.

Trudeau announced that the money would be invested in the Haitian National Police, and that he would also impose sanctions on “two other members of the Haitian elite who profit from suspicion and violence.”

“For 30 years, Western countries have been involved in Haiti to try to stabilize the country,” Trudeau said, “and the situation is terrible. We must involve the people of Haiti in the process of building greater security.”

The announcement was made during President Joe Biden’s visit to Canada. Biden accepted the method and warned his country to study also in this matter: “we continue to contribute, we are going to see if we increase the effectiveness and capacity of the training and methods used by the Police Departments”. .

Both leaders at the time ruled out military intervention on Haitian soil, and Biden expressed that a decision on this matter “will be established together with the United Nations and the Government of Haiti.” He stated that “it is not about the table, but about the moment to do.”

The situation in Haiti is complicated by violence

The UN Office for Human Rights has warned that the escalation of violence in the Caribbean region has claimed the lives of more than 530 people this year alone, stating that this “extreme” violence has been going on for months. government”.

The spokesperson of the United Nations High Commissioner, Marta Hurtado warned this week that the armed groups, in an attempt to expand their sphere of influence, are all taking actions that are “more violent and frequent” every day.

“Most of the victims were killed or wounded by snipers, who randomly shot people who were in houses or in the streets,” Hurtado said, after the High Commissioner, Volker Turk, verified “in situ” the seriousness of Feb. transp.

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