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iciHaiti - Crisis : The community is «Blind and perhaps deaf» dixit Lyonel Trouillot
09/12/2019 08:10:57

iciHaiti - Crisis : The community is «Blind and perhaps deaf» dixit Lyonel Trouillot
Sunday, the Haitian writer and journalist Lyonel Trouillot interviewed on France info, answered the question of the journalist Thierry Fiorile "The current period is it the worst that has known Haiti ?" : "[...] This is one of the worst of its history certainly, but at the same time, if the popular demands end up triumphing, it is also the possibility to think Haiti differently and to guide the Haitian society towards more freedom, social justice and democracy. We are at the end of a system that can no longer produce consent. This society is based on unacceptable social inequalities, giving almost everything to a small group, and almost nothing to the majority [...]"

Towards the end of this brief interview of nearly 3 minutes, the journalist Thierry Fiorile underlined "We have the impression that the international community is blind", to which Lyonel Trouillot replied "[...] Blind and perhaps deaf... We, Haitians, without being paranoid, wonder if there are not two weights, two measures, and something that would be of the order of racism in the treatment of the Haitian question by the international community. Both in the press and in the States, it is extremely painful for a Haitian to hear that in Hong Kong, a pro-democracy activist has been killed, whereas here we have almost regular massacres.

There is really something worrying about it, it does not tell us about the Haitian reality but about the problems of the West with itself, in its perception of the reality of things. [...]"

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