Politically and economically, the ten plus years our family has been in Haiti have been rather tumultuous. There was a coup in October of 1991 against President Jean Bertrand Aristide, then four years of crushing embargo when gasoline cost $20 a gallon and neither tools nor parts could be imported from the US. Finally in 1995 there was a US led invasion restoring Aristide to power followed by a couple years of “semi-occupation” by UN forces. Since then the country has muddled along with a dysfunctional government, weak police force, and little foreign aid.
This article is an evaluation of sorts; Wayne looks over some of activities in detail and scores them in four areas using an A to F scale.