Food Riots in Haiti Threaten Progress

24 04 2008

URL: http://www.csis.org/component/option,com_csis_pubs/task,view/id,4433/type,1/
In the four years since the UN Stabilization Force (MINUSTAH) entered Haiti, there has been progress in security on the streets. And after security, the political stability of the nation was advanced by a successful election that returned René Préval to a second term as president. But Haitians remain frustrated by the ultimate challenge in any post-conflict environment: a lack of food as a result of a lack of jobs. This week’s food riots in the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, and in other cities throughout the country underscore the problems when a weak economy is battered by global price increases for basic commodities.

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