Just becaue the cameras & reporters are gone, that does not mean we are to forget about Haiti. The situation is still grave and very much on-going for millions and will continue for some time if we are not diligent in our efforts to bring this country to a Humane & sabliized environment! For this reason we are here to remember & keep our eyes on HAITI!
Haiti Institutional Crisis
Strengthening Haitian Institutions Is Good Way to Begin Structural Reforms
The literature on democratization is enormous and impressive. Scholars of different schools of thought have used primarily three major theoretical approaches: Modernization, transitional and structural to explain why, how, when, and whether a country achieves democratization.
Many times these scholars focus on modernization as an explanatory factor. in the Haitian case, we believe that political reforms must be given priorities because problems of disunity and weak institutions will pose more obstacles to Haiti's fledgling democracy. Instead of economic, we favor political reforms first because when we look at the trajectory that led many European and Latin American traditional dictatorships, such as Spain, Portugal, Greece and Chile to democracy, we notice that those countries started first with political reforms of their political regime.
Because these countries gradually opened the system by negotiating with outside groups and incorporating more participants with the support of mass mobilization, by the time the transition completed, democracy was the only game in town. Yet, economic reforms did not begin in these countries until the democratic transition was complete.
This is not to say that Haiti needs to wait until its democratic transition is complete to initiate economic reforms. It simply means that a viable economic is not a mandatory prerequisite for political stability, as the democratic path of Spain, Portugal, and other traditional dictatorships suggests.
Haiti can and must emulate these successful reforms.
* Currently, there are still section's of Haiti that are neglected in the forms of obtaining food & shelter. It is reported that here are warehouses will crates of food (some rotting) just sitting there for distribution.
* Over 1 Million people are still without shelter regardless of the fact that shelter relief programs have been set up for temporary shelters.
* It's reported that only 32% of Haiti Relief Red Cross monies have been sent to Haiti.
* HAITIAN GOV. TAXING RELIEF FOOD. This week, sources on ground zero Haiti reported that Food coming in for the relief efforts are being taxed by the Haitian government. In addition, it's reported that either the government or its constituent's are also selling the relief Food to the Haitian People.