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No regrets for making Haiti a ‘shithole’?

by Sir Ronald Sanders

The effect of the inappropriate depiction of Haiti, El Salvador and all African nations as “shit hole” countries is a matter that the people of the United States of America and their government and Congress should contemplate seriously.

Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS.

The responses have been swift, showing a mixture of outrage and shock. At the time of writing this commentary, there has been no expression of regret about the comment that has done nothing but injure the relations between the United States and many countries. Hopefully, representatives of the US in other countries will distance themselves from it, and apologise as discreetly as they can.

I am here concerned particularly with the remarks about Haiti, a member state of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the current chair of the group’s heads of government caucus.

Please, continue reading here on the Caribbean News Now website, January 12, 2018.

 

 

 

on 13.01.2018 at 17:45
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