The United Nations urged Haitian authorities and political forces to guarantee stability and to reorganize the government, after the Senate dismissed Prime Minister Michele Pierre Louis. The call, issued by the so-called United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), says that all parties involved “must work together in a spirit of solidarity to meet the country’s many challenges and goals.” The appeal, announced in New York, acknowledges the good work done by Pierre-Louis to help Haiti recover from the havoc caused by hurricanes last year. The opposition harshly criticized Louis for allegedly misusing the resources allocated to recovery works.
In addition, MINUSTAH warned that the current crisis in the government has forced a rapid election of a new prime minister to prevent instability from endangering the promising prospects for investment in Haiti and the creation of jobs. Two weeks ago, the UN Security Council extended the presence of the peacekeeping forces in Haiti for another year. The mission is made up of 6,940 soldiers and 2,211 police officers. MINUSTAH was deployed in Haiti in 2004 and is made up of soldiers from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, France, Guatemala, Peru, Paraguay, Russia and Uruguay, among other countries
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Photo: A woman carries a bundle on her head near Chauffard, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)