Haiti Panel Recommends Restoring Army

A press liaison for Haitian President Michel Martelly says a presidential commission is urging the leader to restore the nation’s disbanded army, the Associated Press reports.

Vladimir Laguerre of the National Palace says the recommendation for the force came in a report.

Martelly was expected to restore the army through a decree in November but instead said he would form a panel to study the issue.

The restoration of the armed forces was one of Martelly’s campaign goals but has met opposition from Western diplomats who say money would be better spent on the understaffed police force.

The army was disbanded in 1995 because of its history of abuse.

Martelly made the announcement Sunday in the coastal city of Gonaives. He traveled there to celebrate Haiti’s Independence Day.

For the original report go to http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/haiti-panel-recommends-restoring-army-15270701#.TwEL1eWF-fY

One thought on “Haiti Panel Recommends Restoring Army

  1. MARTELLY’S TOM-TOM MACOUTE! CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT THEM, MARTELLY! YOU HAVEN’T EVEN SUBMIT A RECRUIMENT PLAN FOR THE MEMBERS OF THAT POLICE FORCE AND NO UN REPORT HAS BEEN ISSUED ON SUCH “DECREATION” BECAUSE NOTHING GOOD CAN’T BE EXPECTED OF SUCH WHIMSICAL OBSESSION WITH SECURITY FOR THE RICH AND POWERFUL AND YOUR BELOVED ELITES, MARTELLY!

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