The Quixote Center is a Maryland-based nonprofit organization dedicated to solidarity and justice with the people of the Americas. We work alongside communities in Haiti and Nicaragua to boost their economic future, accompany migrants throughout Latin America on their path northward, and advocate for more just immigration and foreign policies in the United States.
Tell Congress: 5 Nonviolent Solutions for Haiti
The violence in Haiti is untenable. Gang violence in Haiti has killed over 1,230 people between July and September of this year alone. In response, the United Nations, with U.S. leadership, has authorized Kenya to deploy troops on the ground, but this will not address the root of the violence. Tell your members of Congress to take these five, concrete steps for peace.
We are getting closer to unpacking the complicated web of laws and agencies responsible for preventing U.S.- made weapons from getting into the hands of criminal elements in Haiti.
On Wednesday Quixote Center convened partner organizations together with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staff director in charge of global trade violations and export enforcement coordination.
Last week saw days of violent protests in Haiti. Thousands took to the streets across the country to demand that de facto Prime Minister Ariel Henry step down, as required by law on February 7.