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Assistant Professor Patrick Sylvain Offers Insights into Crisis in Haiti

A basic map of Haiti
Map of Haiti courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

After armed groups overran Port-au-Prince, thereby displacing thousands of residents and hindering access to food, Haiti’s government declared a state of emergency on March 4, 2024.

As Assistant Professor of Literature and Writing Patrick Sylvain told The Bay State Banner, “It is very painful to see a country [descending] into . . . irreversible chaos.”

According to Sylvain, Haiti must cultivate strong leadership to overcome the current crisis. “I hope that one day we will have a Haitian leader who would truly be in love and enamored by his or her country to truly push this country forward in a positive light.”

Read the full story in The Bay State Banner

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Kathryn Dickason