U.S. Embassy Statement on La Saline

On the one year anniversary of the November 13- 14, 2018  La Saline violence, the United States continues to urge the Government of Haiti to investigate La Saline and any and all allegations of human rights abuses, including any alleged use of excessive force by authorities, and to bring those responsible to justice.  We continue to call for a visit by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.  We are also deeply concerned at the recent spate of violence and loss of life in Bel Air, and deplore the horrific reports of sexual assault and rape in Gonaives and Cabaret.  Violence, corruption, and impunity have greatly impeded Haiti’s development goals and the Haitian people’s aspirations for a better life.