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Leaderless, Haiti Braces for Political Transition

The Caribbean nation is no stranger to chaos, devastation, or interference from outside its borders. After a presidential assassination, what does the future hold?
President Moise before his death
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Haiti is in political turmoil after President Moïse’s assassination in his home last week. The Miami Herald’s Jacqueline Charles and the University of Virginia’s Robert Fatton Jr. join Deep Dish to assess the country’s stability, how international interference factored into the hollowing out of democratic institutions, and what could tip the scales towards disaster or hope for the future. 

About the Experts
Reporter, the Miami Herald
Jacqueline Charles
Jacqueline Charles has reported on Haiti and the English-speaking Caribbean for the Miami Herald for over a decade. A Pulitzer Prize finalist for her coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she was awarded a 2018 Maria Moors Cabot Prize — the most prestigious award for coverage of the Americas.
Jacqueline Charles
Julia A. Cooper Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs in the Department of Politics, University of Virginia
Robert Fatton
Robert Fatton Jr. is the Julia A. Cooper Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. He the author of numerous books, including the forthcoming publication "The Guise of Exceptionalism: Unmasking the National Narratives of Haiti and the United States."
Robert Fatton
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson