The United States Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, said this Thursday that the dispatch of an intervention force to Haiti is under discussion and that the issue will be present in the conversations that President Joe Biden will hold this Thursday during his visit to Canada.
It has been months since Haitian leaders and the United Nations first called for a new international mission to stabilize the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, plagued by gang violence, deteriorating public health, and political instability.
"There are discussions about some kind of multinational United Nations force"in which the United States "is actively participating"Blinken told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
"The president is going to Canada tonight, and we will be in talks with the Canadian government about what we might do together with other countries." members of CARICOM, the alliance of Caribbean nations, he said.
He reiterated that the United States will aim to reinforce the incipient Haitian National Police, which, according to him, does not have the "adequate resources".
The United States has a long history of intervention in Haiti, but Biden has made clear he is reluctant to deploy troops abroad and ended the war in Afghanistan early in his term.