Former Haitian prime minister speaks about nation’s anarchy (includes video story)

Haiti’s former Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe was the special guest at the “Lives Amplified: Global Leaders Society” event this month. The organization focuses on creating dialogue with global leaders.

The audience included senior government officials, business owners and representatives from other countries. North Miami Beach Mayor Evan Piper was in attendance. 

One topic that sparked curiosity during the fireside chat with Dr. Steven Melnik, chairman of the organization, was the current situation of gangs in Haiti and the reasoning behind the attacks. 

“They are our gangs,” said Jouthe, “because we created them. There is a lady in Haiti, and her name is corruption.”

The next event will take place on April 24 with Jamil Mahuad, former President of Ecuador. Visit Lives Amplified for more information on membership. 

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