Analysis Of The 2015 Freedom House Report On Haiti Essay

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In looking at the 2015 Freedom House report on Haiti, the only score of to where Haiti was not as repressive in was their Freedom of Expression and Belief subcategory. All across the board there is shown to be major corruption in the way the law is carried out, political freedom, and the function of the government (Freedom House). One of the major problems that stood out first was that for the past five years there has been a delay in the constitutionally mandated elections. On top of this, there have been unrest and murders of prominent human rights activists have shown ineptitude of the process of fighting and fixing the corruption and other problems that plague the Haitian government. The report goes on to say that there is a fear of speaking out in protest against the conditions of society (76% living in poverty) and the treatment of the people’s basic human rights (Freedom House).
On the economic side of everything, their fiscal, trade, and monetary freedom is very good, the rule of law and market freedom overall is very repressive. Trade freedom may be free but the importation is a struggle. Their laws on investments are difficult and thus make investing by both the domestic and foreign sides difficult as well (Heritage Foundation). Another major issue for Haiti is that even though it has been five years since the earthquake that rocked Haiti in 2010, they are still trying to recover from that and the UN peacekeeping troops still have a presence (Heritage Foundation).…

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