|"There is no political persecution in Haiti"
- Juan Gabriel Valdés <click link - send a message
Head of the U.N. Mission in Haiti - June 11, 2005
Following another peaceful Lavalas demonstration on May 18, the Haitian police gunned down Sanel Joseph as he returned home. The rhetoric calling for U.N. military actions against the poor neighborhoods intensifies in the Haitian press as accusations of human rights abuses by the Haitian police are conveniently forgotten.