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Haiti at the Crossroads: How Should the US Respond?

RICARDO ARDUENGOArchbishop Max Leroy Mesidor of the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince arrives at St. Peter’s Church to celebrate Sunday Mass in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 24. Haiti’s already fragile government faces a serious new crisis after one of the island-nation’s increasingly brazen criminal gangs kidnapped a large U.S. and Canadian missionary group.

Haiti’s salvation may lie in the path the U.S. has most resisted — supporting Haitian civil society in charting a course out of chaos.