U.S., Mexico Ready To Intervene In Haitian Humanitarian Crisis

  • U.S. and Mexico officials told the United Nations Monday both countries stand ready to intervene in the dire humanitarian crisis crippling Haiti with civil unrest sparked by gang violence, widespread famine, and a cholera outbreak.
  • Representatives from the U.S. and Mexico presented two resolutions during a special session of the U.N. Security Council that would impose financial sanctions on criminal actors.
  • Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., said during a Security Council meeting on Monday that the resolution would “improve the security situation on the ground so that the delivery of desperately needed aid could reach those in need and address the ongoing cholera crisis.”