Cuban-born social anthropologist and philosopher, Fernando I. Ferran, Father Louis Aleman, director of the Center for Economic and Social Studies, The Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) has proposed five alternatives, weighted “under the national interest,” as a contribution to the search for a “remedy” and solution to the Haitian case.
His reflections are part of a multiplicity of studies called “Dialogue and Discussion Notebooks” collected in the publications of the Haitian Studies Unit (UEH).
Based on his approach to this issue, he notes The five options, in his view, are “solutions” to an extra-Dominican problem. If the best alternative to a sustainable solution to the neighboring country’s problem is considered to be “building by its own people”, then on the other hand support is mobilized for it.
In his notes, he emphasizes choosing to get out of a predicament The situation in Haiti They are, basically, control, international aid, individual efforts, engagement and pragmatism.
On the issue of control, he writes, the first option is to “cleverly remove all loopholes and employ officers and guards so that others (Haitians) may not continue to transgress the eternal weakness of the transgressed border.” , by emigrants, accomplices of such disorder etc. “.
In this alternative, he explains, “the question is how to eradicate the aforementioned corruption Facilitating the influx of migrants labeled as “wanted, but not wanted”; That is, the latter, “need, but not want.”
2- International assistance
Regarding international aid, he “must utter a demand in the media, social networks and, above all, in conferences of notables: because of the lack of a solution in the Dominican Republic and countries like it, only the international community can and should help Haiti. For that impoverished and displaced crowd”.
In this option, the message is “unique”, although “The He noted the failure of the international community. Because they want to impose on the country the role of a core state or buffer zone for Haitian evacuation is inappropriate and intolerable.”
3- Individual efforts
As he addresses the problem of individual initiatives, Ferran says that each person does “something” according to his own potential, as he addresses the problem of individual initiative, in line with the solution of the Haitian case, “even the least he can do by untying his hands is more than crying out for help that does not come, clearly paralyzing what has been unstoppable for centuries.” .
“In this case,” he warns, “each individual must be aware of and ready to create something unprecedented to the extent of their personal initiative.”
When he does get involved, he advocates “intervention in Haiti through goodwill,” preferably not through malice, “for humanitarian reasons and/or for reasons of subsequent levels of Dominican national insecurity or constitutional order exposed” to “the continuing political convulsions of much of the Haitian community, social Dominican and peaceful coexistence in the national territory due to unrest and unstoppable poverty.
In such a context, he later underlines, “who knows if in extremism, willing involvement, to facilitate a civilized order more convenient to the interests of the victims”.
Touching on the desire for pragmatism, Fernando Ferran comments that with regard to the four alternatives mentioned above, it is necessary to “proceed practically”, but “it is necessary to choose the best subjects of what each individual can and should do”. Avoid and/or every government or group Haiti and the Dominican Republic approach the issue positively.
“What stands out in this instance is that the interest and responsibility of each is the principle and foundation of the welfare or discomfort of all,” Ferran concludes.
He is a Cuban-born philosopher and anthropologist. He has had an extensive career in intellectual and academic fields. He is the winner of the Pedro Henriques Urena Annual Essay Prize, a work on Develops her thesis on Culture and the Dominican.
Born in Havana, Cuba, he has made important contributions to the country dealing with various notes on matters of national interest.
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