The spiraling chaos of Haiti’s crisis

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Now, the picture is even murkier. Acting prime minister Claude Joseph is at odds with Ariel Henry, a neurosurgeon whom Moïse tapped last week for the role. Both claim the mantle of leadership, but they aren’t the only ones. “On Friday, members of the country’s powerless Senate — it lacks a legal quorum due to a lapsed election schedule — voted to name the body’s leader, Joseph Lambert, as Haiti’s acting president,” my colleagues wrote. “… A fourth potential claimant to power, Joseph Mécène Jean-Louis, was declared provisional president by opposition parties earlier this year.”

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