disbanded haitian army
In November 11, 1915, the Haitian President Sudre Dartiguenave was forced to sign a treaty with ratification by the Haitian Senate The document legitimized the US occupation and put Haitian finances and government under the control of the US for the next 20 years. The controversial amendment also aimed to disbanding the Haitian army and permit foreign land ownership that had been outlawed since the Haitian Revolution. However, the reluctant lawmakers rejected that notion and rather began drafting a new anti-American constitution, but under U.S pressure, that bill was kept undecided by President Dartiguenave till 1929. In 1929, a series of strikes and uprisings against the U.S initiated the withdrawal of U.S Marines from Haiti. In 1934, in concert with "Good Neighbor Policy" introduced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S Marine was officially withdrawn from Haiti except retaining fews for maintaining economic connections.
It would be an error to restore the disbanded Haitian army, Nobel laureate Oscar Arias of Costa Rica
The Nobel Peace winner for his peacemaking efforts in Central America does not think it would be a good thing for President Michel Martelly to return with the disbanded Haiti Military. He stated that would be an error. He suggested for the money to be invested instead on education, health and strengthening other institutions.
Michel Martelly wants to return with Haiti military to provide security and control Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic.
The Haitian military was involved in numerous coups and some of the worst human rights abuses in the hemisphere.
On 15 October 1994, after the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide from exile, he disbanded the Haitian army and established a civilian police force.
While Aristide was widely praised for disbanding the armed forces, many people in Haiti think there is a need to return with the Haitians Military to keep the peace and provide security in the country