In October, The Brazilian Report took a look back on the legacy of Brazil’s peacekeeping mission in Haiti, a 15-year military endeavor implemented by the United Nations and led by the Brazilian Army. Since the stabilization mission (known by the acronym MINUSTAH) began in 2004, much has been achieved. But not peace.
According to UN spokesperson Marta Hurtado, at least 42 people were killed and 86 were severely injured during a new wave of protests in September. The organization, however, downsized the mission until only a small office remained to guide local Haitian authorities. Therefore, Brazil’s role has been drastically reduced.