US asks Brazil to convince China to support new action in Haiti at the UN
The government of the United States of America asked for the help of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) to convince China to support a project to re-edit a UN (United Nations) peace operation for Haiti. With information from Jamil Chad, columnist for UOL.
According to the columnist, sources at the Planalto Palace confirmed that the Americans are concerned about the crisis in the Caribbean country and that they want to re-establish the international mission. To do so, they will need approval from the Security Council. But, with the war in Ukraine destroying the relationship between the main powers, the search for building bridges between Washington and Beijing could end up in the hands of Brazilian diplomacy.
The Brazilian government, however, discards the possibility of returning to send soldiers from the country for the mission desired by the Americans. Because, for more than a decade, Brazil led the peacekeeping operation in Haiti.
The perception is that, today, there is not enough solid climate between the Brazilian Armed Forces and the Executive to think about a new exterior project.
After Brazil’s refusal, the US has been looking to its neighboring country, Canada, for an alternative for the country to assume the leadership of a new mission.
The fact that Lula has a good relationship with the Chinese government still keeps hope alive on the part of Americans that Brazil will help them in their project in the future.
The subject was discussed between the US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and the special advisor to the presidency, Celso Amorim, last week.
“Regarding Haiti, both of our countries are frustrated with the situation in Haiti. We talked about some options for moving forward in addressing these issues, particularly in the Security Council. And we are committed to working together to find solutions that can address the issue more directly,” said Linda Thomas.
Biden’s government also recalled that the Haitian government and its people had previously asked for international support to combat the violence and insecurity that plague the country. Such factors, according to the US, would show the urgency of carrying out the peace project defended by them.