The Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, SICLAC, meeting in Santiago on 30-31 May, 1997:
Expresses its concern over the continuing crisis in Haiti's transition towards democracy.
Supports the demands made by the various social and political sectors fighting to improve their standards of living.
Condemns the use of violence by certain groups in order to achieve their political objectives, especially during the last elections.
Requests the government of Haiti to take into consideration the protests of its people over the rise in the cost of living.
Calls upon all the democratic political forces to work out a strategy for concerted action aimed at getting to grips with the big challenges confronting the Haitian people.