Magali Comeau-Denis, center, on Tuesday with a group called “The Commission,” which represents more than 100 civil society organizations in Haiti.
Credit…Federico Rios for The New York Times

Some want a commission examining Haiti’s endemic corruption. Others want a plan on how to feed people in a nation where many go hungry. Then there are the pressing issues of joblessness and education, earthquake-battered infrastructure and women’s rights.

As political mayhem continued to buffet Haiti after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, a group of Haitian activists said it was daring to dream the seemingly impossible: an ambitious plan to rebuild the ravaged country from the ground up.

“This is a horrible trauma. It makes us feel smaller and more vulnerable,” said Magali Comeau-Denis, speaking to a large group of journalists gathered in the back of a restaurant in Pétion-Ville, an upscale suburb of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, on Tuesday.

An outspoken businesswoman and restaurant owner, she spoke on behalf of a group of more than 100 civil society

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