Calls between a prominent Haitian senator and a notorious gang leader has piqued the interest of the Haitian parliament’s Justice and Security Commission.
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Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food.
Haiti’s PM in an anticipated address to the nation, gave detailed measures aimed at resolving the economic crisis that prompted massive nationwide protests.
Hundreds of Haitians protested in the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince, for the ninth consecutive day Friday, despite the president’s plea.
“The country is getting ready to explode!” Haiti’s newly elected Senate Leader Carl Murat Cantave said during a midday press conference Thursday.
Thousands took to the streets of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and other cities nationwide again Monday, calling for President Jovenel Moise’s resignation.
Protesters clash with police Saturday, leaving one demonstrator dead in the third straight day of demonstrations against economic mismanagement .
In response to violence in Haiti following Petrocaribe protests, Amnesty International demands authorities to avoid use of excessive force during protest.
Haiti faced a third day of protests and violence on Tuesday as anger grew over allegations of government corruption Schools and businesses remained closed.
Police fire on Haitians on Wednesday demanding, in protest, transparency from the government regarding the alleged misuse of $3.8 billion in oil profits.