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Haitians Demand President’s Resignation

Meanwhile, in Haiti... "We can't suffer any longer. Here, there are no roads, no water, no hospitals. There's nothing. Everything is blocked in this country."

This is how one of Haiti's largest anti-corruption citizen movements was born

Meanwhile…in Haiti, everything is at a standstill: schools, courts, public services, and hospitals. For more than two and a half months, the country has been in a state of deadlock. It all started in July 2018; gasoline prices increased. As a result, people took to the streets. Little by little, the movement is directed against the current president Jovenel Moïse, accused of corruption. Since mid-September, according to the UN, at least 42 people have died following the demonstrations. 19 of whom would have been killed by Haitian police. In this Caribbean country, more than 60% of the population lives on less than $2 a day. In power since February 2017, President Jovenel Moïse has no intention of resigning.

The issue: the Petrocaribe fund management provided by Hugo Chavez's Venezuela in 2006 to help the development of several countries, including Haiti. Despite various official reports implicating the elected representatives, no judicial inquiry was launched. Threatened, the magistrates working on the case decided to leave the country. This is how one of Haiti's largest anti-corruption citizen movements was born. It was a 38% increase in gasoline prices, quickly cancelled by the government, that launched the first riots in July 2018.

These protests gave rise to the Petrocaribe Challenge movement, which mobilizes Haitians against the corruption of the established power. They accuse the president and some 15 former ministers and senior officials of possible embezzlement. Pascale Solages Petrochallenger, member of the “Nou Pap Dòmi” collective says today the population is realizing that some of the extremely difficult situations they are experiencing are the result of corruption and impunity.

Brut.

12/03/2019 10:57 PMupdated: 12/06/2019 10:24 PM
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19 comments

  • Anita G.
    8 hours

    And here we are in America complaining 😢😢😢😢🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  • Cris P.
    a day

    el mundo se está yendo abajo

  • Darel A.
    a day

    We are get there in the United States and we gone to need help our self. Just look at us now.

  • Mooch S.
    a day

    Wow...this is so sad ... people that are given the task of helping the citizens of there country are stealing .killing and just blatingly lining there pockets ....this is what's gonna happen the USA if people don't stop the corruption

  • Richard J.
    2 days

    Hillary Clinton's foundation was supposed to do this and help this country out but she stole the money and use the money and other areas that she shouldn't have done this country should blame all of this on Hillary Clinton it's her fault

  • Ceci P.
    2 days

    Force mes ,amis haitiens !!!

  • Melvin C.
    2 days

    Wow

  • Nelson I.
    3 days

    USA placed economic sanctions on Haiti coupled by French colonialism. Without weapon manufacturing, you can't defeat your enemies. The French, the USA. Invest in weapon manufacturing and technologies, this is the only means countries will respect you

  • Vernon N.
    3 days

    Alrighty then ! Is Haiti not ran by socialist democrats ? Okay America voting for democrats this is what you will get !

  • Mel O.
    3 days

    But, you speak french. Maybe that's the reason. And it is. Ask yourselves why? Does french imperialism ring a bell?

  • Linda M.
    3 days

    There appears to be a mountain of Gold in Haiti The Clintons & Soros want to pick up on it. To do that they need to clear the Haitian population out. That,s why the fusion of the island " Republic of Hispaniola" is planned for 2024 if not sooner. For the time being they promote the immigation of Haitians to Dominican republic w the support of the afore mentioned powers UN IMF EEC USA & more

  • Brut
    3 days

    Learn more about the crisis in Haiti: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/daily-protests-are-paralyzing-haiti-heres-why/2019/10/14/aba02aba-ee9f-11e9-bb7e-d2026ee0c199_story.html

  • Jason R.
    3 days

    And when will T&T reach there? Lucky we have good ppl running this country , doing their jobs and not ripping off the ppl to put in trust funds for their kids and grand kids...

  • Tom L.
    3 days

    Investigate Bill Clinton, he profited from your misery.

  • Roger C.
    4 days

    YOU CAN THANK THE CLINTONS FOR YOUR HORRIBLE CONDITION !! THEY STOLE ALL THE MONEY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HELP YOU !!!

  • Jimmy J.
    4 days

    The Gov't needs to curb the unrest then start the process of investigating the accusations and while this is on-going put plans in place for rebuilding the country.

  • Jimmy J.
    4 days

    ....how long will the world watch this country and it's people struggle❔My heart cries out❗

  • Hope C.
    4 days

    What is a long term solution for Haiti? Are there any studies on this?

  • Nina P.
    4 days

    End fascism