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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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852 comments

  • Tom R.
    03/13/2020 02:45

    Nuke'em.

  • Frankie P.
    03/12/2020 23:24

    The Clintons pillaged that poor country.

  • Michael B.
    03/12/2020 22:08

    Typical day in the life of chaos

  • William P.
    03/12/2020 22:00

    where's all them billions it was donated to the red Cross and the Clinton foundation that was supposed to go down by forgot and never got out of Hillary's checked and it never left the red Cross is checking account somebody just fat in their pockets up that's why I will not donate to anybody anymore

  • Kurt K.
    03/12/2020 21:49

    Where are the Clintons?

  • Rl R.
    03/12/2020 21:29

    Well it’s your own fault bunch of money grubbing crooks too heck with them not the USA problem

  • Ron A.
    03/12/2020 19:31

    Blame HRC and the CLINTON FOUNDATION , they stole vast sums of emergency restoration funds from Haiti . Bring them to trial in HAITI , make JUSTICE work .

  • Jason M.
    03/12/2020 16:16

    Thank the Clinton's

  • Code C.
    03/12/2020 15:55

    Haiti will never be a free nation if they keep electing dictators

  • John M.
    03/12/2020 14:24

    Thanks Clinton's 🤬🤬🤬

  • Erick P.
    03/12/2020 14:13

    Maybe they should call the Clintons for help

  • Todd R.
    03/12/2020 13:40

    Who else is to blame?...

  • Gordon G.
    03/12/2020 09:15

    Trump will be blamed for this somehow can aalready see the headlines

  • Anthony F.
    03/12/2020 09:10

    I think we could give them Bernie Sanders to fix their problems

  • Dale R.
    03/12/2020 03:39

    Thank God they won't have to worry about the virus

  • Mike F.
    03/12/2020 02:40

    Thanks to the Clintons

  • Otis T.
    03/12/2020 01:40

    Rise up my people..until your demands are met

  • Richard F.
    03/11/2020 23:28

    A lot of people gave millions of dollars to Hillary so she could rebuild Haiti go ask her where it is.

  • Elizabeth D.
    03/11/2020 22:50

    HAiti make the Clinton's rich

  • Elizabeth D.
    03/11/2020 22:47

    This country is ripe for bernie