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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.

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12/03/2019 10:57 PMupdated: 12/06/2019 10:24 PM
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  • Jeffrey S.
    2 days

    Hillary stole all the money

  • Aurea E.
    2 days

    En PR estamos ya casi igual

  • Tee M.
    2 days

    They acting like the country was on the up and up before...

  • Rocky B.
    2 days

    European countries and the U.S. corporation is still making that country suffer for standing up for itself years ago. but want us to forget about the atrocities committed against the world

  • Matt L.
    2 days

    They always say corruption is there problem and never bring up the root of that corruption.. socialism

  • Magus A.
    3 days

    keep giveing away your guns

  • Caleb D.
    3 days

    All these people talking about the corrupt nature of Haiti without acknowledging the role of the UN, the role of the US, or the role of several american politicians that used Haiti as a fundraiser instead of a focus for solutions. Don't blame an island nation for the actions of the entire gulf surrounding it.

  • William K.
    3 days

    They should all just leave and start a clan in the Congo. Nothin worse to a government then chocking them out.

  • Michael K.
    3 days

    Hey Trumps doing the same thing he is. How many judges did he seat?

  • Joshua G.
    3 days

    The Clinton Foundation stole all their money

  • Phil H.
    4 days

    I thought Hillary fixed all that... my give a damb is busted.

  • Michael S.
    4 days

    They cursed their land long ago.

  • Kyle R.
    4 days

    Shouldn't have killed all the white people on the island.

  • C R.
    4 days

    😞

  • Megan B.
    4 days

    Ahhhhhh see what happens when u give the government full control...wake up ppl

  • Skippa D.
    4 days

    Joy lane 😂

  • Micheal F.
    5 days

    Out in the streets because there are no roads?

  • Devin M.
    5 days

    What happened to all the money the U.S have them cause I personally seen checks wrote out when we deployed over there for the Earthquakes

  • Jay R.
    5 days

    Look at the police shooting there own people because there protesting for a better life 🤦‍♂️ looks like all governments are out to do harm to there people not protect there people and help them live a better life

  • Victor B.
    5 days

    They can thank Hillary Clinton and the democrats for this.