Thousands of protesters in Haiti have taken to the streets of Port-au-Prince, demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise; which has resulted in dozens being injured and 4 people being killed during this 4-day protest. Haitians have accused the President of corruption and financial mismanagement. Many are angry about the rising inflation rates and the government’s failure to bring prosecutions over alleged embezzlement during a Venezuelan programme that sent them discounted oil.
Haiti is currently the poorest country in the Caribbean, with 60% of the population living on less than $2 (£1.53) a day. As for solutions to fixing this problem, The Independent advised the following:
“The group members call on the Haitian society actors, and primarily the country’s leaders, to engage in a constructive and inclusive dialogue in order to identify and implement realistic and lasting solutions to the political and economic crisis currently occurring in Haiti.”
Until Next Time…