Haiti suspends fuel price hike after protesters riot

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The bulletin was short and to the point.

"All other Embassy personnel are still under a Shelter in Place order".

"Do not attempt to travel at this time".

The public can call the State Department about USA citizens stuck in Haiti at 888-407-4747 from the U.S and Canada, or 202-501-4444 from outside of North America. The proposal would have almost doubled the cost of fuel. The agreement also included increased spending on social services and infrastructure and improved tax collection in an effort to modernize the economy of one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere.

They had only been announced on Friday, while many Haitians were engrossed in a World Cup football match. In a report, they wrote that the capital was been "paralyzed".


Nearly 40,000 people remain in makeshift camps after an quake killed more than 200,000 people eight years ago, and thousands of others have died from a years-long cholera epidemic. One guest, Stacy Librandi Bourne, explained to CNN what she was experiencing.

That amount, he said, "could have allowed us to build many kilometres (miles) of highway. many classrooms. many health clinics".

An estimated 120 Americans are believed to be staying at a Port-au-Prince hotel targeted by protesters, who attempted to bypass security and set the building ablaze.

The government on Saturday scrapped plans to raise fuel prices 38 to 51 per cent.

"The poor people want to be able to eat", one masked protester told Reuters as a auto blazed behind him. "I want to tell (President) Jovenel (Moïse) that Haiti is not for him and his family". Haiti is for every Haitian. On Saturday, Moise urged protesters to "go home".


Amid violent protests in Port au Prince, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti issued an emergency notification on Sunday informing U.S. citizens they should "shelter in place", and warning them against traveling to the airport.

That's left dozens of Americans stuck. Executive Pastor Dewayne McFarlin told Reuters that armed men stopped the caravan of teenagers, demanding payment in exchange for safe passage.

"If there is no response within two hours, the government will be considered as having resigned" and the legislature will take charge, said Gary Bodeau, the president of the Chamber of Deputies. "Just people taking advantage of the situation".

A local colleague of McFarlin's was riding on a motorcycle a few miles ahead of the missionary group's bus.

The group returned to Neply but McFarlin said he thinks they won't get out until Monday at the earliest.


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