Haitian officials knew the gas price hike would be unpopular. They did it anyway
As Haitian soccer fans were glued to their televisions Friday watching the Brazil-Belgium World Cup game, the Haitian government — on the state-owned TV channel — announced it was imposing new measures that leaders had been warned would be wildly unpopular: a huge jump in fuel costs. Continue reading.
Marines Send More Embassy Guards to Haiti as Riots Turn Deadly
A squad-sized Marine security detachment has arrived in Haiti to bolster security at the U.S. embassy there as protests over an unpopular fuel price hike turned violent. Continue reading.
Stranded Church Group In Haiti Will Return Home
There is a big sigh of relief for family and friends now that a Mt. Juliet church group is returning home after being stranded in Haiti. About 20 church members from Providence United Methodist Church were stuck in Haiti after violent protests erupted days before their scheduled departure. Continue reading.
Canada urged to put hold on sending asylum seekers back to Haiti amid violent protests
As violent protests continue to roil Haiti, a Quebec-based coalition is calling on Ottawa to put a hold on sending asylum seekers back to the Caribbean nation. Continue reading.