Two months after a fuel price hike sparked widespread violence in Haiti, the country’s top diplomat at the United Nations told the international community Thursday that ‘the crisis has been overcome.”

“These events, undeniably an expression of public frustration in the face of social and economic difficulties, have certainly been a major test for the country,” Haiti’s U.N. Ambassador Denis Regis said during a gathering of the United Nations Security Council. The council met to assess the situation in Haiti where it still has a small peacekeeping mission — the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti or MINUJUSTH — focused on justice, human rights and police development.

“The country has taken a difficult challenge, no one can deny it. But the crisis has been overcome,” Regis said. “The state’s authority is now restored, and civil peace is maintained. ” Continue reading

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