Violent Protests Erupt Across Haiti; 11 dead, Scores Hurt

November 18, 2018, commemoration of the 215th anniversary of the Battle of Vertieres (battle that led to the Independence of the Republic of Haiti), thousands of people took to the streets to demonstrate across the country.
The Haitian National Police reports six people killed, five wounded and twenty protesters arrested. While the organizers of the protests report 11 dead, 45 wounded and 75 arrests. Reports Radio Television Caraibes Continue reading

Agreement Reached Between Haiti’s Government Branches

President Jovenel Moïse, Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant, Presidents of the two Chambers, Joseph Lambert and Gary Bodeau, as well as the President of the Court of Cassation, Mr Jules Cantave, met at the National Palace on Monday 19 November, for an assessment of the social unrests. Radio Metropole reports Continue reading

HAITI : Prisoners Attempt to Escape Anse-à-Veau Prison

Gary Desrosiers, a police spokesman said that a detainee was shot dead, three prisoners and three policemen were also wounded, during an attempt to escape the civil prison of Anse-à-Veau (Department of Nippes), on Sunday, November 18, 2018, Reports AlterPresse Continue reading

HAITI : Aftermath of November 18, 2018.

Economic activities were disrupted Monday morning after the demonstrations of November 18 in Port-au-Prince. Few transit vehicles were visible on the streets. Heavy firearms were heard in the neighborhoods of Grand Ravine and La Saline. People are afraid to take to the streets following the threats made by the organizers of the November 18 demonstrations. They are afraid for their lives and so they stay home, Reports Radio Metropole Continue reading

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