School principals plead for reopening of classes on Nov. 4

Schools in the country have been closed for a month. At the heart of the education system, principals, within the National Regrouping of School Principals of Haiti request that schools open their doors by Nov. 4. In a press release sent to Juno7, these school principals say they are affected by the crisis in the country where schools doors are closed.

“We expect actors in the crisis to make a big sacrifice … so that students can find their way back to school,” they stated. Continue reading

For the United States, a new government must be established in Haiti and no aid before this government takes office

The American government condemns all acts of violence, which have taken place these past few days during the protest movement. The United States is asking all Haitians to protest peacefully.

On Tuesday, Oct, 29, Jon Piechowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, during an interview with Voice of America stated “You must know all Haitians are tired. That’s why we want all political actors to sit down as soon as possible to have a dialogue and form a government.” Continue reading

“The authorities have used excessive force against protesters,” confirms Amnesty International

On Oct. 31, Amnesty International said “Haitian authorities must put an end to the unlawful use of force against protesters and guarantee the right to life for these people.” They confirmed several cases of excessive use of force by police for six weeks of anti-government protests, where 35 people died, including several at the hands of the national police. Continue reading

Dominican Republic strengthens security at the border

The political crisis persists. Normal activities has been paralyzed or severely disrupted in the Haitian capital and in the main provincial towns for two months. Haitian authorities seem to be overwhelmed.

On Thursday, Oct, 31, according to the Dominican newspaper Diario Libre, the Dominican Defense Minister, Lieutenant General Rubén Darío Paulino Sem and the Army General Commander, Major General Estanislao Gonell Regalado, reported that security of the border had been further reinforced, following the anti-government protests in Haiti. Continue reading

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