PORT-AU-PRINCE - Fed up with incessant gang warfare, fatigued by government inaction and tired of the rising cost of living, hundreds of taxi drivers staged a strike in areas across the capital July 12.

The price of gas has tripled in the last few days, protestors said. 

“The situation is difficult,” one protestor said to The Haitian Times. “The day before yesterday I bought one gallon of gasoline for 500 gourdes. Today the gallon costs between 1,500 and 1,750 gourdes.” 

Overview:

Motorcycle taxi drivers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, protested against the scarcity and exorbitant price of fuel, now available only on the black market.

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Murdith Joseph is a social worker and journalist. She studied at the State University of Haiti and Maurice Communication. She first worked as a journalist presenter and reporter for Radio Sans Fin (RSF) then as a journalist reporter for Radio tele pacific and writting for the daily Le National. Today she joined the Haitian Times team and covers the news in Port-Au-Prince-Haiti.