CARICOM expresses "deep concern" about violent protests in Haiti

Posted by on Monday, July 9, 2018 Under: Diplomacy
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The Caribbean Community (Caricom) today expressed its
"deep concern" about the violence unleashed in Haiti .

The violent protests that took place in Haiti during the last three days reached the city of Malpasse (southeast), bordering the Dominican Republic, where the customs offices were set on fire, while assaults were recorded in Cap Haitian (north) and Les Cayes (south) .

Breaking News: Three killed during violent protest in Haiti against the increase of gas prices

Street violence broke out last Friday in Port-au-Prince when the government announced that the next day would come into force a sharp increase in the price of fuel, as part of the package of adjustments signed in February with the International Monetary Fund .

Unions of Haitian transporters have called a general strike for today and tomorrow Tuesday, as they announced through different sources.

In a statement, the new president of Caricom who replace Haitian President Jovenel Moise, Andrew Holness, on behalf of the members, added that the organization "deplores the loss of lives, property and attacks against infrastructures" and called for "containment" and an end to protests and violence. "

"The issues that have unleashed them can only be solved in an atmosphere of calm, so in that sense, the Caribbean Community welcomes actions aimed at appeasing the situation."

Finally, he stressed that the community wants it to become "as soon as possible" to normality and, in the meantime, welcomes the support of the United Nations to "follow the situation closely".

In : Diplomacy 

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