Deadly protests squeeze Haitians as economy flails

World / Social Issues Oct 4, 2019

Deadly protests squeeze Haitians as economy flails

Marcel Cineus scanned the crowd for hints of a potential customer as people bustled past his wooden stall filled with hundreds of textbooks in the hills of Port-au-Prince. School was supposed to start in early September, and Cineus by now would have sold a couple ...

Haiti erupts in violent protests demanding ouster of president

World / Social Issues Oct 1, 2019

Haiti erupts in violent protests demanding ouster of president

Thousands of demonstrators set fires Monday and chanted calls for Haiti's president to resign as the opposition to Jovenel Moise tried to increase pressure for him to leave office. Schools, businesses and government offices were closed as protesters gathered chanting, "Down with Jovenel!" "We can't continue ...

Canada closes Haiti embassy as violence traps hundreds of tourists

World Feb 15, 2019

Canada closes Haiti embassy as violence traps hundreds of tourists

Canada on Thursday temporarily closed its embassy in Haiti as violent protests against President Jovenel Moise's government trapped hundreds of Canadian tourists in the Caribbean island nation. "Due to the current volatility, the Port-au-Prince embassy is closed today and we will continue to assess the ...