Caribbean News – U.S. Urging Americans To Shelter In Place Amid Protests In This Caribbean Nation


Cars that were burned during looting at a telephone company are seen in the commune of Petion Ville in Port-au-Prince, on July 8, 2018. (Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

 News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. July 9, 2019: The U.S. State Department is urging Americans and embassy personnel in Haiti to “shelter in place” and not to “attempt to travel at this time” as protests against a plan to hike the price of fuel on the island continued.

Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant called for Haitians to stop burning tires and blocking roads as he temporarily suspended the price increase on Saturday. But the protests continued Sunday as looters pillaged burned and vandalized shops in Haiti’s capital. Cars were bured during looting at a telephone company…

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