Haitian Gov’t Announces Spending Cuts in Attempt to Quell Unrest

HeadlineFeb 18, 2019

In Haiti, Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant announced emergency spending cuts Saturday after nine days of anti-government protests, which resulted in at least seven deaths. Protesters have been calling for President Jovenel Moïse to step down over the country’s economic woes and a corruption scandal involving the suspected embezzlement of nearly $4 billion of Petrocaribe funds Haiti received as part of a Venezuelan oil subsidy program.

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