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Haitian Protesters Demand Relief from Soaring Prices, Resignation of U.S.-Backed Leader

HeadlineOct 04, 2022

Mass protests in Haiti are continuing for a seventh week to demand the resignation of the U.S.-backed Prime Minister Ariel Henry and to condemn rising fuel prices.

Thelemaque Piere: “We are in the streets to say that we cannot breathe because of the high cost of living. Today we are in the streets to say that we want our dollars. Today we are in the streets to say that we do not accept the increase in the price of fuel, because fuel is a significant product. If we add one cent to its cost, then the price of all products will triple or increase fivefold. As long as Prime Minister Ariel Henry does not give up power, we will continue to fight.”

The ongoing protests in Haiti have shut down many parts of the country. Meanwhile, Haitian authorities have announced eight people have died from cholera — the first cholera deaths in Haiti in three years. A cholera outbreak a decade ago killed over 10,000 people in Haiti.

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