Haiti protests

This item appears on page 18 of the September 2018 issue.

At least three people were killed as thousands of Haitians took to the streets on July 6 to protest a 40% increase in the prices of cooking fuel and gas, setting up roadblocks and burning cars and tires. Even after the prime minister announced, the next day, that the proposed increase would not go into effect, protests continued into July 8.

In response to the protests, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned from his position on July 17.