Haiti: Dozens injured as anti-government protests continue in Port-au-Prince

Violent clashes erupted in the impoverished quarter of Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince in Monday as anti-government protests continued in the Haitian capital, reportedly leaving four dead and dozens more injured since protests began several days ago. Clashes broke out when protesters marching through the city streets smashed windows and began looting stores. Several protesters can be seen burning... Еще tires and being detained by police. Demonstrators are demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, as well as protesting against the country’s corruption, double-digit inflation, and poor living conditions. The accusations against Moise stem from a scandal involving the misuse of money from the PetroCaribe fund. PetroCaribe — the brainchild of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez — allowed participating countries to purchase cheap petroleum products with reduced interest rates. Haitian investigations into the alleged misuse of nearly $2 billion (€1.7 billion) pointed to several ministers in the current ruling party, but none have faced legal proceedings.

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