Gangs in Haiti have blocked roads to fuel terminals, leading to shortages at gas stations. Jimmy Cherizier, the leader of the gang coalition “G9”, demanded that Prime Minister Ariel Henry resign in return for the safe passage of fuel trucks. Telecommunication networks and hospitals, which both use generators, have been affected and face possible shutdowns as fuel shortages continue.
Haiti’s telecoms networks have sharply cut back on service because of fuel shortages caused by the tightening grip of criminal gangs on the capital Port-au-Prince, company officials said.
Hospitals in Haiti are days from closing due to fuel shortages. Gang violence has displaced thousands and is blocking fuel deliveries, adding to political chaos since the president’s killing and a recent earthquake. The U.S. has deported 7,000+ Haitian asylum seekers since Sept.
What people are saying?
Matt Rivers We sat down with Haiti senate leader Joseph Lambert yesterday who called on Prime Minister Ariel Henry to resign. He then didn’t hide the fact that he wants the top job for himself.
Michael Deibert I’m sorry, but foreign journalists need to do a better job when it comes to reporting on #Haiti. The Tonton Macoutes were a militia not a “gang” (there’s a difference) & the chimere were country-wide, not “based in Cité Soleil,” another slur against a long-suffering neighborhood.
Madame Boukman Where are all the specialized forces in #Haiti the US spent hundreds of millions of dollars to train? Why can’t they mobilize to free the kidnapped christian missionaries? It’s been a week and a half. Do they only exist to shoot protesters? There’s a game being played here.