Government Plans to Raise Fuel Prices Spark Turmoil in Haiti

The Haitian government’s plan to raise fuel prices has unleashed chaos in the Caribbean country: a powerful gang leader blocks a port and demands the ouster of the prime minister, food stores are looted, shops and beach houses are set on fire, and embassies are shut down.

The government said last week it would end $400 million in subsidies for gasoline, diesel and kerosene, doubling the price paid to consumers. Thousands of Haitians took to the streets in protest, erecting street barricades made of stones, furniture, wood, burning tires and old refrigerators.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/government-plans-to-raise-fuel-prices-spark-turmoil-in-haiti-11663700874 Government Plans to Raise Fuel Prices Spark Turmoil in Haiti

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