The US Embassy in Port-au-Prince issued a Security Alert on November 18 as anti-corruption protests broke out in Haiti. The alert cites protests, roadblocks, burning tires, and possible gunfire within the capital city including the areas of Petionville, Peguyville, Delmas, La Saline, Cite Soleil, Nazon, Sans Fil, Bel-Air, Champ-de-Mars, Carrefour Aeroport, Bourdon, Canape Vert, and outside the capital, in the areas of Port-de-Paix, Les Cayes, Cap Haitien, Hinche, Gonaives, and Jeremie.
The Embassy required its American employees to shelter in place. “Pending further changes, the Embassy plans to announce a delayed opening (10 a.m., Monday, November 19.” Employees remain “prohibited from traveling within Haiti beyond a 15-mile radius of the Embassy without prior Chief of Mission approval.”
The Embassy is still requiring its American employees to shelter in place until further notice. Pending no further changes, the Embassy plans to announce a delayed opening (10 a.m., Monday, November 19).
— U.S. Embassy Haiti (@USEmbassyHaiti) November 19, 2018
— Diplopundit (@Diplopundit) November 19, 2018
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) November 18, 2018
— Jake Johnston (@JakobJohnston) November 18, 2018
Local human rights group, FJKL, report on massacre earlier this week in La Saline. 15-25 dead. Group documents links between armed conflict, corrupt police and government officials. Connects it all to the ongoing #PetroCaribeChallenge movement. https://t.co/QO9DLEHBuG
— Jake Johnston (@JakobJohnston) November 16, 2018
At least 6 people have died in Petrocaribe corruption protests across Haiti.
"The Haitians are tired of the system," said protester Samuel Louis pic.twitter.com/XY5Y3p3zuB
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) November 19, 2018