Government Plans to Raise Fuel Prices Spark Turmoil in Haiti

The Haitian authorities’s plan to lift gas costs has sparked chaos within the Caribbean nation, with a robust gang chief blocking a port and calling for the prime minister’s overthrow, and meals warehouses looted, companies and seashore homes torched and embassies closed.

The federal government stated final week that it will finish $400 million in subsidies for gasoline, diesel and kerosene, doubling the worth to shoppers. 1000’s of Haitians took to the streets in protest, erecting highway barricades of rocks, furnishings, wooden, burning tires and previous fridges.