Four years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the country has made great progress in rebuilding. But many new houses fall short of safety standards.
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has hit northern Haiti killing at least 14 people and injuring more than 100. The quake was felt across the Caribbean island.
Looters burned and vandalized shops in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince as protests over fuel price rises entered a third day. Several US church groups and volunteers are stranded with most flights remaining canceled.
Several deaths have been reported in Haiti as people rioted to protest significant increases in gas and fuel prices. Major airlines have canceled flights to the island. Leaders have appealed for calm.
After IMF-mandated fuel price hikes triggered riots that resulted in at least four deaths, Haitian PM Guy Lafontant has resigned. Now the president is searching for a way to appease consumers, politicians and economists.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version