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Saturday, July 07, 2018

As demonstrations continued in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and a northern city following a fuel price hike, the US embassy warned its citizens Saturday to stay inside. Protesters have been demonstrating this week against a sharp rise in fuel prices ordered by the government. An estimated 120 American and 100 Haitian guests are stuck in a Port-au-Prince hotel and may soon evacuate after demonstrators tried to set fire to the hotel and penetrate security to enter it, said Stacy Librandi Bourne, an emergency medical professional from HERO Client Rescue who is at the Oasis Hotel.

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U.S. Embassy in Haiti: Embassy personnel are still under a Shelter in Place order. Roadblocks are continuing to pop up throughout the city and being manned by people throwing rocks. Some roadblocks have armed demonstrators that will shoot at vehicles trying to run through the roadblock

Actions to Take:

Shelter in place. Do not attempt to travel at this time.

Avoid protests and any large gathering of people.

Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks.

If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.

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There can never be enough tragedy for the poor Haitians. Most of it is by design.

#1 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-07-07 09:30 PM | Reply

Maybe they should FIX their screwed up country.

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-07-08 12:21 PM | Reply

Maybe you should get out of it, as usual.

#3 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-07-08 02:18 PM | Reply

Maybe you should get out of it, as usual.

#3 | Posted by fresno500

WTF are you babbling about?
Don't you even know how to construct a sentence?

#4 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-07-08 05:25 PM | Reply

Maybe they should FIX their screwed up country.

#2 | POSTED BY Comrade Snippy

Maybe you need to learn shut your traitorous --- up Hilljack!

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-07-08 10:58 PM | Reply

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson, I have lived in Haiti for a year, you have no comprehension of how screwed up a place can be. Then anyone with a public office is for sale. Ask the Clintons. The robbed millions of aid after the earthquake. The best thing that could happen to Haiti is that it becomes a colony, but no one wants it. Even the Russians, Cubans and the Chinese took a look during the cold war and determined that it was not worth their time. The big problems Haiti has? Malaria, erosion from deforestation, roads, water, housing, a lack of Medical care, and even a place to bury the dead. One idea I floated with the Haitians they liked was to put a few US federal prisons in Haiti. Imagine escaping from one of those prisons and then begging to be let back in. That would happen. Haiti is rough, dangerous and mostly lawless. Law enforcement works like this in reality, make yourself a big enough problem, and your neighbors will kill you. Drive through the main drag in Citi Solie on the north side of Port a Prince and they put bodies on the corners, two or three every block. A truck comes by every Friday to pick up the dead. They dump them in a large field north of the city. Literally they have a body dump.

#6 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-07-09 10:06 AM | Reply

You are right docnjo, It is just like all 3re world countries. Everyone is on the take. I am not sure why the libs think it is our problem.

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-07-09 11:34 AM | Reply

#7 | Posted by Sniper, Nah, I have been in several third world countries, Haiti is in it's own category. We called it the fourth world, where the third world sends their foreign aid. Seriously, the Chinese paid for a TB and malaria hospital back in the 90s,(something desperately needed). Big mistake, they gave the money to the Haitian government. A year later they came in and checked on the progress of this project. Big surprise, the money was gone and nothing was done to build the hospital. Several government officials left the country, and went off to France and the Dominican Republic. Papa Doc and Baby Doc were corrupt, but they just skimmed. The new guys rob the entire bundle. I made a point to pee on Asistede's wall every time I passed it. That guy left his country too.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-07-09 01:02 PM | Reply

The character of the people is shot. No one can be trusted to run the country.

#9 | Posted by boaz at 2018-07-09 03:02 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by boaz Failed state? Maybe it is time for us to make that place a US colony. It would cost a lot less than supporting those folks on welfare here. Number one aspiration of the average Haitian? Escape to the USA. There is plenty of resources in Haiti, it used to be a major tourist mecca. It could be again.

#10 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-07-09 04:40 PM | Reply

#9,

The people are too broken and the country is in chaos. It would take violence to get it under control. And then you would have to fight the elements in the country who like the chaos, namely those who would bring violence.

And there are no resources in Haiti. Anything that was there has been stolen and squandered and used. There is nothing of value in Haiti.

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2018-07-09 05:13 PM | Reply

The people are too broken and the country is in chaos. It would take violence to get it under control. And then you would have to fight the elements in the country who like the chaos, namely those who would bring violence.
And there are no resources in Haiti. Anything that was there has been stolen and squandered and used. There is nothing of value in Haiti.

POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2018-07-09 05:13 PM | REPLY

No dummkopf it would take money and jobs to fix their country. Violence is how it got this way. Idle hands and all of that.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-09 05:15 PM | Reply

#11 | Posted by boaz Actually Haitians are resourceful, hard working and pleasant. If we took this mess over, we could improve the country over night. You can get men to line up for work if you paid them 10 bucks a day. They are excellent cement workers, they all know how to farm, and they can make almost anything out of practically nothing. I like Haitians a lot. I really hate the MREs,(morally repulsive elite).

#13 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-07-09 10:51 PM | Reply

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