Demonstrators run away during a protest to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and demanding to know how Petro Caribe funds have been used by the current and past administrations, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Much of the financial support to help Haiti rebuild after the 2010 earthquake comes from Venezuela’s Petro Caribe fund, a 2005 pact that gives suppliers below-market financing for oil and is under the control of the central government. (DIEU NALIO CHERY / AP PHOTO). Featured Image
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, who has been blamed for the country’s economic woes by the opponents.
With more rallies planned in the coming days, the standoff has plunged Latin America’s poorest nation into political chaos.
Al Jazeera’s Fintan Monaghan reports.