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A motorcyclist drives past a burning barricade amid anti-government protests in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A motorcyclist drives past a burning barricade amid anti-government protests, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sept. 30, 2019 (AP photo by Rebecca Blackwell).

Will Violent Protests Force Out Haiti’s President?

Monday, Sept. 30, 2019

Violent protests in Haiti have paralyzed much of the country, as demonstrators vent their anger at ongoing, severe fuel shortages and widespread corruption at the highest levels of government. In a pre-recorded television address that aired at 2 a.m. last Wednesday, President Jovenel Moise called for national unity and dialogue with the opposition, but that appears to have done little to assuage the protesters, who say they will not rest until Moise steps down. In an email interview with WPR, Vincent Joos, an expert on Haiti at Florida State University, discusses the roots of the political and economic crisis in the country.

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