This interview* was recorded on Monday, July 9, 2018, after the historic July 6, 7, 8 weekend shut down of the capital of Haiti because of the government fuel hikes in Haiti. The unpopular Jovenel Moise government put in as successor to Michel Martelly who was brought in by the Clintons under Obama after the earthquake, raised the prices for gasoline by 38%, diesel prices by 47% and kerosene up to 51%. The protests started right after the Friday, July 6 soccer game where Brazil lost and through to Sunday. Tens of thousands of Haitians shut down access to hotels they were told were paid for by Petro Caribe fuel monies meant to help with fuel prices and public programs but that was wasted by the government of Michel Martelly and his “legal bandits”.
By Sunday, the Haiti oligarchs, whose hotels and other businesses were shut down by the protestors began to use their control social media and cell phone to shutdowns to stop the social media coverage and animation of the protestors. The government walked back on the fuel increase and the Prime Minister resigned in an effort to stop the Jovenel Moise government from falling. But the people’s dissatisfaction with the continuation of the rape of Haiti continues…and would blow up again 17 October 2018.
*There are an estimated 250,000 people at Canaan, an earthquake settlement of homeless quake victims still abandoned in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. More hotels [Oasis, Best Western, Marriot, El Rancho, et al) were built in Haiti, some with quake relief monies, than safe and well-built housing for quake victims.
NBCNEWS: Strike shuts down Haiti capital after three days of protests – NBC News — https://nbcnews.to/2N2HjZq
CNN: As Haiti protests continue, US citizens warned to shelter in place – https://cnn.it/2zkDnBp
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Official Ezili Danto