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Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:21 am

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation ... 90259.html
The U.S. airlines canceled all of their flights to Haiti Saturday as the country’s embattled prime minister called for Haitians to stop blocking roads and burning tires amid a civil unrest being triggered by the announcement of a sharp hike in fuel prices. Flights remain canceled until further notice despite Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant's announcement that the price adjustment was being temporarily suspended.

At least three people have died as a result of the violence that erupted Friday afternoon, including a police officer and security guard for a former legislative candidate and opposition leader. Also, two police stations — one in the city of Gonaives and the other in Carrefour on the outskirts of metropolitan Port-au-Prince — were set ablaze. Gunshots were fired during demonstrations in the capital city as well as the town of Cavaillon.

The capital has stood paralyzed since July 6, following the government announcement that gasoline prices would rise by 38 percent, diesel by 47 percent and kerosene by 51 percent starting this weekend.
US citizens have been advised to shelter in place.
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Re: Haiti

Post by corplinx » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:28 am

What a shithole.

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Re: Haiti

Post by sparks » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:33 am

Why is it so tough to get fuel to Haiti that the prices are so fucked?

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Re: Haiti

Post by Grammatron » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:52 am

sparks wrote:Why is it so tough to get fuel to Haiti that the prices are so fucked?

"Mr. President, I smell a big fat profiteering rat!"
Too bad google doesn't exist

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Re: Haiti

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:29 am

Sounds like a good reason for the government to not be in the business of setting prices in the first place.
Let the laws of supply and demand set the price.
Since 2010, Haiti has lost nearly $770,750,000 in revenues by keeping gas prices low, government officials say.

"Only 25 percent of the population has benefited from the subsidization," Haiti's Finance Minister Jude Alix Patrick Solomon said Friday at a press conference about the fuel hikes. "It's difficult for you to be asking your international partners to give you budgetary assistance or support and at the same time you have revenue that you are not capturing."

The fuel hikes were part of an agreement that Haiti entered into with the International Monetary Fund. It has called on Haiti to make sweeping reforms in its public administration and raise gas prices in accordance with its 1995 law that calls for prices to be adjusted with every shipment. Failing to do the reforms can cost Haiti up to $96 million in budgetary support from international donors.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation ... rylink=cpy
Perhaps someone from the IMF should go down there and calmly explain the principles of economics to these rioters.
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Re: Haiti

Post by Doctor X » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:16 am

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Re: Haiti

Post by sparks » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:30 am

Grammatron wrote:
sparks wrote:Why is it so tough to get fuel to Haiti that the prices are so fucked?

"Mr. President, I smell a big fat profiteering rat!"
Too bad google doesn't exist
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Re: Haiti

Post by Doctor X » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:56 am

She is busy, sparks.

Let me pull out. . . .

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Re: Haiti

Post by sparks » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:06 am

:lmao:
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