Crime/Justice

Fed up with corruption, Haitians take to social media | Miami Herald


The campaign, called the #petrocaribechallenge, is attracting Haitians both in and out of the country, and comes during a turbulent time for Haiti. Haitians are awaiting the approval of a new prime minister by Parliament after a government decision last month to increase fuel prices by as much as 51 percent sparked days of violent protests and looting.In the aftermath, Haiti’s Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant and his cabinet were forced to resign and Haitians, angry over years of unchecked corruption and lack of development, began asking where the PetroCaribe money went.“We are fed up with what’s going on,” said Mirambeau, 35, who tweeted the photo on Aug. 14 from a living room in Canada. “It’s like we have a knife under our throats, and are looking at the government and not doing anything.”

Source: | Miami Herald

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