- Title: Haitians burn tyres, loot businesses in protest over fuel shortages
- Date: 25th September 2019
- Summary: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (SEPTEMBER 24, 2019) (REUTERS) BURNING TYRE, BARRICADE NEAR PROTESTERS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER, SAYING: "Jovenel Moise (Haitian President Jovenel Moise) we tell him to leave. We don't want him in the country because he is a defendant, a thief. We are hungry, children cannot go to school. There's no food. There is nothing. That is why we are on the streets until we get rid of Jovenel Moise (the president)." VARIOUS OF BROKEN WINDOWS IN LOOTED BUSINESSES VARIOUS OF RUBBISH LYING IN STREET PEOPLE SELLING FOOD IN STREET PEOPLE IN STREET PEOPLE IN THE BACK OF VEHICLE PEOPLE IN STREET VARIOUS OF BANK EXTERIOR
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- Keywords: Angry protesters tyres alight Port-au-Prince looted businesses(September 24) as fuel shortages grip Haiti. A dispute between Haiti and a U.S. energy trading firm has lead to long blackouts and fuel shortages in the Caribbean nation feeding anger at President Jovenel Moise's government following the collapse of a supply deal with Venezuela last year.
- Location: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
- City: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
- Country: Haiti
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001AY0RTXJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Angry protesters set tyres alight on the streets of Port-au-Prince and looted businesses - then set fire to them - on Tuesday (September 24) as fuel shortages grip Haiti.
A dispute between Haiti and a U.S. energy trading firm has led to long blackouts and fuel shortages in the Caribbean nation, feeding anger at President Jovenel Moise's government following the collapse of a supply deal with Venezuela last year.
The Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, Haiti long relied on fuel shipments from nearby OPEC member Venezuela, which offered cheap financing to several Caribbean nations to buy its gasoline, diesel and other products through a program called Petrocaribe.
But the scheme fell apart last year due to economic turmoil in Venezuela, forcing Haiti - a nation of 11 million people - to return to international markets.
(Production: Robenson Sanson)
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