U.S. Embassy in Haiti Demands Further Military Backup amid Civil Unrest

Breitbart | 7/12/2018 | Staff
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The United States embassy in Haiti asked on Tuesday for further military backup, including Marines, as the capital, Port-au-Prince, remains gripped by violent civil unrest.

According to CNN, the embassy demanded a Marine Security Guard Augmentation Unit that includes 13 marines and other personnel to secure the vicinity. The government has since accepted the request, and the team will now travel to Haiti.

Unrest - People - Living - Costs - Prices

The civil unrest comes as people express anger about rising living costs, with prices for gasoline and diesel rising by 38 and 47 percent, respectively. The move was promoted by the International Monetary Fund, which urged Haitian authorities to reduce government food subsidies.

“Due to the security situation, U.S. government personnel continue to shelter in place and U.S. citizens are advised to do the same. If you attempt to go to the airport, exercise extreme caution and only do so if the route is open,” reads an advisory posted by the State Department. “Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents or emergencies.”

Department - State - US - Haiti

“The Department of State currently advises U.S. citizens not to travel to Haiti due to the...
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