Monday, March 08, 2021
Hot-Spot Monitoring: Haiti Protest Escalate for Latest Power Struggle
Mass protests on February 28 were the largest this year demanding President Jovenel Moise’s departure.
Jeanty Junior Augustin/Reuters
By Amelia Cheatham, Author and Sabine Baumgartner, Photo Editor
Protests have escalated across Haiti this year amid a dispute over whether President Jovenel Moise is governing beyond his term limit. Public discontent is a regular feature of life in the Caribbean’s poorest country. In the latter half of 2020, it saw an average of eighty-four demonstrations each month, according to the United Nations. The current protests, many in the capital of Port-au-Prince, signal a deeper and potentially more dangerous political crisis, experts say.
Active Haitian mediumwave stations;
Radio Lumiére, Port-au-Prince 660 kHz
Radio Lumiére, Les Cayes 760 kHz
Radio 4VEH, Cap Haitien 840 kHz
Radio Ginen, Port-au-Prince
(photo AFP/Getty Images)