Anti-government protesters Tuesday turned the streets of Haiti's capital into a fiery obstacle course of burning cars and tires, hurling rocks and placing bricks in the middle of the road to protest several new tax hikes.
Haiti was spared a direct hit from Irma. But the frustration and fears it has ignited for some in its path is as deep for some who were affected by last year’s devastating Hurricane Matthew.
By Jacqueline Charles
Already overwhelmed by Haitian migrants who are being deported from the Dominican Republic, aid agencies in Haiti say they aren't prepared to handle a possible influx of Haitians enrolled in the U.S.'s Temporary Protected Program (TPS) who could soon be forced to return home.
Guy Philippe, an elected Haitian senator and former police commander who eluded capture in Haiti for more than a decade, was sentenced to nine years in prison in Miami federal court on June 21, 2017 for accepting bribes to protect cocaine smugglers who used the island to ship drugs to the United States.