113 tourists will be evacuated from Haiti because of violent street protests

Haiti President Jovenel Moise refuses to leave

US Issues Travel Warnings for Haiti and Turkey

Opposition groups called for protests after a court report alleged that officials and former ministers had misappropriated development loans made by Venezuela to Haiti after 2008.

Protesters are angry over skyrocketing inflation and the government's failure to prosecute embezzlement from a multi-billion Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti.

At least seven people have died in Haiti since February 7 when the latest protests began.

"I will not leave the country in the hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers", he said, according to Agence France-Presse.

"I want you to understand that am with you".

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"No more Haitians will be expelled from Canada to Haiti because of riots and insecurity that persist in this country", said Judith Gadbois-St-Cyr, the CBSA spokesman adding "an administrative reprieve on removals to Haiti will take effect immediately until further notice".

Canada, one of Haiti's largest worldwide donors, on Thursday temporarily closed its embassy because of "the current volatility", while the State Department in Washington ordered the departure of all "non-emergency USA personnel".

"There are now widespread, violent, and unpredictable demonstrations in Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti". US citizens have also been subject to travel bans that prevent them from departing Turkey. There have been roadblocks and looting and burning tires, burning cars. Critics claim his government lacks transparency and is ineffective. In the southern port city of Aquin, 78 inmates broke out of a prison while police were dealing with protesters, the Guardian reports.

The Catholic Bishops of the Episcopal Conference Haiti (CEH) earlier this week urged Haitians to come together and deal with the political situation confronting the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country and several Western countries have condemned the "unacceptable acts of violence" in the country. Its infrastructure also was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. It also called for U.S. citizens in the country to leave as soon as possible, noting that commercial flights remain available and are operating normally.

"Travelers are sometimes targeted, followed, and violently attacked and robbed shortly after leaving the Port-au-Prince worldwide airport", the State Department said.

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The State Department says anyone trying to reach the airports would need to be mindful of pop-up demonstrations, debris, rock-throwing and roadblocks - which should be avoided by simply turning around.

Global Affairs said it is providing consular advice to tour operators and has people on the ground in Haiti to provide assistance to Canadian citizens. That crisis was sparked by fury over a spike in gas prices, after the government agreed to let fuel prices rise as part of economic reforms set by the International Monetary Fund.

The unrest follows similar scenes last July, when deadly clashes and large protests brought the resignations of the prime minister and more than a dozen Cabinet members.

"If it continues on this way, it could become a big crisis very quickly".

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