The riots, behind a façade of popular uprising to demand accountability for Venezuelan loans, are funded by four opposition groups of drug traffickers, weapons dealers, oligarchs, Venezuelan money, Chinese money and corrupt politicians working to overthrow President Jovenel. Ten days of burning barricades manned by gangs hired with opposition cash, terrorized Haiti by blocking access to fuel, food, water, medicines & services.
Some missions & tourists evacuated when the US Embassy raised Haiti’s Travel Warning to Level 4; it’s worst rating. We never felt threatened and stayed put as did President Jovenel; we did not run out of food, fuel, water or hope for an end to the 10 day lockdown. With 4 days of supplies left, gas stations opened, propane delivered & we shopped for food and water, but tensions were only briefly alleviated when an international crisis broke.