The president marked Saturday by interesting for unity and laying a wreath on the 214th anniversary of the demise of Haiti’s first impartial ruler, Jean-Jacque Dessalines.

Many Haitians criticize the federal government’s pandemic response, alleging that authorities haven’t achieved sufficient to offer remedy for these affected, or supplied financial assist for many who misplaced work as a consequence of a nationwide lockdown geared toward stopping the unfold of COVID-19 within the impoverished nation.

The police have held their very own protests this 12 months, demanding higher pay and dealing circumstances. In February, police exchanged gunfire with Haitian troopers outdoors the nationwide palace the place police had been protesting working circumstances.

Earlier this 12 months, a scathing United Nations report accused Haitian police of corruption and failing to guard the inhabitants.

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