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DEMONSTRATORS RUN AWAY DURING A PROTEST TO DEMAND THE RESIGNATION OF PRESIDENT JOVENEL MOISE AND DEMANDING TO KNOW HOW PETRO CARIBE FUNDS HAVE BEEN USED BY THE CURRENT AND PAST ADMINISTRATIONS, IN PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 2019. MUCH OF THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO HELP HAITI REBUILD AFTER THE 2010 EARTHQUAKE COMES FROM VENEZUELA’S PETRO CARIBE FUND, A 2005 PACT THAT GIVES SUPPLIERS BELOW-MARKET FINANCING FOR OIL AND IS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT. (DIEU NALIO CHERY / AP PHOTO)

With more rallies planned in the coming days, the standoff has plunged Latin America’s poorest nation into political chaos.

Al Jazeera’s Fintan Monaghan reports.

(zdroj: kolumnmagazine.com, foto: AP)

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