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Haiti - Canada : Warning for Canadian Travellers going to Jérémie...
04/12/2012 09:15:53

Haiti - Canada : Warning for Canadian Travellers going to Jérémie...
For a week, a tense situation reign in Jérémie here the population manifests with violence, for the resumption of construction work of a road section of 70 kilometers, started by the Brazilian firm OAS and whose contract has been canceled.

The promises of the Minister of Public Works, Jacques Rousseau, of an early resumption of this important regional project, were not enough to calm the population...

Friday, violent clashes with the police, including officers of the Intervention and Maintenance of Order Corps (CIMO) came as reinforcements from the capital, have made at least 1 dead and 3 injured in protesters and wounded several others among security forces. Barricades inflamed and throwing stones, paralyzed all activities of the city, the house of the Government Commissioner was vandalized and that of her mother burned in retaliation...

Monday, the demonstrations have resumed in Jérémie and new burning barricades erected. Schools, public institutions and banks remained closed while public transport was paralyzed.

"Regional Advisory for the city of Jeremie (Department of Grand Anse" Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against non-essential travel to the city of Jeremie (Department of Grand Anse), where civil unrest and demonstrations that have resulted in deaths, have been occurring since the end of November. If you are in Jeremie, avoid demonstrations, monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities.

This is the second warning of Canada after that of Martissant, Carrefour, Cité Soleil and Bel Air http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-7190-haiti-canada-warning-for-canadian-travellers-to-haiti.html

However, the Canadian Department specifies "no warning is in effect for the whole of Haiti."

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