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Me André Michel, Spokesperson of the radical opposition of the movement known as "Democratic and Popular Sector" condemns and denounces the political repression exerted in Miragoâne over the last 48 hours against the local leaders and activists underlining that warrants of bringing were arbitrarily awarded against about twenty leaders and opposition activists in the department of Nippes.
Crisis : $1.5 billion in losses for the country
Political expert Stanley Lucas estimates that partial or total paralysis for more than a year [by popular movements initiated by the opposition] has caused Haiti to lose nearly 1.5 billion dollars and tens of thousands of jobs.
Senator Étienne's appeal
"Ladies and gentlemen, Haitian politicians as good responsible parents, at this time of political crisis, let the children of Haiti have the chance to enjoy the sacred right to the education they have Tomorrow is getting ready today," Senator of the North Dieudonne Luma Étienne.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey concerned
NY Democrat Congresswoman Nita Lowey is concerned about situations of violence and the humanitarian crisis in Haiti, urging the actors of the crisis to take the path of dialogue to establish a democratic, functional Government for the benefit of the Haitian people.
Open Defecation, Haiti at the top of the Region
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. are the countries where open defecation is most prevalent. Haiti is the country of the Caribbean region, Latin America with the highest percentage of population having this practice (20%) but also the lowest level of access to drinking water services 65.5% and basic sanitation 34,7%.
Floods in Cap-Haïtien
Wednesday after the torrential rains that hit the north of the country, several streets and houses in downtown Cap-Haitien are flooded.