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In Haiti, it’s Time to Change the System

Oct 22, 2019 04:05 am

Anti-government protesters fill the street for a march in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Anger over corruption, inflation and scarcity of basic goods has led to weeks of demonstrations asking for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.
AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

Looking at the world news today brings to mind an old Kingston Trio protest song about western obliviousness of global events: “They’re rioting in Africa…”

Protests in Hong Kong get the most coverage, but in Latin America, protests against government actions that hurt impoverished majorities are rocking (among others) Chile, Ecuador, Honduras, and Haiti.

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