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Protesters have set up road blocks to disrupt traffic and commerce along key streets in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery

Haiti’s deadly riots fueled by anger over decades of austerity and foreign interference

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By Vincent Joos, The Conversation — At least seven people are dead and Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant has resignedafter weeks of violent protests in Haiti that were sparked by a sudden increase of fuel prices. Demonstrations began on July 6, when the Haitian government said that gas prices would go up 38 percent to US$4.60 per gallon because the International Monetary Fund, a major Haitian creditor, recommended ending petroleum subsidies. The average income in…

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