Haiti – News : Zapping…
20/04/2024 11:09:52

Haiti - News : Zapping...

The National Presses, vandalized and looted

On the night of Thursday April 18 to Friday April 19, 2024, armed individuals entered the premises of National Presses, located in the city center, one of the oldest public institutions in the country, whose first publications date from November 15 1804, an institution which is also the headquarters of the official newspaper “Le Moniteur”. They looted and vandalized the premises. An unknown number of important documents were scattered in the streets. At first glance, the damage is considerable, confirms Ronald Saint Jean, Director General of Presses Nationales, asking local authorities to act quickly to find the stolen documents, the number of which remains unknown for the moment.

19 police officers killed or injured

According to the quarterly report of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) during the first 3 months of 2024, at least 22 police stations, sub-stations and other police buildings were ransacked, burned or destroyed and 19 police officers were killed or injured.

89.2% of Dominicans agree with the expulsion of Haitians

According to a survey by the Dominican firm Markestrategia : 89.2% of Dominican citizens surveyed say they agree with the Dominican Republic’s continuation of expulsions of Haitians in an irregular migratory situation and 70.3% say they are satisfied with the way in which the President Abinader manages the Haitian question…

Pro Guy Philippe demonstration

Thursday, April 18, 2024 in the morning, agents from the Protected Areas Surveillance Brigade blocked National Road #3 near Péligré (Mirebalais) for a few hours. The demonstrators demanded the installation of Guy Philippe at the National Palace.

Dom. Rep. : Arrest of a Haitian escapee

Members of the Dominican Army assigned to the G-2 Intelligence Directorate and the 11th Infantry Battalion based in the La Estrelleta Fortress arrested in the municipality of Comendador, province of Elías Piña, Clairzier Emase, an escaped detainee from Les Cayes Prison found guilty of kidnapping and extortion. It was handed over to the Haitian National Police for the corresponding purposes. See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-42143-haiti-justice-haitian-authorities-inform-the-dr-about-dangerous-escaped-fugitives.html

Brazil : Details on the macabre discovery

Following the first checks carried out on the corpses in advanced decomposition found in a boat adrift between the towns of Bragança and Quatipuru in the Amazon https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-42114-icihaiti-flash-brazil-macabre-discovery-around-twenty-haitian-migrants.html , the Brazilian Ministry of Justice considers that there is nothing to confirm that these are Haitian nationals “[…] everything suggests from the documents and objects found next to the bodies that they were African migrants from Mauritania and Mali. In addition, there are 9 corpses and not 20 as declared by Alexandre Calvinho, the Head of the federal police of Bragança.”

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