New tax hikes ignites violent street protests in Haiti

A transport strike over tax increases on fuel, alcohol and cigarettes has shut down most of Haiti. The government says the money raised will be used to improve public services.

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    A transport strike over tax increases on fuel, alcohol and cigarettes has shut down most of Haiti.

    The government says the money raised will be used to improve public services.

    But with more than half the population living under the poverty line, Haitians say they can't afford it.

    Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports.


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