Haitians riot over price rise | News | Al Jazeera

Haitians riot over price rise

At least four people are killed in violence while UN troops battle to restore calm.

    Haitians live on less than $2 a day [AP]

    More than two dozen people were injured and at least nine treated for bullet wounds.
     
    Food prices have soared in Haiti over recent months. It's already the poorest country in the Americas, where 80 per cent of the population live on less than $2 a day.
     
    Prices of rice, beans, fruit and condensed milk have gone up 50 per cent from last year, while the cost of pasta has doubled.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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