PORT-AU-PRINCE – As Haiti entered a sixth week of violent anti-government protests over corruption and economic woes, Catholic leaders held a rare march calling for a resolution to the crisis that has “paralyzed the country.”
Thousands joined the peaceful march on Tuesday throughout the capital Port-au-Prince that underscored how sectors of society are rising up against “a broken political system.”
The march came as one of Haiti’s top hotels confirmed it was closing its doors at the end of the month, underscoring the damage being done to tourism.
Georges Sassine, the president of Haiti’s manufacturing industry association, earlier this month signed a document laying out the framework for a possible transition towards a better political system including electoral reform.(Reuters)