Haiti is presently a chaotic whole with burned-out cars, makeshift barricades and shuttered businesses signalling a troubling week in Haiti.
Streets, schools and banks were closed throughout the country, bringing the economy to a standstill. Shortages of oil, power and food abound.
Sequel to information garnered, Haitians are demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse.
The nation’s currency is in free fall, and allegations of corruption linked to Mr. Moïse have brought the nation to a crisis point.
“To me it is obvious: The president, particularly, doesn’t govern anything at all right now,” said Fritz Jean, a former prime minister and past governor of Haiti’s Central Bank. “In fact, we are in a state of vacancy right now.”
Mr. Moïse has not been seen publicly since Wednesday morning when he issued a prerecorded address appealing for calm and offering to form a unity government in the aftermath of several failed attempts to appoint a new prime minister, who would be his fourth nominee in just over two years.