by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/19/19, 10:55 am
Some calm returned to Haiti on Tuesday after rising prices spurred violent anti-government protests. The demonstrations began Feb. 7 after the price of basic goods like rice and cooking oil doubled. Protesters called on President Jovenel Moïse to step down and demanded an independent investigation into the allotment of funds from the PetroCaribe agreement, a subsidized oil program between Caribbean countries and OPEC member Venezuela.