'American citizens have been warned to shelter in place as riots grip Haiti. The Caribbean country has yet to recover from a 2010 earthquake, with foreign aid coming with a side of disease and corruption.
The US State Department warned American citizens trapped in Haiti to hunker down and shelter in place on Sunday, “due to continuing demonstrations, roadblocks, and violence” in the capital of Port-au-Prince and beyond.
A collection of Christian youth groups remain stranded in the country, in rural areas away from Port-au-Prince. Some 120 Americans are believed to be trapped inside a hotel targeted by protesters, who attempted to burn the building down.
Haiti has been gripped by violent protests since Friday, when Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant announced fuel price hikes of 38 percent to balance the poverty-stricken country’s budget. While the government backtracked on the plan by Saturday, public anger has not abated, and government buildings, hotels, and business in the capital have been set ablaze.'
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