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    Demonstrators run away during a protest to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise and demanding to know how Petro Caribe funds have been used by the current and past administrations, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Much of the financial support to help Haiti rebuild after the 2010 earthquake comes from Venezuela's Petro Caribe fund, a 2005 pact that gives suppliers below-market financing for oil and is under the control of the central government.

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    Anti-government protests have been sweeping across the Caribbean island nation for the past several days, with demonstrators referring to those currently in power there as Washington’s protégés.

    Protesters in Haiti have railed against an alliance with the US, turning to Moscow, Caracas, and Beijing for help to resolve the crisis in the Caribbean country, Le Journals de Montreal reported. 

    “We would like to declare a complete split-up with the US, we are fed up with the American occupation, we can’t tolerate it anymore”, the leader of the protest group called Bronson told journalists.

    As media outlets have reported, demonstrators in Port-au-Prince, the republic’s capital, have declared the country’s President Jovenel Moise and the former head of state Michel Martelly “Washington’s puppets”. During the protests, Haitians burned the American flag chanting “Away with Americans! Long live Putin”. The police had to interfere and use tear gas to disperse the protests.

    The country witnessed the first protests earlier this week, with demonstrators demanding that President Moise step down due to his inability to satisfy his citizens’ basic needs and provide for them economically.

    In some parts of the island the protests have turned violent, leaving 7 people dead.

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