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Haiti uneasy over gas prices & US State says be careful out there.


US State


Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Event: Embassy personnel are still under a Shelter in Place order. Roadblocks are continuing to pop up throughout the city and being manned by people throwing rocks. Some roadblocks have armed demonstrators that will shoot at vehicles trying to run through the roadblock

Actions to Take:

• Shelter in place. Do not attempt to travel at this time.

• Avoid protests and any large gathering of people.

• Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks.

• If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.
• U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince
• State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Haiti Country Information
• Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  (STEP) to receive security updates
• Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

U.S. Citizens in Haiti: Need Assistance? Call 202-501-4444

Calling from the U.S. about U.S. citizens in Haiti? Please call 1-888-407-4747


5/4/1886: A peaceful labor protest in Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois, turns into a riot, leaving more than 100 wounded and 8 police officers dead.



Venezuela: At least 68 people died when a fire broke out during a riot in the jail area of a police station



Medical security plan set during Egyptian presidential elections (3/26-28)


“…..Ministry of Health and Population declared that as a part of the comprehensive medical plan, 2887 equipped ambulances will be distributed across polling stations, centers for the final announcement of election results, as well as along main roads in each governorate …….the Egyptian Ambulance Authority has coordinated with the Critical and Emergency Care Department to provide emergency doctors for each ambulance. ….. three fully- equipped medical convoys, with different medical specialties, will be stationed in each governorate during the election. Enough emergency blood supplies and medicine for six months will be provided to all hospitals during the election…..”

Spain: More than 750 people were injured in the crackdown, Catalan officials said.

NY Times


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