US Embassy personnel evacuated from Haiti as violence and chaos engulf the region


Important Takeaways:

  • US sends in Marines to evacuate embassy personnel from Haiti amid bloody uprising as stench of decaying corpses drive people from their homes and violence threatens to engulf the Dominican Republic
  • The US has deployed Marines to evacuate its embassy in Haiti as local gangs continue to attack state institutions.
  • The operation, which occurred early Sunday, serves as the latest sign of Haiti’s societal troubles, as locals in its capital continue to report the overwhelming stench of the dead.
  • Violence in the Caribbean country broke out this past week, and has since threatened to bring down the local government.
  • Gangs across the country continue to unite, causing thousands to flee their homes.
  • Politicians across the region are scrambling for a solution, as dogs have been seen gnawing on the unaddressed dead, and bodies are burned in the streets.
  • The neighborhood around the embassy in the capital, Port-au-Prince, has been one of the hardest-hit, hence the recent operation. Its success was revealed in a statement from the US military’s Southern Command later in the day.
  • The statement went on to reveal how the European Union’s delegation in Haiti has too temporarily closed its offices, amid the looming threat of the localized gangs.

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