Already struggling with political paralysis, economic malaise and gang-fuelled violence, Haiti was pushed deeper into turmoil by the earthquake on August 14, which killed nearly 2,200 people.
Christian Emmanuel Sanon, who is of Haitian nationality, arrived in the island nation in June with “political objectives” in recruiting the gunmen who assassinated President Jovenel Moise last week.
Setting an emergency meeting over the crisis, the UN Security Council. members unanimously called "for the perpetrators of this abhorrent crime to be swiftly brought to justice," and for "all parties to remain calm, exercise restraint."
Since coming to power in February 2017, Moise has faced the anger of an opposition movement that refuses to recognise his victory in an election widely seen as dubious. And protests turned violent in late August due to a national fuel shortage.
The latest protest against Haitian President Jovenel Moise follows a strike Monday and Tuesday that shut schools, businesses, and government offices, halted public transport and suspended a Parliament session.
Prime Minister Henry Ceant and his Cabinet will remain in place in Haiti with limited powers until President Jovenel Moise and the heads of parliament's two houses agree on a replacement.
US State Department announces it is recalling all "non-emergency personnel" from Haiti and warned Americans against traveling to the unrest-plagued nation.
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