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US tells citizens to leave Haiti after mass jailbreak sparks state of emergency

Posted on AllSides March 4th, 2024
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REUTERS/Ralph Tedy Erol

The United States called for its citizens to leave Haiti "as soon as possible" after violence escalated late last week, when 15,000 more people fled the fighting and armed men broke thousands of inmates from Haiti's largest prison.

The United States, which is home to over a million Haitians, said its embassy would be offering limited operations on Monday while Canada said it would temporarily close its embassy.

This follows the Haitian government's declaration of a state of emergency on Sunday evening after violent clashes in the capital damaged communications and led...

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