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U.S. Evacuates Some Americans From Haiti As Official Describes Violence Like ‘Mad Max’

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2024
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The U.S. has begun evacuating some Americans trapped in Haiti amid one of the country’s worst periods of political unrest, but hundreds more have asked the State Department for assistance as gangs continue to control larges swaths of the nation’s capital.

Vedant Patel, a spokesperson for the State Department, described the ongoing situation in Haiti Tuesday as “dire,” but that government-sponsored flights had ferried some citizens to the nearby Dominican Republic. Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, has erupted in gang violence in recents weeks that has prompted the shutdown of the city’s airport and cut off...

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