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U.S. State Department Urge Citizens to avoid traveling to Haiti, Citing Violent Unrest

Travelers Today       By    Staff Reporter

Updated: Feb 15, 2019 03:28 PM EST

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"Do not travel to Haiti due to crime and civil unrest," the U.S. State Department says, urging Americans to avoid the country that is wracked with violent protests against President Jovenel Moise. The State Department is pulling all nonemergency U.S. personnel and their family members from the country.

The U.S. advisory comes one week after anti-corruption protests intensified, reflecting fury over a court report that alleges billions of dollars in development money from Venezuela's Petrocaribe fund were diverted or misused. The accusations include Moise and a company he headed before he took office in 2017.

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