Most of the highway between St. Marc and Port was blocked yesterday with barricades and burning tires. When Yonese got back from the market she said that the police and UN came and knocked down the one in Pierre Payen. Talking to people down the road in Montrouis and other areas we’ve heard that the road is blocked again. Not sure how far or what. It is kind of quiet on the highway, from what I can hear, which isn’t really a lot because of the cement mixer and concrete vibrator…
Yonese is one of the most sensible people I know here and I couldn’t help but agree with her yesterday when she said that blocking the roads because you’re hungry doesn’t make much sense because all food travels on that road. For example, yesterday she couldn’t buy eggs because they weren’t able to get through. I know the greater problem is the cost of food, but if roads are blocked and food can’t get to where it’s going, what is available will be more expensive. Crazy.
Reading CNN again (I’ve found this to be the most accurate based on what information we get from our friends and just the way the report. Not biased and they talk about issues that others seem to leave out.) this morning it said that 16 of Haiti’s 27 senators have sent a letter requesting the resignation of Haiti’s Prime Minister because of his lack of planning for the last weeks events. The news article said that they’ve given him today to resign and if he doesn’t they’ll bring him before the senate tomorrow to fire him.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens in the next few days.