Following international pressure, the prime minister of Haiti resigned amid a low-level civil conflict

Augusto Sarmento - International
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An armed member of the G9 and Family gang patrols a roadblock in the Delmas 6 neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday, March 11. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

After an interim prime minister was named and a transitional presidential council was established, Henry announced his resignation.

In the midst of the chaos that has engulfed the nation, Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry declared on Tuesday that he will step down, giving in to international pressure to do so.
Henry consented to step down as soon as a temporary prime minister is appointed and a transitional presidential council is established, according to a statement issued early on Tuesday morning. The announcement was made just hours after officials from the Caribbean and the United States, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, convened in Jamaica for an emergency meeting to discuss the escalating crisis in Haiti, which was made worse by violent gangs that set fire to police stations, attacked the main airport, and raided two of the largest prisons in the nation. The current problem has been characterised by several specialists as


“The government that I’m running cannot remain insensitive in this situation. There is no sacrifice that is too big for our country,” Henry said in a recorded statement. “The government I’m running will remove itself immediately after the installation of the council.”

Right now, it’s unclear who will take Haiti out of its current predicament.
The United States, the United Nations, Brazil, Canada, France, Mexico, and the United States are all debating how to assist with the complex problem in Haiti.

The retirement happened just a few days after the State Department asked the Marines to support American troops in the Caribbean island where law and order has been severely disrupted by armed gang warfare.
This week, the U.S. military conducted an airlift operation to remove staff from the Embassy and the Marines sent a security team to Haiti.

“At the request of the Department of State, the U.S. military conducted an operation to augment the security of the U.S. Embassy at Port-au-Prince, allow our Embassy mission operations to continue, and enable non-essential personnel to depart,” U.S. Southern Command said Monday.

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