By Milo Milfort.
Port-au-Prince, Sep 15 (EFE).- Violence, looting and protests against Haiti’s prime minister worsened Thursday, prompting several embassies to close their doors.
The legations of Spain, France, the Dominican Republic and Canada, among others, remained closed, although consular emergency telephone lines remained operational.
Neighboring Dominican Republic, whose border with Haiti remains “secured,” evacuated civilian staff from its embassy and consulates to protect “the physical integrity of personnel,” according to a government statement.
In Haiti the situation is rapidly deteriorating, especially since leader Ariel Henry announced a fuel price hike earlier this week, and threatens to plunge the poorest country in the Americas into severe chaos.