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Mexican Embassy in Haiti joins other countries in shutting down due to ongoing violence

Mexico City, Mexico — Due to the ongoing violence in Haiti, Mexico has joined several other counties by closing its Embassy. On Friday, the Consular of Mexico in Haiti announced it had closed for the week due to a wave of country violence.

The Embassy in Haiti posted “Notice to the public: The Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico in Haiti will be closed this week and until further notice. In case of emergency, please contact us through the e-mail address: Thank you for your understanding.”

The violence began September 11 after Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced a rise fuel prices across the country. The announcement was made after the government decided it could no longer continue with its fuel subsidies.

For days, locals have been protesting in the streets with mob-like marches. On September 14, the violence escalated when public roads and transport vehicles were blocked and people began to burn cars.

Other embassies in Haiti warned their nationals to the violence telling them to “be careful and limit movement.”

The Mexican embassy announced that it had “closed for the week” in order to safeguard the integrity of its personnel. It has joined embassies from Dominican Republic, Spain, France and Canada, who have also closed their doors.