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Latin American Economy & Business - February 2019

Haiti: Government declares economic state of emergency

As violent protests continue to rock Haiti, the government has responded with a number of measures designed to address public gripes. On 5 February, President Jovenel Moïse declared an economic state of emergency, outlining a series of measures to tackle the ailing economy. On 16 February, Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant unveiled nine emergency measures that he hopes will raise living standards.

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