Haiti Carnival Tragedy Ends Would-Be Distraction From Fuel Prices, Political Woes

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Haiti is in mourning today after at least 16 people were killed and scores injured when an electrocution and stampede ended Carnival in Haiti yesterday.

It was a terrible end to what was supposed to be a reprieve from an ugly start to 2015. The country began the year without a prime minister, and parliament was effectively dissolved soon after.

Then, in the days leading up to Carnival, cities around Haiti were paralyzed by protests and strikes against high fuel prices.

Haitian-born political consultant Jocelyn Mccalla joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti with details.


This segment aired on February 18, 2015.


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