facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

Haiti appeals to Caricom for help

April 19, 2008 at 6:57 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, April 19 (UPI) -- Haiti is appealing to member nations of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, for help in its ongoing food price crisis, Haitian officials said.

President Rene Preval asked Caricom countries for an unspecified amount of financial aid, Haitian radio reported, following last week's protests over rising food costs.

Prices for staples like rice have double in the last year, prompting demonstrations that left five people dead last week.

Preval said shortly after the protests the Haitian government would subsidize some basic foods until the country could begin producing more food supplies at home and rely less on costlier imports.

Topics: Rene Preval
© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended Stories
Most Popular
1
One cop issued 80 percent of the marijuana tickets in Seattle this year
2
Army receives first advanced CH-47F helicopter variant
3
Oklahoma shook by three earthquakes in less than 48 hours
4
Comic-Con cosplayer sexually assaulted, beaten and left in gutter
5
Drone transporting weed, cigarettes and cell phones crashes outside S.C. prison
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback