US moves to reduce diplomatic presence in
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The
This travel warning is being issued to inform American citizens that, due to continued political demonstrations and ongoing civil unrest,” the State Department said in a statement.
“The Department of State has authorized the departure of family members and non-emergency employees of the US Embassy on a voluntary basis,” it said.
“The Department of State warns US citizens to defer travel to
It said the Haitian government “has not been able to maintain order in
Six leading Haitian industry groups on Friday called for a campaign of civil disobedience against President Jean Bertrand Aristide amidst mounting international convern over unrest in the impoverished nation.
The Haitian opposition also called for a “peaceful mobilisation” against Aristide who was to go to
The State Department warned of the potential for “spontaneous demonstrations and violent confrontations” between anti-government protestors and pro-Aristide loyalists.