Port-au-Prince wakes up to the anger of motorcycle taxi drivers   

Several neighborhoods and streets in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area were blocked Thursday by burning barricades erected by motorcycle taxi drivers in protest against the fuel shortage at service stations.  

Motorcycle taxi drivers have also complained about soaring black market fuel prices due to fuel shortages, dropping from 200 gourdes per gallon to 2,500 gourdes. 

Hundreds of people wait in vain at bus stops for public transport vehicles, which have all but disappeared from the streets due to fuel shortages. 

In the same vein, the union of petroleum product truckers went on strike on Thursday “to say no to the phenomenon of insecurity”. 

In this sense, it should be noted that the takeover of certain areas by armed gangs operating in Port-au-Prince is one of the causes that has hindered the supply of fuel and caused the shortage, which has been recurring for three months. 

Since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise on July 7, Haiti's socio-political and economic crisis has worsened, with an increase in kidnappings, robberies, rapes and armed robberies. 

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