Protests Force Power Shift in Haiti

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Protesters run around the fire while perform a voodoo ceremony prior a march in Port-au-Prince, on January 24, 2016 to demand the resignation of Haitian President, Michel Martelly.
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After widely discredited election results in October in Haiti, and the subsequent cancellation of two runoff contests, protests and demonstrations throughout the country forced President Michel Martelly to leave office over the weekend.

There's currently no plan to replace Martelly, and the question of succession remains open, something that's putting the nation in an uncertain predicament. 

Jacqueline Charles, Haiti correspondent for the Miami Herald, discusses the latest in Haiti, and just how unstable the country continues to be after the devastating 2010 earthquake. 

What you'll learn from this segment:

  • What the political climate is currently like in Haiti. 
  • How widespread protests have been.
  • How this political instability is connected to the 2010 earthquake.