Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Not Good News.

Warden Message No. 136
Elections-Related Demonstrations
U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince issued the following Warden Message on December 08, 2010:

The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is issuing this Warden Message to alert U.S. citizens that there are reports of numerous elections-related demonstrations throughout Port-au-Prince and in other parts of Haiti and reminds U.S. citizens of the potential for violence throughout Haiti for the duration of the electoral period. Demonstrators have barricaded roads in many parts of Port-au-Prince making movement around the city difficult and dangerous. U.S. citizens are advised to remain in their homes and shelter in place until conditions stabilize.

Port-au-Prince’s international airport is closed until further notice and all scheduled flights are canceled. The airport at Cap-Haitien is also closed, and demonstrations and barricaded roads have made movement around that city unsafe. Additionally, American Airlines has canceled all of its flights to and from Port-au-Prince on Thursday, December 9. While border crossings with the Dominican Republic remain open at present, travel to the border and throughout Haiti may be hazardous due to barricaded roads and demonstrations and Americans are advised against taking any further risks.

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