US issues Haiti travel advisory after 4 Americans killed in separate muggings-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 28, 2010
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The U.S. Embassy is advising travellers to exercise caution in Haiti after four U.S. citizens were killed in separate robberies near Port-au-Prince’s airport.

All those killed were visiting relatives in Haiti, embassy officials told The Associated Press on Monday. The attacks occurred over three months and in three different locations.

The warning comes as scores of Americans are streaming in to provide post-earthquake aid and help with reconstruction. It says authorities believe criminals may be targeting travellers arriving from the United States and advises caution in arranging transport from the airport.

Haitian police spokesman Frantz Lerebours said he had no information about the attacks.

Some worry the warning could hamper efforts to court investment to rebuild Haiti’s once-viable tourism sector in hopes of reviving the impoverished country’s moribund economy.

Crime rates are high across the Caribbean, including countries still known as tourism hotspots. Jamaica has the region’s highest murder rate; this month the U.S. Embassy in Kingston advised visitors to be on alert for gang violence there.

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COMMENT: HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG

These crimes are not as threatening as one would first think.

They involved Haitian/Americans visiting Haiti and were probably killed for whatever they were carrying in the form of money or material items.

In other words, they were  actually a Haitian on Haitian crimes and  did not involve visiting foreigners.

It is still unusual for a foreigner to face any sort of problems while in Haiti.

6 Responses to “ US issues Haiti travel advisory after 4 Americans killed in separate muggings-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth ”

  1. haitian moses on June 29, 2010 at

    So,Bill Clinton will not be able to presidw over the Commission to rebuild Haiti any more? As the husband of the State Department big boss, he needs to act with example. Do not soustain Preval and his gangs.Period.Stop working with the gangs and joining the People camp to save the country. Period.USA doesn’t approval from the criminal government of Haiti to help the Haitian people. The fact is clear, like in Ghana, we need to create a system to stop corruption in Haiti by condamning and executing all criminals, corrupted leaders, offficials and so no.Period.

  2. haitian moses on June 29, 2010 at

    So,Bill Clinton will not be able to preside over the Commission to rebuild Haiti any more? As the husband of the State Department big boss, he needs to act with example. Do not soustain Preval and his gangs.Period.Stop working with the gangs and joining the People camp to save the country. Period.USA doesn’t need approval from the criminal government of Haiti to help the Haitian people. The fact is clear, like in Ghana, we need to create a system to stop corruption in Haiti by condamning and executing all criminals, corrupted leaders, offficials and so no.Period.

  3. GREG GRANT on June 29, 2010 at

    This is another example of carefully biased reporting.

    The crimes occurred over a wide spread of time.

    They really involved Haitians and only Haitians.

    No foreigners were involved.

    Haiti always gets bad press.

  4. Sylvan Jordan on June 29, 2010 at

    Greg is correct.

    Even though American citizens were killed, they were also Haitian born.

    Had the been French born, African born, or native Canadians…all of these with American citizenship, it would be something to be worried about. But this is really an internal problem of Haitians attacking Haitians.

    Not that we can accept the death of anyone, with equanimity.

    But we cannot shut everything down because of this type of vague situation.

  5. CHARLIE GRANT on June 29, 2010 at

    A couple was chopped to death on Thomasin 37, above Petionville last Saturday.

    This was a message from Preval.

    The lady was head of a micro-finance group, associated with USAID. She was also active with Amer Haiti, a movement to improve Haiti.

    Her husband was an economist with a deal involving the Ministry of Finance. The Preval team wanted him to do something illegal and he refused.

    Their killing effectively killed two birds with one stone and sent messages.

    This is one of the first shots to create an unstable conditions to justify canceling the election.

  6. CHARLIE GRANT on June 29, 2010 at

    A couple was chopped to death on Thomasin 37, above Petionville last Saturday.

    This was a message from Preval.

    The lady was head of a micro-finance group, associated with USAID. She was also active with Amer Haiti, a movement to improve Haiti.

    Her husband was an economist with a deal involving the Ministry of Finance. The Preval team wanted him to do something illegal and he refused.

    Their killing effectively killed two birds with one stone and sent messages.

    This is one of the first shots to create an unstable condition to justify canceling the election.