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Starving Hiaitians Riot over Food Price increase.

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posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 12:39 PM
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Starving Hiaitians Riot over Food Price increase.


rinf.com

Demonstrators have tried to storm the presidential palace in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, as protests over hunger and rising food prices spread across the developing world.

Demanding the resignation of President René Préval, the protesters attempted to break through the palace gates before being driven back by a contingent of Brazilian United Nations peacekeepers who used tear gas and rubber bullets.

The prices of basic foods such as rice, beans, condensed milk and fruit have risen by more than 50 per cent in Haiti, where the poor even rely on biscuits made of mud to get through the day. Even the price of this traditional Haitian remedy for hunger pangs has gone up to more than $5 (£2.50) for 100 biscuits.

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posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 12:39 PM
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This is going to get more and more common around Central America and eventually North America, Could this be one of the first tell tail signs that western economy is in trouble..?

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[edit on 10-4-2008 by gmac1000]



posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 12:42 PM
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[profanity] me, they're storming the palaces already?

This is panic buying put in overdrive.

£2.50 for mud? wtf?

Mud doesn't even taste nice - they'd be better off eating grass!



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