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Haiti’s prime minister quits amid backlash over fuel price protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday as he faced a non-confidence vote after a move to lower fuel subsidies prompted days of violent protests in the impoverished Caribbean nation. In a speech to the Lower Chamber that was broadcast live on television, Lafontant defended his tenure but said that Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise had accepted his resignation. “As I told you, I am at service to the Republic,” Lafontant said. Earlier this month, the Haitian government announced a…