US military airlifts embassy personnel out of Haiti

by ian

As Haiti is entering its second week under a state of emergency, the US military announced yesterday that it airlifted non-essential embassy personnel out of the country and bolstered embassy security. But Pentagon spokesman Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder specified that the US military is not on the ground combatting the crisis.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Kenya’s president on Saturday and traveled to Jamaica today to attend a Caribbean Community meeting. Both discussions underscore commitments to a multinational security mission to restore order in Haiti.

Meanwhile, gangs are still running rampant as Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry remains in Puerto Rico.