Haiti’s prime minister resigns as crime wave rocks country amid deepening turmoil

Haiti Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe resigned Wednesday in the wake of a surge in crime that has left the country on edge amid a deepening political crisis. His resignation after only a year in the job comes shortly before a controversial constitutional referendum, and as the international community grows increasingly impatient with President Jovenel Moïse’s inability to contain Haiti’s growing violence. In a tweet, Moïse said Jouthe’s resignation will “make it possible to address the glaring problem of insecurity and continue discussions with a view toward achieving the consensus necessary for …

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