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Haiti Carnival Canceled

Minister of culture and communication announced on Wednesday that national Carnival celebrations will be canceled in the wake of violent protests that paralyzed the country for more than 10 days.

"Organizing a national Carnival requires preparation time," Jean-Michel Lapin said.

"Technically, it is too late for the government to discuss organizing a national Carnival in the city of Gonaives" to begin Sunday, as originally planned, he added, speaking alongside members of the organizing committee..

The cities of Port-au-Prince and Petionville, which usually host the two biggest Carnival parades, have already canceled festivities because of the crisis.

Carl Sandy Alcema

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