Haiti leader agrees to exit amid growing chaos

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced his resignation

Journalist in Haiti wounded by tear gas
Henry has been unable to return to Haiti, as violent gangs demanding his resignation attacked the airport and National Palace
(Image credit: Clarens Siffroy / AFP via Getty Images)

What happened

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced late Monday he will resign after a new interim governing council is inaugurated. Caribbean leaders revealed the transition plan earlier Monday after an emergency meeting in Jamaica that Secretary of State Antony Blinken attended. Henry has been unable to return to Haiti since a trip to Kenya, as violent gangs demanding his resignation attacked the airport and National Palace, tightening their control of the capital.

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