All non-government Americans in Haiti should leave while transportation is still available, the State Department said Thursday, citing the violent uprising. Peace Corps personnel are being withdrawn, and the government has authorized the departure of family members and non-emergency employees of the U.S. Embassy on a voluntary basis, the department said. Separately, the government said it was sending a military team to assess the security of the embassy in light of the uprising against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The embassy has imposed a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on its staff and their family members. Thursday’s warning said the curfew hours may change. “American citizens should be aware that the U.S. Embassy has prohibited travel by its staff outside of Port-au-Prince,” the warning said. Full Story
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