Haiti vows to trim expenses and investigate PetroCaribe amid protests

A demonstrator throws a rock at a police car during a protest against former government officials accused of misusing Petrocaribe funds and the country’s inflation rate in Port-au-Prince, Haiti February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jeanty Junior Augustin

SANTO DOMINGO,  (Reuters) – The Haitian government vowed to deepen the investigation into alleged corruption in the PetroCaribe oil programme and to reduce its expenses, seeking to meet some of protestors’ demands as demonstrations roil the country.