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an armed gang member poses for an image on the south facet of La Saline slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. ( Photograph/Dieu Nalio Chery)

The Haitian Occasions 

This story is a part of a particular investigation into Haiti’s gang disaster and potential options. To view the complete sequence go to our particular part, Gangs in Haiti: A deeper look.

Alongside the facet of the highway in an space close to Bel-Air referred to as “Wi-fi,” 5 younger males sit chatting underneath the afternoon solar, every holding an assault rifle. With no insignia or particular affiliations, locals seek advice from such armed males merely as “Bel-Air bandits.”

Nonetheless, these males are those residents depend on to defend Wi-fi from G9 Household & Allies, the infamous group led by Jimmy “Barbecue” Chèrizier, which has attacked the realm a number of instances. Usually, the younger males place massive objects, as soon as an deserted transport container, on Carrefour Peyan, the realm’s thoroughfare, to dam G9 from invading Bel-Air — once more.


Because the violence on Haiti’s streets attributable to “gangs” reaches unprecedented ranges, The Haitian Occasions digs into 4 solutions to the query so many Haitians ask — “How will we eliminate these gangs?”

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