How Haiti’s New Crisis Traces to the Growing Power of Gangs

Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas and just 700 miles from Florida, has been mired in political turmoil and violence for decades. But the situation has deteriorated dramatically since the 2021 murder of President Jovenel Moise thrust Prime Minister Ariel Henry into power. Now, powerful gangs have taken over large swathes of the nation, freeing thousands of prison inmates and driving up homicide and kidnapping rates in a country where almost half the population goes hungry. With elections

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