Haiti under gang rule: How to break the grip of lawlessness

How does a nation teetering on the brink of becoming a failed state restore its legitimacy? Welcome to a special edition of The Debate. Fed-up Haitians have been speaking out in the streets and on social media about gang rule in the Americas’ poorest nation. Citizen journalists and fact checkers from FRANCE 24’s Observers website have put together a short documentary.

Why have the kidnappings for ransom and turf wars spiralled since the July 2021 assassination of the country’s president Jovenel Moise? Why are ordinary citizens rejecting the current prime minister’s call for outside intervention? How does Haiti restore its dignity?

Produced by Alessandro Xenos, Juliette Laurain and Samy Vicente Lacerda.


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