Title

As UN mulls sending troops to Haiti, a gang's rise shows how hard that would be

Author Information

Brian Ellsworth, Reuters

Date of Publication

2022 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Political Stability

Keywords

Political Stability, Ti Makak, gangs, Haiti, La Boule 12

Description

As Haiti's gang-induced humanitarian crisis deepened in October, a group of looters ransacked a supermarket in a well-to-do suburb of the capital Port-au-Prince, leading police to arrest over a dozen people and take them to a nearby police station. They were not there for long. Within hours, the station in the area known as Thomassin came under a hail of bullets from gang members led by a man named Carlo Petithomme, whose brother had been among those arrested, according to two security sources.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

As UN mulls sending troops to Haiti, a gang's rise shows how hard that would be

As Haiti's gang-induced humanitarian crisis deepened in October, a group of looters ransacked a supermarket in a well-to-do suburb of the capital Port-au-Prince, leading police to arrest over a dozen people and take them to a nearby police station. They were not there for long. Within hours, the station in the area known as Thomassin came under a hail of bullets from gang members led by a man named Carlo Petithomme, whose brother had been among those arrested, according to two security sources.