Haiti: Dozens Dead after Gangs Attack two Prisons, allowing Thousands of Inmates to Escape

Dozens dead after gangs attack two Prisons

Haiti’s government has declared a state of emergency as violence escalates. Armed gangs demanding the prime minister’s resignation have attacked two prisons, allowing thousands of inmates to escape, and leaving dozens dead and wounded.
Violence has reached unprecedented levels since the assassination of president Jovenel Moise at his home in 2021. It’s estimated that gangs now control as much as 80 percent of the capital Port-au-Prince. Prime minister Ariel Henry travelled out of the country last week to try and drum up support for a multinational peace mission to bring the gang violence under control.
For more on this we talk to Robert Fatton Jr. He is the Julia A. Cooper Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs, in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. His many publications include: “Haiti’s Predatory Republic: The Unending Transition to Democracy” and “Haiti: Trapped in the Outer Periphery”.
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Credit to : DW News