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Gangs Now Run Haiti, Filling a Vacuum Left by Years of Collapse – Bloomberg

Criminal gangs decide who passes when and where as they drive thousands from their homes
Human rights groups say there are more than 90 gangs in Haiti that command tens of thousands of members.
Photographer: Jim Wyss/Bloomberg
The buildings are abandoned, the cars burned out, the trash piled high into barricades. To the south is the area devastated by last month’s earthquake, to the north is the capital Port-au-Prince where in July the president was murdered in his home.
The misery of Haiti, facing natural disaster on top of political crisis, has been amply documented. But to grasp the challenge, look in the once-teeming neighborhood of Martissant, now hollowed-out, abandoned and covered in gray dust. It’s a choke point in the hands of rival gangs who’ve driven thousands from their homes, closed a major hospital, shut down fuel distribution routes and barred farmers from the markets. 

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