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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Haiti kidnapping: Violence, crime grow amid political chaos” – below is their description.
While the kidnapping of 17 North American missionaries in Haiti dominated world headlines in mid-October, Haiti’s own residents are not spared.
One of the poorest countries in the world, Haiti has long suffered from gang violence and crime.
But the situation has deteriorated further since President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in July.
Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds spoke to one victim of kidnapping – who is only 15 years old.
Warning: Some viewers may find the images in this report disturbing.


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The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.
Haiti mapHaiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti’s landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact. These include Citadelle la Ferrière, a mountaintop fortress.
Jean-Jacques Dessalines (later Emperor Jacques I), defeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces and declared Haiti’s sovereignty on 1 January 1804.
Haiti became the only state in history established by a successful slave revolt. Apart from Alexandre Pétion, the first President of the Republic, all of Haiti’s first leaders were former slaves.
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