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Has Haiti been kidnapped by gangs? | News – Aljazeera.com

In October, Haiti’s problem with gangs got international attention when 16 Americans and one Canadian were kidnapped. They are still captive, but Haitians have long faced kidnappings and gang violence. Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds examines this chronic wave, and talks to Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherizier, one of the most notorious gang leaders in the country.
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Blockades have caused fuel shortages across Haiti, forcing hospitals, businesses and schools to limit operations.
Haiti’s Foreign Minister Claude Joseph says that he is ‘confident’ in the country’s justice system.
Jimmy Cherizier, known as “Barbecue”, has repeatedly called for Prime Minister Ariel Henry to resign.
Haiti remains one of the poorest places in the world, despite billions in aid dollars allocated to the country.
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