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The Politics of Kidnapping in Haiti: Amy Wilentz – The Nation

A sign outside the Christian Aid Ministries in Titanyen, Haiti, on October 22, 2021. (Ricardo Arduengo / AFP via Getty Images)
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Who really runs Haiti—the government, or the gangs? The kidnappings suggest it’s the gangs—and the leader of the gang that kidnapped 16 Americans has openly expressed political ambitions. Amy Wilentz explains.

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