Haiti: "As long as we allow impunity and insecurity to develop, no way out is possible"

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Haitian police patrol the streets after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 12, 2021. REUTERS - RICARDO ARDUENGO

By: Jean-Baptiste Marot Follow

Saturday October 16 in Haiti, a group of missionaries, including 16 Americans and a Canadian were kidnapped with their families during a mass kidnapping, attributed to the gang "400 Mawozo".

This is the latest sign of the country's security degradation for years, denounced by several associations on the spot who called for a strike on Monday, October 18.

Frédéric Thomas, specialist in Haiti, deciphers this situation of " 

generalized violence



Frédéric Thomas

has a doctorate in political science, researcher at

the Tricontinental Center (Cetri)

, a research center on North-South relations, based in Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium, and author of the book

Humanitarian Failure : the Haitian case

(Color books editions).


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