There Is a New Kidnapping Capital of the World. Here’s What We Need to Do About It.
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Haiti’s surge gang violence

There Is a New Kidnapping Capital of the World. Here’s What We Need to Do About It.

Some 165 gang factions operate in Port-au-Prince, the epicenter of Haiti’s crime wave. This year, gangs conducted at least 628 abductions — more than a threefold increase from last year’s total. Today, collusion between armed groups and political elites and the Haitian police’s shortfalls have allowed Haiti’s gangs to supplant the state, writes Paul Angelo in a New York Times guest essay