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6 Mar 2024

Gang leader warns of civil war as violence tears Haiti apart

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Police stations and airports attacked, prisoners freed and thousands displaced. For days, gang violence has wracked Haiti, leaving many wondering where Prime Minister Ariel Henry is.

Well he’s now in Puerto Rico, after his plane was diverted on Tuesday, apparently unable to return to his own country. He’s under intense pressure to resign. A powerful gang leader known as Barbecue has warned of civil war and genocide if he doesn’t.