Haiti: Gang violence leaves 20 dead, thousands forced to flee
29 April 2022 | 5:01 pm
Worsening violence in parts of the Haitian capital has renewed fears of a loss of access to the northern part of the country. The violence comes as local gangs fight for power.
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