In India, the wedding season in full swing and police are on high alert. Organised gangs have been infiltrating ceremonies and stealing jewelry, dresses, gifts and cash. These gangs often use minors to commit these crimes, causing several thousand euros worth of damage. The wedding industry represents 46 billion euros per year in India.
Since March 27, El Salvador has been living under a state of emergency imposed by controversial young leader Nayib Bukele. The move aims to deal a blow to the criminal gangs who have made the small Central American country one of the most dangerous in the world.
More than 150 gangs are active in Haiti, where they impose their law on a powerless state. Most of them are located in the capital Port-au-Prince, which they largely control. Massacres, stray bullets, kidnappings: everyday Haitians are the first victims of their violence. FRANCE 24's Observers investigated their abuses in this special programme: "Haiti: in the grip of the gangs".
6 Oct 2021
These are the confraternity members allegedly behind the recent assault and dehumanisation of Olivia, a Nigerian-based TikToker. They will soon be charged to court. WARNING: This video contains graphic scenes.