Haiti under gang control

After weeks of mounting gang violence in Haiti, Prime Minister Ariel Henry has resigned, leaving a major political vacuum in the middle of the Caribbean. Gang interference in politics has plagued the island nation for many years, but their involvement has pushed the nation further into turmoil.

This descent into chaos puts both the political stability of Haiti and the safety of the people into great danger, with a rocky and uncertain future ahead.

Listen to the full interview to find out how these gangs have achieved so much power, and on whether democracy will ever be able to take hold.

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Produced By: Rock Forrester

Featured In Story: Professor Nicholas Lemay-Hebert, Australian National University (ANU)

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 13 March 2024