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How US gun laws and South Florida ports help fuel Haiti’s escalating gang violence

Finger Lakes Times 19 Aug 2022
The rounds were bound for senior political officials in Port-au-Prince, according to two police reports obtained by the Miami Herald ... Embassy in Port-au-Prince ... They are not only carrying out attacks in mostly poor, working-class neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince, but they also sow other kinds of chaos in crisis-wracked Haiti.
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First Person: Taking to the sea to deliver aid in Haiti

Beijing News 19 Aug 2022
WFP Haiti/Theresa PiorrFarmers in the south of Haiti are struggling to get their goods to markets. One year after the disaster, I recognize that thousands of people, especially in the south, are still struggling to recover and are unable to rebuild their lives because the growing insecurity in Port-au-Prince has shattered their economic prospects.
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World Humanitarian Day, a low-key French exit, and free tampons: The Cheat Sheet

The New Humanitarian 19 Aug 2022
In Ecuador – a key cocaine smuggling route between Peru and Colombia – a deadly bomb blast in the port of Guayaquil on 14 August was blamed on a gang turf war ... The UN estimates that up to 1.5 million people – more than 10 percent of the population – are trapped by gang violence in the capital, Port-au-Prince, with limited access to basic services ... .
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Rights leader warned Congress about Haiti gangs. But the problem has only gotten worse

Finger Lakes Times 18 Aug 2022
He accused then-Haitian President Jovenel Moïse of using armed gangs to repress political dissent in opposition strongholds like the La Saline neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, where government officials were implicated in a 2018 massacre involving at least 71 deaths.
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US officials warn of surge in gun trafficking from Florida to Haiti

WPTV 18 Aug 2022
U.S ... Anthony Salisbury, a special agent with U.S ... U.S ... In July, a New York Times report detailed how armed gangs have increased their power in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince — sometimes using cruel tactics such as using bulldozers to raze entire neighborhoods ... .
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US reports spike in weapons smuggling to Haiti and the Caribbean

Gulf Daily News 18 Aug 2022
The announcement follows several bloody outbreaks of gang violence in Haiti that included gun battles in downtown Port-au-Prince, and comes as countries such as The Bahamas and Jamaica are reporting rising incidence of gun-linked homicides ... Legal export of weapons from the United States typically requires licenses from US authorities ... .
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US reports spike in weapons smuggling to Haiti, Caribbean

The Daily Herald 18 Aug 2022
Photo credit Reuters/Brian Ellsworth ... The announcement follows several bloody outbreaks of gang violence in Haiti that included gun battles in downtown Port-au-Prince, and comes as countries such as The Bahamas and Jamaica are reporting rising incidence of gun-linked homicides ... ~ Reuters ~. .
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Global Forecast-Asia

The Berkshire Eagle 18 Aug 2022
Global Forecast - Asia as of 13.30 GMT Thursday, August 18, 2022 ... CITY;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND. Abidjan;22;27;pc;0.38;23;27;pc;22;27;c. Abu Dhabi;31;42;pc;0;31;42;pc;32;42;c. Aleppo;24;37;clr;0;24;36;clr;24;37;clr ... Port Moresby;23;28;pc;0;23;31;pc;23;31;pc. Port-au-prince;24;34;rn;1.19;24;33;rn;23;34;rn ... St ... Legend ... ....
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Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

The Daily Independent - Ashland 18 Aug 2022
Global Forecast as of 12.00 GMT Thursday, August 18, 2022 ... (%);Friday's UV Index. Abidjan, Ivory Coast;Clouds and sun;82;72;Clouds and sun, nice;80;73;S;8;87%;69%;7 ... Brussels, Belgium;Decreasing clouds;77;58;A p.m ... Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea;Breezy in the p.m.;82;73;Partly sunny, nice;87;73;SE;16;60%;11%;10. Port-au-prince, Haiti;A stray p.m ... St ... .
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Global Forecast-Celsius

The Daily Independent - Ashland 18 Aug 2022
Global Forecast as of 12.00 GMT Thursday, August 18, 2022 ... (%);Friday's UV Index. Abidjan, Ivory Coast;Clouds and sun;28;22;Clouds and sun, nice;27;23;S;14;87%;69%;7 ... Brussels, Belgium;Decreasing clouds;25;14;A p.m ... Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea;Breezy in the p.m.;28;23;Partly sunny, nice;31;23;SE;26;60%;11%;10. Port-au-prince, Haiti;A stray p.m ... St ... .
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Members of Congress asking Biden to appoint new special envoy to Haiti

Finger Lakes Times 17 Aug 2022
After Sison’s departure, the State Department deployed Kenneth Merten, a career diplomat and onetime deputy assistant secretary in the bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, to Port-au-Prince as chargé d’affaires ... The lack of an ambassador in Port-au-Prince, where the State ...
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Four members of U.S. Congress ask Biden to name new Haiti special envoy

Yahoo Daily News 17 Aug 2022
policy toward Haiti. A new envoy has not been named. Gang violence has worsened since then, with bloody turf wars killing hundreds of people and displacing thousands of others. Gang battles in recent weeks have broken out near the seat of government in capital Port-au-Prince ... "Mr ... ....
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Feds crack down, ask for public’s help as weapons smuggling to Haiti rises to unprecedented levels

Finger Lakes Times 17 Aug 2022
... the firearms on display were “just a sample” confiscated at South Florida ports and elsewhere that had been bound for Haiti ... Some 13 days later, another seizure was made, this one in Port-au-Prince while gangs were terrorizing residents in the capital’s largest slum, Cite Soleil.
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Feds crack down on weapons smuggling to Haiti, an ‘alarming trend’

Stars and Stripes 17 Aug 2022
... the firearms on display were “just a sample” confiscated at South Florida ports and elsewhere that had been bound for Haiti ... Some 13 days later, another seizure was made, this one in Port-au-Prince while gangs were terrorizing residents in the capital’s largest slum, Cite Soleil.
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UNFPA Says Women, Girls in Haiti Need Urgent Support Amid Growing Sexual Violence

Urdu Point 16 Aug 2022
Girls and women in Haiti are in urgent need of help amid an increase in sexual violence in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince due to the confrontation of armed gangs, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Tuesday.

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