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Workers ride out of the gate at the Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, on Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

NEW YORK — The ongoing hostage situation following the kidnapping of 17 foreign missionaries in October has drawn condemnation from Haitians and left some calling for a stronger response from the United States. 

Flatbush, Brooklyn resident Jimmy Joseph called for more American assistance to confront 400 Mawozo, the gang that has perpetrated the kidnappings and is now demanding ransom for the captives’ release. 

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at or on Twitter @sambojarski.