Haiti gang violence
Dark smoke billowed into the sky in Port-au-Prince as protests over the unchecked gang violence, fuel price hikes and other woes took place around the capital the week of July 11. Photo courtesy of Esdra Jeudy.

PORT-AU-PRINCE — At least 50 people are dead and another 100 were left injured in a confrontation between two gangs, G9 and GPep, that began last weekend in Cité Soleil. 

“On both sides, bodies of opponents are burned, these figures are underestimated,” said Joel Janeus, acting executive officer of Cité Soleil. 

As the gang wars continue unabated in the area, police have still not taken control. As a result, scores of people were fleeing the area or otherwise left to fend for themselves. 

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Murdith Joseph is a social worker and journalist. She studied at the State University of Haiti and Maurice Communication. She first worked as a journalist presenter and reporter for Radio Sans Fin (RSF) then as a journalist reporter for Radio tele pacific and writting for the daily Le National. Today she joined the Haitian Times team and covers the news in Port-Au-Prince-Haiti.