Source-Matelas, haiti News, gang massacre
A map showing the location of Source-Matelas, a fishing village about 13 miles north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where residents and advocates say 30 people were killed on April 19, 2023. Undated image from Haiti Fandom

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Human rights organizations are denouncing the Haitian government’s silence after yet  another massacre left 30 people dead, including 13 in a single family home and eight babies. A gang of Canaan is believed to be responsible for the April 19 shooting of people and setting homes on fire in Source Matelas, a seaside village in Cabaret about 13 miles north of the capital.

Among the victims are eight infants found at sea after families who tried to escape, according to the Citizens' Organization for New Haiti (OCNH).


Human rights organizations denounce Haiti’s government after massacre of 30 people.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.