Armed clashes block the north of the Haitian capital | News


Clashes between Haitian criminal gangs kept the entrance to the north of the capital, Port-au-Prince, blocked on Monday as authorities try to restore order.


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The Chyen Mechan and 400 Mawozo gangs continue their incursions with firearms for the second consecutive day in the La Croix-des-Bouquets district, located in the Oeste department, which borders the Dominican Republic.

While part of the inhabitants remain refugees in their homes, others have moved to the outskirts of the district, according to local sources.

For their part, the authorities of the Haitian National Police reported the deployment of troops in the affected areas and assure that the security forces are preparing to retake control.

Likewise, local media indicate that the origin of the clashes lies in the invasion of the 400 Mawozo gang in territory occupied by Chyen Mechan.

After the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, the level of violence increased sharply from the dispute between the main criminal forces of the Caribbean country.

Despite the fact that the government has expressed its willingness to increase efforts in pursuit of greater security, the violence has been exacerbated by the severe crisis that the Haitian economy is currently experiencing.

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