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Two Haitian journalists died on Thursday December 6th near Port-au-Prince, in a shootout involving a gang.

Two Haitian journalists were murdered Thursday by a gang that operates in an area on the outskirts of the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince , indicated a radio station that employed one of the two victims. New illustration of the safe chaos in which is immersed Haiti, stuck in a deep crisis six months after the assassination of President Jovenel Moses .

Wilguens Louissaint and Amady John Wesley were killed during a shooting in a zone under armed tape, AFP said the employer of the second, Radio Listening FM. A third journalist who accompanied them during their reporting was able to escape, according to the same source.

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Intense fighting between several armed strips

Haiti has been, for months, under the set of gangs whose right-of-way has extended beyond the disadvantaged districts of Port-au-Prince. The Laboule Zone 12, where the three journalists had traveled Thursday, is the subject of intense fights between several armed bands who want to make sure it.

The path that crosses it is the only alternative land path to reach the southern half of the country, failing to be able to borrow the totally controlled national road, since June, by one of Haiti's most powerful gangs.

The endemic political crisis in this poor Caribbean country, still aggravated by the assassination of President Jovenel Moses six months ago, only deteriorate the security situation.

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At least 950 kidnappings have been identified in Haiti in 2021, according to the Center for Human Rights Analysis and Research, Organization based in Port-au-Prince.

cases of unresolved murder

under-equipped against criminal groups with a war arsenal, the Haitian police did not organize objects of magnitude against gangs since March 2021. March 12 last The police had tried to intervene in a district of the capital known to be used by a gang as a place of sequestration of people removed. Four policemen had then been killed, and their bodies and equipment could never be recovered.

The impunity enjoyed by gang members also reveals the very great weakness of the Haitian judicial system, whose investigations do not succeed in very rare occasions. Iconic, the case of the assassination, in April 2000, from the most famous Haitian journalist of the time, Jean Dominique, has still not been solved.

In June 2021, Journalist Diego Charles was killed in the middle of the nights of opposition policy and thirteen other people: the authors of the Fusillade, in the heart of Port-au-Prince, have not yet been identified by the police.

The photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur has never returned from a report in March 2018 in the poor district of Martissant, in the south of the capital, today fully controlled by the gangs. The police still have not published the results of a DNA test that she had announced to make a few days after her disappearance.

Investigations of two other murders of journalists in June and October 2019 did not succeed in this day.

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