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The spiral of state-driven terror in 'gangsterized' Haiti

International

In Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, a succession of massacres since 2018 by criminal gangs of inhabitants in several neighbourhoods is denounced by rights organisations as a strategy by the country’s deeply unpopular president, Jovenel Moïse, to terrorise the population into submission. François Bonnet reports on the horrific events, and interviews one of Haiti’s leading young writers, Jean D’Amérique, whose recently published novel, Soleil à coudre, centres on one such neighbourhood.

Emergency meeting called after latest shootings in Marseille

France — Link

Interior minister Manuel Valls calls for crisis meeting after two fatal shootings in Marseille, where 15 people have already been murdered this year.

French government targets Corsica crime gangs

France — Link

The shooting last week of a prominent lawyer on Corsica, the 15th such assasination this year, prompts crackdown on organised crime on the island.