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Evolution of Gangs in Haiti: From the Tonton Macoute to G-9/G-Pep

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Wednesday, July 3 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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As of January 2024, Haiti was home to approximately 200 gangs, with nearly half based in Port-au-Prince, where they controlled many of the capital city's slum neighborhoods. Many of these gangs have allied themselves around two main coalitions, the G9 and G-Pep. Despite the current situation, the roots of these gangs and the systemic issues they represent date back to the Duvalier regime (1957-1986), when the regime relied on paramilitary gangs called them Tonton Macoutes.

Presentation by Andrew Kirkby, Haitian Studies Certificate final project.

Event Type

Academics, Lectures & conferences

Audience

Students

Website

http://lacc.fiu.edu

Cost

free and open to the public

Department
Department of Modern Languages, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
Hashtag

#LACC, Caribbean, Haiti

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Sandy Osana

Sandy Osana 7/6/2024

Hello:) May I please get the email of the speaker or coordinator of this event I attended as I have some questions.

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