Haiti is still in crisis. Out of the headlines, perhaps, but far from safe, secure, or stable.
In recent weeks, gangs have continued their slash-and-burn campaign, setting fire to whole neighborhoods, and to police headquarters around the capital and the country, including in the agricultural center of Haiti, the Artibonite Valley. Last week, gangsters ambushed and killed a contingent of three police officers in a southern suburb of Port-au-Prince. The gangs have some useful friends within Haiti’s police force (indeed, some gang leaders are former officers), and are often well aware of imminent police action.