Saturday, September 2, 2023

Haiti's Jimmy Cherizier - 'Barbecue'

Jimmy Chérizier 'Barbecue', is a Haitian gang leader and former cop who is the head of Fòs Revolisyonè G9 an fanmi e alye ("Revolutionary Forces of the G9 Family and Allies") G9 is a federation of a dozen Haitian gangs based in Port-au-Prince. Chérizier is considered the most powerful gang leader in Haiti. Possibly the most lawless and deadly place on earth, Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, is in the grip of an unprecedented wave of gang violence.
A 'necklace' is a burning tire filled with gasoline placed around the bound victim's neck. 70% of the city of 1 million is a no-go area for police. A third of the country's 11.5 million population faces acute hunger. The poorest country in Latin America descended into new levels of bloodshed and chaos after its president, Jovenel Moïse, was assassinated last year.