Gang leader Jimmy Cherizier, better known as Barbecue, shouts slogans with his gang members after giving a speech in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in October 2021. Photo: AP
Gang leader Jimmy Cherizier, better known as Barbecue, shouts slogans with his gang members after giving a speech in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in October 2021. Photo: AP
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Haiti gangs terrorising the populace hit with UN sanctions

  • The move by the Security Council includes an asset freeze on gang boss Jimmy Cherizier, nicknamed ‘Barbecue’, whose group has seized the country’s main port
  • The country is facing a spiralling health and security crisis made worse by a fast-growing cholera outbreak

Gang leader Jimmy Cherizier, better known as Barbecue, shouts slogans with his gang members after giving a speech in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in October 2021. Photo: AP
Gang leader Jimmy Cherizier, better known as Barbecue, shouts slogans with his gang members after giving a speech in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in October 2021. Photo: AP
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