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Emergency declared in Haiti after massive jailbreak

Haiti's government declared a 72-hour state of emergency on Sunday after gangs staged a major jailbreak, releasing at least 3,700 inmates. At least 12 people were killed during weekend unrest in the Caribbean nation, which was marked by separate attacks on the national soccer stadium, the international airport, and several police stations. It unfolded as Prime Minister Ariel Henry was away in Kenya signing a reciprocal agreement to allow 1,000 Kenyan police to lead a UN-authorised multinational security support mission to rein in the gangs. Given failed and abusive interventions in the past, not everyone is happy about the deployment of a new international force. Read last week’s story for more.

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