• Gangs Haiti
In August 2010, 7 months after the terrible earthquake in Haiti, the photographer Paolo Marchetti went in there to do some reporting for the Italian newspaper. There I met Luizenom, 43-year-old man related to gangs from the 1990s.
While the country was ruled by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. He was a populist showman and knew how to win the support of people with his speeches. However, when the word was not enough to stay in power, he began to organize armed gangs loyal to him. These gangs, having official authority, become instruments of control territory in Haiti. Today, Port-au-Prince, still remains at the mercy of armed gangs, despite the fact that years have passed since the fall of the Aristide regime. They still are, and some of them continue to be the government's tool, and others - simply gangs battling for control of the areas.
Paolo Marchetti held in Port-au-Prince for several months, and Louise showed him the Sith Soleil - the poorest and most dangerous part of the city. In 2011, Paulo, when he was in Italy, received the message that Louise was killed. Then he decided to go back to Port-au-Prince and to report on the area of the Sith Soleil. Together with a friend by the name of Louise Vilna he lived for two months in a Sit Soleil, taking little by little, and not every day. As he said later, residents allowed him, a stranger, to be close to them and photograph them only because they were in utter despair.
Slums Sit Soleil.
4 Soleil, one of the nine districts of the Sith Soleil.
Vilna, 23-year-old gang member Soleil Noir (Black Sun) in his home in Belenkur area.
Petit and Giampiero in the "headquarters" of the gang.
One of the members of the gang escapes during a clash with their rivals at the pier Jeremy.
Jackson in his home in Belenkur area.
An illiterate 18-year-old Claude - gang member Ti-Haiti, the most dangerous in the region of the Sith Soleil.
Soleil 4 - the smallest district of the Sith Soleil, and it is currently not a gang leader.
Children in the dock area of Jérémie.
Watson, the 23-year-old leader of the gang during the fight.
Reynolds lost his brother, with whom they were in the band, during an earthquake. My sister died in a gang war.
The Holy Ford currently does not belong to any gang. Get away from the gang is almost impossible, but sometimes some people can.
Slums Sit Soleil.
Poverty and poor sanitation - just one of the many problems of the Sith Soleil.
Pictures of 10-year-old boy accidentally killed in a shootout at a mooring gangs Jeremy.
"Field" - an unofficial cemetery district Sit Soleil.