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Jimmy Chérizier, a former elite police officer known as Barbecue who now runs a gang federation, speaks during an interview in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, May 11. Odelyn Joseph/NPR hide caption

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Haiti's notorious gang leader, Barbecue, says his forces are ready for a long fight

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Michel Patrick Boisvert (center), who was named interim prime minister by outgoing Prime Minister Ariel Henry, attends the swearing-in ceremony of the transitional council tasked with selecting Haiti's new prime minister and cabinet, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Haiti's prime minister steps down, leaving a power vacuum amid mounting violence

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Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, was largely shut down March 4, with residents venturing out only for essentials, AFP reporters witnessed, as authorities imposed a state of emergency after an attack on a prison freed thousands of inmates. Clarens Siffroy/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A woman prays during a mass at the St. Pierre church in the Pétion-Ville district of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 23. Odelyn Joseph for NPR hide caption

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Demonstrators carry a coffin covered with American, Canadian and French flags and pictures of politicians as they protest on Jean-Jacques Dessalines Day in Port-au-Prince on Monday. Haitians protest against their prime minister and foreign countries as the nation celebrates the 216th anniversary of the assassination of Dessalines, a Haitian independence hero and founding father. Richard Pierrin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Nations consider sending troops to Haiti, despite troubled past foreign intervention

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