FRONTLINE “Battle for Haiti” | Sneak Peek 2: Rogue Cops & Corrupt Politicians | PBS

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In this clip, Haiti’s police chief fears rogue cops and corrupt politicians are in league with the gangs. Watch “Battle for Haiti” on PBS Jan. 11.

Last year, in the chaos of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, thousands of the country’s worst criminals seized the opportunity to stage a mass escape from the National Penitentiary. One year later, the gang leaders are reasserting control in the capital, threatening the country’s stability.

With unique access to the police units trying to hunt down the gangsters — and revealing encounters with the gangsters themselves — FRONTLINE examines the uphill fight to rebuild Haiti in the face of deep-rooted corruption and intimidation.

The film also offers intimate portraits of the fearful lives many Haitians are living, as the central government and judicial system routinely fail to maintain order. “Haiti is a nation that committed collective suicide some time ago,” the chief of the U.N. mission tells FRONTLINE. If the gangs are not defeated, many now believe a new Haiti cannot be born.

Watch on air and online beginning Tuesday, January 11 at 9 pm ET on PBS.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/battle-for-haiti/

6 Replies to “FRONTLINE “Battle for Haiti” | Sneak Peek 2: Rogue Cops & Corrupt Politicians | PBS”

  1. @donluv1804 I am a french and I can tell you that the translator translated exacly what the police chief was saying.

  2. I often wonder what the point of assisting a failed state with humanitarian and financial aid really is. If an outside power were to take over a coastal city, like the Brits did with Hong Kong, creating new systems of law, governance and property ownership while building infrastructure (like a functional deep water port, potable water, sewage and electrical services) and bringing in foreign investment, could greatly enhance the lives of many Haitians.

  3. Powerful. Heartbreaking. Thanks to PBS for producing this – I'm looking forward to seeing the entire program.

  4. ??? What issue in haiti? They having NOTHING WE WANT, THEY CAN DO NOTHING FOR US, SO WHY DO WE EVEN A SHIT ABOUT THESE TANGOS!!
    What would you give up for these ppl? 9 out of 10 of our ppl – Nothing! Make your own way in life or die, THAT IS A SAD FACT OF LIFE, We owe them nothing. If you can't make it, then that is the way it should be. Good bye

  5. I wonder how many in the crowd he is speaking to have affiliations with criminal elements? Isn't having any open meeting like this a bad idea when you suspect you might have a rat?

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