Wednesday, August 10

Haiti: Jimmy “Barbecue” Cherizier, the ex-cop who became a criminal leader and now promises a “revolution”

  • Guillermo D. Olmo
  • BBC News World


Image source, Pierre Michel Jean

In a lawless country, he imposes his.

The most feared crime boss in Haiti is called Jimmy Cherizier, although it is better known as Jimmy “Barbecue”.

According to him, because his family ran a grilled meat business; According to some witnesses of Haitian violence, because it usually burns the houses and bodies of its victims.

Although he started out as a police officer, today is the leader of the so-called G-9 and Family, an alliance of some of the most dangerous gangs in one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

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