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Haiti's kidnapping crisis is plunging the country even further into turmoil

A view down a busy street in Port au Prince, Haiti. Kidnappings in the country have already been worse in 2021 than years before.
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A view down a busy street in Port au Prince, Haiti. Kidnappings in the country have already been worse in 2021 than years before.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Widlore Mérancourt, editor in chief at AyiboPost about the kidnapping of 17 Christian American missionaries and their family members by an armed gang in Haiti.

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Corrected: October 16, 2021 at 11:00 PM CDT
In an earlier version of this story, Widlore Mérancourt's first name was misspelled as Wid dore. Additionally, the original audio for this story stated that the 17 missionaries kidnapped are all American, but it is unclear that all 17 are from the United States.