UN to vote on armed force to fight Haiti's gangs

By Danica Coto and Edith M. Lederer (associated Press)
Updated October 1 2023 - 11:50am, first published 11:45am
Criminal gangs and armed vigilantes have overrun Haiti's capital, with police outnumbered. (AP PHOTO)
Criminal gangs and armed vigilantes have overrun Haiti's capital, with police outnumbered. (AP PHOTO)

The UN Security Council will vote on a resolution to authorise a one-year deployment of an international force to help Haiti quell a surge in gang violence and restore security so the troubled Caribbean nation can hold long-delayed elections.

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