Private Security Firms Fill a Void in Haiti
Population boom and poverty contribute to insecurity
Haiti’s population is big — more than 10 million people — and growing fast. There are not enough cops to police everyone, and that makes private security companies an unavoidable necessity.
“To be honest with you, gangs have better weapons than us, they have very heavy artillery out there,” Marc Stelien of Ange Gardien Security told War Is Boring. “And this is one of the main reasons why — how do we put it — it’s a very red area.”