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Haiti: ‘When we aren’t killed, they kidnap us.’ Riding a bus in Haiti now a dangerous quest

Peterson Prevot was stuck in an hours-long traffic jam along Route National No. 2 in Haiti’s capital when a man approached his minibus with several passengers aboard and demanded 60 cents.

Tired and impatient, he waved the man away, saying he had nothing to give him.

That’s when the 39-year-old driver found himself face-to-face with a 9mm handgun.

Hitting the door of the 14-seat minibus, the bandit pulled out a gun and demanded Prevot’s money pouch and cellphone. He handed over about $300, including $120 he’d been saving up for repairs. But the passenger in the front seat refused to surrender anything, saying he had no money.

“He deserves a bullet,” the gunman said before moving on to another vehicle.

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