Raped, widowed, homeless: Haiti's slum women abandoned to gangs

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Raped, widowed, homeless: Haiti's slum women abandoned to gangsPort-au-Prince (AFP) - As the first bursts of gunfire rang out, the women from La Saline slum grabbed their kids and fled for cover. Shootings are common here, but this time, there was no outrunning the full-on battle between five rival gangs in the heart of the Haitian capital. There is not much left of Lovely Saint-Pierre's home, aside from some slabs of concrete and two sheets of rusty metal which provide scant protection from the blazing sun as she recounts the nightmare that began eight months ago.

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