Jean Claude grew up in Soleil and always has his ear to the ground. I asked him what was going on. He said he had no idea and pulled over on the main road.
Jean Claude stuck his head out the window and asked people walking by what was happening. We were told that there was a shooting of a man in Bois Neuf that morning. Bois Neuf is a section of Soleil just a few blocks away. The victim was taken to a hospital and was in critical condition. And the victim just happened to be a school director for a group of very popular schools in Soleil that provide education and hot meals for over 6,000 children every day.
The people from the slum were enraged with the shooting of this man and attempted to set shacks on fire in Bois Neuf where they thought the shooters could be. MINUSTAH stepped in at that point and stopped the place from going up in flames.
None of this sounded good.
|Love--March 6, 2012--Photo by John Carroll|