Violent gangs in Haiti have targeted the rum industry by torching sugarcane fields, impacting local businesses and exports.

In Haiti, rival gangs have recently burned at least eight hectares of sugarcane fields near the Rhum Barbancourt distillery, posing a threat to one of the country's most popular exports. The attacks come amid rising gang violence, with over 800 people affected by gang-related incidents in January alone. While the distillery claims production will not be impacted, community support activities have been halted for safety reasons.