Category: Jovenel Moïse

Cash for Moise Killing Came From South Florida Man, Cops Claim. He Did Nothing Wrong, Lawyer Says

By Jay Weaver, Kevin G. Hall, Jacqueline Charles, and Antonio Maria Delgado From Miami Herald MIAMI—The rule of thumb in any good investigation is to follow the money. For Haitian police investigating the July 7 assassination of their president, the money trail partially runs through a little-known Ecuadorian emigre and a private lender who lives in Broward […]

3 Police Officers Arrested Over Haitian President’s Murder

Haitian police chief Léon Charles announced Tuesday four more formal arrests in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Three of the arrests are police officers whose ranks Charles did not disclose. “There was infiltration in the police,” he said. “It happened with money.” Charles added that authorities are investigating who financed the operation, […]

Haiti Awaits New Chief as Official Mourning Starts for Moise

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—While they await a new leader, Haitians are beginning a series of official ceremonies Tuesday to honor President Jovenel Moïse nearly two weeks after he was assassinated at home. The body of Moïse was to lie in state starting before dawn at the National Pantheon Museum in the capital of Port-au-Prince, officials said. He […]

Ex-Colombian Military, Haitian Americans Suspected in Killing of Haitian President

PORT-AU-PRINCE—A heavily armed commando unit that assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moise this week comprised 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans, authorities said on Thursday, as the hunt went on for the masterminds of the brazen killing. Moise, 53, was fatally shot early on Wednesday at his home by what officials said was a group of […]

Police Say 6 Detained, 7 Suspects Killed in Assassination of Haitian President

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Police say they have arrested four more suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, bringing the total to six detained and seven killed. National Police Director Léon Charles told Radio Metropole Thursday that police are still looking for more of those responsible for the early Wednesday’s raid in which the president was […]

Haiti Police Seize More Suspects in President’s Killing

PORT-AU-PRINCE—Haiti’s police seized on Thursday at least two more suspected members of the gang of assassins that killed President Jovenel Moise, following a fierce battle that left bullets strewn in the streets of the capital. Hundreds of residents clamored outside the police station where suspects were being held in Port-au-Prince, shouting “burn them” and setting […]

Trudeau Condemns Assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise, Offers Assistance

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he strongly condemns the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse at his home. Trudeau says in a Twitter post that he denounces the “appalling assassination,” adding that Canada is ready to support the people of Haiti and offer any assistance they need. A group of gunmen killed Moïse and wounded […]

Haitian President Assassinated by Gunmen at Home, State of Emergency Declared

PORT-AU-PRINCE—Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead by unidentified attackers in his private residence overnight in a “barbaric act,” the government said on Wednesday, stirring fears of escalating turmoil in the impoverished Caribbean nation. The assassination drew condemnation from Washington. The disorder has turned many districts of the capital into no-go zones. Interim Prime Minister […]

Official: Haiti President Jovenel Moïse Assassinated at Home

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his private residence, according to a statement Wednesday from the country’s interim prime minister, who called the killing a “hateful, inhumane, and barbaric act.” First Lady Martine Moïse was shot in the overnight attack and hospitalized, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. Haiti was already […]

Official: Haiti President Jovenel Moïse Assassinated at Home

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his private residence, according to a statement Wednesday from the country’s interim prime minister, who called the killing a “hateful, inhumane, and barbaric act.” First Lady Martine Moïse was shot in the overnight attack and hospitalized, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. Haiti was already […]