Category: assassination

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 […]

US Delegation to Haiti Met All Three Claimants to Power: White House

WASHINGTON—U.S. officials sent to Haiti by President Joe Biden’s administration in the wake of the assassination of its president met with three politicians who have all staked claims to lead Haiti’s government, the White House said on Monday. Representatives of the White House National Security Council and the departments of Homeland Security, Justice and State […]

Haitian Police Arrest US-Based Doctor Over Assassination of President

A Haitian-born doctor based in Florida was arrested Sunday and is believed to be a “central” suspect in the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse, who was killed early Wednesday during an overnight raid of his home. National police chief Leon Charles announced the arrest of Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a 63-year-old doctor, during a press […]

Rival Haitian Leaders Battle for Power After President’s Assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE—A power struggle is brewing in Haiti as the man appointed prime minister shortly before the assassination of Haiti’s president this week said he—not the acting premier—should lead the Caribbean nation and was forming a government to that effect. Ariel Henry, a neurosurgeon who was named prime minister by President Jovenel Moise on Monday, two […]

Haiti Suspect’s Wife Says Husband Recruited

BOGOTA, Colombia—The wife of a former Colombian soldier arrested in Haiti in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse says her husband was recruited by a security firm to travel to the Dominican Republic last month. The woman told Colombia’s W Radio on Friday that her husband, Francisco Uribe, was hired for $2,700 a month by […]

Wife of Suspect in Assassination of Haiti’s President Says Husband Was Recruited

BOGOTA, Colombia—The wife of a former Colombian soldier arrested in Haiti in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse says her husband was recruited by a security firm to travel to the Dominican Republic last month. The woman told Colombia’s W Radio on Friday that her husband, Francisco Uribe, was hired for $2,700 a month by […]

Crowd of About 1,000 Haitians Outside US Embassy

In a sign of mounting fear and desperation in Haiti, a large crowd gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince Friday. An estimated 1,000 people flocked to the grounds around the building, following unsubstantiated rumors on radio and social media that the United States will be handing out humanitarian visas. Wednesday’s assassination of President Jovenel […]

US Condemns ‘Heinous’ Assassination of Haitian Leader, Says It Is Ready to Help

WASHINGTON— U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he was shocked by the “heinous” assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and wounding of his wife in their home, and administration officials said Washington was to ready help investigate what happened. Moise, 53, was shot dead and his wife Martine left in critical condition after unidentified […]

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 […]

President of Haiti Assassinated Wednesday

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) — Haitian president Jovenel Moïse 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.

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