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Haitian Prime Minister Implicated In Assassination Of Former President {F}

'This pain will never pass': Haiti president's wounded wife shares pictures from her hospital bed and says she still can't believe her husband was assassinated and 'never got to say goodbye'There has been a new development as it relates to the case concerning the assassination of former Haitian president, Jovenel Moïse.

As such, a police summons has been issued out to the Prime minister, for speaking with Joseph Badio who is a former Intelligence officer, who was said to have armed and directed the Columbian mercenaries who were said to have been involved in the attack of the late president.

According to recent updates concerning the matter, the Haitian prime minister is prohibited from travelling out of the country until he answers the questions relating to the assassination.

The prosecutor, however, was removed from his position by the prime minister on Monday which brings a twist to the case since the law governing Haiti does not allow judicial officials to have civil servants prosecuted without the permission of the leader of the country, which makes things now difficult since the matter is now being handled by a judge and not Mr Badio.

As a result, the Prime Minister has referred to the travel restrictions as being illegal and very political.

On further investigation of the assassination case, it was determined that the plot was a very complex one, that had its operations spanning across several countries. One of the main persons said to have been involved in the conspiracy to have the president removed is Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a pastor who also is a doctor, born in Haiti and living in Florida that wanted Moïse removed to get hold of power.

So far, multiple persons have been detained about the assassination which includes ssm 3 Haitian-Americans, security officers and 18 Colombian Mercenaries.

The persons arrested however after investigation were found not to have the financial capabilities to back such an intricate operation.

The chief prosecutor for Haiti, Bed-ford Claude has stated that the acting Prime minister of the country is to answer questions concerning the killing of the former president as there is phone evidence that he spoke with one of the chief suspects of the murder, hours after the act was carried out.

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Friend of 'mastermind' behind assassination of Haiti president says America BACKED the killing - as it's revealed DEA informant and FBI informants are among suspected hitmen Haiti president's injured wife Martine Moïse is pictured in hospital

  • Martine Moïse, 47, tweeted two photos from her Miami hospital bed on Thursday where she is recovering from gunshot wounds to her arm and leg
  • The Haitian first lady was evacuated from Haiti for further treatment following the July 7 assassination of her husband Jovenel Moïse at their home
  • The latest suspects identified in the investigation included a former Haitian senator, a fired government official and an informant for the US government
  • Dimitri Hérard, the head of security at Haiti's palace, has since been taken into custody for questioning
  • A Miami-based security firm is also now facing questions for allegedly hiring 20 Colombians believed to be behind the attack

  • Martine Moïse tweeted two photos of herself in her Miami hospital bed on Thursday after she was evacuated from Haiti for further treatment following the July 7 assassination of her husband

    Martine Moïse tweeted two photos of herself in her Miami hospital bed on Thursday after she was evacuated from Haiti for further treatment following the July 7 assassination of her husband

    The 47-year-old, who had bandages covering her entire right arm, wrote alongside the photos that the pain of losing her husband of 25 years 'will never pass'

    The 47-year-old, who had bandages covering her entire right arm, wrote alongside the photos that the pain of losing her husband of 25 years 'will never pass'

    Martine suffered gunshot wounds to her arms and thigh in the predawn attack that took place at their private home in Port-au-Prince in Haiti on July 7. 

    The photos emerged after Martine released an audio statement from her hospital bed at the weekend accusing 'mercenaries' of pelting her husband with bullets.

    'You have to be a notorious criminal without guts to assassinate a president like Jovenel Moïse with impunity without giving him the chance to speak. You knew who the president was fighting against,' she said. 

    The investigation into the assassination has so far resulted in at least 23 arrests, with three suspects killed, but no clear indication yet of who ordered the killing and why. At least 20 of the suspects are former Colombian commandos. 

    Haitian authorities believe central figures and suspects in the investigation met in Florida and the Dominican Republic in the months before the assassination to discuss how they could rebuild the country after Moïse was out of power, the New York Times reports. 

    The latest suspects identified in the sweeping investigation included a former Haitian senator, a fired government official and an informant for the US government. 

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PICTURED: The Florida doctor, 63, accused of leading plot to assassinate Haiti's President - as it's revealed he arrived on private jet before shooting with intention of taking over country 'Several' suspects in Haiti presidential assassination 'were US informants'

One of the Americans arrested over the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was a DEA informant who handed over the warlord responsible for leading the last coup in the Caribbean nation, it has been revealed.    

The DEA has admitted one of their 'confidential sources' was involved in the assassination, denied it orchestrated the plot and disclosed that he called them after the killing and they advised him to hand himself in.

Joseph Vincent, 55, has been named by sources to the Miami Herald as the DEA informant. 

Vincent helped the DEA in 2017 to arrest Guy Philippe, who led a 2004 coup against then-President Jean Bertrand Aristide, on drugs trafficking charges, the sources said. Vincent was with Haitian Police when Philippe was handed over to the DEA at an airport. Philippe is now serving nine years in a US federal prison.   

Vincent was one of three US citizens arrested last week on suspicion of being behind Wednesday's early morning deadly raid on the president's home. The two others are James Solages, 35, a maintenance worker, and Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a 63-year-old doctor and pastor, who is accused of being the mastermind. 23 Colombians are also under arrest. 

A number of the arrested suspects are FBI informants, CNN reported. 

Footage from the early Wednesday assassination shows an attacker with an American accent shouting in English 'this is a DEA operation' as the hit squad arrived at the president's mansion. 

Haitian police also said they uncovered a hat with DEA emblazoned across it in the home of Sanon - along with a stash of weapons.  

An associate of Sanon has suggested Washington backed the president's assassination, saying their friend had claimed the mission was supposed to 'save Haiti from hell, with support from the US government'.  

Both US and Haitian authorities insisted in the hours after the assassination that the DEA was not involved.     

James Solages, 35, (left) and Joseph Vincent, 55, (right) are seen Thursday following their arrests. It has emerged Vincent was a DEA informant who handed over the warlord responsible for leading the last coup in the Caribbean nation

James Solages, 35, (left) and Joseph Vincent, 55, (right) are seen Thursday following their arrests. It has emerged Vincent was a DEA informant who handed over the warlord responsible for leading the last coup in the Caribbean nation

Vincent helped the DEA in 2017 to arrest Guy Philippe (pictured in 2004), who led a 2004 coup against then-President Jean Bertrand Aristide, on drugs trafficking charges, said sources
Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, (above) was the third US citizen arrested in Haiti over the assassination. Haitian police said they uncovered a hat with DEA emblazoned across it in his home - along with a stash of weapons

Vincent helped the DEA in 2017 to arrest Guy Philippe (pictured left in 2004), who led a 2004 coup against then-President Jean Bertrand Aristide, on drugs trafficking charges, the sources said. Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, (right) was the third US citizen arrested in Haiti over the assassination. Haitian police said they uncovered a DEA hat in his home - along with weapons 


The latest revelations come as:

  • A second wave of Colombian ex-soldiers was also headed for Haiti after being recruited for what they were told was a 'potentially dangerous security operation' 
  • Christian Emanuel Sanon, who is suspected of being the mastermind of the plot, launched a website last month campaigning to replace Moïse as president 
  • Sanon claimed to have the backing of a key UN figure and wrote a letter to a State Department official saying he had been picked as interim leader  
  • Dimitri Hérard, head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace, allegedly flew to Colombia, Ecuador and Panama in the months before the assassination, it has emerged 
  • He is being probed over whether he had any role in recruiting the mercenaries in Colombia with authorities planning to interrogate him and the president's other key security personnel this week 
  • The US sent State Department, Justice Department, and Homeland officials to Port-au-Prince Sunday 
  • The Haiti government is planning a state funeral for President Jovenel Moïse
  • Haitian officials and residents voiced outrage over photos on social media purportedly of his corpse  

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Haiti assassins 'told investigators they had just planned to ARREST the president rather than kill him'

  • Christian Emmanuel Sannon, a Haitian doctor who is based in Florida, was arrested in connection with Haitian President Jovenel Moïse's assassination 
  • He recently entered Haiti on a private plane 'with the intention of taking the Haitian presidency,' the Haitian National Police said in a statement on Sunday
  • He's the third person with US ties to be arrested in the murder 
  • Sanon is accused of being one of the leaders of the assassination by recruiting CTU Security, which recruited the Colombians who carried out the hit 
  • Three men are claiming to be the leader of the Caribbean country, which has plunged into chaos
  • In an effort to quell tensions, President Joe Biden sent a delegation of US officials to Haiti on Sunday to help with security and aid in the investigation
  • They will report back to Biden as the White House debates its next move 

A Haitian doctor based in Florida has been arrested and accused of being 'one of the leaders' behind the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. 

Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, who was arrested in Haiti, entered the country last month on a private plane 'with the intention of taking the Haitian presidency,' the National Police said in a statement on Sunday. 

He 'is the first person the attackers called' after President Moïse was shot dead early on Wednesday at his Port-au-Prince home, according the National Police. 

Haitian authorities described the suspects as a unit of assassins made up of 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans. Five Colombians are still on the loose. 

Sanon is the third person with US ties to be arrested in connection with last week's assassination. James Solages, 35, and Joseph G. Vincent, 55, both from South Florida, have been in custody since they turned themselves in. 

Sanon allegedly recruited the  Miami-based CTU Security, which is registered in Florida as the Counter Terrorist Unit Federal Academy LCC, and CTU Security recruited the Colombians who are accused of carrying out the hit, sources familiar with the investigation told the Miami Herald.    

The National Police said they also have evidence that Sanon was in contact with at least two other suspects who planned the assassination.  

Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, who was arrested in Haiti, recently entered Haiti on a private plane 'with the intention of taking the Haitian presidency,' the Haitian National Police said in a statement

Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, who was arrested in Haiti, recently entered Haiti on a private plane 'with the intention of taking the Haitian presidency,' the Haitian National Police said in a statement

Jovenal Moïse, the president of Haiti, was murdered in the early hours of Wednesday at his home in the capital city, Port-au-Prince

Jovenal Moïse, the president of Haiti, was murdered in the early hours of Wednesday at his home in the capital city, Port-au-Prince

Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse are shown to the media in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Thursday

Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse are shown to the media in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Thursday

Weaponry, mobile phones, passports and other items are being shown to the media along with suspects in the assassination

Weaponry, mobile phones, passports and other items are being shown to the media along with suspects in the assassination

Gunman spotted in the street outside the home of Haitian leader

Police Chief Léon Charles say authorities raided Sanon's house in Haiti and found 20 boxes of bullets, gun parts, four automobile license plates from the Dominican Republic and two cars and correspondence.

They also found a hat emblazoned with the logo of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration - the same disguise the assassins are said to have used during the attack.

Charles said Sanon recruited the suspects, adding that he flew into Haiti with them in early June. The men's initial mission was to protect Sanon, but they later received a new one: arrest the president, the chief said.

'The operation started from there,' he said, adding that an additional 22 suspects joined the group and that contact was made with Haitian citizens.

Charles said that after Moïse was killed, one of the suspects phoned Sanon, who then got in touch with two people believed to be the intellectual authors of the plot. He did not identify the masterminds or say if police knew who they are. 

Sanon has lived in Florida, in Broward County and in Hillsborough County on the Gulf Coast. Records show he has also lived in Kansas City, Missouri. He filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and identifies himself as a doctor in a video on YouTube titled 'Leadership for Haiti.'

Although he describes himself as a doctor he does not have a license in Florida, the Miami Herald reports. 

In the video, he denounces the leaders of Haiti as corrupt, accusing them of stripping the country of its resources, saying that 'they don't care about the country, they don't care about the people.'

He claims Haiti has uranium, oil and other resources that have been taken by government officials. 'With me in power, you are going to have to tell me: 'What are you doing with my uranium? What are you doing with the oil that we have in the country? What are you going to do with the gold?''

He also added: 'This is a country with resources. Nine million people can't be in poverty when we have so much resources in the country. It's impossible. ... The world has to stop doing what they are doing right now. We can't take it anymore. We need new leadership that will change the way of life.'

Sanon has more than a dozen registered companies in Florida, including medical services, an energy company and real estate, but most are now inactive, the Herald reports.

He has also listed himself as church pastor at the Tabarre Evangelical Tabernacle and as president of a non-government organization called Organization Rome Haiti.

President Joe Biden sent sent a delegation of US officials to Haiti on Sunday to help with security and aid in the investigation. They will report back to Biden on their findings as US debates its response

President Joe Biden sent sent a delegation of US officials to Haiti on Sunday to help with security and aid in the investigation. They will report back to Biden on their findings as US debates its response

The middle-of-the-night murder plunged the troubled Caribbean nation into chaos, with at least three men now claiming to be its leader. 

In an effort to quell tensions, President Joe Biden acknowledged the county's interim government's request for help and sent a delegation of US officials to Haiti on Sunday to help with security and aid in the investigation. 

They will report back to Biden on their findings as US debates its response. 

The group of Colombians and Haitian Americans suspected of carrying out the assassination have reportedly told investigators they were there to arrest Moïse, not kill him.  

'They probably were watching and waiting for the opportunity for them to do it,' said Investigative Judge Clément Noël, who was among the first to question the two Haitian-Americans among the 19 suspects detained so far.

Citing people who had spoken to some of the 19 suspects detained so far, the Miami Herald said they said their mission was to arrest Moïse and take him to the presidential palace.

Haitian-born American citizens James Solages, 35, (above) and Joseph Vincent, 55, are said to have confessed to being involved in Wednesday's early morning raid at the president's mansion near Port-au-Prince

Haitian-born American citizens James Solages, 35, (above) and Joseph Vincent, 55, are said to have confessed to being involved in Wednesday's early morning raid at the president's mansion near Port-au-Prince

A source close to the investigation said the two Haitian Americans, Solages and Vincent, told investigators they were translators for the Colombian commando unit that had an arrest warrant.

But when they arrived, they found him dead. 

Meanwhile, Haiti's First Lady Martine Moïse is being treated for injuries in a Florida hospital, where she issued the recorded statement in Creole early Wednesday. 

 'I'm alive, thanks to God,' she said in the recording, which also played on local radio stations. 'But I love my husband Jovenel. We fought together for more than 25 years.

'During all these years, love radiated within the home. But suddenly, the mercenaries came and pelted my husband with bullets.'  

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and First Lady Martine are pictured together in 2017. Moïse was riddled with 12 bullet holes and had his eye gouged out during Wednesday's brutal attack, which killed him and seriously injured his wife

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and First Lady Martine are pictured together in 2017. Moïse was riddled with 12 bullet holes and had his eye gouged out during Wednesday's brutal attack, which killed him and seriously injured his wife

Footage circulating online purportedly taken by a neighbour of the president shows men with rifles arriving outside the property

Footage circulating online purportedly taken by a neighbour of the president shows men with rifles arriving outside the property

Turning to the assassins who murdered her husband, the former first lady said: 'You have to be a notorious criminal without guts to assassinate a president like Jovenel Moïse with impunity without giving him the chance to speak. You knew who the president was fighting against.

'These people hired mercenaries to kill the president and his family because of the projects of roads, electricity, drinking water supply, organization of the referendum and elections.

'The mercenaries who assassinated the president are currently behind bars, but other mercenaries currently want to kill his dream, his vision, his ideology.' 

A look at the chaos in Haiti amid president's assassination

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Haitian opposition leader hired Washington DC lobbyist two days before president's assassination and is now set to be questioned by cops over the murder

Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise are shown to the media in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Thursday

  • Haiti's president Jovenal Moise was murdered at home before dawn Wednesday
  • Haitian authorities say 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans carried it out
  • Police have arrested 19 of the 28 involved in the attack 
  • On Sunday Miami Herald reported several said they did not mean to kill Moise
  • They claimed that they intended to arrest the embattled president
  • Moise was accused of becoming a dictator and ruled by decree since Jan 2020
  • Three people are now claiming to be the rightful leader of the country   
Jovenal Moise, the president of Hait, was murdered in the early hours of Wednesday at his home in the capital city, Port-au-Prince

Jovenal Moise, the president of Hait, was murdered in the early hours of Wednesday at his home in the capital city, Port-au-Prince

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and First Lady Martine are pictured together in 2017. Moïse was riddled with 12 bullet holes and had his eye gouged out during Wednesday's brutal attack, which killed him and seriously injured his wife

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and First Lady Martine are pictured together in 2017. Moïse was riddled with 12 bullet holes and had his eye gouged out during Wednesday's brutal attack, which killed him and seriously injured his wife

Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise are shown to the media in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Thursday

Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise are shown to the media in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Thursday

Weaponry, mobile phones, passports and other items are being shown to the media along with suspects in the assassination

Weaponry, mobile phones, passports and other items are being shown to the media along with suspects in the assassination

Police lined up the 17 assassination suspects, including two American citizens and 15 Colombians, behind a table displaying an array of firearms, machetes, sledgehammers and several Colombian passports

Police lined up the 17 assassination suspects, including two American citizens and 15 Colombians, behind a table displaying an array of firearms, machetes, sledgehammers and several Colombian passports

Haitian-born American citizens James Solages, 35, (above) and Joseph Vincent, 55, are said to have confessed to being involved in Wednesday's early morning raid at the president's mansion near Port-au-Prince

Haitian-born American citizens James Solages, 35, (above) and Joseph Vincent, 55, are said to have confessed to being involved in Wednesday's early morning raid at the president's mansion near Port-au-Prince

James Solages is a US citizen of Haitian descent and president of a local charity
Solages told authorities he was hired as a translator and the plan was to kidnap not kill the president

Solages (pictured) and Vincent - who both live in Florida - told authorities 'they were translators'

The murder and uncertainty about who hatched the plot is the latest in a succession of blows to hit the struggling country, which has appealed for international help. 

Washington has so far rebuffed Haiti's request for troops, though a senior U.S. official said on Sunday that Washington was sending a technical team to assess the situation.

Citing people who had spoken to some of the 19 suspects detained so far, the Miami Herald said they said their mission was to arrest Moise and take him to the presidential palace.

A source close to the investigation said the two Haitian Americans, James Solages and Joseph Vincent, told investigators they were translators for the Colombian commando unit that had an arrest warrant. 

But when they arrived, they found him dead.

Gunman spotted in the street outside the home of Haitian leader
Footage purportedly taken by a neighbour of the president shows men with rifles arriving outside the property

Footage circulating online purportedly taken by a neighbour of the president shows men with rifles arriving outside the property

A car riddled with bullet holes outside the late president's home in the hills near Port-au-Prince on Wednesday

The President of Haiti Jovenel Moise was shot dead in his home in the Pelerin 5 neighbourhood in the hills above Port-au-Prince

Haitian police did not reply to a request for comment.

The news follows reports that some of the Colombians had said they had gone to work as security personnel on Haiti, including for Moise himself.

The Miami Herald reported the detained Colombians said they were hired to work in Haiti by Miami-based company CTU Security, run by Venezuelan emigre Antonio Enmanuel Intriago Valera.

Neither CTU nor Intriago could be reached for comment. One phone number associated with the company in public records sent calls to an answering machine that made a reference to the fictional TV character Jack Bauer, who fought terrorism in the series '24.'

'Thank you for calling CTU security. For Tony Intriago please leave a message or send a text. For Jack Bauer wait for the next season. Thank you for calling and have a great day.'

Alleged Colombian assassins of Haiti President caught by mob

Footage showed two Colombian suspects being hauled through the streets with ropes around their midriffs, one of the men was shirtless and covered in blood as people shoved him amid shouts and shrieks from the mob.

Another male suspect is seen covered in blood as he was loaded into the back of a police car Thursday - one day on from the deadly raid on the president's mansion

The two men were reportedly found hiding in bushes by civilians who roughed them up before turning them over to police

Haitian police transport two other men in the back of a cop trailer to the police station of Petion Ville in Port-au-Prince. Police said the two men are suspects in the murder of Haiti president Jovenel Moïse

Haitian police transport two other men in the back of a cop trailer to the police station of Petion Ville in Port-au-Prince. Police said the two men are suspects in the murder of Haiti president Jovenel Moïse

The bodies of two of the people killed by police are pictured being transported away in a police vehicle Thursday

The bodies of two of the people killed by police are pictured being transported away in a police vehicle Thursday 

Suspects who allegedly killed Haiti's president go before media

Social media profiles that appeared to belong to Intriago included a Facebook photo showing a man in tactical gear pointing a high-powered rifle. 

Other photos on Instagram showed ammunition, guns, and people engaged in tactical training. 

Photos and X-ray images posted on social media at the weekend said to be from Moise's autopsy showed his body riddled with bullet holes, a fractured skull and other broken bones, underscoring the brutal nature of the attack. 

Via social media, Haitians in parts of the capital Port-au-Prince were planning protests this week against the interim prime minister and acting head of state Claude Joseph.

Joseph's right to lead the country has been challenged by other senior politicians, threatening to exacerbate the turmoil engulfing the poorest country in the Americas.

Meanwhile, one of Haiti's top gang leaders, Jimmy Cherizier, a former police officer known as Barbecue, said on Saturday his men would take to the streets to protest the assassination.

Cherizier, boss of the so-called G9 federation of nine gangs, said police and opposition politicians had conspired with the 'stinking bourgeoisie' to 'sacrifice' Moise.

Gunfire rang out overnight on Saturday in the capital, which has suffered a surge in gang violence in recent months, displacing thousands and hampering economic activity.

Moise had been ruling by decree since January 2020, with only 10 senators left in power and an entirely vacant lower chamber.

On Monday Moise had appointed Ariel Henry, a 71-year-old former minister of interior and respected neurosurgeon, as his latest prime minister.

POWER STRUGGLE: Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph (pictured) has seized power of the country, declaring a state of emergency, just days before he was due to be replaced by the country's coronavirus tsar Ariel Henry, the man Moise had named as Joseph's successor
The country's coronavirus tsar Ariel Henry, the man Moise had named as Joseph's successor

POWER STRUGGLE: Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph (left) has seized power of the country, declaring a state of emergency, just days before he was due to be replaced by the country's coronavirus tsar Ariel Henry (right), the man Moise had named as Joseph's successor

Joseph Lambert (second from right, pictured with Jovenal Moise and his wife Martine Moise on January 12, 2018) has said that he should be in charge of Haiti

Joseph Lambert (second from right, pictured with Jovenal Moise and his wife Martine Moise on January 12, 2018) has said that he should be in charge of Haiti

Henry had not taken up the role by the time Moise was assassinated two days later, and so interim prime minister Claude Joseph has remained in power, with the support so far of the United States and UN. 

Joseph said that as head of the government 'who is still in function', he and other members of the government held a special meeting of Haiti's security apparatus and decided to 'declare a state of siege throughout the entire country'.

The two-week declaration of martial law permits the police and security members to enter homes, control traffic and take special security measures and 'all general measures that permit the arrest of the assassins'.

The decree also forbids meetings meant to incite disorder. 

Elections Minister Mathias Pierre said Joseph would keep that role until presidential and legislative elections are held on September 26.

'This is part of the chaos certain people are trying to create in the country,' said Pierre, blaming Joseph's opponents for destabilizing the country.

'For us, this is a second attempt to assassinate the president. We are doing what we have to do to establish stability and prepare for elections.'

Henry's appointment was made unilaterally by Moise, without political agreement - leading many to question its legitimacy.

To further complicate matters, a third person on Friday then claimed to be the legitimate ruler.

Joseph Lambert, head of Haiti's senate, was on Friday nominated to be interim president.

'I was chosen unanimously,' he told The Miami Herald. 'That doesn't add to the conflict.

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Haiti president Jovenel Moïse's body was riddled with 12 bullet holes as it emerges his terrified daughter hid in her bedroom to escape from assassins who shouted 'DEA operation'

Pierre Reginald Boulos

The leader of Haiti's opposition hired a Washington DC lobbyist two days before the island's president was assassinated - and is now due to be questioned by cops in connection with the murder. 
Pierre Reginald Boulos signed up Art Estopinan, a former chief of staff to former Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), to push his interests on Capitol Hill on Monday - some 48 hours before President Jovenel Moïse was killed by hitmen during a dawn raid on his house. 
Boulos - leader of the MTVAyiti party - is a controversial figure who, in the aftermath of a 2004 coup, oversaw the import of weapons into the country so they could be distributed to the Haitian National Police, according to a 2005 US diplomatic cable exposed by WikiLeaks. 

This was reportedly part of an attempt to clamp down on resistance fighters opposed to the de facto US-backed government, and was justified at the time as an attempt to clamp down on street violence. However, it provoked an outcry and accusations that the island's elite were trying to form a 'private army'. 
Boulos later sat on the board of former President Bill Clinton's Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), which controls the spending of billions donated to rebuild Haiti after the January 12, 2010, earthquake that killed 30,000, the National reported. 
The businessman was angry at Moïse's decision to stay on as president past February 7, which they insisted was the end of his term. However, he has strongly denied any role in the killing, which has left the country on the brink of civil war. 'We condemn the killing strongly, very strongly,' he told Politico. 'It's a sad time for Haiti. It's a dark day for Haiti.' 
Boulos will be asked to meet with prosecutors next week, along with Senate President Youri Latortue, who was described by former US ambassador Janet Sanderson as 'one of the most brazenly corrupt of leading Haitian politicians' in a leaked 2016 cable.

Jovenel Moise

Pierre Reginald Boulos (left) signed a lobbyist to push his interests on Capitol Hill on Monday - some 48 hours before President Jovenel Moïse (right) was killed by hitmen during a dawn raid on his house

Boulos signed up Art Estopinan, (right) a former chief of staff to former Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who has compared Moïse's murder to JFK's assassination

Boulos signed up Art Estopinan, (right) a former chief of staff to former Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who has compared Moïse's murder to JFK's assassination 

Boulos said he hired Washington veteran Estopian to give him access to President Biden's' administration 'so I can promote my vision of the new Haiti'
Policemen enter the compound on Haiti on Saturday were the men suspected of murdering President Moise are being held
An armed police officer in military fatigues and wearing a balaclava mans the entrance to the compound on Haiti

A Colombian mercenary posted tourist snaps on Facebook showing him visiting the nearby Dominican Republic before sneaking across the border to Haiti to murder the country's president, it has been claimed. 

Mauricio Grosso Guarín, 41, was identified by Colombian senator Gustavo Bolívar as one of the men arrested after Wednesday's killing, with national newspaper El Tiempo revealing he had earlier shared pictures showing him enjoying the sites in Punta Carna, a Dominican resort town.

Mauricio Grosso Guarín, 41, was identified by Colombian senator Gustavo Bolívar as one of the men arrested after Wednesday's killing. He is seen in a tourist snap in the Dominican Republic

Mauricio Grosso Guarín, 41, was identified by Colombian senator Gustavo Bolívar as one of the men arrested after Wednesday's killing. He is seen in a tourist snap in the Dominican Republic 

Guarín arrived on the island early last month, with photos showing him posing by the sea and sitting on a square with both arms raised in the air. 

He arrived in Haiti on June 6 and was among 19 alleged assassins arrested after President Jovenel Moïse's murder in a dawn raid on Wednesday, with three more dead and eight still at large. 

Guarín, a former soldier, was one of 15 Colombians seized by the Haitian National Police following the incident, which has plunged the island onto the brink of civil war. 

Moïse appointed Henry as prime minister two days before he was assassinated, and both he and Joseph are now claiming the office, adding to the existing instability on the island. 

Estopian, a Republican, has compared Moïse's killing to President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963. He previously lobbied on Boulos' behalf on human rights issues before deregistering in May. 

Boulos helped elect Moïse in 2016, but later had what he described as 'a big fallout with him' and became one of his staunchest critics.

Boulos is among a series of elite insiders who are now the focus of investigations into the former president's killing. 

Authorities are asking that the presidential candidate and well-known businessman meet with prosecutors next week for questioning. He has not been charged with any crime.  

So far nineteen people, including two Americans, have been arrested in connection with the Moïse's assassination, although it is still unclear who masterminded it.  

One of the American suspects worked with Sean Penn after the star set up a charity to help rebuild the island after its devastating 2020 earthquake, it emerged Saturday. 

James Solages, 35, worked as a driver and bodyguard for the relief organization set up to respond to the aftermath of the magnitude 7.0 quake that killed 300,000 Haitians and left tens of thousands homeless.

It is not known if they ever worked directly together. 

In an online profile Solages also lists as past employers the Canadian Embassy in Haiti, while his Facebook page - which was taken down following news of his arrest - features photos of armored military vehicles and a shot of himself standing in front of an American flag.

Solages described himself as a 'certified diplomatic agent,' an advocate for children and budding politician on a now-removed website for a charity he started in 2019 in south Florida to assist resident of his home town of Jacmel, on Haiti´s southern coast. 

Solages and fellow Haitian-American Joseph Vincent, 55, are said to have confessed to being involved in Wednesday's early morning raid that left president Jovenel Moïse dead and his wife fighting for her life.

However, they allegedly claimed they were hired as translators in a plot to arrest politician but not to kill him. 

Vincent allegedly claimed the plot was orchestrated by a foreigner named 'Mike' who spoke English and Spanish, they planned to take Moïse to the National Palace and the plot was devised over the course of a month in a hotel in Pétion-Ville.

Deputy justice of the peace Judge Clément Noël told Le Nouvelliste that the two men, who both live in Florida, said 'the mission was to arrest President Jovenel Moïse, within the framework of the execution of a mandate of an investigating judge and not to kill him.'  

Solages said he 'found this job on the internet', Noël told the outlet.   

Authorities are now investigating if the plot was an inside job with the president's key security personnel facing interrogation.          

James Solages, 35
Sean Penn in Haiti

So far nineteen people, including two Americans, have been arrested in connection with the Moïse's assassination, although it is still unclear who masterminded it. James Solages, 35, (left) worked as a driver and bodyguard for a relief organization set up by Sean Penn (right, in Haiti) following the magnitude 7.0 quake that killed 300,000 Haitians and left tens of thousands homeless

Haitian citizens gather in front of the US Embassy in Tabarre, Haiti, on Saturday asking for asylum after the assassination

Jean Laguel Civil, Moïse's security coordinator and Dimitri Hérard, head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace will be questioned.

Haitian Prosecutor Me Bed-Ford Claude said he had seen no casualties among the president's security detail following the assassination.

'They are responsible for the security of the president... I did not see any police victim except the president and his wife. If you are responsible for the security of the president where were you?' 

Officials said they are still looking for the 'intellectual authors' of the plot. National Police Director Leon Charles said 'we have the physical perpetrators in hand and we are looking for the instigators.'  

It also emerged that the hit squad stayed at a home recently vacated by politician Magalie Habitant, an apparent ally of the murdered president.

However, she claims she left the property in Thomassin three months ago and hired it from a lawyer.    

Habitant was implicated in a 2019 plot when seven heavily-armed foreign mercenaries were arrested in Haiti before fleeing the country. She was suspected of buying the vehicles used by the group and was temporarily banned from leaving the country. 

In total, Haiti National Police said there were 28 presumed assassins responsible for Wednesday's raid, with 17 arrested, three dead and eight still at large.   

Solages (left) and Joseph Vincent (right) are seen at a Thursday press conference where Haitian authorities paraded the detained suspects. The two US citizens allegedly claimed they were hired as translators in a plot to arrest the Haitian president but not to kill him

Solages (left) and Joseph Vincent (right) are seen at a Thursday press conference where Haitian authorities paraded the detained suspects. The two US citizens allegedly claimed they were hired as translators in a plot to arrest the Haitian president but not to kill him

Jean Laguel Civil, Moïse's security coordinator, will be interrogated over the assassination (he is pictured with the president
Dimitri Hérard, head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace, will also be interrogated

Haitian Prosecutor Me Bed-Ford Claude said he had requested the interrogation of Jean Laguel Civil, Moïse's security coordinator, (left with the president) and Dimitri Hérard, head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace (right), as he suggested it might be an inside job and demanded to know: 'where were you?'

It has now also been claimed that the alleged mercenaries stayed in the home of Magalie Habitant (pictured) - an ally of the murdered president and prominent member of the PHTK political party

It has now also been claimed that the alleged mercenaries stayed in the home of Magalie Habitant (pictured) - an ally of the murdered president and prominent member of the PHTK political party

Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise are shown to the media in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Thursday
Weaponry, mobile phones, passports and other items are being shown to the media along with suspects in the assassination

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and First Lady Martine are pictured together in 2017. Moïse was riddled with 12 bullet holes and had his eye gouged out during Wednesday's brutal attack, which killed him and seriously injured his wife

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BREAKING NEWS: Four suspected killers of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse are shot dead in gun battle and two more arrested after three cops were taken hostage

  • President Jovenel Moise's terrified daughter Jomarlie hid in a bedroom as the 'foreign mercenaries' ransacked the home, leaving her father in a pool of blood at the private residence in the hills above Port-au-Prince  
  • Martine was described as 'out of danger' and in a 'stable condition' by Prime Minister Joseph Claude, who has assumed sole power of the country, declaring a 'state of siege' granting him absolute authority 
  • A maid and another servant were tied up by the gunmen who shouted 'DEA operation' as they burst in, pretending they were officers of the US Drugs Enforcement Administration, speaking in English and Spanish
  • First Lady Martine, 47, was shot through the legs, arm, torso and hand, and was airlifted to hospital in Miami
  • Police chief Leon Charles said four 'mercenaries' were killed as they tried flee the scene, two others arrested
  • He said cops were 'battling' commandos throughout Wednesday and vowed to stop all those responsible
  • PM Joseph claims he has the situation in hand but there are fears that the country will fall into utter chaos after months of protests against Moise, who was accused of turning the country into a dictatorship
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The president was shot multiple times in the torso. But the image also suggests that the killers wanted to make the former prez suffer, and they shot him in the private area also.

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Four suspects connected to Wednesday's killing of President Jovenel Moise were killed by police overnight, and another two were detained, officials said.

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Haiti's ambassador to the United States, Bocchit Edmond, described the suspects as foreign "mercenaries" and said he believed they had received assistance from Haitian nationals.

Haiti is now in turmoil as police hunted for the remaining live suspect behind the assassination of its president and questions swirled over who would take charge of the impoverished Caribbean nation.

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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Assassinated at His Home; Wife Hospitalized (Video)

Moise was taken by ambulance to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for treatment

Haiti's police chief says four suspected killers of President Jovenel Moise have been fatally shot by police and two others arrested after the gang of alleged assassins took three police officers hostage.

President Moise, 53, was assassinated at his private residence outside Port-Au-Prince in the early hours of Wednesday by a band of gunmen posing as agents of the US Drug Enforcement Agency.

The brazen assassination inflicted further chaos on the Caribbean nation, the poorest in the Americas, which was already enduring rampant gang violence, soaring inflation and frequent riots over Mr Moise's increasingly authoritarian rule and attempts to rewrite the country's constitution.

Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph has declared a 'state of siege' imposing martial law, halting all flights out of Port-Au-Prince and sealing the country's borders, while neighboring Dominican Republic has mobilized its military to guard Haiti's only land border.  

Haiti's Police Chief Léon Charles said late Wednesday that three police officers had been taken hostage by the suspected assassins, but were safely rescued after a police shootout with the suspects. 

Charles indicated that more suspects were still at large in addition to the four killed and two arrested, whose identities and nationalities were not immediately available. 

'The police are engaged in a battle with the assailants,' he said at a news conference. 'We are pursuing them so that, in a gunfight, they meet their fate or in gunfight they die, or we apprehend them.'  

The Haitian president's 47-year-old wife, Martine Moise, suffered multiple gunshot injuries during the deadly attack, and was airlifted in critical condition to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, where she arrived at 3.30pm on Wednesday, reported WPLG-TV.

She was then transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for medical treatment. Officials said her vital signs were stable but her condition was still critical.

Mrs Moise sustained gunshot wounds to her arms and thigh, along with unspecified but severe injuries to her abdomen and hand, the ABC affiliate reported.

President Moise, 53, was assassinated at his private residence outside Port-Au-Prince in the early hours of Wednesday in a brazen attack that left his wife, First Lady Martine Moise, critically wounded

President Moise, 53, was assassinated at his private residence outside Port-Au-Prince in the early hours of Wednesday in a brazen attack that left his wife, First Lady Martine Moise, critically wounded 

Trinity Air Ambulance touches down at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida, carrying a gravely injured Martine Moise, Haiti's First Lady, who was shot during an assassination raid that killed her husband, Haitian President Jovenel Moise

Trinity Air Ambulance touches down at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida, carrying a gravely injured Martine Moise, Haiti's First Lady, who was shot during an assassination raid that killed her husband, Haitian President Jovenel Moise

Moise was taken by ambulance to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for treatment

Moise was taken by ambulance to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for treatment 

Martine Moise, first lady of Haiti, arrives at Jackson Health System's Ryder Trauma Center, in Miami, for treatment Wednesday after being shot multiple times at her home earlier in the day in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in the attack that killed her husband
  • Interim Prime Minister Joseph declared a 'state of siege' and locked down the country under military control
  • All flights in and out of Port-Au-Prince were halted as police and military launched an all-out manhunt   
  • Dominican military mobilized to the border with Haiti to boost security at all crossings
  • Haitian ambassador to the US said the assassins are believed to be 'mercenaries' and 'well-trained killers'
  • US State Department dismissed any suggestion that assassins were actual DEA agents as 'absolutely false'
  • Haitian ambassador also called the killers 'fake DEA agents' and said they were a band of hired 'mercenaries'
  • He pleaded for security assistance from the United States and the United Nations 
  • Haiti now thrown into confusion about who is in charge with no legal framework for succession
  • There are just 10 elected officials in the country, all of them senators, and the legislature is defunct 

Haiti's ambassador to the United States, Bocchit Edmond, said the assailants' whereabouts remained unknown as of Wednesday. 'I believe they are fake DEA agents,' he said, calling the assassins 'mercenaries' and 'well-trained killers'

Haiti's ambassador to the United States, Bocchit Edmond, said the assailants' whereabouts remained unknown as of Wednesday. 'I believe they are fake DEA agents,' he said, calling the assassins 'mercenaries' and 'well-trained killers'

The normally bustling streets of Port-au-Prince were deserted on Wednesday as police and military plunged the capital into lockdown and the PM declared a 'state of siege' imposing martial law and sealing the borders

The normally bustling streets of Port-au-Prince were deserted on Wednesday as police and military plunged the capital into lockdown and the PM declared a 'state of siege' imposing martial law and sealing the borders

Children walk on an empty street in front of a cathedral that was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince

Children walk on an empty street in front of a cathedral that was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince 

Police stand near a mural featuring Haitian President Jovenel Moise, near the leader's residence where he was killed by gunmen in the early morning hours in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Wednesday

Police stand near a mural featuring Haitian President Jovenel Moise, near the leader's residence where he was killed by gunmen in the early morning hours in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Wednesday

Aerial view of a military guard shutting down the Dajabon border crossing between the Dominican Republic and Haiti after the borders were closed due to the assassination perpetrated by an armed group against the president of Haiti

Aerial view of a military guard shutting down the Dajabon border crossing between the Dominican Republic and Haiti after the borders were closed due to the assassination perpetrated by an armed group against the president of Haiti

Dominican soldiers shut down the Dajabon border crossing and fortify the border after Haiti declared a 'state of siege'

Dominican soldiers shut down the Dajabon border crossing and fortify the border after Haiti declared a 'state of siege'

The Haitian Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Smith Augustin, speaks at a press conference on Wednesday, as Dominican officials joined the manhunt and deployed troops to seal the land border with Haiti

The Haitian Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Smith Augustin, speaks at a press conference on Wednesday, as Dominican officials joined the manhunt and deployed troops to seal the land border with Haiti

Edmond said that had the attackers attempted to escape on a private plane, civil aviation authorities would have detected the aircraft. However, movement across the Haiti-Dominican Republic border region could have gone undetected. 

Dominican Republic newspaper El Día reported that government officials had instructed authorities at its four airports to question any Colombian national leaving the country.

The normally bustling streets of Port-au-Prince were deserted on Wednesday as police and military plunged the capital into lockdown. 

Sporadic gunshots were heard in the distance, public transportation was scarce, and scattered bands of people searched for businesses that were open to buy food and water. 

The attack on President Moise unfolded at around 1am on Wednesday, when a group of 'foreigners', some of whom spoke English and Spanish, broke into his home in the hills above Port-au-Prince, according to a statement by the French-speaking country's prime minister. 

In footage purportedly recorded by a witness, someone with an American accent shouts into a megaphone: 'DEA operation. Everybody stand down. DEA operation. Everybody back up, stand down.' 

Gunfire then erupts in the video which was uploaded to Instagram by someone who says they were in the Pelerin 5 neighborhood, where the president's house is located. 

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In recent months the opposition in Haiti had demanded that the president, Jovenel Moise should step down after he ruled by decree for over two years as the country failed to hold elections. However, President Moise and his wife Martine Moise were brutally attacked and he was assassinated, while his wife was hospitalized after they were shot in their own residence early Wednesday morning.

The interim prime minister, Claude Joseph made the report and called the killing an inhumane, hateful and barbaric act as he condemned the crime.

Both the Armed Forces of Haiti and the National Police of Haiti are in control of the countries security. It is believed that Democracy and Republic will win.

Some businesses were ransacked early Wednesday in Port-au-Prince. The police were deployed so they could to try to regain control of the country.

It was only reported that the killers spoke both Spanish and English, but nothing more was said about them.

The country had grown unstable and disgruntled under Moise before he was assassinated.

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Comment by mr1stroke on September 18, 2021 at 4:54am

Lol ita funny the same coconuts are saying f*** the haitians, now thats what I call self hate

Comment by mr1stroke on September 18, 2021 at 4:53am

Wow so much hate towards the haitian and you wonder why white people hate niggers, to all of you saying f*** the haitians, we both know you are nothing but the property of white people, some of you are punching tje clock on a double shift being door man, for white people, being house keeper or dog walker for white people, some of you are nannies for white people, some of you arw driving them around, s*** you live to serve white people, ebcause you were made to serve white people, thats why you have so much hate towards those the same,complexion as you ever since white people place you in front if the mirror and said to hate your self, at least I can spit in white person's face, I don't have to do anything for white people, that is why i hire them, especially the one who took care of my properties, I don't use Mexicans i uave white people working for me, so I earn the right to say f*** white people before I say f*** the haitians, niggers are the cursed to black people, I hate niggers

Comment by Danny Ortiz on September 18, 2021 at 4:26am

They shot this n**** in the dick! Damn...

Comment by vaughn mitchell on September 17, 2021 at 7:37pm
That country is cursed.
Comment by mr1stroke on July 16, 2021 at 1:29am

But its the same people who always cause them pain that is doing it, how is that a clean up, the same white people who refuses to see any one help the people, France, America, Canada, and England, a little reading will help many understand the role of those white folks in Haiti and why? That is not happening in the Asian countries

Comment by Yasmin on July 16, 2021 at 1:17am

They are wicked and there land is cursed just like them Asians the universe is cleaning itself.

Comment by mr1stroke on July 16, 2021 at 12:44am

Poor woman she has to live with that nightmare for the rest of her life, so many people were involved, everyday it is something new, now will she be protected, what about her living expense will haiti support her for the rest of her life?

Comment by Jeffrey L Donovan on July 13, 2021 at 5:38pm

When people are poor and living hand to mouth, they can be purchased for almost nothing. If someone is living on $2.00US per day, is offered tens of thousand, the temptation becomes almost irrestible.

Comment by mr1stroke on July 13, 2021 at 3:35pm

Stay tune there is more to come, secret dont last too long these days

Comment by mr1stroke on July 13, 2021 at 8:28am

Tyrone right on the money, i have bern saying that all along on here, so many have never read about the sign of the beast, they have no idea it makes it easier for government to keep tracks of their victims and kill whom ever they want without looking, this whole thing is about power and control, all of a sudden they are giving free vaccine but will not pay peoples health benefits or even their copay, its funny, on sunday morning i wrote that in the YouTube's meet the nation comment after that dumb Doctor Fauci was promoting that dumb vaccine, you are absolutely right

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