Two Haitian Americans Detained In Connection to Assassination of Haitian President
By: Alyssa Wilson
Haitian president Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his private home on Wednesday morning. His wife, who was also shot, was transported to a hospital in Miami for treatment. Two Americans believed to be of Haitian descent have been detained in connection to the assassination.
Haiti’s minister of elections and inter-party relations, Matias Pierre, said at least one other person believed to be a Haitian American was detained by officials. Four other suspects were killed by police.
Authorities have not provided information on how Solages and the other detained individuals are involved in the assassination.
While the motivation for the murder is still unclear, Haiti was growing unstable under Moïse’s leadership. His opposers accused him of seeking to increase his power, he ruled under a decree, and his opponents demanded he step down.
This is a developing story that will be updated.
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