A Haitian assassination in Uncle Sam's court
Nineteen months after the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, none of the biggest questions have been answered. Who ordered the raid, and why? Who pulled the trigger? Why did the intruders encounter no resistance from the presidential guard?
Why did the assailants announce, in English, “This is a D.E.A. operation” — especially given that one of them was, in fact, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration informant? Why did he allegedly call his DEA contact right after? Exactly how many FBI informants were involved? Why was Haiti’s current de facto leader, acting prime minister Ariel Henry, in close contact with one of the chief suspects in the plot — a former justice ministry official who is currently in hiding?
This week, we learned where some of those questions may be next asked, if not answered: in U.S. federal court. The Justice Department announced it is charging several major suspects in
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