Monday, July 12, 2021

Killing of Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse - Update

Florida resident Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, has been arrested. He was in contact with a firm that provides security for politicians and recruited the killers. Sanon flew into Haiti on a private jet accompanied by several of the gunmen before the hit.
Sanon planned to assume the presidency.
Well-armed mercenaries broke into Haiti President Jovenel Moïse's residence in Port-au-Prince early July 7 and shot him 12 times, killing him. Cops have identified 28 suspects in the attack: 26 Colombians and two Haitian-Americans. One of the Haitian-Americans is James Solages, who formerly worked as the "chief commander of bodyguards" at the Canadian Embassy in Haiti.

James Solages
The attack was a well-organized, well-financed tactical operation strategically carried out by soldiers with sophisticated, high-powered weapons. The power struggle has created confusion over who is the legitimate leader of the country's 11 million people.