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Haiti Assassination Suspect Arrested During Stopover

Mario Palacios is now in US custody

(Newser) - US authorities have taken custody of a main suspect in the killing of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse, and he is scheduled to appear Tuesday in federal court in Miami. Mario Antonio Palacios was arrested in Jamaica in October and was scheduled to fly to his native Colombia on Monday....

They Escaped Certain Death Only to Face It Again

For some Rohingya refugees, assassins lurk

(Newser) - As the New York Times tells it, they've gone from one hell to the next. The first would be Myanmar, the country Rohingya Muslims fled en masse in 2017 to escape ethnic cleansing. Where most have landed is Bangladesh, which is home to what is the biggest single refugee...

Trial Begins in Killing of 'Africa's Che Guevara'

Burkina Faso leader Thomas Sankara was assassinated in 1987

(Newser) - In Burkina Faso, more than a dozen people went on trial Monday accused of involvement in the assassination of the leftist leader who gave the West African country its name. Thomas Sankara, often called "Africa's Che Guevara," changed the country's name from Upper Volta as part...

Report: CIA Considered Kidnapping, Killing Assange
Report: CIA Considered
Assassinating Assange

Report: CIA Considered Assassinating Assange

Yahoo investigation says former chief Pompeo was 'seeing blood'

(Newser) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is currently imprisoned in London, but a Yahoo News investigation suggests things could have gone much worse for him. The story asserts that the CIA under Mike Pompeo and former President Trump considered kidnapping or even killing Assange while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian...

Haiti President's Desperate Plea: 'Come Save My Life'
As Assassins Closed In,
Haiti Leader Pleaded for Help
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As Assassins Closed In, Haiti Leader Pleaded for Help

'Come save my life,' he said in one phone call, according to the 'Miami Herald'

(Newser) - The Miami Herald is out with a report detailing desperate phone calls made by Haitian President Jovenal Moise as assassins closed in on his house. His pleas for help came too late, however. Coverage and related details:
  • At 1:34am on July 7, Moise called the Haitian National Police Commander.

Before Moise Was Assassinated, a Series of Meetings
Before Moise Was
a Series of

Before Moise Was Assassinated, a Series of Meetings

Key suspects in Haiti leader's killing gathered to talk of 'vision for Haiti' once Moise was out: 'NYT'

(Newser) - As the story out of Haiti following last week's assassination of President Jovenel Moise continues to unfold, more details are emerging on some of the central characters. The New York Times reports that "several of the key suspects" in the assault gathered multiple times over the past year...

Report Details 'Wild' Aftermath of Haiti Assassination

CNN has a special report on the hunt for the suspected killers

(Newser) - As a five-car convoy left the palace of Haiti President Jovenel Moise in the early hours of Wednesday, its inhabitants perhaps thought they'd gotten away with murder. But just down the road, they came up against a blockade, which forced them to flee on foot, leaving behind guns and...

Haiti Suspect Had Long Sought to Lead Country

Website claimed Christian Emmanuel Sanon was part of team 'chosen to lead'

(Newser) - The Florida resident accused of orchestrating the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenal Moise intended to install himself as leader, police suggested Sunday. Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, "arrived by private plane in June with political objectives" and recruited the alleged assassins through a private security firm, said Leon Charles,...

Haiti Judge: Americans Admit to Plotting

Men claim to have been translators for assassins

(Newser) - A judge in Haiti said Friday that the two Americans arrested after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse told him they served as translators for the conspirators. Judge Clément Noël said he interviewed James Solages and Joseph Vincent shortly after they were taken into custody, the New ...

Haitian Police: Foreign 'Hit Squad' Killed Our President

Colombian ex-soldiers are among 17 in custody

(Newser) - Police in Haiti say a hit squad of foreign mercenaries—including at least 15 Colombians and two Haitian-Americans—was behind the assassination of the country's president early Wednesday. Authorities say 17 men have been captured, including the two American citizens, three have been shot dead by police, and another...

Haiti Holds at Least 1 American in Assassination

Crowds surround police station demanding to burn the suspects

(Newser) - The six people arrested in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse include at least one American, a government official said Thursday. James Solages is a US citizen of Haitian descent, the Washington Post reports, and an official said he believes another detainee is, as well. Solages' LinkedIn page...

Things Get Worse for Poorest Nation in Western Hemisphere

Still no word on who might be behind assassination of Jovenel Moise

(Newser) - Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, per Reuters , and the situation there worsened drastically on Wednesday with the overnight assassination of President Jovenel Moise in his home. There are no updates yet on the suspected identity of the gunmen, some of whom were reportedly overheard speaking Spanish...

Haiti President Jovenel Moise Assassinated at Home

First lady is reportedly hospitalized after also being shot in raid during the middle of the night

(Newser) - Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in an attack on his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday, calling it a “hateful, inhumane, and barbaric act." First Lady Martine Moise was hospitalized following the overnight attack, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. The...

New Mexico Man Accused of Plotting to Kill Biden

John Thornton also threatened to kill ex-wife and staff at computer firm, investigators say

(Newser) - A New Mexico man is accused of sending text messages threatening to overthrow the government and execute President Biden, among numerous others, including his ex-wife. The FBI says Las Cruces resident John Thornton, 39, sent threatening messages to people in Florida and Texas, the Las Cruces Sun News reports. "...

After Iranian Scientist Is Killed, 'Serious Indications' Emerge

Benjamin Netanyahu had mentioned Mohsen Fakhrizadeh before, said 'remember that name'

(Newser) - Iran's foreign minister is alleging the killing of a scientist linked to the country's disbanded military nuclear program has "serious indications" of an Israeli role. Mohammad Javad Zarif made the statement Friday on Twitter, per the AP . "Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today," Zarif...

President's Hair, Bloody Telegram Up for Auction

Abraham Lincoln's hair is expected to fetch at least $75K

(Newser) - This is one macabre auction: A lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair, wrapped in a bloodstained telegram about his 1865 assassination, is up for sale, the AP reports. Boston-based RR Auction said bidding has opened online for the items ahead of a live auction scheduled for Sept. 12 in New...

Russia Hired Assassins to Kill US Troops: Intel

President Trump was informed back in March

(Newser) - US troops, killed by paid assassins? Maybe so, if this story holds any water. A Russian military spy unit has secretly paid Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan—something President Trump learned about months ago but chose not to act, US officials tell the New York Times . According...

Likely Killer Claimed He Tried to Resuscitate Swedish PM

Prosecutors wrap up investigation, naming deceased suspect who arrived at scene

(Newser) - Authorities have a suspect in the 1986 assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme—but the unsolved case will now be closed. Those are just some of the developments shared Wednesday as chief prosecutor Krister Petersson wrapped up his investigation of the high-profile case that has been an "open...

Sweden May Soon Be Closing an 'Open Wound'

Prosecutor to release findings Wednesday related to 1986 assassination of PM Olof Palme

(Newser) - Swedes are gearing up for what the Local describes as "one of Sweden's most highly anticipated press conferences in the past three decades." Chief prosecutor Krister Petersson, who's been investigating the unsolved 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme since 2017, is set to announce...

Bob Dylan Releases Surprise New Song

The 'dizzying' 'Murder Most Foul' delves into JFK's assassination ... and more

(Newser) - If you're looking for new music to listen to this weekend, as well as a walk down memory lane, Bob Dylan just hooked you up with an "absolutely mind-blowing" 17-minute song about JFK's assassination and ... much more. "This is an unreleased song we recorded a while...

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