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Haiti's Leader Fires Prosecutor Who Wanted Him Indicted

Chief prosecutor accused Ariel Henry of involvement in president's assassination

(Newser) - Update: Haiti's prime minister has fired a prosecutor who asked a judge to charge him in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. Chief prosecutor Bed-Ford Claude was replaced on the orders of Prime Minister Ariel Henry just hours after he asked for the indictment Tuesday, the AP...

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
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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,...

Investigation of Haiti Assassination Leads to Florida Resident

Christian Emmanuel Sanon accused of working with the masterminds of the plot

(Newser) - The head of Haiti's national police announced Sunday that officers arrested a Haitian man accused of flying into the country on a private jet and working with the masterminds and alleged assassins behind the killing of President Jovenel Moïse. Police Chief Léon Charles identified the suspect as...

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...

Assassins Who Killed Moise Allegedly Posed as DEA Agents

Haiti's national police chief says 4 suspects have been killed

(Newser) - Wednesday began with gunmen assassinating Haitian President Jovenel Moise; the country's national police chief said the day ended with four suspects dead and two more arrested. "The police [are] still in combat with the assailants," Léon Charles said in a televised briefing, per the Guardian . Of...

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...

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