ForeignPOLITICSThe Haitian Power Vaccum

On the night of July 7, 2020 Haiti’s then President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated by group of over two dozen mercenaries who broke into his compound by force and fought with over 100 of the President’s personal guard. His Wife Martine Moïse was also injured in the attack and was rushed to a hospital in Miami on the same night of the attack that took place in the capitol of Haiti, Por-au-Prince. Per her own...
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On the night of July 7, 2020 Haiti’s then President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated by group of over two dozen mercenaries who broke into his compound by force and fought with over 100 of the President’s personal guard. His Wife Martine Moïse was also injured in the attack and was rushed to a hospital in Miami on the same night of the attack that took place in the capitol of Haiti, Por-au-Prince. Per her own account she survived by playing dead beside her husband after being shot in the elbow shattering her joint. 

Moïse was found dead in a pool of blood at the foot of his bed. The house was also reportedly ransacked, having drawers emptied, and paperwork thrown everywhere. 

In her first interview since the assassination the former Haitian First Lady recounts that the killers speaking Spanish and were looking for a specific item that they reportedly found. 

That detail is important because the majority of the Mercenaries that have been already captured are of Columbian decent and the others all nationalized Haitians or Americans of Haitian decent. 

There are currently several suspects still on the loose currently being pursued by Haitian police forces and the CIA.

The suspects are a wide variety of people including retired Columbian commandos, a mortgage broker from Florida, a former judge, and two of the president’s own security team. 

The Haitian Authorities have good reason to believe that this killing was done in coordination at many different levels showing a possible conspiracy paid by Evangelical pastor Emmanuel Sanon who planned on seizing power after the killing. Sanon is one of three people looking to fill the seat of president left in the wake of this assassination. 

The most glaring evidence for a coordinated conspiracy at the highest level is the delayed investigation by court clerks, all the guards fleeing after the killing leaving no witness for statements, evidence being hidden, bodies being moved at crime scenes, and it all seems in machination with motives to dissuade the public’s opinion on what actually happened. 

Since the investigations have began the Haitian authorities have reported repeated harassment to end the investigation, release specific prisoners, and continuous intimidation through death threats via phone calls and text. 

When the CIA arrived at Port-au-Prince they said that many of the crime scenes looked as if they were untouched. This raises questions of the legitimacy of this investigation as a whole.

Currently what’s left of Haiti is a state of martial law and country of already suffering people witnessing the fracturing of a government as well as their own society. Like other countries who have had a coup d’etat in recent years instability will reign supreme until a greater power chooses to come in and restore “order.”

Since the assassination there have been an uptick in murders, kidnappings, rape, and pedophilia perpetrated by the gang underworld that sees this state of chaos as an opportunity.

Hopefully Haiti’s people will keep the faith in these hard times for better days because in times like this when things are looking bleak is when real leadership and community matters.

Right now in Haiti there is a vacuum of power and currently no one knows who will be the next person to fill it whether it be a one of corruption, authoritarianism, or the greater good. This creates a great unease amongst the people these malicious plots effect the most. The fact is Haiti is a country in limbo and if things go the wrong way thier problems will soon become ours.

J-Walk

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