Haiti is getting more and more confused


People surrounded the police car carrying the suspects. Photo: Reuters.
People surrounded the police car carrying the suspects. Photo: Reuters.

The assassination of President Jovenel Moise on July 7 is pushing Haiti into chaos, as violence between gangs increases, dividing society and making people's lives more difficult.

Violence Rises

After the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, Haiti has not only lost its head of state, but the position of legitimate leadership is being torn between the Government and the National Assembly. The capacity of the national police in the area of ​​alarm.

In addition, the investigation into the assassination of President Moise also had many unexpected developments. According to Haitian government sources, a group of 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans are currently suspected of carrying out the assassination of President Moise.

Up to now, in addition to 3 suspects killed, 21/28 people related to the assassination of the President of Haiti have been arrested; which includes a suspect believed to be the mastermind of the assassination, named Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a 63-year-old Haitian man who works as a doctor in Florida (USA).

Security forces have been beefed up in the Haitian capital. Photo: EPA.
Security forces have been beefed up in the Haitian capital. Photo: EPA.

During the interrogation, which was conducted this week, Dimitri Herard, who is in charge of the security team for the President of Haiti, will have to explain his many frequent business trips to Ecuador with transit in the capital Colombia's Bogota.

It is known that Haitian police have killed 3 subjects, arrested 17 others and are searching for the remaining 8 subjects. Colombian police also confirmed that some of the country's gunmen had traveled to Haiti from neighboring Dominican Republic and stayed there for a month before taking action.

Meanwhile, the proliferation of armed outlaw groups on the island in the past few years has also led to an increase in gang violence related to territorial disputes and food looting. , leaving many civilians dead. Thousands of people had to leave their homeland to find a way out.

Gang violence is mainly concentrated in the capital, Port-au-Prince, but still affects social life across the country. The already fragile national economy fell into paralysis. School must be closed. The security apparatus could not cope with the pressure. Doctors Without Borders earlier this year also suspended operations in Haiti because of attacks, disrupting efforts to control the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Nearly half of the capital Port-au-Prince is under the control of more than 30 criminal gangs. Last week, after the death of President Jovenel Moise, one of the most notorious bosses in the region sent a signal of war.

Call for international support

Facing the threat of insecurity and concern that mercenaries might destroy the infrastructure, interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph asked the US and the United Nations for help to protect the national infrastructure. order.

The call came after a delegation of US intelligence and security officials traveled to Haiti to assess the situation following the assassination of President Moise. On July 12, the White House announced that US security and law enforcement officials had traveled to Haiti and had a meeting with the country's leaders and police to offer assistance in the investigation of the assassination of President Jovenel. Moise.

National Security Council (NSC) spokeswoman Emily Horne said the delegation reviewed the security infrastructure with Haitian government officials as well as met with the Haitian national police agency, which is moving forward. investigating the assassination of President Moise.

U.S. security officials also met with Haiti's top political leaders, including interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph and Senate President Joseph Lambert, calling for a constructive dialogue to reach an agreement. political agreement that allows the country to hold free and fair elections.

From Washington, both US President Joe Biden and US Secretary of State Antony also called for the Haitian leadership to unite, have a more comprehensive and secure vision, towards holding free and fair elections. this year to rally a country "with a more inclusive, peaceful and secure vision, paving the way towards free and fair elections".

“We are closely following developments in Haiti following the horrific assassination of the president. The people of Haiti deserve peace and security. Haiti's leaders need to come together for the good of the country," said US President Joe Biden.

According to White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki and Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, the United States is also reviewing Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph's request to send troops to Haiti to help secure critical infrastructure and such as supporting the organization of elections on September 26.

On the same day, UN spokesman Farhan Haq said that the United Nations Unified Office in Haiti is currently coordinating with the country's police to investigate the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.

Asked if the UN planned to send peacekeepers to Haiti during this time, the UN spokesman said it was the responsibility of the Security Council.

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