US citizen among suspects arrested for Haitian president’s assassination: report

By Laura Kelly | The Hill |

A U.S. citizen of Haitian descent was arrested on Thursday in connection with the assassination of Haiti’s president, a senior Haitian official reportedly said.

James Solages, a U.S. citizen, is among six people arrested in connection with the killing of Haitian President Javier Moïse at his home early Wednesday morning, The Washington Post reported.

Mathias Pierre, Haiti’s minister of elections and inter-party relations, told the Post that at least one other detainee is also thought to be Haitian American.

Four other suspects were killed by Haiti’s National Police late Wednesday, The Associated Press reported, amid the push to identify the president’s killers.

Haiti’s ambassador to the U.S., Bocchit Edmond, told CNN that it’s clear the perpetrators of the president’s assassination were foreigners, but there was “no doubt” they had help from sources inside the country.

“Indeed there were foreigners, but at the same time we have to recognize that they also have some help, internal help,” he said in an interview Thursday on CNN’s New Day.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 14022 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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