‘Losses will be high’: Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Haiti as Tropical Storm Grace approaches

A massive magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit Haiti early Saturday morning as tropical Tropical Storm Grace raced toward the island, potentially complicating rescue efforts.  The storm is expected to arrive late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. The quake has sparked comparisons to a devastating 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 300,000 people, according to theContinue reading “‘Losses will be high’: Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Haiti as Tropical Storm Grace approaches”

U.S. Admits Training Colombians Accused of Killing Haiti President as Part of Billion Dollar War on Drugs

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—“‘Private contractor’ can mean a lot of things, all the way from a guy who fixes cars to a professional soldier,” says Diego, a Colombian special forces veteran who has spent the last eight years working for private security companies around the world, from Yemen, to Honduras, Africa, and Eastern Europe. He asked toContinue reading “U.S. Admits Training Colombians Accused of Killing Haiti President as Part of Billion Dollar War on Drugs”

Haiti: Key suspect arrested over assassination of President Moise

The suspect, who is accused of working with the men who carried out the assassination, is a Haitian national living in Florida and claims to be a doctor. He was critical of the corruption among Haitian leaders. Police in Haiti arrested a man on Sunday who is accused of being a key figure in theContinue reading “Haiti: Key suspect arrested over assassination of President Moise”

Colombians held in Haitian president’s assassination claim ties to Miami-area security firm

The Miami area is looming ever larger as investigators question the men held in the plot to assassinate Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. Seventeen Colombians and two Haitian Americans from South Florida are in custody in Haiti. A person who interviewed the detained Colombians in Haiti told the Miami Herald that the men claimed to haveContinue reading “Colombians held in Haitian president’s assassination claim ties to Miami-area security firm”

Official: Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his private residence early Wednesday, according to a statement from the country’s interim prime minister, who called the killing a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act.” First Lady Martine Moïse was shot in the overnight attack and hospitalized, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. Even before theContinue reading “Official: Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home”

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