Latin America

Confession from Colombian mercenaries lifts lid on Haiti presidential assassination

Incarcerated in Haiti, a group of Colombian mercenaries confessed to murdering Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in May. However, several questions remain regarding the assassination plot

Haiti police display some of the weapons they say they took from men who were involved in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. (Photo by Jacqueline Charles/Miami Herald/TNS/Sipa USA) Credit: Sipa USA/Alamy Live News
Haiti police display some of the weapons they say were used to kill Jovenel Moïse. Photo: Jacqueline Charles/TNS/Sipa USA/Alamy Live News

With Haiti still in shock after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that took thousands of lives earlier this month, the country made the headlines once more last week after the emergence of audio recordings in which a group of Colombian mercenaries confesses to murdering late president Jovenel Moïse on July 7.

The tapes, published by Colombian media giant Radio Caracol, showed Lieutenant Jheyner Carmona recalling how Captain Germán “Mike” Rivera told the group that it was “time to go in [to Mr. Moïse’s home] and kill everyone, including any cops or any mascots they might have around, as there should...

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