Haiti calls on US, UN to send troops amid fears of chaos
Haiti asked the United States and the United Nations to send troops To protect ports, airports and other strategic locations After the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, A minister in the Haitian government said on Friday.
Two days after Moise was killed in an armed attack on his home منزلintoleranceAnd the We believe that mercenaries accused of committing the crime could destroy some infrastructure to create chaos in the country. During a conversation with the Secretary of State of the United States and the United Nations, we made this requestsaid Elections Minister Matthias Pierre.
The The State Department and the Pentagon confirmed that they had received a request for “security assistance and investigations.”They said they were in contact with Port-au-Prince, but did not specify whether military forces would be deployed.
a Diplomatic source at the United Nations They said they got the order, but that Security Council resolution is needed to send the unit.
Washington has already said it will send the FBI as soon as possible (Federal Police) and other agents of Haiti, as the assassination left a power vacuum in the troubled and impoverished Caribbean nation.
Who killed Jovenel Moyes?
While, Haiti is trying to determine who ordered the attack An armed squad of 28 allegedly executed:
- 2 Haitian Americans
The Haitian police said of them:
- 15 Colombians and two Americans were arrested
- The police killed 3 Colombians
There is some discrepancy in the numbers with reports from other official sources.
Senior leaders of the Colombian military and police reported That at least 17 former Colombian soldiers were involved in the assassination.
After contacting Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph, Colombian President Ivan Duque said his country would provide “all cooperation,” including an intelligence mission in Haiti, to find “the physical and intellectual authors of the assassination.”
Taipei, for its part, said 11 suspects were detained at the Taiwanese embassy compound in Port-au-Prince.
Uncertainty in Haiti
Capital Haitiparalyzed for several days, Little by little he resumed his activities On Friday, with more people on the streets and the gradual reactivation of public transport, Although under the cloak of apprehension.
People rushed to stock up on products Basic materials in supermarkets already do Line at gas stations to buy propane that they use for for cookingIn anticipation of more days Instability.
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