(Worthy News) – Haiti’s interim government has asked the U.S. and U.N. to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilize the country and prepare for elections in the aftermath of President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination.
The stunning request for U.S. military support recalled the tumult following Haiti’s last presidential assassination, in 1915, when an angry mob dragged President Vilbrun Guillaume Sam out of the French Embassy and beat him to death. In response, President Woodrow Wilson sent the Marines into Haiti, justifying the American military occupation — which lasted nearly two decades — as a way to avert anarchy.
Mathias Pierre, Haiti’s elections minister, defended the government’s request for military assistance, saying in an interview Saturday with The Associated Press that the local police force is weak and lacks resources. [ Source: CBN News (Read More…) ]
Martial Law Declared as Power Vacuum Leaves Haiti on the Brink
Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph declared a “state of siege” in Haiti on Wednesday, closing the country’s borders and imposing martial law after President Jovenel Moïse was killed.
Joseph declared an “état de siège” as Haiti was in turmoil while police hunted for the suspects behind the assassination of the president of the impoverished Caribbean nation, CNN reported.
Four suspects connected to the assassination were killed by police overnight and two others have been detained, according to officials. [ Source: Western Journal (Read More…) ]