[Ed. – Have not had time to look into this thoroughly. There’s a lot of speculation out there as to what it’s about. More than a dozen Colombians were also detained earlier, although it’s not clear what their role may have been. Reports are that a squad claiming to be from the U.S. DEA broke into the presidential residence and killed deceased President Moise. Another appalling chapter in Haiti’s troubled history.]
At least seventeen people, including fifteen Colombians and two American citizens, were detained in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, Haitian officials said Thursday night as they paraded the suspects before the news media and asserted that “foreigners” had been involved in the brazen attack.
At a news conference at National Police Headquarters with the interim prime minister, the American men were described as being of Haitian descent and were identified as Joseph Vincent and James Solages. Haitian security officials had earlier described Mr. Solages as a resident of South Florida who had been apprehended on Wednesday during the manhunt for the assailants.
At least eight more suspects were on the run, authorities said.