Haitians hold nationwide strike to protest wave of kidnappings, days after abduction of a group of missionaries and amid concerns over gang violence in the crisis-stricken Caribbean nation.
A group of between 15 and 17 people, including children, were kidnapped by an armed gang in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, security sources say.
The Provisional Electoral Council was selected by slain president Moise and faced strong criticism by the public. Before its dismissal, it had set the first round of voting in elections and a constitutional referendum for November 7.
Chief prosecutor asks a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in a case pertaining to the murder of President Jovenel Moïse.
The storm couldn't have come at a worse time for Haitians struggling to deal with the effects of Saturday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake, blamed for an estimated 1,400 deaths.
Jean Laguel Civil joins more than two dozen suspects arrested by Haiti National Police as the investigation continues into the July 7 attack on the president.
The Caribbean nation plunged into instability as tensions spiked after Jovenel Moise was shot dead in his home in Port-au-Prince in the early hours of July 7.
Jovenel Moise had tapped Ariel Henry to replace Claude Joseph as prime minister in the days before the president was shot dead in his home in Port-au-Prince in the early hours of July 7.
Meanwhile, a Colombian police chief said a former Haitian justice ministry official may have ordered the assassination of Haiti's president, citing a preliminary investigation into the murder.
A US-based security firm appears to be central to Jovenel Moise’s killing by a professional team, which allegedly includes Haitian-Americans and ex-Colombian soldiers.
Haitian President Jovenel Moise’s assassination plot grows complicated as the intial probe reveals the hit squad had some training from US military and was hired via a shadowy Miami company.
Christian Emmanuel Sanon, who is of Haitian nationality, arrived in the island nation in June with “political objectives” in recruiting the gunmen who assassinated President Jovenel Moise last week.
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