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Why Was Haiti’s President Assassinated?

The Daily

The New York Times

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4.597.8K Ratings

🗓️ 14 December 2021

⏱️ 31 minutes

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Summary

In July, a group of men stormed the presidential compound in Haiti and assassinated the country’s president, Jovenel Moïse. Months later, the case remains unresolved. Investigating the killing, the Times journalist Maria Abi-Habib found that Mr. Moïse had begun compiling a list of powerful Haitian businessmen and political figures involved in an intricate drug trafficking network. Guest: Maria Abi-Habib, bureau chief for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for The New York Times.

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Since Hades president was assassinated this summer, his murder has remained a mystery.

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Today.

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I spoke to my colleague, Maria Abihabib, on what her investigation into the president's

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murder reveals about corruption and drug trafficking in Haiti at the very highest levels of government.

1:16.9

It's Tuesday, December 14th.

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So Maria, the president of Haiti, Jovenelle Moise, was assassinated five months ago.

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That case remains unsolved.

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But all along, you've been investigating this assassination yourself.

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Where did you begin?

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Well, I wasn't actually entirely confident that I could solve who did it.

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What I tried to go about doing actually was solve a much simpler question, which was,

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