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Since the assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, numerous experts have explored the forces that allowed for such a tragic, brazen event to occur. Some experts have pointed to socio-economic factors while others have delved into the cultural or historical aspects. The Haitian Times has compiled a list of the most noteworthy, a few of which have prompted energetic debates across online forums. 

Here’s a shortlist of the most worthwhile articles and videos on the matter. If you come across an explainer worth adding to this list, email it to

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Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She is also a recipient of a 2021 DBEI Fellowship by Investigative Reporters & Editors. Larisa can be reached by email at or on Twitter @larisakarr.