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Charles Saint-Remy (right) with an unknown woman. (Twitter photo)

Haitian President Jovenel Moise kept a list of politicians and business people allegedly involved in Haiti’s drug trade, with plans to turn it over to the United States government, the New York Times recently reported. A central figure on the list is businessman Charles Saint-Rémy, former president Michel Martelly’s brother-in-law. 

While it is unclear what role, if any, Saint-Rémy played in the president’s assassination, interviews reveal he has crossed paths with so many in Haiti’s already small political, business and social circles over the years. Here’s a brief list of key things to know about Saint-Rémy. 

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at or on Twitter @sambojarski.