Haitian President Jovenel Moïse ordered the destruction of an airstrip in Haiti’s Artibonite region used for drug trafficking, according to a New York Times article. In his private residence, he kept a list of people, including the brother-in-law of his predecessor, involved in Haiti’s drug trade. Ultimately, that list might have been what drew assassins to the Moïse home that fateful night in early July.
“It wasn’t a surprise,” said Josue Renaud, speaking about the influence of the predecessor, Michel Martelly, in Haiti’s affairs under Jovenel.
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