Segments of the Haitian diaspora look at the investigation with skepticism, hoping its results will help the country turn the page. Photos provided. Clockwise: Yves Laura Bouquet, Dieulita Datus, Samuel G. Vallon, Magda Desir, Marco Joseph and Valerie Déus. Photomontage by Leonardo March

BROOKLYN — In traditional Haitian enclaves, reactions to the investigation into the murder of Jovenel Moïse vary, ranging from belief in conspiracy theories to incredulity. But, a year later, nearly everyone seems to share some despair about what it means for the country’s future.

When asked about the assassination recently, many Haitian residents approached said they weren’t up-to-date with the investigation, or weren’t comfortable speaking about it. On more than one occasion, the question caused faces to tighten into stern expressions, or drew laughter. Many continued walking by without saying a word. 

Some who shared their thoughts said the investigation continues to be a source of controversy and speculation.

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Leonardo March is Brooklyn-based visual journalist from Puerto Rico and a Report for America corps member

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