Haiti President Jovenel Moise was assassinated on Jul. 7, 2021. Photo credit: EPA

PORT-AU-PRINCE—Two years after mercenaries burst into the bedroom of former Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, tortured and murdered him, and left his wife, Martine Moïse, for dead, little has happened on Haitian soil to prosecute the suspects. The investigation and prosecution leader has seen a half dozen appointees, leaving the case nowhere close to a conviction in the Haitian courts.

But about 1,000 miles, in Miami, American prosecutors have arrested 11 suspects involved directly in the crime and their alleged financial backers. So far, one mastermind has been convicted and sentenced to life in Moïse assassination in federal prison. 


The U.S. has stepped up prosecutions of crimes committed in the Caribbean nation, making more progress than Haiti itself.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.