Martelly, Michel

As U.S. Navigates Crisis in Haiti, a Bloody History Looms Large

In September 1994, the United States was on the verge of invading Haiti. Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the country’s first democratically elected president, had been deposed in a military coup three years earlier. Haiti had descended into chaos. Gangs and paramilitaries terrorized the population — taking hostages, assassinating dissidents and burning crops. International embargoes had strangled the […]

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Haiti’s Leader Kept a List of Drug Traffickers. His Assassins Came for It.

“When Moïse found out about the weapons Hérard ordered, he wasn’t surprised — he was scared,” Mr. Fortuné said. Mr. Moïse’s relationship with the presidential security forces, already on tenterhooks, further soured. But that changed in February, when Mr. Hérard claimed to have foiled a coup attempt against Mr. Moïse. Suddenly, the distrust waned. Some […]

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