As the details come out - Haiti

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As things get interesting - from the London Daily Mail:

Moment baying mob captures Colombian 'mercenaries' accused of 'assassinating' Haiti president Jovenel Moïse along with two Americans - as power struggle breaks out between rivals over rule of troubled nation

    • Police said 26 Colombians and two US citizens were involved in the raid on Jovenel Moise's mansion in the early hours of Wednesday, without providing any motivation as scepticism grows among the populace
    • And power struggle is developing in Haiti with two men both claiming they are Moise's legitimate successors
    • Under the constitution, Haiti's chief justice René Sylvestre would normally take charge after the President's death - but he died of coronavirus two weeks ago
    • Now interim prime minister Claude Joseph is claiming power, however he was due to be replaced within days by prime minister-elect Ariel Henry who Moise had selected in an attempt to appease his critics
    • There are growing questions over who had a motive to order Moise's assassination after the mercenary execution squad are slowly rounded up
    • Eleven of them were captured in a special forces raid on the Taiwanese embassy, and four were captured by mobs on the streets of Port-au-Prince

This is the moment a baying mob captured Colombian ex-military mercenaries in Haiti, dragging them bloody and beaten through the slums of Port-au-Prince, amid chaos in the power vacuum left by the president's assassination.

Police said 26 Colombians and two US citizens were involved in the raid on Jovenel Moise's mansion in the early hours of Wednesday, without providing any motivation or information on who ordered the hit as scepticism grows among the populace.

And a power struggle is developing in Haiti with two men both claiming they are Moise's legitimate successors.

Under the constitution, Haiti's chief justice René Sylvestre would normally take charge after the President's death - but he died of coronavirus two weeks ago.

Now prime minister Claude Joseph is claiming power, however he was due to be replaced within days by prime minister-elect Ariel Henry who Moise had selected in an attempt to appease his critics.

There are growing questions over who had a motive to order Moise's assassination after the mercenary execution squad are slowly rounded up.

More at the site - lots of photos.  No one really knows the motive or who organised it.  Yet.
This has one of the USA TLAs (three-letter agencies: CIA, FBI, etc...) written all over it.  In crayon.
Yes, they achieved their goal but - the whole world will know who did it very very soon.

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