Over a dozen presumed South American nationals and two U.S. citizens of Haitian descent have been detained on suspicion of participating in the assassination Haitian President Jovenel Moise, and even more perpetrators are still believed to be at-large, the Haitian National Police revealed Friday.
According to The New York Times, a Haitian official claimed that the two American suspects said they were only providing translation services to the group, which surrounded the president’s home before dawn Wednesday. Witness accounts indicate that the group appeared to be “DEA agents.”
The translation claims were provided to The New York Times by Clément Noël, a Haitian judge who says he interviewed the two Americans as part of the investigation into the president’s death. The two said they had been told, according to the judge, that the group of men would bring Moise to the national palace, which has been in disuse since the 2010 earthquake.
James Solages, 35, one of the American suspects, was allegedly