Four Suspects in Haitian President Killing Sent to US

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    The Facts

    • Four key suspects in the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse have been transferred to the United States for prosecution, US officials announced on Tuesday.

    • The progress in the case has reportedly stalled in Haiti amid death threats against local judges. The suspects in custody include James Solages and Joseph Vincent who are both Haitian-Americans who were among the first arrested after the president's murder.

    The Spin

    Narrative A

    Haiti's current chaos is partly the product of consistent US intervention and meddling. Yet despite this, the US government sees it as still too risky to intervene with military force and also discriminates against Haitian migrants. While the US should not be held directly responsible for not reconstructing an entire foreign economy and society, it bears a good deal of responsibility for supporting its Caribbean neighbor and should be more hands-on.

    Narrative B

    Haiti does not need foreign intervention, particularly from the US. Such ongoing whispers are part of a long line of attempts to smother the popular aspirations of the Haitian people. Real change must occur through empowering the will of the people — Haitians are frustrated by a long history of colonial and neocolonial exploitation.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 50% chance that Haiti will become a World Bank upper middle-income country by January 2050, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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