què passa a Haití? (nytimes)

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  • A team of American government investigators is ready to begin assisting the investigation into the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse last week, a senior Pentagon official said. Above, a man prays at the entrance of a church during Sunday Mass in Port-au-Prince.
  • At least 20 Colombians have been implicated by Haitian officials in the plot to assassinate the president. But their role in the killing, if any, is murky.
  • Political chaos has gripped Haiti. On Sunday, the country hurtled toward a constitutional crisis, as two competing prime ministers jockeyed for control.
  • Haiti has asked the U.S. and the U.N. to send troops and security assistance. But intellectuals and members of Haitian civil society argue that international support has often added to the country’s instability.

 

Ya llegó la temporada de huracanes y el Caribe se ha convertido en escenario de un vendaval de inestabilidad y tormentas políticas.

Haití sigue intentando averiguar quién está detrás del asesinato de su presidente, Jovenel Moïse, ocurrido la semana pasada, mientras distintas facciones políticas se disputan el control del país.

Durante el fin de semana, las autoridades haitianas han hecho una singular solicitud: que Estados Unidos envíe tropas y Naciones Unidas fuerzas de paz para proteger la infraestructura estratégica del país.

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Sin embargo, como reporta nuestra colega Maria Abi-Habib, a lo largo de la historia independiente del país la ayuda extranjera ha tenido un efecto perverso al desincentivar las reformas internas.

Sin Cámara baja, con una confusión constitucional y un Senado con solo 30 por ciento de los parlamentarios en activo, los haitianos tienen pocas esperanzas en sus élites políticas.

Rony Célestin, uno de los pocos senadores que quedan, se ha convertido en un símbolo de la avaricia y la corrupción de los dirigentes: su mansión canadiense de 3,4 millones de dólares es testimonio de esa brecha.

 

Haiti’s turmoil deepens

Haiti is feverishly searching for answers after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse last week, while the public remains skeptical of official narratives. Here are live updates.

The police have arrested a Haitian-born doctor based in Florida, Christian Emmanuel Sanon. The national police chief indicated that he believed Sanon, 63, was plotting to assume the presidency, but offered no explanation for how the doctor could possibly have taken control of the government.

A university professor who met with the doctor said that he had spoken of being sent by God to take over the Haitian presidency. “He said the president would be resigning soon. He didn’t say why,” the professor, Michel Plancher, said. “He wanted to change French as an official language, and replace it with English. He seemed a bit crazy.”

Colombian connection: Haitian officials have also implicated at least 20 Colombians, describing them as centerpieces of a well-organized plan carried out by “foreign mercenaries.” Colombia is now investigating several trips that one of Moïse’s top security aides made to Bogotá in the months before the assassination.