/ 12 July 2021

Haiti requests US troops

Last week, the nation was thrown into crisis when President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated, and yesterday the caretaker government asked the US and United Nations to send troops. Officials say the local police force is weak and lacks resources to protect key infrastructure as the interim administration tries to bring calm and prepare for elections. The US is unlikely to agree to the request, reports say, but intelligence agents will assess the situation and advise on how America can help. Haiti’s relationship with the US = #itscomplicated… And the UN has not yet responded. As for last week’s attack, it’s unknown who was the mastermind, but one report says it involved “a shootout with gunmen holed up in a foreign embassy, a private security firm operating out of a warehouse in Miami and a cameo sighting of a Hollywood star.” The plot thickens…

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