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Key suspect in Haitian president's assassination arrested in Jamaica

People ride past the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated on July 7 and a subsequent power struggle between the interim prime minister and one Moise had appointed before his death appears to have been settled.
People ride past the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated on July 7 and a subsequent power struggle between the interim prime minister and one Moise had appointed before his death appears to have been settled.

A key suspect in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has been arrested in Jamaica.

Mario Palacios Palacios, a former Colombian military officer, was arrested in Kingston earlier this month. The arrest had remained secret. Palacios’ arrest was confirmed by multiple Haitian and Jamaica sources speaking to the Miami Herald on the condition of anonymity.

“The Jamaica Constabulary Force can confirm that an individual alleging to be a Colombian national has been arrested in Jamaica on immigration breaches,” a source in Jamaica said. “He has subsequently become the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice as of today, October 21, 2021. We are working with our international partners in line with our established treaties and protocols.”

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.