2 Haitian Americans Detained in Slaying of Haiti President

One of them purportedly is a former bodyguard at the Canadian Embassy in Port au Prince.

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Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise lie on the ground after being detained, at the General Direction of the police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, July 8, 2021. A Haitian judge involved in the murder investigation said that President Moise was shot a dozen times and that his office and bedroom were ransacked. (AP Photo/Jean Marc Hervé Abélard)
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Two men believed to be Haitian Americans — one of them purportedly a former bodyguard at the Canadian Embassy in Port au Prince — have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Haiti’s president, a senior Haitian official said Thursday. Mathias Pierre, Haiti’s minister of elections, told The Associated Press that James Solages, a Haitian American, was among six people arrested in the brazen killing of President Jovenel Moise by gunmen…

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