[Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper, UCI global and international studies assistant professor, and Mark Schuller write]: In the early hours of July 7, as-yet-unknown assassins entered the private home of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, killing him and injuring the first lady, who was flown to Florida to receive emergency care. In anonymously provided video footage from the scene, a heavily armed man speaking in American-accented English claims to be working for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Authority. In his address responding to Moïse’s assassination, Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph also said that some of the assailants spoke Spanish. The very fact that the heavily armed assailants spoke at least one foreign language like a native speaker should offer pause. Who are these men? If they don’t work for the U.S. government, which is unlikely, who do they work for? Who hired them? Who let them in the country? Where did they get their guns? Following the news, the streets in Port-au-Prince were eerily quiet, permeated by a climate of confusion and fear.

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