U.S. citizen among suspects arrested in assassination of Haitian president, senior official says

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from The Washington Post,

A U.S. citizen of Haitian descent has been arrested in connection with the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, a senior official here said Thursday.

James Solages, a U.S. citizen, is among the six people arrested in Moïse’s killing, according to Mathias Pierre, Haiti’s minister of elections and inter-party relations. Pierre told The Washington Post that at least one other detainee is also believed to be a Haitian American. Four other suspects have been killed, authorities have said.

The assassination of Moïse early Wednesday has deepened the spiraling political crisis in this impoverished Caribbean nation.

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