Correspondent in Mexico City
The Colombian secret services began an investigation in Haiti for the involvement of the command of his 26 compatriots in the assassination of Jovenel Moïse. It seems that the investigations have begun to bear fruit and the director of the Colombian Police, Jorge Luis Vargas, has identified, through a press conference this Friday, Joseph Felix Badio as directly responsible for the death of the Haitian president. He would have been in charge of coordinating the field operation and logistics. Thus his role went through the rental of the house next to the president’s, falsifying license plates, manufacturing the DEA logo, acquiring flashing lights, sirens, megaphones, bulletproof vests and acquiring the famous SUVs. Apparently Badio, a former official of the Caribbean island’s Ministry of Justice, ordered two of the South American mercenaries to kill the political leader. A member of the Anti-Corruption Unit of the Haitian General Intelligence Service ordered (Duberney) Capador and (Germán) Rivera the vile murder.
Capador was killed in the confrontation with the Haitian forces of order along with two other mercenaries who were members of the command. Rivera is under arrest as the person in charge of the quartermaster and the supply of food to his companions, for which he received up to $ 50,000 from Miami. Three of the former Colombian soldiers involved in the assassination remain at large and 18 others have been captured. Approximately seven of the 26 hit men entered the president’s home and the rest waited outside providing security. The gang stayed in the Petion Ville area, in a house close to the president’s, where they carried out “criminal training tasks.” In addition, the forces of order know who entered the presidential house in a first vehicle. The Chief of Police of Haiti and Colombia agree that the instigators of the crime are related to the private security company CTU Security, based in Miami and directed by the Venezuelan opponent Antonio Enmanuel Intriago Valera who attended the meeting.
The president of Colombia, Iván Duque Márquez, expressed on a local radio station in his country that part of the group was recruited as a “blind hook” and that one part, in his words, went to Haiti as a security mission whose purpose was supposedly to deliver to the leader to the DEA (US anti-drug agency). The conclusion is that some were aware of the true intention, however, other members were “misrepresenting the mission, until they end up involved in these unfortunate events.” Duque also wanted to clarify that there are no conversations between the band and Haitian politicians.
Three days before the raid on the National Palace, Badio changed the order since initially it was only going to be about a kidnapping. The two mercenaries traveled to the Dominican Republic where they enjoyed a vacation with images shared on social networks and later moved to Haiti, on the island of Hispaniola. An outpost of four Colombians arrived, later joined by the remaining 20 who “provided security work in groups of seven for three weeks” prior to the attack.
The Colombian police have shown photographs of the meeting in a Dominican hotel to which Christian Emmanuel Sanon attended, Haitian doctor residing in Miami for 20 years, whom the Haitian Police coaliga as the main responsible of the conspiracy to finish off Moïse. Despite being practically unknown, Sanon’s objective was to seize power at the head of state in Haiti.
The Colombian authorities, thanks to interviews with ex-military prisoners, “confirmed” that in other “appointments in Miami” the assassination was intellectually conspired. Employees of the CTU Security company, the Haitian-American James Solages (captured), Arkangel Pretelt, the Venezuelan Tony Intriago and Emmanuel Sanon conspired to finish off the politician.
The investigations continue their course without any international organization controlling them in the heavily deinstitutionalized Caribbean nation mired in political chaos whose leadership is disputed by Prime Minister Claude Joseph, Ariel Henry and Joseph Lambert, backed by eight senators. Joseph has stressed that “there are interests to divert the investigation”, although “it will not back down.” He exclaimed that “they will not be able to erase traces to free themselves from crime” warning “about a great plot to stop” the operation. No one escapes the accusations and the assassination of the president of Haiti It can end without a clear motive and suspect.
The Colombian media Caracol News has reported that the prime minister himself would be the mastermind of the attack, due to the details in the investigations of the FBI transferred to the island, together with Haitian authorities. The only thing that is clear is that Jovenel will be buried at a state funeral in Cap-Haitien, where he is from, and in which the assistance of Martine Moïse, his wounded wife, is expected.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism