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Dozens of People Accused of Assassinating Haiti's President, Including 2 Americans

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Haitian authorities say two of the men arrested in connection with the assassination of President Juvenal movies are american citizens. Haiti's police chief says they've detained 17 suspects so far and that three other suspects were killed by the police and eight others are on the run for the latest. We've got NPR's Jason Beaubien. He's covered Haiti extensively. Hey, Jason. Hey, good morning, Good morning. So what more do we know about the two men? Haitian authorities say are american and about their alleged involvement in the assassination. We don't know a lot about them, but two of them are believed to be Haitian americans. One of them is 35. The other is 55. That's what officials out of Haiti are telling us both of them supposedly are residents of florida. Canada's Foreign Ministry. Yesterday said that the younger one worked briefly at the Canadian embassy in Port au Prince as a reserve bodyguard briefly. Uh, the other 15 suspects, they're all from Columbia and Columbia. Police and military officials yesterday. They said that they are soldiers. They said 26 Colombian former soldiers are involved in this including the ones that are still on the run and making this even a bit more complicated. 11 of the Colombians, they were arrested inside the grounds of the Taiwanese embassy yesterday. Taiwan has confirmed that uh it is still unclear exactly who orchestrated this whole thing but it's getting more complicated by the day. Wow has the U. S. Said anything about the allegation that american citizens are involved? So the State Department has confirmed that is aware that Haitian americans are in custody but they won't say anything more than that confirmed their identities or anything like that. But the U. S. State Department has said that they're aware that two americans are being held. Do we know anything more about what exactly happened at the president's residence during the attack? You know, some video footage has come out and it shows a very well orchestrated attack. You see these pickup trucks driving up to the residents, you see people in clear military formation, there are clearly people who are understand military tactics. You've had people have gone in and actually start some of the investigations. They said that they found cartridges from large gauge weapons inside. What is interesting is that you're not hearing about any of President Maurice's security guards being arrested, being injured. Uh The first lady was also shot. She's been airlifted to florida for treatment but does not appear that there was much resistance at all inside the President's residence to these Attackers who came in and from what we are hearing shot the president multiple times and then we're all able to flee and later be arrested outside. Now, interim Prime Minister Claude joseph declared a state of siege for a two week period, basically Martial law. What's the current situation on the ground? It sounds like things are starting to come back to normal a little bit, you know, people are starting to get out if things have been really dead right afterwards, like people were staying in their homes just listening to the radio. Uh, but what is really interesting is now another rival to joseph has come forward. Ariel Henry. He was supposedly supposed to replace joseph this week as prime minister. He is now stepping forward and saying that he is the rightful prime minister and not joseph. This is making things even more complicated in what is already, you know, an incredibly difficult situation in Port Au Prince NPR's, Jason, Beaubien. Thanks. You're welcome.
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