Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti since 2017, was assassinated on July 7th in the early morning. The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) published a piece the following day, focusing on the problematic reporting that has occurred since the attack was reported, and the complex underlying situations that are the backdrop to this situation. Find that at the link here. The New York Times has a page to share live updates on the situation, found here. Vox has an article to explain how this assassination may affect US-Haiti relations, found here.
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Finally, UWM Africology Professor Emeritus, Dr. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, published an article through The Conversation entitled “Who’s running Haiti after president’s assassination?” Other articles on The Conversation that may be helpful include a piece about protests against the former president, and essential reads to contextualize these events including information on French extortion and US occupation of the nation.