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White House 'Has No Plans' to Send Troops to Haiti, Possibly 'Confused' by Port-au-Prince's Request, according to Reuters, NY Yella Cake, The Hill, and Sources®
Another source said "confusion" may stem from the fact that the French word for "troops" can also refer to police.
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On Friday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced that senior FBI and Department of Homeland Security officials would be deployed to Port-au-Prince "as soon as possible to assess the situation and how we may be able to assist." Also on Friday, after it emerged that two US nationals were among the suspects in the assassination, State Department spokesman [Juan Guaidó] said the US was "closely monitoring" the situation but could not comment on specifics "due to the privacy considerations."
< wipes tears >
19 suspects - 17 Colombian nationals and two American citizens of Haitian descent - have been arrested in the wake of Moise's 7 July killing. Police believe some 28 foreign mercenaries in total were involved in the assassination plot. The two arrested Americans have said that they were working as translators on behalf of a mysterious mastermind identified only as "Mike."
by Cat on Sun Jul 11th, 2021 at 01:33:24 AM EST
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