The Government of Haiti has asked US President Joe Biden sending troops to help stabilize the country and ensuring basic state infrastructures after the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.
This has been declared by the Minister of Elections of Haiti, Mathias Pierre, to the American media ABC, something that would clearly mark the increase in the participation of the United States in the matter, despite the fact that Biden has not been favorable to taking that step.
The Biden Administration has already agreed to send senior officials from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to Haiti to assist in the Haitian government’s investigation into the assassination of President Moïse, as the White House announced this Friday.
This movement has occurred after the inclusion of two US citizens among the 17 arrested by the Haitian authorities after the assassination of the president, a fact that threatens to endanger the order of the country.
Previously, the Government of Haiti requested in a letter to the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, the assistance of the FBI arguing that it could carry out a “fundamental role” in the guarantee of justice in the country, at the same time that it demanded harsh sanctions against “all the perpetrators” of the attack.
Along these lines, the American nation has also been asked to help calm political turmoil, especially in a situation of power vacuum and in the face of the threat of new actions by violent gangs.
For its part, the United States will also send five million dollars (about 4.21 million euros) in order to help the National Police of the Caribbean country in order to combat this type of violence, and will also send a batch of vaccines against the Covid-19 in order to stop the advance of the virus, which is on the rise in recent weeks, Fox News has detailed.