SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A police superintendent in Jamaica informed The Associated Press on Thursday that authorities have arrested a Colombian man they imagine is a suspect within the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.

Officials had been nonetheless making calls to totally different embassies and ministers of international affairs to verify particulars, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay mentioned.

She mentioned police would launch extra info quickly.

More than 40 suspects have been arrested up to now within the presidential slaying, together with 18 former Colombian troopers and several other Haitian cops. Colombian authorities have mentioned nearly all of troopers didn’t know the true nature of the operation.

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Haitian authorities have mentioned the mastermind behind the killing and the particular person or individuals who financed it are nonetheless at giant. Police say in addition they are on the lookout for different folks accused of involvement within the killing, together with a former Haitian senator and Joseph Badio, who as soon as labored for Haiti’s Ministry of Justice and on the authorities’s anti-corruption unit till he was fired in May amid accusations of violating unspecified moral guidelines.

A funeral is held for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise at his family home in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, early Friday, July 23, 2021. Moise was assassinated at his home in Port-au-Prince on July 7.

A funeral is held for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise at his household residence in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, early Friday, July 23, 2021. Moise was assassinated at his residence in Port-au-Prince on July 7.
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Moïse was fatally shot at his non-public residence in a pre-dawn assault by which his spouse, Martine Moïse, was wounded.

The investigation into the killing has confronted a number of obstacles and led to the dismissal of a justice minister and the chief prosecutor for the capital of Port-au-Prince. The first decide assigned to supervise the investigation stepped down in August citing private causes. He left after certainly one of his assistants died in unclear circumstances.

Court clerks who had been serving to examine the killing even have gone into hiding after receiving demise threats in the event that they didn’t change sure names and statements of their reviews.

The presidential killing shocked the nation of greater than 11 million folks and has deepened the nation’s political instability, with protesters on Thursday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry as they decried a spike in crime and demanded higher dwelling circumstances.

Henry just lately informed AP that he expects to carry presidential and legislative elections subsequent yr.