The Miami-Haiti Connection: Another mercenary, another day

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

“This weekend we found out that the Colombian men arrested in connection with the assassination of Haitian president Jovenal Moise may have been hired by a Florida private security company with Venezuelan connections. Furthermore, they might have been deployed on behalf of an Haitian ex-pat in Miami who wanted to replace Moise as president. Why does this sound so familiar? Maybe because it was only last year that 13 men led an unsuccessful coup attempt — known cheekily as the ‘Bay of Piglets’ — against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Their alleged leader was a former Navy Seal, who also runs a security company in Florida. … guns for hire have always been around but after our 9/11 wars the proliferation of private military companies with sophisticated weapons, well-trained leaders, and money seeming to burn cannot be ignored.” (07/12/21)