Pentagon: US military once trained Colombians implicated in Haiti assassination plot

Source: Washington Post

“Some of the former Colombian servicemen arrested after last week’s assassination of Haiti’s president previously received U.S. military training, according to the Pentagon, raising fresh questions about the United States’ ties to Jovenel Moise’s death. ‘A review of our training databases indicates that a small number of the Colombian individuals detained as part of this investigation had participated in past U.S. military training and education programs, while serving as active members of the Colombian Military Forces,’ Lt. Col. Ken Hoffman, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement …. The Pentagon’s review is ongoing, Hoffman said. He did not say how many of the men received training or precisely what it entailed. … Colombian officials have said 13 of the 15 Colombian suspects in the July 7 assassination plot once served in that country’s military, including the two killed by Haitian authorities after Moise was fatally shot inside his home.” (07/15/21)