Haiti: Henry ousts top officials amid US sanctions

Source: ABC News

“Prime Minister Ariel Henry has dismissed Haiti’s justice minister, interior minister and its government commissioner in a fresh round of political upheaval. Former Justice Minister Berto Dorce first fired Government Commissioner Jacques Lafontant on Henry’s orders before being ousted himself days later along with Interior Minister Liszt Quitel, according to documents that The Associated Press obtained on Monday. Quitel had previously served as justice minister. Henry did not say why the officials were removed, and his spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment. … The dismissals come a month after the U.S. government announced it was pulling the visas belonging to current and former Haitian government officials involved with gangs. The officials were not identified.” (11/14/22)