After the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse at his residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s interim authorities says it has requested the United Nations and the United States to ship troops to assist safe key infrastructure.
The U.S. has up to now declined, however has despatched an inter-agency staff from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.
Democratic Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the scenario in Haiti is “extraordinarily delicate and extremely fragile,” and that the U.S. shouldn’t ship troops to the nation. “Our role should be in supporting a peaceful transition and democratic process for selecting a new leader,” she says.
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