increase in arms trafficking from the United States to Haiti

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Seizures have multiplied in recent months and the caliber of firearms illegally sent to Haiti is increasing, reports the Miami Herald. It’s on the front page of the website of the agency Alterpressbut also newspaper Le Nouvellistewhich publishes an article calling on Haiti to cooperate with the United States to curb firearms smuggling.

Reactions to a long report by Jacqueline Charles, in the Miami Herald. ” Here’s How U.S. Gun Laws and Ports in South Florida Are Helping to Fuel Gang Violence in Haiti », headlines the Miami daily. Seizures have increased and US authorities are concerned about the rise in the number and caliber of firearms being sent to Haiti, where gang violence has escalated since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, the last year. The newspaper specifies that the traffickers use nominees to buy weapons in Florida and resell them up to 20 times more expensive in Haiti and in other countries of the Caribbean. There is no traceability concerning ammunition buyers, further specifies the Miami Herald.

Gang violence seeps into Haitian hospitals

Armed men entered the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Carrefour, in greater Port-au-Prince, on Sunday. They took a patient from the emergency room and executed him in front of the hospital entrance, the NGO said in a press release quoted by Rezo Nodwes. The identity of the patient has not been revealed. Doctors Without Borders has already had to close health centers in Haiti several times because of gang violence, but this is the first time that armed men have entered an MSF hospital.

Donald Trump’s court cases make headlines in the United States

The photo of a very close friend of the former American president appears on the front page of the washington post and wall street journal this Friday. This is Allen Weisselberg, former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, walking out of court. ” He pleaded guilty to tax evasion ” and “ a dozen other counts », explains the newspaper. The Trump family business is suspected by New York judges of having implemented mechanisms for years to avoid paying taxes.

His upcoming testimony could tarnish the former president’s corporate image “, believes the Washington Post. But ” he shouldn’t betray donald trump “, to whom he has been faithful for almost “d‘a half-century », specify the New York Times.

Another case in the spotlight American media: the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago, the luxurious residence of Donald Trump in Florida. The justice could give more details on the search.

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The judge who authorized the search paves the way for the elements provided to justify the request for a warrant to be made public. Several American media have requested the publication of this document. Part of its content could be revealed after the Ministry of Justice withdraws information that could compromise the results of the investigation, explains the New York Times. Under these conditions, the text will probably contain little information, said one of the daily’s journalists in a forum.

The case reminds the signatory of this forum of the Watergate wiretaps, which led to the fall of Richard Nixon and the adoption of a law obliging presidents to transmit to the national archives all documents related to their presidency before leave the White House. The case, of the utmost importance, falls under counterintelligence and state secrets, by the content of the documents that Donald Trump is suspected of having taken home, he judges. And sooner or later we will know what he hid in his golden palace », concludes the journalist.

The recognition of a state crime ” in Mexico

The disappearance and execution of 43 students from the Normal School of Ayotzinapa, in Guerrero, in September 2014, is a “state crime” and the Mexican military bears some responsibility for the massacre. This is the conclusion of the report of the Truth Commission set up by the Mexican government three years ago.

A total of 33 people are suspected of having taken part in the massacre, but their names were erased from the final reportto avoid disrupting the investigation, explains Universal. The army did not react to the publication of the report, specifies The Day. And in the newspaper Milenio, the families of the disappeared explain that they must analyze the text before deciding. Their lawyer regrets that the report does not make it possible to conclude where the bodies of the killed students are. He wants to check if the text establishes with certainty who are responsible for the massacre.

In Nicaragua, a famous bishop arrested by the police

Security forces had been preventing Rolando Alvarez, bishop of Matagalpa, in central Nicaragua, from leaving his home for two weeks already. He was reclusive in his parish with a dozen religious and lay people, and was taken away by the police on Friday morning at dawn.

Monsignor Rolando Alvarez is one of the last voices of the Catholic Church that the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega could never intimidate wrote a prominent Nicaraguan journalist. in El Faro (Salvador) before the police intervened. The regime accuses the bishop of promoting violence, but these pressures “shave culminated in a whole escalation of aggressions against the Church and civil society “, he continues.

Thursday, the newspaper El Confidential denounced in a forum that the pressures against Bishop Alvarez undermined religious freedom, and recalled that the regime of Daniel Ortega has closed various Catholic media and arrested several priests in recent years.


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