Haiti in upheaval: President Moïse assassinated at home
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A squad of gunmen assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and wounded his wife in an overnight raid on their home Wednesday, inflicting more chaos on the Caribbean country that was already enduring gang violence, soaring inflation and protests of his increasingly authoritarian rule.

According to the AP report, President Moïse was assassinated by “professional killers … masquerading as agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration” who spoke “Spanish or English.” I’ve seen some comrades speculating this could be another situation like Ngô Đình Diệm-- an unpopular U.S. sponsored dictator assassinated and replaced by another one.

The assassination comes shortly after the declaration of a new “Revolutionary Force” in Haiti. There hasn’t been any evidence so far tying this group to the assassination, however. The group featured a mural of comrade Ernesto Che Guevara, with plans to make murals of Thomas Sankara and Fidel Castro. Whether the group idealizes these figures as figures of Marxism or national liberation is unknown. The group has not announced themselves as a communist group, though there is a large anti-imperialism and pro-socialist sentiment among the people of Haiti.

I would love to get the feedback of other comrades, is this looking like a potential socialist revolution?


There’s still so little information, its hard to gauge the strength of the organized parties.

All we can hope for is that the US doesn’t take advantage of the instability and invade, although I’m sure washington is scrambling to put some contingency plans together.

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