As investigations into the brutal assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse continue, Haitian authorities have announced the arrest of Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a doctor living in Florida, USA, as the possible mastermind of the assassination. 

Haitian National Police Director General Léon Charles announced, “When the bandits’ advance was blocked, the first person they called was Emmanuel Sanon,” according to Haiti Libre on July 11. 

Charles advanced that the motive of the crime would be “political,” which was considered as a first hypothesis, in declarations before a press conference. 

Reports indicate that Sanon dealt with a security company located in the United States to hire the perpetrators of the crime.

Also, Sanon had entered the country with Colombian mercenaries in charge of his personal security and that of his company, in a private flight at the beginning of last month, reported the Colombian media El Tiempo. 

Sanon is the third Haitian implicated in the vicious crime. The other two: James Solages, 35, and Vincent Joseph, 55, told a judge that they were hired as translators.

Solages had been head bodyguard at the Canadian Embassy in Haiti, reported one of the posts on his Facebook account, which was deleted. 

He was also an “avid and vociferous supporter of former Haitian President Michel Martelly,” founder of Moïse’s Parti des Calves d’Haiti (PHTK), according to Tony Jean-Thénor, leader of the grassroots organization Veye Yo in Miami.

The investigation indicates that Solages could lead to other possible intellectual authors of the assassination. These would be at least two Haitian oligarchs, according to Zerohedge.

Solages also worked as a security guard for Reginald Boulos and Dimitri Vorbe, two prominent members of Haiti’s petty bourgeoisie, initially friends of Moïse, but later to become his bitter enemies. 

Journalist Kim Ives said in this regard, “Solage’s employment by Boulos and centrality to the operation appears to confirm the growing popular consensus in Haiti that this controversial merchant-turned-politician was the principal backer of Moïse’s assassination.”

This theory gains strength because the mercenaries used nine new, unregistered Nissan Patrol vehicles, possibly from the Nissan dealership owned by Reginald Boulos. 

Moreover, Vorbe is a director of Société Générale d’Énergie SA, a large private energy company in Haiti, which had a sweetheart deal in supplying power to Moïse’s energy grid, until the deal went sour against Vorbe.

Similarly, the police are investigating those responsible for President Moïse’s security to determine “the degree of involvement of each one.”

One of those in the “eye of the storm” is Dimitri Herard, head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace. 

According to his position, Herard was one of the people most responsible for the president’s security, and rumors point to him as a participant in the crime. 

In addition, he is being investigated by the US government for arms trafficking, according to the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), according to Zerohedge. 

While all of the above is still under investigation, with no hard evidence revealed, “there is a growing consensus that Reginald Boulous, for whom an arrest warrant [was] issued last week, paid for the mercenaries,” according to Ives.

He added: “It appears to be becoming more and more evident that the sector of the Haitian bourgeois, with whom Jovenel Moïse was at war, are intimately linked to his assassination.”