US charges Colombian suspect over Haiti president’s murder

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Miami (AFP) – US authorities have charged a retired Colombian soldier over the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise last July, justice officials said Tuesday. The Justice Department said in a statement that 43-year-old Mario Palacios, along with others, “participated in a plot to kidnap or kill the Haitian President.” Palacios was detained at a Panamanian airport late Monday and flown to Miami as part of a “voluntarity extradition” deal. If convicted, Palacios faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. He was taken into custody and was scheduled to appear in a Miami court later…

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