Additional footage from the Jul. 7, 2021 assassination of Haitian President Moise has emerged, giving us a slightly better understanding of how the hit went down.
The first segment of the footage shows multiple pickup trucks and armed dismounts moving in toward the President's residence. The second clip's importance lies in the audio, as a loudspeaker is being used to broadcast a message, partially in English; "This is a DEA operation..."
It was initially reported that two Americans were involved in the assassination, but now that number has risen to three as Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a 62-year-old Haiti-born Floridian is believed to have played a significant role in the hit operation. Sanon is a self-identified medical doctor and Christian minister that supported hurricane relief efforts in Haiti a decade ago and has been outspoken against the corruption within the Haitian government. The other two Americans were identified as James Solages and Joseph Vincent. Interestingly, the US Drug Enforcement Administration acknowledged that one of the Americans was a DEA informant, but denied any DEA involvement in the assassination.
Further reports indicate that 26 members of the hit squad were Colombians, and of those, 17 were former Colombian military. Unconfirmed rumors leaked from the ongoing investigation suggest that Sanon hired a Florida security company, who in turn subcontracted a team out of Colombia for the wet work.
Investigators are still trying to figure out how the hit squad was able to penetrate President Moise's outer security - police and bodyguard checkpoints, as none of the presidential security staff were injured in the attack. However, the video showing the hit team using a loud speaker to announce that they were part of a "DEA operation" in English, may have been convincing to the president's security team.