Top suspect in Haiti assassination probe in US custody in Miami

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — A key suspect in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse appeared in Miami federal court Tuesday afternoon after being arrested in the morning by federal agents upon arrival from Panama. Mario Antonio Palacios, 43, also known by the double last name Palacios Palacios and the nickname “Floro,” is the first person allegedly involved in the assassination of the Haitian president on July 7, 2021, to be formally charged with a crime. Palacios had been in custody in Jamaica, which moved to deport him to his homeland of Colombia on Monday. But during a layover in Panama, he agree…

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