Former Haitian senator Yvon Buissereth assassinated in an upscale neighborhood

Yvon Buissereth, a former senator who worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, was murdered in an upscale neighborhood in Haiti and his body was set on fire along with that of his nephew.

According to government commissioner Jacques Lafontant, the bodies of Yvon Buissereth and his unidentified nephew were found on Saturday afternoon in the town of Laboule.

Laboule is close to the town of Pelerin, where President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in July last year.

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Buissereth, director of Haiti’s Public Society for the Promotion of Social Housing, and his nephew were traveling in a government-issued vehicle and were found inside the charred car.

According to Lafontant, a gang trying to control the area is likely to blame.

The Ti Makak gang, which means “Little Macaques”, fights with the Toto gang for control of the area.

Gangs in the capital of Port-au-Prince and beyond have grown more powerful and have waged violent turf wars since the assassination of Moïse.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry condemned Buissereth’s murder as a “barbaric act” committed by armed gangs in Laboule.

“His assassins, as well as all other criminals who sow mourning in the country, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and will have to answer for their ignominious acts before the courts”, declared the Prime Minister.

CMC/

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