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Haiti - Politic : A large American delegation in Haiti
Members of the delegation :
Juan Gonzalez: Western Hemisphere Affairs Senior Director, National Security Council
Laura Lochman: Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of State
Bruce Swartz: Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice
Angel Castillo: Unit Chief International Operations (FBI).
Robert Paschall: Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Affairs, Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans: Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Mo Telab, Region 2: Chief of Protective Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Department of Homeland Security.
Gary Renfrow: Asst Administrator for International Operations, Security Operations, Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The mission of the delegation is to determine what Haiti's security needs are. In addition, they indicated that FBI Agents will provide their technical support as part of the investigation into the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34199-haiti-assassination-of-the-president-names-of-the-20-members-of-the-commando-arrested-5-others-still-on-the-run.html .
The delegation has already met with several actors concerned, including the Director General a.i. of the National Police of Haiti, Léon Charles, of Officers of the High Command at the General Directorate of the National Police. The discussions focused, among other things, on the support that the United States will bring to Haiti in the fight against armed gangs.
In terms of Haiti's security needs, President Joe Biden will be informed by the team on his return and "will then make decisions on the way forward" after consultation with his regional partners and the United Nations, a senior official of the American administration said.
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