Documents obtained by the Associated Press on Monday have revealed that Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry ordered Justice Minister Berto Dorcé to fire Government Commissioner Jacques Lafontant, and then sacked Dorcé along with Interior Minister Liszt Quitel days later.
On Friday, Eric Jean Baptiste, a Haitian center-left party leader and lottery business magnate, was shot and killed when his armored vehicle was ambushed in a suspected gang attack in Port-au-Prince. A bodyguard was also killed in the attack.
On Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for "armed action" in Haiti, as a weeks-long gang blockade of the Varreaux terminal in Port-au-Prince continues. Guterres said intervention is needed to, "release the port and to allow for a humanitarian corridor to be established."
On Monday, at least one person was reportedly killed as anti-government protests and looting erupted throughout Haiti. This comes amid escalating gang violence that has disrupted food and fuel shipments and a burgeoning cholera public health crisis.
On Sat., Catholics in Nicaragua congregated to celebrate a large-scale mass in the nation's capital, Managua, after the government banned a religious procession meant to mark the closing of the national Marian Congress.