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Headlines: the death of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, “national security matter” in the United States

A person holds a photo of the late Haitian President Jovenel Moise, during his funeral at his family home in Cap-Haitien, July 23, 2021. REUTERS - RICARDO ARDUENGO

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According to the

Miami Herald

, the United States is trying to keep secret the links that certain suspects have with the FBI and the DEA – the American agency responsible for combating drug trafficking.

Miami prosecutors have, according to this article, " 

hidden evidence of the past activities of US government informants in the name of US national security

 ".

The investigation into the death of the Haitian president could therefore become " 

even more opaque in the United States, and leave many questions unanswered

: how did a commando of Colombians, a former FBI informant and two former DEA informants ended up being charged with participating in the murderous assault

?

".

All this while, for its part, the Haitian investigation " 

marks

time  ".

The

Miami Herald

believes that this decision of the American justice " 

does not help the image of the United States in Haiti either, where one always wonders if the American officials were aware that the assassination was going to be committed

 ".

Note that this Friday, the Haitian news site

AlterPresse

echoes in an article these revelations from the American newspaper. 

Protests in Colombia, one year after the general strike

Colombians took to the streets to commemorate last year's mass protests against incumbent President Ivan Duque – just weeks before the presidential election.

A “ 

peaceful day which again ended in violence

 ”, headlines

El Espectador

, violence between some demonstrators and the security forces.

In Bogotá, despite the downpours, we demonstrated and banged on pots, talking about "  the need for '

integral '

agrarian reform

, the weak guarantees for ethnic groups to stay on their land, the high cost of living and the defense of nature

 ”.

A request was also made to the government to “ 

deal with the situation of the territories which find themselves caught up in conflicts between armed groups and, in the end, are victims of homicides and forced displacements

 ”.

La Vanguardia

specifies that these demonstrations were organized all over the country: Medellín, Cali, Cartagena, Florencia.  

During this day, Semana

followed the presidential candidate at the end of May, Federico Gutierrez, who visited the departments of Sucre and Cordoba, and gathered 5,000 people in the square of the native village of his main opponent Gustavo Petro.

But, notes

the newspaper

, " 

Petro continues to rise, among other things because, starting from the national strike of last year, the people of the left have widened

 ". 

Student magazine leader sacked in Cuba

Armando Franco Senén ran the student magazine

Alma Mater

since 2019 .

He was fired on Wednesday.

Alma Mater

is one of the oldest media on the island, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

Armando Franco Senén " 

had tried to modernize, in form and substance

 " this state review, explains

El Nuevo Herald

.

And " 

he had revived interest in this publication, especially among young people, and tackled sensitive subjects, which other official media usually avoided

 ", such as the economic situation.

He also criticized the detention of academics who had taken part in the July 11 protests.

Faced with the criticism of this dismissal, the Cuban Communist Party finally reacted: in a tweet taken up by

14 y medio

, Enrique Villuendas Calleyro, an official of the ideological department of the Central Committee, affirms that he received Armando Franco Senén: " 

I listened to his concerns about the magazine

Alma Mater

, and I assured him of the Cuban Communist Party's willingness to respond to them

".  

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