The chief of protocol of the Haitian presidential palace is kidnapped

The chief of protocol of the National Palace of Haiti, Yves Mazilewas kidnapped on Sunday along with his driver in the town of Delmas, in Port-au-Prince, the National Police reported on Monday.

"Indeed, he was kidnapped. The Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ) is working on the case"a police source told EFE.

Some unidentified and heavily armed bandits They kidnapped the state official and his driver at Delmas 31. Mazil has held the position of chief of protocol of the national palace for more than two decades.

Yves Mazile was kidnapped after leaving his wife in the church.

In 2022, Haiti registered more than a thousand kidnappingsin a context of worsening sociopolitical and economic crisis.

Haiti has been immersed in crisis and violence for years, a situation aggravated after the assassination in July 2021 of the then President Jovenel Moise by alleged mercenaries, most of them Colombians, who broke into his private residence.

Last October, the government officially requested the dispatch of a foreign force, after which the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, proposed establishing a “rapid action force” made up of soldiers from one or several countries and not under the United Nations flag, an initiative that has not yet materialized.


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