U.S. Unseals Indictment as Jamaica Deports Alleged Assassin of Haitian President to Colombia Rather Than Extraditing Him to Haiti

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

On January 2, 2021, the Jamaican Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte announced that Mario Antonio Palacios, 43, a former Colombian military official whose extradition Haiti requested for his participation in last year’s assassination of the Haitian President will be deported from Jamaica to Colombia on January 3.   On January 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Palacios was arrested based on a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida.