Haiti’s president alleges coup conspiracy, says 20 arrested

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse says police have arrested more than 20 people he accused of trying to kill him and overthrow his government, including a Supreme Court judge who has the support of opposition leaders demanding that Moïse step down. Moïse spoke Sunday at Haiti’s airport in Port-au-Prince, flanked by the country’s prime minister and the police chief as he prepared to leave for the southwest coastal town of Jacmel for the opening ceremony of its yearly carnival, which is being held amid the pandemic. Moïse said the alleged plot began on Nov. 20 but did not provide further details or any evidence.