US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Haitian political leaders to work towards holding elections later this year, a demand top civil society activists in Haiti and other experts have pushed back against as “a mistake” amid deep political instability. Haitian authorities have accused 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans of being part of a crew of mercenaries that opened fire on the President and his wife in their home in Port-au-Prince in the early hours of July 7. Al Jazeera reports that the motive for the killing remains unclear, and questions continue to swirl around who was involved, as well as what comes next in Haiti’s fractured and largely defunct political system.