Louis Johnson is a field officer for the CIA hired by Barry Diflorio. Barry notes that Louis and Doctor Love come as a “package deal.” The CIA uses him to “maintain the links with black people,” which includes supplying guns to Josey and his gang and teaching them how to use different kinds of weapons. After the events of 1976, Louis is “sent back to Central America” in order to continue fighting communism in the region.
Louis Johnson Character Timeline in A Brief History of Seven Killings
The timeline below shows where the character Louis Johnson appears in A Brief History of Seven Killings. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 13
...two men discuss Barry’s previous work in Ecuador, which sought to undermine communist activities there. Louis emphasizes that Jamaica isn’t Ecuador and that Barry doesn’t understand what’s going on. He tells... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 5