Haitian President Jovenel Moise Assassinated at Home
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On Wednesday, Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated at his home by unidentified attackers.
Moise had been governing by decree in Haiti, since the country had not held an election for more than two years. General elections are scheduled to be held later in 2021 as Haiti continues to face worsening poverty and political instability.
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From the CenterHaitian president assassinated at home in 'barbaric act' - PM
Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead by unidentified attackers in his private residence overnight in an "inhuman and barbaric act" and his wife was injured, Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said on Wednesday.
He said the police and army had the security situation under control but gunshots could be heard throughout the capital after the attack, which occurred amid a rising wave of politically linked violence in the impoverished Caribbean nation.
With Haiti politically divided, and facing a growing humanitarian crisis and shortages of food, there are fears of...
From the RightHaitian President Jovenel Moise assassinated at home
Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated during an attack on his home, the country’s interim prime minister announced Wednesday.
The country’s first lady, Martine Moise, was hospitalized following the attack, though more details about her condition were not immediately available.
“The country’s security situation is under the control of the National Police of Haiti and the Armed Forces of Haiti,” Claude Joseph, the interim premier, said in a statement from his office. “Democracy and the republic will win.”
The interim premier characterized the assassination as a “hateful, inhumane, and barbaric act,” though he...
From the LeftHaitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in his home
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated on Wednesday at his home by a group of unidentified gunmen, interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said. Joseph said the security situation in the country was "under the control" of Haiti's police and military.
Haiti has suffered for years from political instability, and Moïse had been governing by decree. Critics had accused the 53-year-old of ruling like an autocrat.
"An unidentified group of individuals, some of whom were speaking in Spanish, attacked the private residence of the President of the Republic and mortally wounded...