Haitian President Has Been Assassinated

Haitian President Has Been Assassinated 1

Jovenel Moïse, the Haitian president has been asassinated at his home.

53-year-old Moïse was shot in his private home by an unidentified group of “mercenaries” claiming to be DEA agents, some of whom are said to be Spanish-speaking. The first lady was also injured in the assassination.

Moïse took the presidency in February 2017 after Michel Martelly resigned. Earlier this year, Haitian citizens and opposition demanded Moïse resign.

Haiti has failed to progress under Moïse. Crime has spiked in the nation’s capital Port-au-Prince, more than half of the population earns less than $2 per day and the country continues to recover from catastrophic disasters of Hurricane Matthews in 2016 and the deadly earthquake in 2010.

Under Moïse’s reign, Haiti failed to progress. Crime in Port-au-Prince has spiked while a majority of the people earn less than $2 per day. The country is still trying to recover from the 2016 Hurricane Matthew and the deadly 2010 earthquake.

Haitian President Has Been Assassinated
Haitian President Has Been Assassinated

Haiti has also failed to hold elections to bring in a new administration rather they are ruling by decree.

Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who will take over as interim president.

As reported on NBC: “Haiti’s national police chief said Wednesday night that four suspects were killed and two others arrested following the early-morning assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.”

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