Jovenel MoÃ¯se, the Haitian president has been asassinated at his home.
53-year-old MoÃ¯se was shot in his private home by an unidentified group of â€œmercenariesâ€ claiming to be DEA agents, some of whom are said to be Spanish-speaking. The first lady was also injured in the assassination.
MoÃ¯se took the presidency in February 2017 after Michel Martelly resigned. Earlier this year, Haitian citizens and opposition demanded MoÃ¯se resign.
Haiti has failed to progress under MoÃ¯se. 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 MoÃ¯se’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.
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 MoÃ¯se.”
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