Wednesday, July 6

President of Haiti shot dead

The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, was assassinated this Wednesday by armed men who carried out an assault on his residence around 1 in the morning in the Pelerin neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, as reported on Wednesday by the Prime Minister, Claude Joseph. .

In the assault, the first lady, Martine Moise, who is receiving medical care, was shot and wounded, according to the statement signed by Joseph.

The assailants have not been identified, although some are known to speak Spanish, Joseph explained. “We condemn this act of hatred, inhuman and barbaric,” said the prime minister, who also appealed for calm and announced that the security situation in the country “is under the control of the National Police and the Armed Forces of Haiti.”