The interim prime minister of Haiti said in a statement that President Jovenel Mose was killed in an attack on his home early on Wednesday. He described the death as “hateful, brutal, and savage.” “Interim Premier Claude Joseph said that First Lady Martine Moise was shot during the nighttime incident and taken to the hospital.
The political climate in Haiti had been growing more volatile and dissatisfied under Mose even before the assassination. After the country was unable to have elections for over two years, the opposition has been calling for the president to resign in recent months, and he has responded by ruling by decree.
Liberalism And Democracy will Emerge Victorious
Security in Haiti is managed by the Haitian National Police and the Haitian Armed Forces “In a statement released by his department, Joseph remarked. Liberalism and democracy will emerge victorious. Port-au-Prince, the capital of the Caribbean nation, was relatively deserted in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, but not before a small group of thieves plundered a few stores.
Joseph stated that police had already been sent to the National Palace and the affluent neighbourhood of P tionville, and that they will be sent elsewhere as needed. A cruel, inhuman, and brutal act, Joseph said the assassination was wrong on all fronts. While he claimed that several of the attackers spoke Spanish in the statement, he provided no further context for this claim. After afterwards, in a radio speech, he simply stated that they spoke Spanish or English without providing any further information.
White House officials called the attack “horrific and awful,” adding that they were still compiling facts. A representative for U.S. President Joe Biden indicated during an MSNBC appearance that Biden would be informed by national security officials later on Wednesday. In a country where 60% of the population lives on less than USD $2 per day, recent months have been particularly difficult for Haiti.
Gang violence has increased dramatically in Port-au-Prince, inflation has skyrocketed, and food and fuel have become increasingly scarce. These problems arise as Haiti is still attempting to recover from the devastation wrought by the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
Wednesday’s assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Mose was met with shock and condemnation from world leaders across Latin America, Europe, and worldwide, along with pleas for calm and unity in the troubled Caribbean nation. President Iv n Duque of Colombia criticised the incident, calling it “cowardly,” and expressing his country’s support for Haiti.
He demanded that the Organization of American States dispatch an immediate mission to preserve the democratic order. Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, expressed his sorrow and sadness at President Mose’s passing in a tweet. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of Spain strongly criticised the murder.