Assassinating Haiti President at home: 4 suspects shot dead...

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Assassinating Haiti President at home: 4 suspects shot dead

 International Desk

 Published: 03:53 PM, 8 July 2021   Updated: 03:54 PM, 8 July 2021



Four suspects involved in the killing of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse at his residence have been shot dead by the country’s police forces.

Police said the four were killed in a “shootout” with security forces. Two more people have been arrested in the incident. 

However, a large group of suspects is still believed to be “roaming” the capital, Port-au-Prince, said police chief Leon Charles, “They would be detained or killed”.

The miscreants – Some of the attackers were described as Spanish-speaking – shot dead Haiti President Jovenel Moïse at his residence on Wednesday. First Lady Martine Moïse was seriously wounded in the shooting.

Jovenel Moïse, 53, has been president of Haiti since February 2017. He was accused of corruption, as a result, there were violent anti-government protests in the country. 

Jovenel Moïse won the 2017 election, however, only 21 percent of voters took part in that election.

Haiti is an independent island nation in the West Indies. Its official name is the Republic of Haiti. The state covers the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. The rest of the island is home to the Dominican Republic.

Haiti has a long history of political instability. The country is ruled by several dictators. Of these, the name of François Duvalier is notable. At the beginning of the 21st century, Haiti is trying to establish an acceptable government and improve the economic and social conditions of the country.

In 1804, Haiti emerged as the first independent country in Latin America. This is the only state created as a result of the successful slave revolution. Haiti was first a Spanish colony and later became a French colony. Haiti gained independence when the majority of Haitian African slaves overthrew the French colonists. Port-au-Prince is the capital and largest city in the country.